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Today in Gear: October 26, 2015

A camera strap by HoldFast Gear, the Kicker Tool is perfect for backcountry skiers and snowboarders, Blaze’s 300-lumen bike light and more.


A camera strap by HoldFast Gear, the Kicker Tool is perfect for backcountry skiers and snowboarders, Blaze’s 300-lumen bike light and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

The Kicker Tool by DMOS Collective

For backcountry skiers and snowboarders looking to build their own jumps, here’s what DMOS Collective calls the perfect tool. The Kicker Tool is a robust shovel/rake hybrid that’s built with “2.5mm aircraft-quality aluminum.” Designed to both move and sculpt snow, it has a 56.5-inch shaft that’ll hopefully prevent you from destroying your back while shoveling. The whole tool is easily disassembled (it has a telescoping shaft) and can fit in a backpack. Still not sold? Professional Snowboarder Travis Rice brings it with him when he seeks some winter inspiration.

Learn More: Here

Sightseer Sling Strap by HoldFast Gear

This rustic camera strap can expand to hold lenses and cell phone pouches.

Buy Now: $185

Brunton Lightwave Amp

Brunton’s new Bluetooth-compatible lantern has an integrated speaker system. And if $200 is too steep for you, they sell a smaller $70 option.

Buy Now: $200

K-Swiss x Billy Reid Collection

K-Swiss and Billy Reid have once again collaborated. This time they’ve created an Arlington Shoe, which also comes in a high-top.

Buy Now: $175

Blaze Laserlight Silver

A 13-hour battery life and a 300-lumen LED bulb (which also has a 100 lumen setting) makes this an ideal light for bike commuters.

Buy Now: ~$192

Burton x Alpha x Undefeated Collection

In this new collection is a trench coat, bomber jacket, one-piece, parka, winter cargo pants and mittens.

Learn More: Here

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Stylish Knit Hats for Winter’s Worst

From wool to alpaca to mohair and cashmere, these natural-fiber knits will keep your head warm without sacrificing style. Read the Review

Four Oregon Breweries Doing Craft Beer Differently

The Oregon craft beer scene is one of the most saturated in the entire world. How do you decide what to drink? And does it matter? Read the Review

Looking Ahead

What We’re Tasting Now

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