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Best New Gear | January 2022

Best New Gear | January 2022

by , February 4, 2022

Stay warm and stylish while on the move with a lightweight but warm shirt jacket, pair it with some hybrid sneakers or boots, and load up those pockets with an indestructible wallet and new knife! Time to level up your EDC for the adventures afoot as we delve into January’s best new gear…


GiantMouse ACE Biblio Brass

GiantMouse ACE Biblio Brass

Having previously dropped their best-selling knife, the Biblio, in G10 and micarta, GiantMouse is ready to give it the brass treatment. Designed to be an all-around EDC, the Biblio is named after the since-closed Brooklyn bar where the founders shared a pint and first discussed the idea of GiantMouse. This new version features solid brass scales and a M390 stainless steel satin-finished blade. The blade measures 2.875” (73 mm) and weighs in at 4.9 oz (139g).

GiantMouse ACE Sonoma Blackout V2 and Caplifter/Prybar

GiantMouse ACE Sonoma Blackout V2 and Caplifter/Prybar

Updating the Sonoma wasn’t a task GiantMouse took lightly and this Blackout V2 version shows the nuance and refinement we’ve come to adore from them. Slim, stylish, and sharp, the V2 Sonoma is a beautiful folder. One that is complete with liner lock, black G10 scales, a handsome brass back spacer, and a 3.4” Elmax steel blade that is finished with black PVD. This lightweight 3oz knife is pocket-ready and capable of heavy-duty tasks for your next trip on the trails.

The Caplifter/Prybar is a worthwhile addition to any EDC. Easily thrown on your keyrings, this titanium accessory allows your keys to hang loose and keeps you ready for any impromptu refreshments! Available in Bronze or Titanium.

Pacsafe x Carryology Mask (Buy One, Get One Free!)

Pacsafe X Carryology Silver Ion Face Mask

With variants galore bouncing around the globe, it appears masks will be part of our daily lives for a while. That’s exactly why we created the Silver Ninja in collaboration with our friends at Pacsafe. Until Feb 5th, they’re running a BOGOF promotion – that includes the last few of our masks. Grab yours while you still can! 

UPDATE: Large sizes are now sold out but Medium’s are still available.

Matador Droplet Stuff Sack

Matador Droplet Water-Resistant Stuff Sack

Matador are the kings and queens of all things packable. In our opinion, they are underrated in the carry realm! Today, they’ve launched another useful addition to your EDC – a water-resistant stuff sack. Made from 20d Nylon Ripstop (with a PU coating), this keychain carry stuff sack is perfect for impromptu adventures, unexpected grocery stops, and surprise rain showers. At 2.5L it is big enough to help you in a pinch, but not too cumbersome to weigh you down. The drawstring closure, silicon carry case, and sealed seams make this accessory a bargain at $16.99!

Pelican G5 Field Wallet

Best New Gear | January 2022

If you’re looking to protect your essentials, and your identity, look no further than the G5 from Pelican. Waterproof, crushproof and hackerproof, this is a rugged outdoor wallet for your EDC. The solid aluminum shell, gasketed O-ring seal and snap-latch guarantees a watertight seal to keep your cards safe from getting crushed, soaked or electronically skimmed. An external rubber loop allows you to attach further essentials.


Deckers x Lab AFTR-GLO Collection

Deckers x Lab AFTR-GLO Collection

Deckers continues their experimental releases through their innovation arm, named Deckers x Lab, with their latest collection. AFTR-GLO. With a focus on ultimate comfort and warmth, the four pieces in the kit are unified by premium sable black suede, NeverWet PFC-free water repellency coating, and upcycled black and white Xponent midsoles for all-day smooth strides. The collection features winter slippers, sneakers, and boots (with men’s and women’s silhouettes).



Sneaker styling with cold-weather boot functionality? If that sounds like your ideal footwear, step right up and discover the LOWA Bosco GTX. The shoe combines a full-grain leather and loden fabric upper with a comfy GORE-TEX Panda® lining and a lugged TPU outsole for grip. And with an integrated zipper this shoe is easy to slip on and off too, so you can get out there and explore without delay. 

KUIU Fairbanks Jacket

KUIU Fairbanks Jacket

Even though there have been some record-breaking cold temperatures over this month, not every day calls for giant parkas! Hunting powerhouse KUIU have been expanding their everyday options over the past year. The Fairbanks jacket is an excellent example of the performance and engineering they’re famed for, but packaged in a sleek exterior. The Fairbanks is a perfect midweight layer for daily wear – whether out in the wild or meandering through town. A thoughtful selection of pockets, both zippered and snaps, give you the room to bring an array of EDC with you. Insulated with 3M Thinsulate® water-resistant insulation (80g in the body and 60g in the sleeves) this midlayer is DWR treated and ready for the adventures your day might bring! 

HOKA Kawana

Best new gear: HOKA Kawana

HOKA One One have been steadily climbing the footwear mountain over the last few years and now they are fast approaching the summit. Their newest shoe, the Kawana, is inspired by the famous Gold Coast beach of the same name. Smooth performance and lightweight comfort make this the hybrid sneaker you’ve been looking for. Coming from the folks whose mantra is ”Time to Fly” – the Kowana lives up to that billing with a stylish twist.


Ten Thousand Tactical Pant

Best new gear: Ten Thousand Tactical Pant

The New York-based activewear label, Ten Thousand, has partnered with former U.S. Special Ops members to develop a new outdoor performance pant. The Tactical Pant features: custom milled stretch canvas with a DWR coating, built-in adjustment tabs on the waist, lay flat waistband to prevent pack-chafe while hiking, hidden back zip-pocket, and an anti-odor treatment to keep things stink-free even without washing. The pants are available exclusive through Ten Thousand and are offered in four colorways: black, iron, OD green, and harvest.

Ibex Woolies™ 2 Collection

Best new gear: Ibex Woolies™ 2 Collection

Cold temperatures holding you back from a world of winter adventures? The Ibex Woolies™ 2 Collection aims to change that. Featuring three silhouettes (Crew, Zip, and Bottoms) for women and men, these 100% merino base layers are a great way to add warmth to your winter getup without restrictive bulk. And with merino wool’s awesome anti-odor, temperature-regulating properties, you’ll be comfortably cozy whether you’re hitting the slopes, tackling hiking trails, or simply enjoying a lazy evening after a busy day of adventure.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Essential Umbrella

Best new gear: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Essential Umbrella

When you’re out on the trails, protection from rain is important. But sometimes shade from the heat is just as important too. So Hyperlite Mountain Gear created the Essential Umbrella as a trail-ready companion for whatever the weather has in store. The dual canopy construction reduces the risk of blowing inside out in strong winds and weighs just 6.88 oz. (195g). It also offers 50+ UPF protection and a comfortable handle for ease of use, wherever your next outdoor adventure leads.


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