From global brands to start-ups you’ve probably never heard of, here’s a top 10 list of the outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories – both new and coming-soon releases – the team at Outdoors Magic have been checking out this month.
1. Jack Wolfskin Wolftrail 28 RECCO, £120
Coming in summer 2022, this backpack – which is made entirely from recycled materials and features an integrated RECCO tracking chip for rescue situations – has just bagged a German Sustainability Award for Design.
MORE INFO: JACK-WOLFSKIN.CO.UK
2. Scarpa Spin Infinity, £130
With a focus on stability and cushioning for a “comfortable ride”, Scarpa’s new Spin Infinity is designed for big-mileage trail running.
3. Zag Drinks, £17.49 For 12-pack
With slick adventure-themed marketing – all campervans, wild swimming and mountains – this drink is a low-sugar, light, alcohol-free drink billed as ideal for your outdoorsy socialising.
4. Bahé Earth Running Shoe, £TBC
Is this the new big trend, or pseudo-scientific hogwash? This “grounded” running shoe apparently “conducts electrons from the surface of the earth…creating seamless flow between earth, body and mind to improve performance and recovery”. Eh?
MORE INFO: BAHE.CO
5. Timberland Earthkeepers By Raeburn Retro Hiker, £75
Timberland’s retro hiker gets a stylish revamp and improved eco credentials, including 50% recycled plastic in the ReBOTL fabric lining.
6. Megmeister Drynamo Eco-Merino Winter Baselayer, £100
Created as a collaboration between Megmeister and Adidas Terrex, this base-layer “fits like a second skin”, regulates moisture effectively and has impressive eco credentials.
7. La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid, £144
Engineered for fast hiking and mountain excursions, the Ultra Raptor II Mid Leather GTX is billed as “durable, protective and versatile”.
8. Marathon Man by Alan Corcoran, £10.45
Inspired into action by the shock of his father’s stroke, Alan Corcoran ran 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days around Ireland – this is the story of his epic adventure. It looks like a great read, with some impressive reviews.
9. Hanwag Blueridge, £170
Lighter, softer and more flexible than Hanwag’s usual sturdy approach, the Blueridge marks the German brand’s first foray into the world of more modern-styled hiking boots. Due out in March 2022.
MORE INFO: HANWAG.COM
10. Osprey Sportlite 20, £70
Due for release in Spring 2022, the brand-new Sportlite 20 is a minimalist, unisex pack featuring an AirScape backpanel for enhanced ventilation and stretch mesh side pockets for hydration. Also available in 15L, 25L and 30L versions.
MORE INFO: OSPREYEUROPE.COM