A look at some of the most interesting outdoors items coming to market for 2017
Rack juggernaut Yakima is jumping into the booming world of car-top tents with the SkyRise Shelter line. At 75 and 90 pounds, it’s lighter than many options on the road.
Redesigned Classic Tent
Sierra Designs reworked its top selling Clip Flashlight tent for 2017, building up a 42-inch peak height and 30 square feet of interior space with a packed weight of just 3 pounds, 14 ounces.
Osprey’s flagship hiking pack gets the antigravity treatment in 2017. The Aether AG 70 combines Osprey’s Anti-Gravity 3D-suspended mesh back-panel with an IsoForm5 harness and CM hipbelt for a customisable fit capable of hauling heavy loads long miles. The removable top-lid converts to a daypack.
When heavy hitter Patagonia calls a jacket “the best hybrid jacket we’ve built”, everyone takes a note. The Nano Air Light Hybrid is built for continuous wear during highexertion activities. It’s similar to the Nano Air Jacket, but lighter, with additional hybridised panels for extra breathability.
The Packsafe Vibe 20L antitheft backpack protects against bag-slashers and grabbers. It has cut-resistant straps and a security clip that allows it to be attached easily to fixtures, among many security features.
Suunto calls the Spartan Ultra its “sleekest watch body yet”. But it still packs a punch, boasting 80 sport-specific pre-settings and a 26-hour battery life with GPS enabled.