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The outdoors — and by association, the outdoor industry — is vast. Whether it's snowboarding apparel, hiking shoes, surf booties or sunhats, every season and every outdoor discipline are chock-full of new and exciting apparel, hard goods and accessories releases.
If you're a multi-hyphenate outdoor enthusiast with too many interests and not enough time, this collection of the newest and most exciting releases of the year is for you. In it, we'll keep tabs on the most innovative, newest outdoor items that can take your next adventure from dream to reality. Watch this space...
Seattle-based Filson has released a brand-new collab boot in partnership with two Alaskan brands, Xtratuf and Nomar. The waterproof Insulated Elite Legacy Boots are built to provide warmth and comfort in the harshest of conditions.
In order to meet the needs of its customers in a quicker and more efficient way, Alpacka Rafts has launched “Ready to Ship” packrafts for the very first time in 20+ years, cutting down on weeks-long delivery times.
VSSL's new collab surf kit features supplies hand-picked by experts, a four-mode LED lantern endcap which offers 20 hours of continuous light and plenty of utility.
Functional and fashionable: Merrell's new Mocs can be zipped together and clipped to a bag, making for easy transport and storage. You kinda have to see it to believe it.
Topo's latest iteration of its Dirt Collection is made with organic cotton, small-batch dyed with GreenScreen certified dyes and infused with functional features like BDU button-closure fronts and stretch materials.
This brand-new entry level handheld GPS unit offers up to 168 hours of use in standard mode and up to 1,800 hours in expedition mode with 2 AA batteries, and it's both durable and waterproof.
Camp Vibes is a limited-edition gear and beer pairing by 10 Barrel and Poler that promises to keep the vibes good and your campsite looking fresh. The full collection includes this 2-person tent, a chair, poncho and camera cooler.
Price: $60 - $280
Specialized introduced its newest ride this month: the Turbo Tero X, a high-octane electric utility bike meant to haul more stuff over longer distances. The Turbo Tero X comes in three models: the 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0.
Price: $4,500.00 (4.0 version)
Columbia's new waterproof hiker features its Adapt Trax outsole, which maintains traction in wet and dry conditions, and the entire shoe is waterproof and breathable.
The Pilar III, designed by Jesper Voxnaes, already tops our list of the best pocket knives. But now there's a new edition with some big upgrades, like a black-coated Sandvik 12C27 steel blade and hammer-textured G10 handle (which adds better all-weather grip). As if this knife needed to get even better.
Hot on the heels of the updated Pilar III comes the next generation, which boasts a slightly bigger clip-point blade (3.09 inches versus 2.97 inches) made of edge-retaining D2 steel. Like the knife right next to it, this Voxnaes-design variety features a thumb slot for easy opening and grippy G10 scales.
A gorgeous and unique take on one of WESN's best classic-style knives, this version of the Samla is made with handle scales crafted entirely by hand in Stockholm from a combination of Micarta and actual selvedge denim sourced from beloved brand Momotaro. That also means each and every one is unique.
Just in time for St. Patty’s Day comes this limited-edition Fastball, complete with a green aluminum handle, gold hardware and a laser-etched Celtic sailor’s knot. It also features a three-position clip and an easy-flipping, 3-inch S30V wharncliffe blade that’s sure to put an Irish spring in your step.
Part of an array of spring releases from VSSL, this uniquely cool hand-sized cylinder is actually a storage tin for your EDC and/or survival gear. But that's not all — it also has a carabiner lid and a waterproof Bluetooth speaker integrated into the tail cap. That makes it a mighty sidekick for lovers of both everyday carry and music.
Marie Kondo is well known for her impact on the world of organization, and now she's bringing it to the world of EDC alongside Orbitkey. Part valet tray, part storage case, part wireless charger, this gorgeous go-anywhere organizer is perfect for people that want to keep their EDC and tech in order.
We are one tray shy of a trend here. Made in Southern California by Cambro, TJB’s offering is simpler and cheaper than Kondo’s. It’s really just a two-piece place for your keys and lighter and pocket knife and change to hang out when not in use — and look damn good doing it.
This streamlined yet still rugged new Stanley design is ideal for stepping out into the world with your go-to beverage. It comes in three sizes (25 ounces to 1.4 quarts) and keeps drinks hot for 20 hours or cold for 25. An insulated lid doubles as a sipping cup, making it easy to share.
These ergonomically-designed trail pants are the brain child of the collaboration between Rapha and boutique, LA-based brand Brain Dead: as such, they're a mash-up of technical features and a graphic-forward, post-punk aesthetic.
The brand-new Desert Tracks Collection brings Huckberry's aesthetic to Mystery Ranch's highly functional packs. The 21L Backpack, for instance, features an exclusive camo pattern and co-branded patches alongside MR's set of rugged, outdoor-ready features.
Available for pre-order now, the XP Trike is the industry's first folding, electric tricycle. Built for hauling cargo and commuting, the XP Trike takes Lectric's XP platform and adds a bigger battery, hydraulic brakes and a third wheel. The XP Trike starts shipping in May 2023.
The cross-body bag is one of the most functional ways to transport essential items, and Eagle Creek's new take on the design brings a new level of performance. Featuring 100-percent recycled materials, a breathable shoulder strap and plenty of secured pockets, this seven-liter bag can fit your daily kit with ease.
The lightweight version of Vollebak's popular Planet Earth Jacket, this rendition sees updates in fabric and function: it's made with an abrasion-resistant Italian fabric that's both windproof and waterproof, and has 16 vents built in for maximum air flow and ventilation. Pack it down and take it anywhere you travel.
This month, Fox Racing debuted its brand-new line of mountain bike shoes, including this Union BOA Clipless model. Constructed with reinforced toe caps, a super grippy outsole and the BOA Li2 system, this shoe is ready to race.
Known primarily for its soft cooler backpacks, this month Icemule debuted its new line of insulated waterbottles. The 32 Ounce Sports Bottle is vacuum insulated, and features pro-grade stainless steel, a non-slip silicone bottom and can fit with standard cup holders.
Pacsafe's new line of eco-minded packs combines the anti-theft technologies the brand built itself on and new, sustainable fabrics and components. The Eco 25L Backpack is almost 100-percent fully recycled, and is made with 14 recycled plastic bottles, which were used in the lining, mesh, webbing and labels.
Priority's new E-Coast takes the chill, laid-back feel of the classic beach cruiser and outfits it with a dual-control electric motor and Gates carbon belt drive, making it a cruisey, low-maintenance and affordable option for anyone looking to cruise around town.
TJB's vinyl record-opening utility knife only recently came out — but it's already got a special edition. Same corrosion-resistant stainless steel blade, now featuring mystery inlays made with genuine tie-dye vinyl from recycled LPs. And no two are the same.
At just 3.25 inches closed, this mini version of CRKT’s award-winning gentleman’s folder is the perfect desk accessory. It features a 2.21-inch Sandvik 12C27 steel blade, aluminum scales and an IKBS ball bearing pivot for deployment as slick as a three-piece suit.
These out-of-this-world EDC pens come with a novel Cerakote coating developed by Tactile Turn that makes each one unique, just like the stars in the night sky. Of course, their titanium construction and rock-solid deployments certainly help matters.
Utilizing a sturdy, reliable Crossbar Lock, this ambidextrous EDC knife is made in the USA. Pair that with its lightweight G-10 handle scales and upscale yet hardwearing 154CM steel blade and you've got another potential big hit for CRKT.
A limited-edition take on one of Gerber's best flippers made to celebrate the brand's 84th anniversary, the Heritage boasts the same B.O.S.S. Tech deployment, tough-but-light aluminum handle and S30V steel wharncliffe blade. Stay tuned for an update as soon as it becomes available.
This funky folder features the same one-handed kinematic opening system as its talon-like predecessor — albeit with a D2 blade better suited to everyday tasks like opening boxes and slicing apples. It's also the most haptically satisfying knife we've tried in years.
We've been fans of WESN's pint-sized, shockingly functional Microblade since its Kickstarter launch years ago. This collaboration with Glidr nicely freshens up the look and feel of the wrapping around the small but mighty 1.5-inch D2 blade.
TJB threw a shiny coat of paint on nine popular offerings, including The Carter, The Redstone and The Palmer. The new hues — Canary (yellow), Cerulean (blue) and Coral (red) — provide a pop not often seen on folding knives and EDC tools.
Huckberry's in-house apparel line just introduced the Moonweight Collection: made from lightweight, durable nylon, recycled poly and infused with graphene, the collection is light, strong and lean.
The new and improved Lone Peak trail runner features an upgraded, more durable MaxTrac compound that does better in wet conditions than previous versions, as well as an updated outsole design.
Oru Kayak dropped its first colored kayaks last year, and after the success of the Black, Green and Blue Editions, the brand is releasing its newest eye-catching color: Orange.
Designed to celebrate the new year in color, Pearl Izumi's Horizons Collection is full of bright hues meant to elicit inspiration. The limited-edition capsule collection features men's and women's jerseys, bibs and a cycling cap.
Forloh prides itself on crafting 100% Made in the U.S. technical outdoor gear, and its latest release continues its commitment. The Expedition Parka is 3-layer, fully seam-sealed and waterproof garment featuring the first-ever 800+ fill USA down.
Huckberry and Blundstone's collaboration boots feature an exclusive colorway, a nature-inspired brown, that you won't find anywhere else. There are limited sizes still available, but expect this boot to sell out, fast.
Made with 850 fill-power European goose down and constructed with a modern, oversized silhouette, this number is sure to get second looks on the trail or out on the town.
Thanks to a 3-inch Wharncliffe Bohler M390 steel blade encased in a classic trapper pattern, the Venom Jack boldly treads the line between modern marvel and instant heirloom. Featuring a titanium frame and hardware, the knife employs a traditional nail nick opener and a slip-joint half-stop. It's available with a range of Micarta and carbon scales, all of which seem to be going fast.
We know, $99 seems like a lot to pay for a pry bar/bottle opener. But what if it's the perfect pry bar/bottle opener? That's what Maciej Modrzejewski, the man behind Matsey, seems to have achieved here. With the hexagon as its basic building block, the titanium HexBar packs simplicity and symmetry into a sturdy, grippable package that fits nicely on a keychain and ships from Poland later this spring.
A staple of CRKT's catalog and one of the best neck knives available, the Minimalist just got a pretty serious upgrade with this Drop Point edition. The blade material has been swapped for 154CM performance steel and mated to an infused fiber handle, making it stronger and more durable. Ideal for discreet wear and occasions where a folder just won't cut it (like on a hike or camping trip), this knife is a real treat.
The Kline was announced way back in May 2022, but it unfortunately hit some speed bumps along the way and only recently launched. As a refresher, the features of this exceptional knife include a CPM-MagnaCut steel drop point blade, Micarta scales, ambidextrous Slide-Lock, titanium pocket clip and more. If you want your very own USA-made workhorse knife, this is certainly a contender for the best currently available.
Founded in 2021 by knifemaking wunderkind Josh Smith, Montana Knife Company is a boutique brand on the rise. While it typically drops limited quantities of fixed blades that sell out fast, MKC recently wide-released the popular Speedgoat. Named for a slang term for the pronghorn antelope, this 1.7-ounce, 3.75-inch carbon-steel blade (full length of 7.75 inches) is similarly light and agile, thanks in part to a skeletonized handle wrapped in seven feet of handy 550 paracord. While it’s designed for hunting, it’s ready for anything.
You'd probably have to be a Bear Grylls- or Les Stroud-level survivalist to add this water bottle-sized kit to your everyday carry loadout, but it's still a noteworthy release for serious outdoors lovers. Made in collaboration with renowned eyewear/helmet brand Smith, the water-resistant, 14.6-ounce tube packs a variety of essential tools ranging from zip ties to first-aid supplies that will help you thrive throughout any adventure — be that a quick trip to the slopes or a longer winter camping session.