Featuring a waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane, in a sport rider design, the new Alpinestars Headlands Drystar Jacket provides aesthetically clean and minimal yet functional upper body protection. There’s multi-panel, multi-material construction with a 600D polyfabric main shell. And for warm weather riding you can simply remove the thermal liner.
Featuring a Vibram Megagrip sole, open-cell PU foam footbed that’s 95% breathable, and a 200 denier ripstop nylon and microfiber synthetic suede lining body. The new Triple Aught Design Ghostwing TRS Mid-Top Shoes drawn on jungle boot design to produce a modern technical hiking / general outdoors shoe.
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Colourful, functional, and made to carry enough gear for a day trip, especially if the trip involves rivers, lakes, or the sea. Special features include mesh sides to store "swim trunks, towels or UNEEKs to dry in transit”, a cinch top closure with top and side compression straps, and two large front zippered pockets. The Topo Designs X Keen River Backpack Tote.
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Featuring an analogue compass and thermometer, the tiny Brunton Tag-Along 9045 Chill Eco Compass is a handy, go-anywhere hiking instrument. Easily attached to your bag or even your car keys, the compass weighs only 16g (0.55 oz) and is made from recycled and reclaimed acrylic.
If you’re prone to cutting yourself the My Medic MedPacks microMend Cut Kit might be a good investment. microMend uses “Microstaple technology to anchor the device safely to the skin and protect the incision site afterward. A fast and easy way to treat cuts that require wound closure.” The kit comes with two microMend bandages, gauze pads, and a BZK antiseptic towelette.
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The Salewa Litetrek II Camou Tent has a double wall construction with a semi-geodesic design. It’s self-supporting and easy to pitch. Made for lightweight trekking in alpine terrain. There’s a tear-resistant 50D ripstop polyester camouflage flysheet. And there's enough room for two plus gear.
Designed as a lightweight, frame mount pannier solution, the Enduristan Monsoon Evo Bag provides up to 34 litres of luggage carry capacity. Other features include a water, dust, mud, and snow proof 3-layer fabric design, a high visibility red lining, mounting designed for industry standard 18mm diameter racks, four compression straps, and extra cargo loops for attaching additional gear.
Casual, urban styling, and a motorcycle technical construction. The new ICON Airform Jacket doesn’t look like your typical motorcycle jacket. It features a hood and a clean, relaxed-fit design. Technical features include a “420D polyester chassis with internal reinforcements”, back, shoulder, and elbow D3O impact protectors, and a centre AirFly mesh vent.
Limited to 2000 pieces, the Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Wristwatch offers a traditional analogue watch in a 45mm DLC-coated titanium case and a green dial with an additional yellow hand for a second time zone. Drawing on military wristwatch functionality, the Avenger Automatic has a rugged bezel and special grip-pattern on the crown that affords easy use when wearing gloves.
Designed for touring cyclists, the Nemo Equipment Dragonfly Bikepack Tent meets the need for a two person, lightweight, three season functional mobile shelter. Key features include poles with shortened segments to ensure packed size is small, a roll-top stuff sack small enough to mount the tent package on your bike, and a vestibule with adequate space for dry storage of your kit.
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Compact, foldable, portable, and height adjustable thanks to a Hi-Low-Za System. Hi is for normal chair seating position, low for mid height seating, and Za (referring to Japanese Zataku low height table) for sitting on the ground. Easy to adjust with an aluminium alloy frame that provides strength and rigidity. The Montbell Multi Folding Table.
The iconic monkey bike has received a bunch of performance upgrades focusing on the engine and gearbox. Now EURO5 compliant, the 2022 Honda Monkey 125 has the MSX Grom engine with an array of modifications to the air intake, airbox, and exhaust / muffler. A new wide ratio 5-speed gearbox replaces the old 4-speed model. And there’s suspension refinements where the rear shocks feature a two-stage spring setup and revised damper rubbers.
The 2021 CAKE Kalk AP electric motorcycle is a modified version of their standard model designed for African anti-poaching tasks. This is a limited edition model of 50 bikes featuring drivetrain and suspension modifications to reduce maintenance and align performance with the type of riding needed in anti-poaching activities. Sold as a combo where the purchaser gets one Kalk AP and a twin bike is supplied, along with a solar power station and solar panels, to the Southern African Wildlife College.
The new Kids ‘Two’ enduro model is designed for the next generation of MX and dirtbike riders. Made for 6 to 9 year old children and powered by electrons, the 2022 Torrot Motocross Two features a new, removable LiMnCo lithium battery with a programmable power range from 600W to 1500W. An iOS or Android app provides parental control to limit, configure, and disconnect / stop the motorcycle. Max speed is 40 km/hr (25 mph) and the bike weighs 32 kg (70.5 LBS).
Designed as an urban, street riding, 3-season glove that’s waterproof yet lightweight and built to protect your hands. There’s a Hipora waterproof interior insert and an abrasion-resistant polyester ripstop exterior. Extra crash protection is provided by “a rigid knuckle plate and internal D3O knuckle insert to provide functional backhand coverage”. The ICON Stormhawk Gloves.
The GIVI ST611 Tanklock Tank Bag has an array of useful features including a rain cover, tanklock fitting for security, and neoprene pocket that fits a cellphone. The bag has a 6L capacity with a thermoformed EVA coated 900DDD polyester and PU construction. Plus there’s a carry handle and shoulder strap.
Updated this year, the new 2022 Honda CRF450RX features frame and rideability enhancements. The “new (2kg lighter) frame and swingarm’s rigidity balance were combined with a tighter chassis geometry and heightened ground clearance to target peak cornering performance”. And a new hydraulic clutch and ECU update improve ride performance and ergonomics.
A modular luggage system often works well for motorcycle touring and the saddlebag configuration is a proven setup. Throw in waterproof performance and you have the DRYSPEC D78 Modular Dry Bag System. Universal slip-lock and quick-release mounting straps ensure the bags stay in place and are easily removed for off-bike transport. Provides 58L of carry capacity and is available in three colour designs of black, orange, or grey.
Many hikers prefer trail running style shoes to hiking boots. The new Salewa Ultra Train 3 Shoe is designed as a lightweight shoe for “speed hiking”, has an outsole made for varied terrain, including rock and wet and slippery surfaces. And works well in urban settings too.
The new 100% Rideley Sunglasses sport a slight retro look in a square frame design. Key features include a lightweight TR90 frame with rubber nose mount and temple tips to ensure a good fit. Available with “contrast-defining HiPER lens and PEAKPOLAR lens.” And there's a microfibre bag to hold and clean your new glasses.
Featuring a flip-up chin bar design and dirt bike style removable peak, the new Scorpion EXO-AT950 Ellwood Helmet looks like a good option for the adventure rider. Vents have been placed to effectively remove hot air for warm weather riding. An optically-clear shield with an anti-scratch hardened coating and fog-free technology provides for optimal rider vision. And the helmet's liner is removable and washable.
Arguably the most versatile travel bag around. A staple in the military. Lightweight and tough with a generous carry capacity. The Outdoor Research CarryOut Duffel Bag also features an interior expandable pocket designed to segment, for example, dirty clothes or shoes from your clean kit. There’s detachable shoulder straps and tow handles for bag transport.
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Camp blankets rule. Great for car camping or a picnic in the park. The Kelty Cordavan Blanket is a CloudLoft-filled blanket that has a “durable poly-cotton canvas and corduroy on top, and soft plush fabric underneath.” A roll-up design affords easy storage and transport. Sized to be comfortable for two people.
The Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar Wristwatch is a synergy of analogue and digital technology. Featuring a Swiss connected quartz solar tactile movement, ceramic bezel with luminescent markings, a black PVD coated antimagnetic titanium case, and tactile scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It's solar powered. And Tissot ’s tactile technology affords easy access to compass, altimeter, weather, alarm, and chronograph functionality.
If you like bold branding and want a tough, double-wall vacuum insulated drinking vessel, the SUBTECH thermos Bottle could be an option. Key features include an internal ceramic coating, a large quick twist lid, and a full width opening, wide mouth on a cylinder design. Holds 600 ml (20.2 fl oz) and weighs 328 g (11.57 oz).
Featuring a wide viewport, three layer face foam, and tear-off lens functionality, the Fox Main Illmatik Goggle has your eyes protected. It’s Variable Lens System (VLS) design lets the rider change between standard or injection moulded lens. The head strap is non-slip and a microfibre goggle bag is included.
The new Troy Lee Designs Gambit Glove is packed with performance and hand protection features. There’s a compression moulded cuff and velcro closure system. A dual-layer palm construction provides comfort and control. And D3O protection on the knuckles. Available in four colour designs.
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Protect your motorcycle helmet from bumps and scratches, and for easy transport, with the Alpha Industries Exclusive NASA Helmet Bag. Design follows a fighter pilot helmet bag with a top carry handle, two exterior pockets, interior pockets, and a removable messenger shoulder strap. And there’s removable NASA patches.
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After a long day hiking everyone deserves a little comfort at camp. Weighing only 79g (2.6 oz), the Klymit V Seat packs small but provides big levels of sitting comfort. And it works just as well at home on a bench or hard chair or when travelling, say on a long flight.
Made to find gold, from small size fragments to large 'big dollar' nuggets. Featuring GeoSense-PI technology to quickly and precisely analyse gold signals and “automatic ground balance [that] continuously adapts to changing soil conditions.” The new Minelab GPX6000 Metal Detector weighs only 2.1kg (4.6 lb), has carbon fibre shafts, a rechargeable 5833 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, and there’s a selection of coils to suit your needs.