Goodies for Your Active Lifestyle
Zenbivy Dry Sack
Dry sacks are a must-have for any and all adventures. But don’t risk your essentials with just any old bag; Zenbivy’s dry sacks offer exceptional protection at remarkably minimal weight.
Whereas most dry bags are sewn and taped (and therefore vulnerable to leakage), the Zenbivy dry sack is fully welded which keeps it watertight throughout its life. It’s constructed from featherweight, waterproof 30D rip stop nylon; the base is a burlier 75D nylon for that added strength where it’s needed.
The bag’s roll-top closure boasts a welded, rubberized stiffening strip that delivers a secure seal upon closure. Additionally, the Zenbivy dry sack features the company’s unique Duck AirDump Valve with reliable water seal; this clever component allows for ultra swift air removal and compression.
So, compress and store your sleeping bag/quilt, pillow and clothes with confidence that they’ll be kept dry in even the nastiest conditions. These dry sacks also make excellent storage for food and other necessities you carry on your adventures.
Zenbivy Dry Sacks come in 7L, 10L, and 15L sizes in assorted colors.
MSRP: $25 • zenbivy.com
Mishmi Takin Jampui
A lightweight, waterproof, breathable, comfortable, sturdy grippy hiking shoe? Sounds too good to be true, but Mishmi Takin’s Jampui covers all the bases and more.
Indeed, the Jampui is light and nimble like a trail runner, yet supportive and protective as a hiking boot. It offers superior traction on the slippery stuff while allowing for the dexterity needed for those techy bits.
This shoe’s ultra-breathable eVent membrane vents sweat which keeps your foot cool and dry. Vibram Megagrip rubber gives the shoe its excellent traction, while the Vibram Tubava outsole provides broad, self-cleaning lugs for maximum stability.
It features a mid-cut upper for ankle support, and a well-cushioned footbed for comfort.
We found the Jampui to be very comfortable right out of the box, and it’s stylish to boot (pun entirely intended).
Comes in men’s and women’s sizes in a variety of colors.
MSRP: $149.93 • mishmitakin.com
Giro really upped the tech ante this year. The all-new Giro Envi MIPS women’s snow sports helmet is not only astonishingly lightweight, it features a new and improved level of protection as well — the acclaimed MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) Spherical technology.
Giro explains that MIPS Spherical “increases the rotational ability of the inner shell of the helmet should you take a rotational impact rather than transfer that energy back to your brain.” Keeping impact energy out of your brain? Sounds like a no-brainer to us!
Naturally, with that extra protection comes a boost of confidence. And because the Envi is so incredibly light and well-ventilated, it also delivers the comfort you need on those earn-your-turns adventures.
Polartec Power Grid padding boasts bi-component knit construction that moves moisture away from your skin while allowing for fast drying action. This unique fabric also includes a Silver Salt (Salt Chloride) to keep odor at bay.
Additionally, quick-drying Plush Max fleece adds extra warmth where you need it, while the In Form 2 Fit System allows for a perfect fit. You can even regulate the airflow via Giro’s Thermostat Control Adjustable Venting to help prevent overheating on your hike or skin. The Envi is the WSD (women’s specific design) version of Giro’s Grid helmet. It comes in a variety of colors;
sizes small and medium.
MSRP: $280.00 • giro.com
HydraPak Seeker 4L Ultra-Light Water Storage
We’re super excited about the latest addition to HydraPak’s Seeker series — the Seeker 4L.
This higher capacity water reservoir is ideal for long hikes; add the optional Seeker Hydration Kit to convert it into a hands-free hydration system that can be stored inside your pack like a hydration reservoir, or strapped outside like a bottle. Filtration compatible, most 42mm threaded filters screw right on to the top.
The Seeker 4L’s versatility doesn’t stop with its drinking water features — you can use it as a camp shower with the optional Seeker Plug-N-Play™ Cap Kit. And since it’s freezable, it even comes in handy at home as an ice pack!
Despite its higher capacity storage, the Seeker 4L is remarkably lightweight. It’s also surprisingly compact: just flatten and roll once empty, and stow it into the bail handle. The bail handle is flexible and is designed for easy fill in a stream or lake, and easy pour and carry as well.
The Seeker 4L is made of abrasion-resistant TPU and RF welded seams for exceptional durability and elasticity. It’s 100% BPA- and PVC-free.
MSRP: $30.00 • hydrapak.com
Zpacks Arc Scout 50L
Zpacks is renowned in the ultralight backpacking community for their impossibly light, fabulously streamlined, and impeccably constructed adventure gear. We’ve been testing the Zpacks Arc Scout 50L backpack all summer, and to say we’re impressed is an understatement.
The Arc Scout 50L is designed specifically for folks with shorter torsos. Its patented ‘Arc Frame’ system does an excellent job at transferring the pack’s weight to your hips instead of your shoulders … we were amazed at how comfortable this pack felt even at the end of 20+ mile days.
This ingenious system also allows for air flow between the pack and your back, which keeps you cool and comfortable.
You can customize this water-resistant pack with a variety of optional modular add-ons. Additionally, adjustable shoulder straps and an interchangeable belt offer the perfect fit.
The Arc Scout 50L may be super lightweight, but it’s extremely durable and can easily carry up to 35 pounds. It boasts plenty of space for several days on the trail, yet can be compressed down for those shorter getaways.
Available in a wide range of belt sizes. Colors include Azure Blue, Army Green, Black, and Gray. 19.3 oz (546 g).
MSRP: $325.00 • zpacks.com
ADIDAS Terrex AGRAVIC BOA
This trail running shoe was made for fast runs on rough terrain. Lightweight and flexible yet durable and stable, the Agravic Boa® is ideal for those techy trails.
Between this shoe’s sock-like design that hugs your foot and the Boa® Fit System which allows you to dial in the perfect fit, you’ve got quite the personalized footwear.
Moreover, the Agravic’s highly responsive Boost midsole is built for maximum energy return with every stride. This is especially helpful on those steep, rugged trails.
The Agravic is also water resistant and very breathable. It comes in both men’s and women’s sizes in a wide range of colorways.
MSRP: $150.00 • adidas.com