Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More | 2022-05-19




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adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

The Terrex Agravic Flow 2 ($140) is the product of “critical design input” from adidas trailrunning athlete Abby Hall. According to Hall, the new shoe combines the light and comfortable fit of a road running shoe with stability and durable materials. Aesthetically, the Agravic Flow 2 looks like standard modern athleisure, but upon closer inspection, the tread pattern is aggressive and trail-ready.

KidRunner ‘Hands-Free’ Stroller Trailer
KidRunner 'Hands-Free' Stroller Trailer

In 2019, Lyndy Davis ran a world-record 1:21:38 half-marathon while pulling her baby in a cart. The cart, made by KidRoller, is now available for all parent-runners to purchase. The KidRunner ($749) attaches to the user via a waist harness, leaving the hands free for balance and power. Gone are the days of jogging while pushing a stroller. The KidRunner is recommended for children between 6 months and 5 years.

Manmade Boxer Brief
Manmade Boxer Brief

If you’re still wearing cotton pouchless underwear in 2022, it’s time to modernize your skivvies. Founded in 2021, Manmade’s flagship product is the Boxer Brief ($19) — a simple yet high-tech brief made from beech trees. The brand claims that the tree-derived material is three times softer than cotton, and significantly more breathable. Another noteworthy feature is the aptly named Mansack — an ergonomic pouch designed for extra support.

Gerber Stake Out Camp Tool
Gerber Stake Out Camp Tool

Packing up at the end of a camping trip is always a bummer — the last thing you need is a stubborn tent stake that won’t pull out. Gerber’s new Stake Out Camp Tool ($50) ensures that you won’t get kicked while you’re down. A “stake puller” feature is designed to save your fingertips and speed up the teardown process. The Stake Out also includes a 2.2-inch plain-edge blade, tweezers, a ferro rod striker, and much more.

AWSM Sauce
AWSM Sauce

AWSM (pronounced “Awesome”) Sauce is the brainchild of two dads with a mutual love of sauce and a mutual disdain for single-use plastic. Car campers and thru-hikers like a good sauce as much as the next person, but carrying a plastic bottle of ketchup isn’t always convenient. AWSM Sauce comes in three flavors of powder: fire sauce, honey BBQ, and classic ketchup. One packet combines with 1/3 cup of water to yield just under 2 ounces of sauce. The “World Saver Kit” ($34) comes with all three flavors and three mixing jars.

Rig’d Supply RambleRack-1
Rig'd Supply RambleRack-1

Sick of rattly insecure bike racks? Rig’d Supply set out to build a wiggle-free rack that can handle off-road driving. The result is the RambleRack-1 ($899), a single-bike mounting system that can be plugged straight into your hitch. The brand claims that the rack “significantly reduces unwanted flex” while driving over washboard roads and potholes. For the ultimate backroad bike-storage setup, pair the RambleRack with Rig’d Supply’s UltraSwing swinging accessory hitch rack. The RambleRack-1 is available to preorder now.

Goldwin Pertex ShieldAir Pullover
Goldwin Pertex ShieldAir Pullover

Though Goldwin is relatively unknown in the US market, the brand is colossal in Japan. This spring, the brand launches the Pertex ShieldAir Pullover Jacket ($450), a lightweight and water-resistant outer layer offering sleek styling and protection from the elements. Goldwin claims that the jacket’s “nanoscale fibers and pores vent humidity and sweat without letting in moisture from the outside.” The off-center front zipper and anorak styling are unique features.

Sierra Madre Puffle Zero° Camp Blanket
Sierra Madre Puffle Zero° Camp Blanket

Camp blankets are all the rage this season, but most of them simply don’t offer as much warmth as a good ol’ fashioned sleeping bag. The future is now: Sierra Madre Research’s new Puffle Zero° is a packable blanket rated to zero degrees. This product will certainly appeal to folks who can’t stand the constrictive nature of sleeping bags. Pledge $299 on Kickstarter now to preorder the Zero° Down Puffle and receive a free camp pillow. Synthetic-filled vegan Puffles can also be reserved. Estimated delivery is December 2022.

Repurpose Bamboo Toilet Paper
Repurpose Bamboo Toilet Paper

Humans use a ton of toilet paper — the Pentagon goes through over 600 rolls per day. Eco-solutions company Repurpose thinks bamboo — which is a grass, not a tree — could be the solution to our TP troubles. Repurpose Claims that its bamboo bath tissue is far more sustainable than toilet paper sourced from virgin trees. The product is “septic safe” and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A pack of 12 rolls costs $29.

Helinox Blue Bandana Incline Festival Chair
Helinox Blue Bandana Incline Festival Chair

Helinox is known as a leading innovator of lightweight camp furniture. Now the brand partners with artist and brand advisor Tae-Hun Kim to release a new collection with added pizzazz. The Blue Bandana Collection is a throwback to the bananas that Kim used to wear while hiking as a kid. Plenty of Helinox staples are included in the collection, and each comes with the new bandana-inspired print. We particularly like the look of the Incline Festival Chair ($130).











  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

    The Terrex Agravic Flow 2 ($140) is the product of “critical design input” from adidas trailrunning athlete Abby Hall. According to Hall, the new shoe combines the light and comfortable fit of a road running shoe with stability and durable materials. Aesthetically, the Agravic Flow 2 looks like standard modern athleisure, but upon closer inspection, the tread pattern is aggressive and trail-ready.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    KidRunner ‘Hands-Free’ Stroller Trailer

    In 2019, Lyndy Davis ran a world-record 1:21:38 half-marathon while pulling her baby in a cart. The cart, made by KidRoller, is now available for all parent-runners to purchase. The KidRunner ($749) attaches to the user via a waist harness, leaving the hands free for balance and power. Gone are the days of jogging while pushing a stroller. The KidRunner is recommended for children between 6 months and 5 years.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Manmade Boxer Brief

    If you’re still wearing cotton pouchless underwear in 2022, it’s time to modernize your skivvies. Founded in 2021, Manmade’s flagship product is the Boxer Brief ($19) — a simple yet high-tech brief made from beech trees. The brand claims that the tree-derived material is three times softer than cotton, and significantly more breathable. Another noteworthy feature is the aptly named Mansack — an ergonomic pouch designed for extra support.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Gerber Stake Out Camp Tool

    Packing up at the end of a camping trip is always a bummer — the last thing you need is a stubborn tent stake that won’t pull out. Gerber’s new Stake Out Camp Tool ($50) ensures that you won’t get kicked while you’re down. A “stake puller” feature is designed to save your fingertips and speed up the teardown process. The Stake Out also includes a 2.2-inch plain-edge blade, tweezers, a ferro rod striker, and much more.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    AWSM Sauce

    AWSM (pronounced “Awesome”) Sauce is the brainchild of two dads with a mutual love of sauce and a mutual disdain for single-use plastic. Car campers and thru-hikers like a good sauce as much as the next person, but carrying a plastic bottle of ketchup isn’t always convenient. AWSM Sauce comes in three flavors of powder: fire sauce, honey BBQ, and classic ketchup. One packet combines with 1/3 cup of water to yield just under 2 ounces of sauce. The “World Saver Kit” ($34) comes with all three flavors and three mixing jars.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Rig’d Supply RambleRack-1

    Sick of rattly insecure bike racks? Rig’d Supply set out to build a wiggle-free rack that can handle off-road driving. The result is the RambleRack-1 ($899), a single-bike mounting system that can be plugged straight into your hitch. The brand claims that the rack “significantly reduces unwanted flex” while driving over washboard roads and potholes. For the ultimate backroad bike-storage setup, pair the RambleRack with Rig’d Supply’s UltraSwing swinging accessory hitch rack. The RambleRack-1 is available to preorder now.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Goldwin Pertex ShieldAir Pullover

    Though Goldwin is relatively unknown in the US market, the brand is colossal in Japan. This spring, the brand launches the Pertex ShieldAir Pullover Jacket ($450), a lightweight and water-resistant outer layer offering sleek styling and protection from the elements. Goldwin claims that the jacket’s “nanoscale fibers and pores vent humidity and sweat without letting in moisture from the outside.” The off-center front zipper and anorak styling are unique features.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Sierra Madre Puffle Zero° Camp Blanket

    Camp blankets are all the rage this season, but most of them simply don’t offer as much warmth as a good ol’ fashioned sleeping bag. The future is now: Sierra Madre Research’s new Puffle Zero° is a packable blanket rated to zero degrees. This product will certainly appeal to folks who can’t stand the constrictive nature of sleeping bags. Pledge $299 on Kickstarter now to preorder the Zero° Down Puffle and receive a free camp pillow. Synthetic-filled vegan Puffles can also be reserved. Estimated delivery is December 2022.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Repurpose Bamboo Toilet Paper

    Humans use a ton of toilet paper — the Pentagon goes through over 600 rolls per day. Eco-solutions company Repurpose thinks bamboo — which is a grass, not a tree — could be the solution to our TP troubles. Repurpose Claims that its bamboo bath tissue is far more sustainable than toilet paper sourced from virgin trees. The product is “septic safe” and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. A pack of 12 rolls costs $29.


  • Emerging Gear: Hands-Free Running Stroller, Ketchup Powder, Zero-Degree Blanket & More

    Helinox Blue Bandana Incline Festival Chair

    Helinox is known as a leading innovator of lightweight camp furniture. Now the brand partners with artist and brand advisor Tae-Hun Kim to release a new collection with added pizzazz. The Blue Bandana Collection is a throwback to the bananas that Kim used to wear while hiking as a kid. Plenty of Helinox staples are included in the collection, and each comes with the new bandana-inspired print. We particularly like the look of the Incline Festival Chair ($130).

Austin Beck-Doss

By Austin Beck-Doss

Austin Beck-Doss regularly relocates according to whichever climbing area is in season. In addition to covering gear and the outdoor industry for GearJunkie, he enjoys writing about music, culture, and personal observations from time spent in the natural world.

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