Gear up for epic fun this fall and winter with the latest outdoor products for camping, climbing, hiking, running, biking, and more.


Fall 2019 Hiking Gear

TESTED: Venture Wipes
Each single-use pouch contains a 12-inch-square moist towelette big enough to clean your whole body. I especially liked the durable ply and textured pattern that made it easy to scrub away dirt. (So much better than using a half-dozen flimsy baby wipes.) Venture Wipes are biodegradable and infused with natural ingredients like aloe, vitamin E, and tree oil. $25 per bag (25 count).

MSR DynaLock Trail Poles
This two-piece backcountry pole is designed with a simple yet durable aluminum construction. The single DynaLock closure lets you quickly adjust the length from 80 to 140 centimeters. Other features include comfortable EVA foam grips, snow and summer baskets, and adjustable wrist straps. Weight is a modest (but not excessive) 1 pound, 5 ounces per pair. $60.

Lowa Baldo GTX
A boot all about support and toughness. The Baldo GTX has a polyurethane midsole for resilient comfort, with a Vibram sole and split-leather construction for traction and protection. Details such as X-Lacing, which keeps the tongue centered, and roller eyelets that reduce pressure along the top of the foot take comfort to the next level. Waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX lining. $260.

Wigwam Mount Katahdin Socks
Made of a stretchy nylon/merino/polyester blend, this sock has a breathable mesh instep and patented moisture control from the bottom up. The result: less swamp-foot. Zone cushioned and long-wearing in the heel and toe, the Mount Katahdin also has a seamless toe closure to lessen friction and pressure points. Available in five colors, including Desert Rose (pictured). $16.

Thule Stir 25L Women’s
Ready for the trail or town, the Stir 25L has a breathable back panel and shoulder straps, and a removeable hip belt. Its design is hydration-reservoir compatible, with a main compartment that zips open wide to easily pack and retrieve your gear. Stash water bottles and other essentials in the expandable side pockets. Lash your trekking poles or light to the integrated attachment points. Price TBD.


Fall 2019 Climbing Gear

New, New FL Chalk Bag
Practical and no-fuss, this drawstring chalk bag has a wide opening to welcome hands of all sizes, in addition to a fleece liner to hold loose chalk and coat your fingers and palms better. A buckling nylon waist belt and brush loop top off the design features. Available colors include Black, Aqua, Camo, and Royal Blue (pictured). $32.

Fixe Roca 9.0 Monkey Endurance Full Dry Rope
Climbing magazine gave this rope a 2019 Editor’s Choice award for its “extremely friendly hand, a perfect blend of glide and friction on the sheathe that is great for climber and belayer alike.” The Monkey is the brand’s lightest rope (58 grams) and also its thinnest (9 millimeters) but is triple certified for single rope, double rope, or twin rope use. $246 (70 meters).

Mammut Comfort Knit Fast Adjust Harness
Most climbing harnesses aren’t known for their pleasing fit, but the Comfort Knit Fast Adjust Harness incorporates a new warp-knit, open-webbing structure and soft-edge hip belt that make it particularly breathable and easy-going to wear. In addition, the Fast Adjust feature allows the leg loops to be dialed-in with just one quick motion. $160.

Metolius Super Chalk
The best-selling brand of climbing chalk in America is now available in 2.5-, 4.5-, 9-, and 15-ounce resealable bags that are easy to pour from. Metolius Super Chalk was specifically formulated for rock climbing, with a safe drying agent added to the highest-quality magnesium carbonate for maximum sweat absorption and friction. $9 per bag (9 ounces).

So iLL New Zero Pro
So iLL removed the midsole from its original New Zero to enhance sensitivity and split the outsole to increase aggression. Additional rubber coverage on the toe and a redesigned heel make for a snug fit, ensuring you’ll be set for every project that involves smearing and steep terrain. Construction includes a lightweight, synthetic upper; comfy, synthetic interior; single-strap tightening; seamless, downturned toe cap. $169.


Fall 2019 Biking Gear

TESTED: Patagonia Dirt Roamer Jacket
I grab this mountain bike jacket when rain threatens and also when there’s a nip to the air. The soft-knit fabric backer wicks moisture — no sweat box here — plus it provides a light thermal layer. The best of both worlds! The fit is athletic but not too tight, and there’s a stowable hood that fits over most helmets. Fold the jacket into its own pocket and toss it in your pack once the sun comes out. $230.

Headsweats Repreve Cycling Cap
Part of the new Repreve collection, this cycling cap has an environmentally friendly twist: it’s made of a sustainable fiber created from 100-percent recycled water bottles. The cap is lightweight and breathable, and its moisture-wicking capabilities will help keep your head dry and cool while you’re pedaling. Details include a sweatband, elastic back, and short tail. Machine washable. $22.

Ortlieb Atrack BP
The 25-liter Atrack BP works for adventures of all kinds, including packrafting, snowshoeing, and more. But it was designed with bikepacking in mind, featuring reduced (biker-optimized) hip fins, a streamlined silhouette, and a helmet holder. The breathable back panel and waist belt are fully adjustable. The pack also accommodates a hydration system without sacrificing its waterproof properties. $265.

Roubaix Comp-Shimano Ultegra Di2
The all-new Roubaix Comp incorporates an innovative Future Shock 1.5 headset that gives you 20 millimeters of travel and more control on rough roads, in addition to a new Pavé seat post that is compliant and well balanced (aerodynamics that equal the Tarmac) and a Rider-First Engineered frame that has shed some serious weight. There’s even room for 33-millimeter tires. $4,400.

Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoes
Shimano has upgraded its mid-range competition cycling shoe with a second boa dial that lets you adjust the forefoot fit. What hasn’t changed are the comfortable synthetic leather uppers, perforated for venting, and the stiff carbon fiber composite soles for light weight and efficient power transfer. Compatible with three-bolt road cleats. $225.


Fall 2019 Running Gear

TESTED: Qikcover 2.0
I used to keep an old towel in my car to wrap around the seatback after a run, which was great until it slipped off the headrest, or got all bunched up, or I sweated through it — leaving a wet mess. Qikcover 2.0 offers an easy solution with new features like an ergonomic shape that fits the contours of your seat and seatbelt buckles; a triple-layer design with a soft top, waterproof inner, and non-slip back; and a removable strap for universal compatibility. Better than ever! $40.

Feetures Merino 10 Socks
Merino 10 socks are blended with a combination of Tencel and merino wool for snug, all-weather performance. The socks are built with an anatomical design that forms to the shape of your foot and integrate a patented technology called Targeted Compression — a unique platform designed to eliminates blister and provide zone-specific compression where you need it most for superior fit and support. $18.

Tailwind Colorado Cola
With a flavor reminiscent of cola candies, Colorado Cola contains 35 milligrams of caffeine per 100 calories and is made to provide all-day nutrition without upsetting your stomach. Like Tailwind’s other Endurance Fuels, this one contains no artificial flavors or ingredients, no preservatives, no soy or dairy, is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan. $2.50 per two-serving pack.

Hoka One One Rincon
Aesthetically inspired by the smooth waves of the world-famous Rincon surf beach, this road shoe packs a lot of cushion (5-millimeter heel-toe drop) into a lightweight (7.7-ounce) package for a soft, effortless ride. With a stripped-back profile, single-layer mesh upper, and slim tongue, the shoe gives you a speedy boost when you want it. Available in men’s and women’s sizes. $115.

Janji Runpaca Long Sleeve
For next-level comfort when running and roaming, this classic long-sleeve T-shirt is made from Janji’s Runpaca fabric, which blends ultra-soft pima cotton with thermally regulating and odor-resistant alpaca fleece for enhanced performance. Made in Peru from all-natural, sustainably sourced, and hypoallergenic materials. $68.


Fall 2019 Snow Sports Gear

Rossignol XV Sashimi LG
Developed in partnership with freeride legend Xavier De Le Rue, the Sashimi jumps the gap between big mountain adventures and big fun around the resort. It’s a directional board with a wide, rockered nose for added float in the deep stuff, but there’s still a lot of camber between the inserts, so you can carve with the best of them. $600.

Adidas Terrex Climawarm Snow Shoes
Promising style and substance for winter hikes, these kids’ boots are made of durable ripstop and have a waterproof membrane that protects from rain and snow. Warm PrimaLoft insulation keeps feet warm and cozy, with a grippy outsole for secure footing in the woods — or on city sidewalks. $100.

Scarpa Maestrale XT
Created for skiers who want top performance on both the downhill and uphill, the Maestrale XT blends the firmness of an alpine/freeride boot with lightweight ski boots. Grilamid in the rear and sides of the cuff produces stiffness, with softer Pebax injected in the front closure area. That combination offers power that still has a forward flex, and also makes it easy to get in and out of the boot. $899.

Outdoor Research Gripper Heated Sensor Gloves
These gloves reportedly offer 61 percent more power output than the competition, plus twice as much heated surface area. The heating elements are integrated into the interior fabric, which means no bulky wires, better flex, and warming throughout the fingers and the back of the hand. GORE-TEX technology ensures the glove exteriors are waterproof and windproof. $199.

Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Hybrid Softshell Jacket
This jacket is designed to move with you during the most extreme pursuits yet still protect you when the weather changes. The four-way stretch softshell is constructed with two versions of fabric: one with a weather protective membrane and another with maximum breathability. Helmet and backpack/harness compatible, you can climb and ski in confidence and comfort. $300.


Fall 2019 Camping Gear

TAXA Cricket
Measuring 15 feet long and weighing 1,450 pounds, the Cricket is towable by many four-cylinder vehicles. It sleeps two adults and up to two kids comfortably, with integrated plumbing and electrical systems to go off the grid anytime. A kitchen with counter, covered sink, and six cubbies allows you to store, prep, and cook meals. Ample windows provide wide-open views and fresh cross-breezes. $29,000.

Hilleberg Anaris
The two-person Anaris is a roomy, versatile ridge tent designed to be pitched with trekking poles. It consists of linked inner and outer tents that can be used together or separately — the former as a tarp and the latter as a breezy, full-mesh alternative. An excellent combination of light weight and simplicity make the Anaris ideal for backpacking and other backcountry excursions. $595.

Industrial Revolution Companion Spark
It’s two crucial camping tools in one. The durable blade is made of 2.5-millimeter-thick Swedish stainless steel, which is easy to maintain and offers exceptional edge retention. A high-quality fire starter built into the handle offers easy access and use along the blade’s 90-degree spine. A reflective cord makes the knife easy to spot even in the dark. $35.

Therm-A-Rest Argo Blanket
Ultra-soft and snugly, the Argo is stuffed with eraLoft insulation, a lightweight and compressible synthetic fill. Added features include a built-in pocket for packing and draw cords that can be cinched around your feet to reduce drafts. A durable water repellent coating helps it slough off moisture. The Argo measures 78 by 72 inches and weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces. $90.

GSI Outdoors Glacier Base Camper Medium Cookset
This durable, campfire-ready nesting kit includes 2- and 3-liter pots with stamped-in cooking measurements; stay-cool, flip-up pot handles; two fitted strainer lids; a 9-inch, tri-clad fry pan; and a mesh stuff sack. Made of 304/18-8 stainless steel to withstand years of use and abuse. $80.


Fall 2019 Outdoor Lifestyle Gear

TESTED: Dogfish Head SuperEIGHT
Looking for a post-adventure brew with a flavorful punch? This “super gose” (similar to a sour wheat beer) packs in eight different ingredients, including prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi, and toasted quinoa. Rather than being overly sweet and fruity, SuperEIGHT makes a refreshing and tart “recovery” drink, balanced by a hint of Hawaiian sea salt. Highly sessionable.

SOLE x UBB Jasper Wool Eco Chukka
This eco-minded shoe is built around SOLE’s new ReCORK midsole — made with recycled wine corks — and UBB’s award-winning BisonShield insulation, which repurposes bison hair. Both components are natural, sustainable, and perform better than the synthetic alternatives that dominate the market. Available in men’s and women’s sizes in Beige, Black, and Grey (pictured). $150.

Pelican Dayventure Backpack Cooler
The upper storage compartment is perfect for clothes, food, or any other gear needed for an all-day adventure. The lower cooler section fits six tallboy cans, with ice, and keeps them cold for 12 hours. The Dayventure Backpack’s water-resistant outer shell, wide openings for easy access, padded backpack straps and grab handles, and separated storage design make it perfect for any party away from home. $250.

Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Fleece Hoodie
Crafted in the USA from 100-percent alpaca fibers, this knitted hoodie offers maximum durability and breathability, making it perfect for outdoor activities or just hanging out. The All-Paca Fleece fiber dries fast and doesn’t absorb much moisture, so perspiration isn’t a problem, and it insulates even when wet. Available in men’s and women’s styles. $140.

Cotopaxi Teca Mira Half Zip
The latest addition to the Teca family, the Mira Half Zip uses repurposed fabrics otherwise destined for landfills, but now designed with an extra nod to the ’80s tracksuit vibe. Its asymmetrical lines impart a cool, retro look, and the dropped mesh liner adds a bit of warmth for the colder months of the year. Unisex; colors include Jupiter and Cosmos (pictured). Price $90.

Author: Brad Kovach is the editor/publisher of Terrain Magazine.