Latest Gear For The Outdoors
Fishing kayak rigged to the max — The Jackson Kayak Big Rig Pro is the battleship of kayak fishing boats and comes with a $3700 price tag to match. It arrives stock with a battery pack and charger, fish-finder and a shallow water anchor. Even if you’re not catching, fishing should be fun in this tricked out boat.
Ecco an early adopter of Gore-Tex Surround — Danish shoe maker Eccouses the new Gore-Tex Surround technology in its O2 shoe ($190). The holes in the sole allow sweaty air to get out. It’s waterproof and breathable from below. The vents on the side of the shoe also give it a unique aesthetic that could be mistaken for a fully draining water shoe.
Black Diamond mixes down and synthetics — Down and synthetics perform differently on different parts of the body. Meet the strategically zoned Black Diamond Hot Forge Hybrid Hoody ($249) with Primaloft Gold Down Blendinsulation for some areas (your core) and PrimaLoft Gold Synthetic Insulation for others (under the arms and back). This jacket attempts to maximize warmth to weight ratio at 410 grams, while not clamming up where you sweat or get rained on.
Cotapaxi charitable jacket — Cotopaxi sells direct to consumer and donates about 10% of every purchase to a charity specific to the product. The Pacaya jacket is made of a Nylon Ripstop fabric with a layer of DWR. It has a Polartec Fleece shell, making it warm, water resistant and pretty enough to look at — and it does a little good for the world. Available online only at the end of September.