Gear Geek: 2017 Highlights

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Gear Geek: 2017 Highlights

Last week I coalesced the chaos of the Summer Outdoor Retailer into a handful of trends that we’ll see play out over the coming months in the outdoor-, adventure-, and travel-gear space (Performance Trucker Hats!!). And now let us zone in with laser-like focus to profile a handful of specific products that any intrepid traveler should have on their wish list come spring 2017. The latest in underwear, smart lanterns and bags. Lots and lots of awesome bags!

1. Mountain Hardwear Outdry Duffel, $180; 2. Saxx Kinetic Running Shorts, $75; 3. Gregory 3D Hydro Bladder, Prices Vary; 4. Biolite Base Lantern, Starting at $100; 5. Kletterwerks Drei Zip, $199; 6. Ex-Officio Sol Cool Underwear, From $32; 7. Peak Designs Everyday Carry Bags, From $115.

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).