We receive a lot of press releases here at Outdoors Magic, showcasing brands’ latest items and upcoming seasonal lines. Amidst all the marketing junk, there’s always a few gems and quirky new releases. The kind of stuff that you’d buy your outdoorsy friend for their birthday. Here’s some of the fun new bits and bobs that piqued our interest this March.
1,001 Walking Tips by Paul Besley
More Info: v-publishing.co.uk
Released on March 3, this book does exactly what it says on the tin – provides 1,001 navigation, fitness, gear and safety tips for hillwalkers, trekkers and urban adventurers.
Dometic Cool-Ice WCI 33
More Info: dometic.com
Featuring a new range of seasonal colourways (such as this bright ‘mango’ option), this lightweight and efficient Dometic ice box is made from thick refrigeration-grade foam insulation and has a unique labyrinth seal design. It will keep ice frozen for several days, so, good luck trying to test how long it can keep a beer bottle cold without giving into temptation and drinking it.
Gossamer Gear Crotch Pot
More Info: Gossamergear.com
Described as ‘the ultimate fuel-less ultralight backpacking stove’, this pouch allows you to heat up cold-soaked camping meals with the warmth of your crotch (yes, you heard correctly!). Sounds a bit, well, utterly gross – but some people will go to extreme lengths to shave off a few extra grams.
Modibodi 7/8 Recycled Active Leggings (Period-Proof Legwear)
More Info: modibodi.co.uk
Billed as the UK’s number one leak-proof period apparel brand, Modibodi has re-launched its fast-selling Recycled 7/8 Active Leggings with an updated design. The leggings feature an “innovative floating absorbent gusset” which is invisible from the outside and has special moisture-wicking material to keep you “cool and dry with a butterfly soft feel”.
More Info: finisterre.com
Finisterre are rightly proud of this jacket’s end-of-life solution. The material harmlessly biodegrades in both land and sea environments at an advanced biodegradation rate compared to conventional polyester, and can also be repaired, re-purposed or recycled through Finisterre’s Lived & Loved programme – helping to advance the “circular economy” of outdoor clothing.
Saucony Peregrine 12
More Info: saucony.com