Gear for the Season

Editors' Picks for Top Summer + Fall Outdoor Gear in 2022

1. Diamondback HAANJO 5

Get off the beaten track with a gravel bike this season. The Haanjo 5 is built around Diamondback’s 6061 alloy frame and carbon fork with front and rear thru axles. The path off-road is rarely flat and smooth. Plenty of gears and grippy tires make for fun adventures on the dirt.



2. Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts + Liner Shorts

There are some new updates to feature with Patagonia’s lightweight and breathable mountain biking gear. The liner shorts feature a three-layer, mountain bike-specific chamois and wide-open mesh panels for ultimate air flow. The bike shorts pair perfectly with the liners and are made with a highly stretchy and breathable fabric.

Liner shorts: $89, Bike shorts: $99


3. Costa Lido

Featuring a frame made from lightweight, plant-based Bio-Resin, these sunglasses are eco-friendly and equally durable. The Lido comes in Costa’s color-enhancing, polarized 580 glass and polycarbonate lenses.

$209 to $259


4. Igloo Coolers ECOCOOL Trailmate

In 2021, Igloo used 150,000 pounds of post-consumer milk jugs and yogurt cups that were recycled for their ECOCOOL Collection. Now, they’re including the brand-favorite Trailmate in the ECOCOOL collection, still featuring all-terrain wheels, telescoping handle, bottle openers, dry storage areas, removable butler tray, umbrella holders, tie-down points and more.



5. Patagonia Fitz Roy Sleeping Bag 20°F / -7°C

Sleep outside this summer and fall with a new streamlined, 800-fill power, down bag from Patagonia. It’s lightweight and sewn Fair Trade, so you can truly feel good about bringing it into the backcountry for your next overnight.



6. Athletic Lite

The non-alcoholic beer scene just keeps getting more dynamic, and Athletic Brewing seems to be leading the movement. Their new NA light beer, Athletic Light, comes in at only 25 calories and 5 grams of carbs per 12-ounce can. We’ll cheers to that!

$13.99 per six-pack


7. Kāma

This origami-style surface is your portable platform for adventure and mindfulness. It’s a honeycomb-shaped “space within a place” that can be used for activities that range from yoga to an open-air picnic. With each mat, Kāma keeps over 160 plastic bottles out of landfills.



8. Ibex Lizzi Tights

A durable blend of Merino wool and nylon create the durable fabric for these compression tights. They are thermoregulating, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant and wrinkle resistant. The tights are versatile and great as a one-pant-does-it-all travel essential, and they’re also available in a pant style. Wear them during leisure activities, taking yoga classes, hiking or dress them up for dinner with a nice sweater.



9. Gnarly Sports Nutrition Vegan Protein

Gnarly just transitioned all of their product packaging from plastic tubs to steel tins or recyclable bags; they are the first nutrition supplement brand to utilize steel and ditch the classic, plastic tubs. This vegan powder combines a plant-based protein blend with 14 essential vitamins and minerals for complete vegan nutrition on the go.



10. Bedrock Freshstick

This zinc-based deodorant is plant-based and plastic-free, combining matcha green tea and zinc oxide to calm redness, razor bumps and soften skin. We love the refreshing scent and how the mineral and matcha work together to ease odor and irritation.



11. DECKED x Pathfinder Campfire Cooking Kit

Take this ultimate kitchen setup on the road anywhere you roam. This kit is designed to serve up to four people, containing a wide variety of cooking vessels and utensils. Each kit comes packed neatly in a DECKED D-Bag. Fitted with custom foam inserts which securely provide a home for each component, the result is an easy to transport kit.



12. Patagonia Stealth Hip Pack 11L

Keep your fishing gear organized right at the hip with this lightweight and water-resistant pack. The design is made to conform to your body, so you have comfort with every cast.



13. Tracksmith NDO Merino Hoodie

Coming from their “No Days Off” collection, Tracksmith created this cozy and plush Merino wool pullover to provide post-run warmth and recovery. The wool blend insulates, absorbs sweat and repels odor, making it ideal to wear before an early morning session or to fend off chill when you’re done.



14. Mystery Ranch Bridger 55

This weight-conscious yet feature-rich bag is a great choice for new or more experienced backpackers. The frame has been designed to be more breathable, and the pack features many thoughtful details that make organization and accessing gear more streamlined.



15. BUFF Coolnet UV Insect Shield

Protection from the sun and bugs is a must in the mountains. This BUFF has built in sun protection and insect repellent properties, so it’s perfect for hot hikes, days on the river and mosquito-infested campgrounds.



16. Swiftwick Flite XT Trail Sock

Trail running and hiking feels best when your footwear is dialed. This sock comes in five-inch and two-inch cuff heights, featuring a natural Merino wool upper that wicks moisture and regulates temperature, along with grip fibers and ankle support to maximize stability.



17. LifeStraw Peak Series Collapsible Squeeze Bottle with Filter

Stay hydrated in the backcountry by filling up in alpine water sources. This new line of bottles from LifeStraw protect against bacteria, parasites and microplastics. Each bottle is durable and compact, so you can just carry what you need and keep the water flowing all day. Available in 650 mL and 1L.



18. La Sportiva Karacal Mountain Running Shoe

Clock some big miles in the mountains this summer and fall with the help of this shoe’s robust cushion. The arch gives hug-like support, which allows for ultimate performance and longevity while navigating technical terrain.



19. Küat Piston Pro X

This tray-style bicycle rack mounts to your vehicles receiver hitch. Among other notable features, the rack uses two arms to clamp down on the tires instead of the frame, protecting your bike’s paint job. For those with heavier e-bikes, the Piston Pro is compatible with a ramp that allows you to roll your bike onto the rack — no lifting required.



20. Backpacker's Pantry

New flavor inspirations are hitting shelves this season from this Boulder-based backpacking meals company. Quality ingredients make up the range of options they are creating, and this season we’re loving Green Curry and Blueberry Peach Crisp.