Gear We Love: Issue 103

Goodies for your active lifestyle

Gear We Love 103

 

 

1. Light and Motion Rando Cycling Light

If you’re a touring or adventure riding enthusiast, this is THE light for you. The Rando 500 features a host of safety innovations with the added perk of  trickle-charge capability while being used.

You get 500 lumen output in a waterproof design that provides all-weather reliability. Charge on the go with the Rando micro USB cable. Pulse mode aids in motorist’s depth perception of an approaching cyclist, and amber side lighting increases visibility at intersections.

A quick release handlebar mount and high/medium one touch toggle mode add to the light’s convenience. Handlebar mount and charging cable are included.

You’ll never be left in the dark again!

MSRP: $80.00

lightandmotion.com

2. Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On Cycling Shoe

We were pleasantly surprised at just how versatile this shoe really is. You can literally go from office to trailhead in comfort, support and style. Where many slip-ons feel like, well, slip-ons, these aren’t going anywhere, no matter what you’re up to.

Although marketed as a cycling shoe, the Sleuth is sticky enough to wear bouldering and playing on crags. But they aren’t so sticky that they are uncomfortable around the house!

The Sleuth Slip-On features a woven upper that offers a snug, sock-like fit. Plus, the non-marking Marathon™ rubber outsole with Micro-Dotty™ tread offers a tuned grip for freedom of movement and increased durability. You just can’t go wrong with this shoe.

MSRP: $80.00

adidasoutdoor.com

3. LOWA Innox Evo GTX Lo Ws Trail Shoe

The next step in lightweight trail shoe design, this athletically inspired style is a great all-around fitness shoe.

Set on LOWA’s proprietary DynaPU® PU midsole for lightweight cushioning, durability and comfort, it is durably waterproof and breathable. It’s made on a women’s-specific last and weighs just 1.27 pounds. The upper is made of microfiber and synthetic materials and the shoe features a GORE-TEX® lining.

Comes in a variety of colors.

MSRP: $175.00

lowaboots.com

4. Advanced Elements AirFusion EVO

The AirFusion EVO’s revolutionary design brings hard-shell speed and directional control to a packable inflatable kayak. This kayak is perfect for paddlers who want to cover distance toward a horizon with friends paddling a variety of different craft, and also want something they can pack up and take to faraway places or store in limited space. You can take it on multi-sport journeys, on most types of water. Enjoy it on camping trips to the coast, remote lakes, and quick fitness paddles on the home water.

At 13 feet long and weighing in at only 32 pounds, The AirFusion EVO packages incredible performance with a combination of high-pressure drop-stitch air chambers, an aluminum keel and a durable polyurethane outer skin. It’s fully skirtable for rough water. Payload is 235 pounds for paddler and gear.

We were excited to learn that the traditional Advanced Elements carrying case has been updated and now comes with two adjustable shoulder straps, allowing one to use it as a backpack. There are also two top carrying handles. Bag size is a generous 36 x 16 x 11 inches and seems roomy enough to house a pump and paddle.

MSRP: $1,099.00

advancedelements.com

5. Big Agnes Pumphouse Ultra

This multi-use sleeping pad inflation pump packs small and weighs next to nothing. Plus, you can use it as a roomy stuff sack, dry sack, pillow (when you pack some soft, cozy items in it), and even a backcountry shower!

The Pumphouse Ultra drastically reduces sleeping pad inflation time by gathering a large amount of air at one time and easily pushing it through the sleeping pad in-valve. Constructed with durable, aviation grade ultralight fabric, the pump weighs just 2.9 ounces and measures 19.5 x 13.5 x 8 inches. It’s designed to fit best with Big Agnes’ Ultra, AXL Air, and Q-Core pads.

MSRP: $34.95

bigagnes.com

6. Dynaplug Micro Pro Tubeless Bicycle Tire Repair Kit

Tire punctures will no longer steal the joy from your cycling adventures when you bring along the Dynaplug Micro Pro.

Founded in 1991, Dynaplug was designed as an easy-to-use solution for DIY tubeless tire repair, making fast, permanent repairs on tubeless punctures for a wide range of vehicle tires. Discovering a demand for tubeless bicycle tires, the company has crafted a plug specifically for that scale, resulting in an ergonomic, compact repair tool that is durable and efficient.

Dynaplug doesn’t require any reaming, chemicals, adhesive or waiting time.
To make a repair, you simply thread the insertion tube into the end cap, then remove the puncture object, align the repair plug, push in the repair plug, and pull out. La voila!

This Dynaplug kit is machined from solid billet 6061 aluminum and holds as many as four insertion tubes with plugs, air stopper and micro knife. Fully loaded it weighs only 1.5 ounces.

MSRP: $54.99

dynaplug.com

7. Wenzel Shenanigan 5-Person Tent

Made for weekend warriors and trend setters alike! The Shenanigan 5 is here to spruce up the camp vibes with two cool new patterns without compromising functionality. Easy one pole setup with fast feet make for a quick set up so you never miss a beat.

The canopy is constructed from polyester, while the floor is made of welded polyethylene. Features include an inverted “T” style door with roll back flaps, three zippered windows with inside flaps, and two convenience pockets. Guy out rear vents and three peak vents provide hi-low air circulation.

This roomy tent boasts a floor size of
11.5 x 10 feet (floor area: 86 square feet) with a peak height of 90 inches. It  packs down to 27.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches and weighs 10 pounds 12 ounces.

The Shenanigan also comes in an 8-person version for $159.95 (floor size: 14-foot x 12-foot, 2-inches; floor area: 127 square feet.)

MSRP: $119.95

wenzelco.com

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