We round up 35 of the best new products to keep you adventuring this spring and summer. 


Salewa Alp Mate Mid

Salewa Alp Mate Mid

Adding on to Salewa’s Alpine Trekking collection comes the Alp Mate Mid WP. Highly cushioned, this boot excels on mixed mountain terrain and can make it through mud or snow, rain or shine. Weighing in at 530 grams, it is outfitted with climbing laces, a heel stabilizer, and a Pomoca outsole to handle whatever the trail throws at you. Secure and reliable, and precisely comfortable, with enhanced traction included. Available in men’s and women’s sizes. $160. salewa.com

Gregory Focal and Facet

Gregory Facet

The men’s Focal and women’s Facet combine dynamic comfort with an efficient, superlight design. The floating suspension system and cradle-like hip belt shift with the movements of your body, while the ventilated, suspended mesh back panel keeps you cool and dry. A front oversized stretch pocket is ideal for stashing trail necessities, and side stretch pockets and a zippered hip belt pocket provide additional storage. The floating top pocket is removable to shed additional weight. $200 (Focal 48/Facet 45) and $220 (Focal 58/Facet 55). gregorypacks.com

LifeSaver Wayfarer Water Purifier 

LifeSaver Wayfarer

Weighing just 11.4 ounces, the Wayfarer is LifeSaver’s most portable water purifier yet, able to eliminate 99.99 percent of viruses, bacteria, and cysts from fresh water sources. The hollow fiber membrane has a filtration capacity of 5,000 liters and an impressive initial flow rate of 1.4 liters per minute. The simple-to-use, pump-style purifier also boasts LifeSaver’s FailSafe technology — once the filter membranes are blocked, water cannot pass through, which prevents users from accidentally drinking contaminated water. $100. iconlifesaver.com

Kodiak Women’s Kenosee

Kodiak Womens Kenosee

Kodiak’s newest women’s day hiker is engineered for ultralight performance and dependable agility on the trail — with an emphasis on minimizing its environmental footprint. The brand is committed to continuous improvements and progress towards building a greener future, which is why the Kenosee incorporates recycled plastic in its textile components and uses waterproof LITE leathers, which reduce and control water and energy usage and limit the amount of chemicals used during tanning. Price TBD. kodiakboots.com

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Trekking Poles

A great option for general hiking and backpacking, these telescoping poles boast perhaps the most user-friendly handles on the market. The contoured, 100-pecent natural cork grips have a 15-degree ergonomic angle for optimal positioning and all-day comfort. The aluminum shafts are durable, with an external lever for adjusting the length and four-season flex tips with trekking baskets. Weight per pair is 1 pound, 2 ounces, with a collapsible length of 27 inches. $140. blackdiamondequipment.com



Scott Speedster Gravel 10 Bike


When it’s time to take your adventures off-road, the mannerly geometry of this bike’s alloy frame promises a comfortable ride for long miles. The carbon fork helps quiet the chatter gravel roads can generate, further reducing fatigue. Featuring fully internal cable routing and room for big tires, the Speedster Gravel 10 is clean and capable, with a smooth SRAM Rival AXS 1×12 drivetrain, rugged Schwalbe G-One Bite tires, and Syncros components. Approximately 22 pounds in weight. $3,500. scott-sports.com

Topeak PrepStand eUP

Topeak PrepStand eUP

Meet Topeak’s first lift-assisted foldable work stand — ideal for e-bikes and other heavyweight models. Operated using a foot pedal, a pressurized cartridge provides lifting power, making easy work of raising and lowering most bikes up to 37 pounds. A 360-degree, rotatable clamp head with non-marring jaws quickly and securely holds your bike stable for repairs, cleaning, and general maintenance. Quick-release legs conveniently fold to a compact size for travel and storage. The PrepStand eUP weighs 24.5 pounds. $950. topeak.com

Flylow Goodson and Tia Pants

Flylow Tia Pants

Maybe it’s cold, you need more protection, or the trail is overgrown. Whatever the reason, some rides demand extra coverage. The Goodson (men’s) and Tia (women’s) Pants are built for mountain biking but can handle life outside in general. Made from a burly but lightweight stretch fabric, the pants have a tapered fit to accommodate bike gears, can fit kneepads underneath, and comes with a smart adjustable waist system. Price TBD. flylowgear.com

Chrome Industries Citizen Messenger Bag

Chrome Industries Citizen Messenger Bag

The Citizen Messenger Bag features a quick-release Chrome buckle with bottle opener, reflexive compression straps to secure your cargo, an ergonomic and fully adjustable shoulder strap, and a guarantee for life. The floating bucket liner creates separate wet/dry compartments inside. The Citizen Messenger is one of the first bags the brand released in 1995 — street-tested and proven worthy in the real world — and this year it gets new colors including Swedish Camo (pictured). $160. chromeindustries.com

Tailwind Matcha Endurance Fuel

Tailwind Matcha Endurance Fuel

Tailwind’s new Matcha flavor is earthy, light, and packs a secret pick-me-up: caffeine. Like all of the company’s Endurance Fuel varieties, this one is easy on your gut because it doesn’t contain complex ingredients, just dextrose and sucrose, matching what your body is designed to absorb. Electrolytes in the form of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium speed the absorption of fuel and replace what you sweat out. $39 (50 servings), $28 (30 servings), and $2.50 (single serving). tailwindnutrition.com



Kurgo Surf N Turf Dog Life Jacket

Kurgo Surf N Turf

Just in time for paddling season, Kurgo’s newly redesigned Surf N Turf Dog Life Jacket features improvements that include a neoprene liner, streamlined and comfortable flotation, and high visibility colors. Two metal D-rings allow for leash attachments, and two handles make it easier to extract your dog from predicaments, aquatic or otherwise. The life jacket is constructed with 400-denier ripstop material and has adjustable chest and belly straps. Available in sizes XS-XL. $50-$72. kurgo.com

VROOMI River Run Hoodie

VROOM River Run Hoodie

Protective and versatile, the River Run Hoodie is designed for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s one of the lightest full-cover Merino wool hoodies on the market, dual-blended to offer sun protection and durability while retaining the natural moisture wicking and fast drying attributes of the natural fiber. It will keep the sun and sweat off your skin, so you’re protected and dry all day, every day, while also remaining comfortable. $129. voormi.com

Astral PFD Sandal

Astral PFD Sandal

Made with river guides in mind, this is a high-performance sandal that can climb on top of buses, jam under thwarts, and cruise over slick rocks while staying snug and cozy on your feet. With the PFD Sandal, Astral took the webbing and adjustable straps from its life jackets and combined them with its trusted Flex-Grip outsole, providing demanding users comfort, balance, and traction — and a glove-like fit for even the most precarious positions. Available mid-April. $125. astraldesigns.com

BOTE Zeppelin Aero 10’

BOTE Zeppelin

The ability to transport a kayak and the lack of user-friendly options have kept many people from the sport. This 10-foot inflatable model is BOTE’s answer. It’s constructed with durable military-grade PVC, a self-draining hull to remove water that comes aboard, and three chambers for stability and buoyancy. Features include a magnetic drink holder, slide-in receivers for accessories, bungees to keep your gear secure, and a soft BVA deck pad for all-day comfort. $1,049. boteboard.com

Sea to Summit DryLite Towel

Sea to Summit DryLite Towels

A towel as essential gear? Yep. You can dry yourself with it, clean up spills, wipe off sweat, pack it around fragile items, sit on it, swat away flies — the options are endless. And thanks to advances in microfiber technology, they’re more packable and absorbent than ever. The DryLite Towel is made from a luxuriously soft but super thirsty microfiber fabric and available in sizes from XS-XL. Remarkably absorbent and fast drying, and machine washable. $9-$30. seatosummitusa.com



Rab Kinetic Ultra Jacket

Rab Kinetic Ultra Jacket

The new Kinetic Ultra Jacket is a great put-on, keep-on option for dedicated runners, made with recycled polyester stretch fabric for breathable, lightweight, waterproof protection no matter the weather. Key features include a close-fitting, cap-style, roll-away hood; zippered upper sleeve pocket for an ID or gel; rear vent for air regulation; and extended cuffs with stretch binding to optimize hand warmth during cooler runs. Garment weight is 9.8 ounces. Available in sizes S-XXL. $200. rab.equipment

Ultimate Direction Race Vest/Vesta 6.0

Ultimate Direction Race Vest

Ultimate Direction’s newest race vest is optimized for efficiency yet also customizable, using a durable cinch and protective mesh panels that prevent chafing. Available in men’s Race Vest 6.0 and women’s Race Vesta 6.0, it offers a water-resistant but fully breathable back panel that provides maximum ventilation in high sweat areas. Other notables include a secure, water-resistant phone pocket; easy-access rear compartment that can accommodate up to a 2-liter reservoir; and two water bottles. $125. ultimatedirection.com

BUFF Pack Speed Visor

BUFF Pack Speed Visor

Made with 95-percent recycled REPREVE fabric, the Pack Speed Visor is a great piece of running gear for those seeking a little extra sun protection. Similar to BUFF’s Pack Speed Cap, this piece is packable, lightweight, has cooling technology embedded in the fabric, and fights against the sun with a UPF 50 rating. The Pack Speed Visor is available in a variety of colors, from Pink Flour (shown) to Rush Graphite. $24. buffusa.com

Suunto 9 Peak

Suunto 9 Peak

It’s the thinnest, smallest, and toughest watch Suunto has ever made. Designed for training, racing, and extreme adventures, the 9 Peak offers 25 hours of battery life in best GPS mode and takes just one hour to fully charge. The watch is waterproof to 100 meters and boasts 80+ sports modes — from casual walking to triathlon — plus adaptive training guidance, 3D maps and route recommendations, music management, and much more. Starting at $569. suunto.com 

Under Armor HOVR Machina 3

Under Armor HOVR Machina3

The third iteration of the HOVR Machina running shoe blurs the lines between race-day performance and everyday high-mileage training. The HOVR Machina 3 features a firmer and more reactive forefront that ensures runners have that extra edge, and the upgraded plate composite, softer heel, and revised web body make for a fast, comfortable run every time. The new midsole design enhances smooth landings without losing responsiveness or explosive lift-offs. Price TBD. underarmour.com



Outdoor Research Method Cord Pants & Shorts

Outdoor Research Cord Pants

The first Outdoor Research collab with climber/ambassador Keenan Takahashi, the Method Cord Pants and Shorts are corduroy bottoms designed with rock climbing in mind, with a gusset and hint of stretch for excellent mobility. With a standard fit, five-pocket design, contrasting color thread on key seams, and a waist drawcord, these wearables hit the sweet spot for stylish yet functional. Men’s only in pants; men’s and women’s in shorts. $89 (pants) and $69 (shorts). outdoorresearch.com

Trango Status Crashpad

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Protection is worthless if you don’t bring it along, so the Stratus Crashpad emphasizes carrying comfort. Adjustable shoulder and sternum straps adapt to most body sizes, and a removable carry system keeps the straps clean for your hike out. An external “kangaroo” back pouch makes it easy to access essentials without digging through the folded pad and allows you to easily attach a second pad for even more protection for your problem. $249. trango.com

Mountain Hardware Mountain Stretch Tanklette

Mountain Hardware Mountain Stretch Tanklette

Sunny sessions in the boulders or long nights in the gym mean working up a sweat, and the Mountain Stretch Tanklette is there for you. This lightweight, wicking tank features an athletic, racerback design that hits right at the high-waist line to pair up with your favorite tights. The tank’s warp-knit fabric pulls moisture away from the body and dries in a flash to keep you comfortable on the trail or the rock. $50. mountainhardwear.com

Petzl Rope VOLTA Guide 9 mm

Petzl VOLTA Guide

The VOLTA is ultralight and compact for user-friendly performance and offers flexibility along with comprehensive water repellent treatment. The UIAA Guide Dry treatment makes it well-suited to everyday use in extreme conditions, offers a good grip, and handles well, meaning the rope is easier to manipulate. The VOLTA is available in several lengths, depending on user needs, from 30 meters for classic mountaineering to 100 meters for multi-pitch climbing. Starting at $145. petzl.com

So iLL x Meagan Martin x 360 Holds Mini Wooden Rings

So iLL x Megan Martin x 360 Holds Mini Wooden Rings

Add some variety to your training with the 8-inch-diameter Mini Wooden Rings. Designed with professional climber, gymnast, and American Ninja Warrior Meagan Martin and Simon Margon from 360 Holds, the birch plywood rings have an increased width 2.3 inches thick to provide unique opportunities for building grip strength in addition to improving  your upper body and core strength. available in Mega Wooden Rings (14 inch diameter). Straps included. $129 (mini) and $149 (mega). soillholds.com



Therm-a-Rest Ohm 20

Therm-a-Rest Ohm 20

The Ohm 20’s semi-rectangular shape trims weight and creates a more spacious night at camp, and also allows for a smaller packed size. The 100-percent recycled shell and liner are soft to the touch, durable, and weigh in lighter than nylons used in the past. A full-length zipper lets you use it as a sleeping bag or blanket, and you can zip two together for a cozy, two-person arrangement. Compression and storage sack included. Starting at $420. thermarest.com

ENO SingleNest Hammock

ENO SingleNest Hammock

The updated SingleNest is constructed with durable yet soft FreeWave fabric for reliable comfort, breathability, and fast drying, making it ideal for solo relaxation on any adventure. The roomy, 9.5-foot hammock body disappears into the integrated stuff sack and easily compresses to a travel-ready size. Specially designed, built-in carabiners create a safer, easier hang. The SingleNest is compatible with all ENO hammock suspension systems, stands, and accessories. $55. eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com

Sierra Designs Alpenglow 4/6p 

Sierra Designs Alpenglow 46p

Not a morning person? Love a mid-day nap? The Alpenglow is for you. This tent’s 70-denier Twilight Tech fabric blocks 98 percent of the sun’s rays, keeping the interior dark, cool, and inviting. The equal length fiberglass X-poles and pole clips make set up a breeze. With massive interior space, an e-port for your comfort must-haves, and plenty of covered exterior gear storage, the Alpenglow will be your palace in the pines. $150 (four person) and $200 (size person). sierradesigns.com

Enbrighten Dual Power Color-Select LED Lantern

Enbrighten Lantern

Affordable yet feature rich, this lantern provides 650 lumens of light, or you can adjust the brightness with the dimming option. You can also add a full rainbow of color by choosing from multiple modes like amber, red, blue, and more. And when your phone runs out of juice in a remote location, or the power goes out at home, the USB-charging port will grant you some much needed peace of mind. $49-$54. enbrightenme.com 

Sea to Summit Cook Set

Sea to Summit Cook Set

There’s nothing worse than getting to your campsite only to realize you forgot something you needed for cooking. Fear no more, this new 10-piece set keeps all the essentials in an organized roll-up toolkit. The nylon pouch has multiple attachment points and includes a folding spatula and spoon, pot scrubber, wash soap container, cleaning towel, drying towel, and three additional bottles (two 50 milliliter, one 100 milliliter) for cooking oil, spices, or other ingredients. $40. seatosummitusa.com



iLive Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker

iLive Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker

Take your tunes on all your travels with this Bluetooth wireless speaker that has a carabiner you can clip onto any pack in your arsenal. Made of fabric with a rubberized coating, the speaker is lightweight, waterproof, and has a proven 60-foot range. It lasts about 2.5 hours at 100-pecent volume and a has a mini-USB port for recharging. Controls include volume up/down, play/pause, pairing/answer phone (with LED indicator), and on/off. Durable design, clear sound. $18. iliveelectronics.com

BlendJet 2 Portable Blender

BlendJet 2 Portable Blender

Small but mighty, this rechargeable blender lets you shake up your routine (pardon the pun) by adding smoothies or frozen concoctions to any outing. The powerful blades make short work of fruit, vegetables, and ice — lasing for about 15 uses per charge (it takes about one hour to recharge with the provided cable). Additional features include a food processing pulse mode, measurement markings, water-resistant design, and self-cleaning capability. We enjoy ours daily. $50. blendjet.com

Kate’s Real Food Oatmeal Cranberry & Almond

Kates Real Food Oatmeal Cranberry & Almond

The newest offering from Kate’s Real Food is ideal to break apart and sprinkle over your morning yogurt or pocket for later in the day. The bars are made with whole food ingredients like protein-packed almond butter, antioxidant-rich cranberries, and anti-inflammatory cinnamon. They are lightly sweetened with honey to create a nourishing, lower-sugar snack or a light meal on the go. Stuff one in your packsack on your next adventure. $15 (six pack). katesrealfood.com

Seirus HeatWave LITE Base Layers 

Serious Mens HeatWave Base Layer Lite Reversible LS Top_CARBON-8

Seirus’ new LITE collection takes its dual-stage HeatWave technology and applies it to a lightweight, four-way stretch fabric better suited for the chilly mornings and evenings of spring and summer. Reversible for twice the versatility, thes anti-chafing base layers provide a silky soft feel and warmth, with breathability and moisture wicking to keep skin dry, comfortable, and healthy. Available in women’s and men’s tops and bottoms. $70 (bottoms) and $75 (tops). seirus.com



The MoonShade is a portable awning compatible with any vehicle, and great for coverage during car camping and road trips. Heavy-duty suction cups or magnets make assembly a snap on your car, truck, or van, and fixed mounting points allow for secure setup on trees, fences, door frames, and porch railings. The MoonShade provides 9 feet by 7 feet of coverage but packs down tight and weighs only 8 pounds for easy breakdown, transportation, and storage. $325. moonfab.com

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