Emerging Gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard, and More | 2021-12-09




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Muck Apex PRO Arctic Grip boots
Muck Apex PRO Arctic Grip boots

New for this winter that Muck Boots Apex PRO ($ 190) for men is a boot for the harsher elements winter brings. The Apex PRO boots are 100% waterproof with a 4 mm neoprene bootie, an Arctic Grip outsole, breathable mesh lining, a memory foam footbed and Vibram’s new traction lug technology that could improve traction by up to 25% .

Smartwool K9 dog pillow
Smartwool K9 dog pillow

To celebrate National Sock Day, Smartwool has released the first product from its Second Cut program. The program collects used socks that would otherwise end up in a landfill and recycles them into new materials. the Second Cut K9 Camp Pillow (starts at $ 120) is filled with recycled sock scraps and comes in three sizes. The small one measures 18 x 24 inches, the medium 24 x 36 inches, and the large 36 x 48 inches.

Weston Backcountry x Brooklyn Bell Artist Series
Weston Backcountry x Brooklyn Bell Artist Series

Weston’s collaboration with an artist from the Pacific Northwest Brooklyn Bell includes a Splitboard, one Snowboard, and Ski ($ 599-899), adorned with Bell’s groovy artwork for amazing mountain vibes. A portion of the proceeds from the collaboration will support Weston’s ongoing mission to improve avalanche safety awareness among traditionally underrepresented groups in the hinterland.

Capricorn Merino Woolies 2
Capricorn Merino Woolies 2

The Ibex Woolies 2 for Men and women ($ 145) are designed as winter staples made from merino wool. Base layer, active layer, lounge layer, what do you want, this cozy merino zipper should do its job. The quarter-zip layer is made from 100% merino wool at 18.9 microns and weighs 240 g / m². There are three color options available.

Pine Cycles RASA bike frame
Pine Cycles RASA bike frame

Pine Cycles, a new brand from Salt Lake City, has just unveiled its first frame. the TASTE ($ 1,050-1,200) Steel frame has 1.25-inch custom head tube, Columbus Zona tubes, English threaded BB, and custom dropouts. And it’s compatible with four forks, three sizes of tires (700 × 35, 650 × 48, and 26 × 2.3) and can be used with either rim or disc brakes. Orders placed by December 30th will be dispatched in February 2022.

DECKED x Uncharted Supply Co. D-Bag emergency kit
DECKED x Uncharted Supply Co. D-Bag emergency kit

The new one is designed for overlanders and frequent adventurers D-bag emergency kit ($ 650) from DESIGNED and Unexplored supply. Designed to keep two people alive for up to 72 hours, the kit contains a variety of tools in categories such as first aid, air and vision, energy, heat, food and water needs, and more. It has standard goods like a flashlight and a multitool, but also things like a power plant, waterproof gloves, and a water filter.

Gobi Vertex heated ski gloves
Gobi Vertex heated ski gloves

This month Gobi has his Vertex heated ski gloves ($ 219), which should keep your fingers warm on your hand and around each fingertip with Gobi’s heating elements. The ski gloves with leather outside and touchscreen-compatible fingers provide up to 6 hours of warmth. You can choose between three different heating levels – low, medium and high – and charge in 3-4 hours.

1UP Recon bike rack
1UP Recon bike rack

A new offering for the US market, 1UP’s USA reconnaissance rack (starting at $ 1,200) is designed to carry five or six bicycles. 1UP mandates that these large dumpers be made as compact as possible (choose between Recon 5 or Recon 6). The Recon luggage racks have a smooth swivel operation that folds the luggage rack down to provide access to the rear trunk, adjustable ground clearance and various wheel baskets for 20 “youth bikes up to 5” fat bikes.









  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    Muck Apex PRO Arctic Grip boots

    New for this winter that Muck Boots Apex PRO ($ 190) for men is a boot for the harsher elements winter brings. The Apex PRO boots are 100% waterproof with a 4 mm neoprene bootie, an Arctic Grip outsole, breathable mesh lining, a memory foam footbed and Vibram’s new traction lug technology that could improve traction by up to 25% .


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    Smartwool K9 dog pillow

    To celebrate National Sock Day, Smartwool has released the first product from its Second Cut program. The program collects used socks that would otherwise end up in a landfill and recycles them into new materials. the Second Cut K9 Camp Pillow (starts at $ 120) is filled with recycled sock scraps and comes in three sizes. The small one measures 18 x 24 inches, the medium 24 x 36 inches, and the large 36 x 48 inches.


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    Weston Backcountry x Brooklyn Bell Artist Series

    Weston’s collaboration with an artist from the Pacific Northwest Brooklyn Bell includes a Splitboard, one Snowboard, and Ski ($ 599-899), adorned with Bell’s groovy artwork for amazing mountain vibes. A portion of the proceeds from the collaboration will support Weston’s ongoing mission to improve avalanche safety awareness among traditionally underrepresented groups in the hinterland.


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    Capricorn Merino Woolies 2

    The Ibex Woolies 2 for Men and women ($ 145) are designed as winter staples made from merino wool. Base layer, active layer, lounge layer, what do you want, this cozy merino zipper should do its job. The quarter-zip layer is made from 100% merino wool at 18.9 microns and weighs 240 g / m². There are three color options available.


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    Pine Cycles RASA bike frame

    Pine Cycles, a new brand from Salt Lake City, has just unveiled its first frame. the TASTE ($ 1,050-1,200) Steel frame has 1.25-inch custom head tube, Columbus Zona tubes, English threaded BB, and custom dropouts. And it’s compatible with four forks, three sizes of tires (700 × 35, 650 × 48, and 26 × 2.3) and can be used with either rim or disc brakes. Orders placed by December 30th will be dispatched in February 2022.


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    DECKED x Uncharted Supply Co. D-Bag emergency kit

    The new one is designed for overlanders and frequent adventurers D-bag emergency kit ($ 650) from DESIGNED and Unexplored supply. Designed to keep two people alive for up to 72 hours, the kit contains a variety of tools in categories such as first aid, air and vision, energy, heat, food and water needs, and more. It has standard goods like a flashlight and a multitool, but also things like a power plant, waterproof gloves, and a water filter.


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    Gobi Vertex heated ski gloves

    This month Gobi has his Vertex heated ski gloves ($ 219), which should keep your fingers warm on your hand and around each fingertip with Gobi’s heating elements. The ski gloves with leather outside and touchscreen-compatible fingers provide up to 6 hours of warmth. You can choose between three different heating levels – low, medium and high – and charge in 3-4 hours.


  • New gear: Smartwool Sock Dog Bed, Artist Collab Splitboard and more

    1UP Recon bike rack

    A new offering for the US market, 1UP’s USA reconnaissance rack (starting at $ 1,200) is designed to carry five or six bicycles. 1UP mandates that these large dumpers be made as compact as possible (choose between Recon 5 or Recon 6). The Recon luggage racks have a smooth swivel operation that folds the luggage rack down to provide access to the rear trunk, adjustable ground clearance and various wheel baskets for 20 “youth bikes up to 5” fat bikes.

Mary Murphy

From Mary Murphy

Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, Colorado office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over six years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to paddleboarding. When she’s not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteen year old or at a local bakery.

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