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Uncategorized / August 21, 2016

This week’s gear: Aug. 22-26

Written by: Jon Gaffney

We test and research a lot of gear at Shoulders of Giants—there’s just not enough room to give it all the in-depth coverage it deserves. It’s not like us to Bogart know-how, though. So every week, we round up a few items you absolutely need to know about.


Zero Gravity Rack


The minute we saw the Kickstarter video for these we were sold. These pneumatic racks safely and easily store your bikes, surf boards, SUP boards, skis, or snow boards up off the ground and above head height.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got more than a few things that could stand to be easily stored up and out of the way so you could regain some walking room.

The racks are now fully funded, and available for preorder for just $119.


Tepui White Lightning Roof Rack Tent


We can’t all have a recreational vehicle. Thus, the family or commuter vehicle often doubles as the weekend adventure-mobile.

If your weekends include a lot of camping, a pop­up hard shell tent is the luxurious way to go. They’re pricey for sure, but 30 second setup time, 8” low profile, and the ability to mount bike or kayak racks to the top are major selling points.

The tents sell online for $3,250.


Danner Mountain 600


Danner makes a damn good boot. We’ve relied on ours many times in the field. But their classic construction be a tad heavy, and breaking them in isn’t always easy.

The new Mountain 600’s seem to address those problems. They’re fitted with a new custom SPE mid sole from Vibram that’s light, flexible, and durable. That’s mated to a Vibram FUGA sole with Megagrip rubber, which is sure to keep you sure-footed. The body of the boot is made from durable suede, and is protected by the company’s proprietary Danner Dry waterproofing.

The boots are available in men’s and women’s sizes, and sell online for $180.


Peak Design Everyday Backpack


Not all adventures happen on the trail. Sometimes they’re in cities or in transit.

Peak Design makers of some of excellent camera straps and clips recently applied their disruptor mentality to the Everyday bag market. Their new line of 20L bags that will easily and safely transport your camera, laptop, and other EDC goods in ergonomic excellence.

It seems like they’re on to something—the bags are currently the most-funded item on Kickstarter. They’re available for preorder for $299

Got a favorite piece of new gear you’d like to see featured? Let us know at [email protected].

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Jon Gaffney

Jon Gaffney is a wanderer. A native of New England, his warm months are spent in pursuit of water activities and his cold months training for the warm months.

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