Prepare for Fall and Winter With the Best New Outdoor Gear of September 2022

Cooler temperatures are ushering in cozy blankets, innovative parkas and more.

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

The first day of fall is officially September 22, and brands across the outdoors have already taken notice of the subtly dropping temperatures and changes in foliage that characterize the upcoming season. New releases in fire-resistant blankets, water-and-wind-resistant riding jackets and highly-technical hydration vests have us dreaming of crisp mornings, cool nights and cold-weather adventures. Take a moment to explore the new and exciting outdoor gear drops September has to offer.

DOST Drop Chain eBike

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Presented by DOST

Take your commute and weekend adventures to another level with the versatile, award-winning Drop Chain e-bike from DOST. The Drop Chain is a step-thru, dual-battery e-bike with a sleek European-inspired design and a range of up to 120 miles. Equipped with a high-performance 750W mid-drive motor to elevate the throttle and pedal assist to satisfy high speeds and hill-climbing capabilities. Variable top speed and class layouts allow you to configure the e-bike to your preferred riding style and environment. The Drop Chain was previously awarded Best Commuter and Best Class 3 Electric Bike by Plus, DOST has infused sustainability into every aspect of its brand, from product design to delivery and customer experience. So, it's a purchase you can feel good about.

Price: $3,199


Rumpl Nanoloft Flame Blanket

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Stay cozy and worry-free fireside this fall and winter with Rumpl's new fire-resistant blanket. Available in three bold primary colorways, the Nanoloft Flame Blanket combines a proprietary, fire-resistant exterior topside material with packable, plush 100 percent post-consumer recycled Nanoloft insulation to deliver a blanket that's both extra-cozy and extra-useful.

Price: $129


Columbia Platinum Peak Hooded Jacket

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The 2022 iteration of Columbia's Omni Heat collection, which includes winter apparel, footwear, and accessories built to keep you warm, even when it's frigid out, includes the Platinum Peak Hooded Jacket. Columbia has figured out how to infuse next-gen tech into an affordable, sub-$200 package, and its new men's jacket features Omni-Heat Infinity, Columbia's most advanced thermal-reflective technology that retains body heat without sacrificing breathability. Insulated with synthetic down, the Platinum Peak Hooded Jacket is both weather-proof and functional in a variety of environments.

The Platinum Peak Hooded Jacket also comes in a women's version.

Price: $180


Satisfy Justice Cordura Hydration Vest 5L

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If you're planning on running any long distance races this season, you'll likely need a hydration vest. Satisfy's new Justice Cordura Hydration Vest combines a five liter capacity with plenty of pocketing (8 total), and uses the brand's proprietary Justice fabric, reinforced with Cordura, to create a hydration vest that's useful, durable and stretchy. The Justice Cordura Hydration Vest 5L is currently available for pre-order, and will ship in early November.

Price: $390


The North Face x Gucci Cotton Windbreaker Jacket


The third chapter of The North Face and Gucci's collaborative efforts has landed, and with it comes updated jackets, pants, accessories and more. Our eye was caught by the color-blocked primary hues on this windbreaker, which conjures images of youthful nostalgia every time we take a peek.

The anorak features the TNF x Gucci collab branding in new, multicolored variations, as well as a fixed hood with drawstring, front zipper pocket, velcro cuffs and a high neck for wind protection. Sure, it's almost three grand, but if you've got the means... we say, go for it.

Price: $2,600


Volcom x Matador FreeRain 22 Waterproof Packable Backpack


Sometimes, unexpected partnerships yield great things. That certainly seems to be the case with Volcom and Matador's five-piece capsule collection, which includes this waterproof, packable backpack, a hip pack, a pocket blanket and poncho and a packable beach towel.

The FreeRain 22 Backpack stays true to Matador's packable ethos, and integrates Volcom's heritage and styling; the result is a lightweight, wateproof pack that can hold up to 22 liters, and comes complete with contoured monomesh shoulder straps, a removable hip belt and adjustable gear loops to haul whatever gear you need, wherever you want to go.

Price: $105


Pearl Izumi Summit Pro Barrier Jacket

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The hero product in Pearl Izumi's new Fall 2022 collection is undoubtedly this sleek and sophisticated cold-weather riding jacket, which PI has dubbed an "insurance policy" against unpredictable weather. The Summit Pro Barrier Jacket is easily packable, and features a hidden strap that can attach to your bike, keeping the weight off your body. It’s water repellent thanks to a DWR treatment, retains heat during windy conditions and its stretch-woven fabric offers unhindered movement on-bike, or off.

Price: $125


Aether W Rain Boot

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A rain boot is just a rain boot, right? Wrong, when it comes to Aether. The brand put its high-end spin on this season's women's rain boot, available in an eye-catching Dark Green colorway. Aether's new boot is crafted from a seamless EVA mold — eliminating moisture's chances of ruining your next rainy day. The removable sock bootie with a neoprene outer shell adds in versatility and warmth, while the grosgrain tabs at the upper back heel and front add functionality (and help you slide into your boots, rather than struggle to shove your foot inside). These new rain boots are chic, dependable and ready for your next rainy day.

Price: $325


Lectric Wag-Along Pet Trailer

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Have you ever been on a ride on your e-bike and thought, "You know, the dog would really enjoy this, but I just don't think Rover could keep up." Well, now you don't have to choose between quality time with your pet and hitting the open road, thanks to Lectric's new Wag-Along Pet Trailer.

The trailer has a 50-pound capacity, with 16-inch wheels, a Lectric eBike Universal Rear Axle Hitch, powder-coated steel frame and a waterproof 600D Polyester Exterior. The Wag-Along even comes with a safety leash, just in case your pet gets any wild ideas. Ideal for aging pets who can't keep up, or lazy dogs that still want to get outside, the Wag-Along is a must-have for any e-bike-loving pet owner.

Price: $179


      Foehn Salem Dyneema Down Parka

      white puffy jacket

      Although it's already sold out in size Small (don't worry, the rest of the size run is still available) we knew it would be a crime not to include Foehn's revolutionary new parka in our list of September's best new outdoor gear. The Salem Dyneema Down Parka features an exterior made from Dyneema, a cutting-edge, lightweight fabric that has a strength-to-weight ratio 10x stronger than steel, combined with 800-fill-power down insulation. All this tech is wrapped up in Foehn's now-classic polished aesthetic, which has a hyper-focus on attention to detail and quality. Foehn's new parka is ideal for use in conditions from -13°-32° Fahrenheit (-25 - 0 degrees Celsius).

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