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The Best New Outdoor Gear of August 2022

Summer may be winding to a close, but this new crop of outdoor gear is hotter than ever.

a collage featuring items from the best new gear of august 2022

For more of the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear.

We've officially entered the dog days of summer: the weather is still scorching, but fall looms on the horizon. The days are starting to get shorter once more, school is starting back up and beaches are emptying out. Whether you've got a couple last-minute summer adventures on deck, or you're wistfully thinking of the coolness of fall, the new crop of outdoor gear released this month is sure to get your adventure-oriented wheels turning.

Helinox Duffle

blue helinox duffle bag with bandana pattern

Well-known for its feather-light and capable camp chairs, this month Helinox added a brand-new product to its carry line: a 40 liter duffle bag, available in two colorways. Available in either Classic Black or Blue Bandana, the duffle joins the brand's Sling Bag and Storage Boxes as a straightforward, no-nonsense packing option for upcoming adventures.

Price: $84.95


The James Brand x Schoph Collection

the james brand knife in black

This summer, The James Brand and UK artist and curator Schoph teamed up for a limited-edition capsule collection, which features a selection of knives and apparel infused with the Schoph aesthetic. Although the collab Hell Gap is already sold out, you can still get your hands on The Schoph Elko, which features a laser-etched snake graphic and Schoph's signature on the blade, as well as the accompanying selection of apparel and accessories.

Price: $40-79


Chaco Bodhi

chaco bodhi sandal in black

Billed as an adventure sandal that packs all of the beloved performance and durability of the classic Z/1 Sandals into a sandal that's half the weight of its predecessor, the Bodhi is the answer to the lighter-weight, more minimal competition on the market. Weighing in at only 7.24 oz for women and 9.56 oz for men, the Bodhi is nearly 50 percent lighter than Chaco's Classic Z/1 sandals.

Price: $100


Saucony Endorphin Edge

saucony endorphin edge running shoe in pink

Barbiecore pink has taken over our minds and hearts (and apparently, footwear) this summer, and Saucony's newest trail runner takes the popular hue to a new level. The Endorphin Edge is the brand's fastest trail runner to date, thanks to the flexible Carbitex AFX three-quarter carbon plate built for maintaining speed and agility. The shoe's lightweight mesh upper, traction-focused outsole and squishy-yet-responsive midsole foam come together as the trifecta of comfort and capability on trail.

Price: $200


Gregory Rhune 25L Pack

gregory rhune pack in red

The Rhune collection is Gregory's sleek, modern take on sustainably-built packs, and the 25L option is ideal for everyday wear as well as stepping into the wild. Built as a collaboration with Gregory’s Japanese design team, the Rhune Collection is defined by its style, performance and everyday functionality, and features a reduced carbon footprint by way of utilizing recycled materials. The Rhune 25L is built for men and women, and features a dedicated laptop sleeve, ventilated back panel, and thoughtful interior organization. It's just over two pounds, and can carry a 20-pound load of everyday essentials with ease.

Price: $119.95


Wild Rye x SheJumps Collaboration Freel MTB Short

wild rye x shejumps mountain bike shorts in blue with white pattern
Wild Rye

Wild Rye, a fully women-led, owned, and operated outdoor lifestyle apparel brand, and SheJumps, a non-profit that creates inclusive opportunities for womxn in the outdoors, have teamed up to release a collaboration mountain bike short that celebrates and supports inclusivity in the outdoors. Inspired by the PNW, where both organizations have roots, the Freel collab mountain bike short features a hand-drawn Great Blue Heron pattern, as well as four-way stretch, deep pockets and durable nylon/spandex fabric. On top of all that technical goodness, Wild Rye will be donating $20 per pair of shorts sold (MSRP $129) to SheJumps initiatives, including outdoor education, community programs, women’s scholarships and more.

Price: $129


Tentsile Ground Conversion Kit

tentsile ground conversion kit in lime green

Tenstile Tents were initially conceived as portable treehouses you could bring on any adventure, but if there weren't enough conifers, saplings or evergreens at your chosen campsite, it was pretty difficult to make use of your suspended sleeper... until now, thanks to the brand's newly-launched ground conversion kits. Each conversion kit comes with a full size ground sheet for your tent model, plus poles and ground pegs. Now, you can pitch your Tenstile tent with ease, trees or not.

Price: $65


Chubbies The Travertines Everywear Pant

chubbies tavertines pants in kahki

Chubbies, the brand made famous for its comfortable and eye-catching shorts, is releasing its first-ever pant, the Everywear Pant. After years of perfecting the everyday short, the brand decided to (quite literally) extend its product offering and venture into the world of full-length pants.

Built with the same buttery-soft, four-way stretch fabric used in its shorts, the Everywear Pant is designed to be worn every day; they're intended to go everywhere and do everything, according to the brand. The Everywear Pant is available in six colorways: Travertines, the Musts, the Avenues, the Grayests, the Forests and the Ice Caps.

Price: $94.50


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