Well folks, we've officially midway through October, which means by all accounts, fall is here (and winter is well on its way). We're seeing temps drop, and layers make their way out of storage and forgotten corners of the closet.
If you're anything like us, you've worn your way through some key outdoor items, and it may be time for some new boots, beanies and outerwear. Luckily, we've got you covered. (Literally.) October saw some impressive new product releases and updates, and if you haven't already, it's time to stock up on some new gear.
Check out what made our picks for best outdoor gear of October below.
Forrest Tool Company Safety Impact Wrench
Presented by Forrest Tool Company
Nothing slows down your adventures more than a flat tire on the way to the campsite. Make sure you have the gear to get you back on the road quickly with the Safety Impact Wrench from Forrest Tool Company. This tool makes changing a tire under challenging circumstances dead simple. It quickly and safely removes lug nuts using leverage and torque rather than an external power supply. Its manual operation means you won't have to scramble for an alternate power source if you don't have access to your generator or battery. The Safety Impact Wrench is light, portable and made in the US according to top industry standards. With compact storage in a Cordura carrying case, you can easily store it in your trunk and be prepared for anything that may come your way.
Burton Winter 2022 Step On Collection
We have been enamored of Burton's innovative, user-friendly Step On binding system for a couple years now, and every year the products get better. The latest collection — including the Step On Re:Flex Binding + Step On Photon Boot Bundle shown here — boasts a notable upgrade. The updated Toe Hook 2.0 gives you two connection points at the toe (plus one at the heel) for more security, control, comfort and ease of entry and exit. Bundles start at $579 and are compatible with any Burton snowboard.
Beyond Ultra Lochi K3 Jacket (Reversible)
There's much more to Beyond's latest outerwear item than meets the eye. It features Primaloft Black Bio insulation that is 100 percent recycled, plus 2oD Micro Ripstop fabric with a DWR coating. At just over a pound (17.6 ounces), it is super light and packable. That makes for an excellent layering option or an outer layer. It's also reversible — and carries over all the features whether you are rocking black or camo (or in the other version, brown or orange). So it's basically two rad jackets in one.
Osprey Glade 12 Pack
Right in time for winter, the pack experts at Osprey launched their newest carry solution for lift-served skiing and snowboarding: the Glade. Built to carry the essentials during winter adventures, Osprey says the Glade is ideal for in-bounds skiing, fat biking, Nordic touring or snowshoeing, for starters. A slim look hides a 2.5-liter reservoir (with insulated hose and bite valve cover), a large main compartment and a separate nook for stashing goggles.
The Glade is made from bluesign-approved recycled materials with a PFC-free DWR coating, and is available in both 5- and 12-liter sizes.
Teva x Cotopaxi Collection
This October, outdoor icons Teva and Cotopaxi teamed up to release two limited-edition items: the forthcoming Teca Calido Jacket and Teva ReEmber slipper. Along with the limited release, the brands will be donating a total of $30,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Denver and Hollywood, in an effort to combat systemic limited access to the greater outdoors.
The Teca Calido Jacket is and Teva ReEmber slipper both contain recycled materials, and the light-hearted colorways and patterns are meant to portray both the personality and sustainability mission of the brands.
The Teva ReEmber is made from using a 100 percent recycled ripstop upper a 50 percent recycled EVA midsole, 100 percent recycled collar and collapsible heel and a 50 percent recycled outsole.
The Teca Calido Jacket and Teva ReEmber slipper will both available for purchase today.
Price: $150 and $85, respectively
Snow Peak x Mountain of Moods Fleece Middle Jacket
In the newest iteration of their collaboration, Snow Peak and Mountain of Moods have released their FW21 collection. The Fleece Middle Jacket is the standout piece from the lineup, and celebrates the brands' shared ties to Mt. Tanigawa and other alpine regions of Japan. Mixing form and function, the jacket features Polartec and polyester fleece, as well as a high neck with zipper closure, a left bust pocket, and two side pockets at the waist.
Snow Peak recommends sizing up one size from your normal choice for a standard fit.
Pedal into the future with The Moonbike. Announced this October, the ultralight electric snowbike "blurs the lines between recreation and transportation". Coming in at a cool $8,500, the e-snow-bike has a top speed of 26mph, is 100 percent silent, and has a battery range of 1.5 to three hours, depending if you're rocking the optional dual battery.
Three times lighter than a snowmobile, the Moonbike weighs just under 200 pounds, battery included. It's also cold resistant down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit.
Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX Shoe
Day hikes, but make them technical. That's the idea behind Arc'teryx's new shoe, the Aerios FL GTX. As the name implies, this low-profile hiker features Gore-Tex water and wind protection, with breathable textiles that allow you to stay cool and dry. Inspired by long-distance trail running, the Aerios is meant to be fast and light, and the Vibram Megagrip outsole, compressed EVA midsole and integrated TPU shank all work in harmony to deliver superior trail performance, no matter the weather.
Amundsen Fjordcord Slacks
An everyday outdoor pant that combines comfort and confidence is hard to find; if they're durable, oftentimes they aren't comfortable. With Amundsen's Fjordcord Slacks, part of the brand's Fall '21 early releases, you don't have to choose between the two anymore. The hardworking pant features a DWR treatment and articulated knees, and the corduroy from Cosserat France is garment dyed, giving each pant a unique look.
Backwoods Fellowship Zeal Lookout Goggles
This fall, Zeal, Weston and Smartwool announced the Backwoods Fellowship, a team-up with artist John Fellows and the National Forest Foundation to bring awareness to our public lands and conservation efforts.
The partnership brings Fellows’ art to life in a unique collection of goggles, skis, snowboards, apparel and accessories, including Zeal's Lookout Goggles. The Lookout comes with a bonus lens, and through Zeal's proprietary tech, provides the clearest field of vision possible, with easy-to-use lens swapping features.
Holden Jackson Down Jacket
Update your outerwear with a nod to the past. Holden's newest mid-weight parka combines classic military styling with custom European materials and responsibly-sourced 700 fill down to keep you warm and toasty. Key details like the shearling collar and eco-friendly DWR water repellant finish round out the jacket's style-forward, tech-savvy attributes.
Dakine Stoker Gore-Tex 3L BIB
Hit the slopes in style (and comfort) with Dakine's new bib, the Stoker Gore-Tex 3L. Made for in-bounds and the backcountry, the Stoker, well, keeps the stoke high, through key elements like its three-layer Gore-Tex build, water-resistant zippers, taped seams and thigh vents for dumping heat when things get hot. Articulated knees provide ample support, and the stretch back panel and redesigned crotch enhance mobility. The center-front entry means getting in and out is a breeze, too.