There’s nothing better than the arrival of longer, warmer days to play outside in the sun and new arrivals of the spring season that get you ready for a summer of F-U-N! We’ve rounded up the best new food, beverages, and gear from our clients from A-Z to guarantee you will have an unforgettable summer of happy adventures!
Appalachian Gear Company Tee Shirt
An outdoor lifestyle company specializing in performance-based clothing and equipment manufactured in the United States, Appalachian Gear Company’s (AGC) new Tee Shirt is engineered to provide superior comfort and performance in a 100% sustainable, environmentally friendly construction without the use of synthetics like polyester & nylon. After two years of development, AGC’s internal R&D led them to engineer the first 80% Alpaca 20% Tencel fiber blend, which yields a Tee that performs across a wide variety of climates from cold to hot, is quick-drying, and offers durability for extended outdoor activities. Available in late spring of ’22, it will MSRP at $90. Find out when it lands by following AGC on Instagram.
Astral’s PFD and Webber Sandals
Decades in the making, the PFD Sandal™ and Webber Sandal™, represent Astral’s dedication to building high-performance equipment made in the least toxic, lowest impact way with the stickiest rubber outsole and a glove-like fit, just like their award-winning life jackets and Loyak footwear.
Devil’s Foot Ghost Ginger Beer
Although announced April 1, this is not a joke. Asheville-based Devil’s Foot co-founders Ben Colvin and Jacob Baumann partnered with Asheville’s other Ben Colvin of Ghost Dog Hot Sauce to create a small-batch, spicy brew of Ghost Ginger Beer. The two Ben Colvins – one a master of non-alcoholic ginger beer, the other a master of ghost pepper hot sauce – joined forces to infuse Devil’s Foot’s Fuego Ginger Beer with organic Scotch Bonnet peppers to create a most delectable, fiery concoction. Available now on their site or at select retailers, the Ghost Ginger beer will spice up your cocktail or mocktail a few notches!
Knog PWR Solar 10w
Australian-based brand Knog makes unboring things—like the new PWR Solar 10w. This compact solar charger allows users to explore the outdoors with an endless supply of clean renewable energy. Great for travel, bikepacking, and camping adventures, charge up your phone, smartwatch, tablet, or GoPro, or store the energy in an external PWR Bank for future use.
Maine Fly Company Carrabassett Fly Rod
Launched as a passion project in 2018, Maine Fly Company’s mission is crystal clear — put craftsmanship over profit and honor the northeast’s deep fly-fishing heritage. Handcrafting small-batch fly rods with intention, precision, and personality.
Handmade in Maine, the all-new Carrabassett is a short and compact fly rod that excels in tight spaces but still has plenty of backbone. Designed to be a well-rounded option for committed trout anglers, it is constructed from a matte finished sky blue carbon fiber blank, accentuated with burl-colored wraps and cork color tags on ferrule ends. If you’ve been wanting to dip your toes in the water of fly fishing, you should definitely check out this brand. MSRP: $359
Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn’s Southern BBQ Series
Asheville’s locally focused, woman-owned gourmet popcorn maker has created four barbecue flavors that feel like a culinary road trip of the South. Wait… Barbecue popcorn? Yes, totally serious. These new flavors – from Kansas City to Texas, and Carolina to Honey BBQ – might get you into some friendly controversy about regional barbecue styles. Depending on where you are from, these flavors may also make you seriously homesick. You can get the bundle and host a tasting with all four or just buy a single market bag of your favorite! Check them out on their site!
Sierra Designs’ Alpine Start Sun Hoodie
Known for making equipment that helps you Think Outside, Sierra Designs is launching the Alpine Start Sun Hoodie for those blue-sky days on the trail or river. With UPF 40 sun protection and an oversized crossover hood, you’ll be safe from the high altitude sun during your outdoor adventures. Be on the lookout for the drop of the Alpine Start Sun Shirt this week!
SylvanSport is celebrating the launch of the LOFT™ rooftop tent. Designed to pair perfectly with the SylvanSport GO EASY™ kayak trailer, it is also suitable for rooftop camping on cars or trucks.
Compatible and mountable with most rack systems, the 116.8-pound LOFT sets up and packs down easily in seconds with four hydraulic assist arms. Key features include an anti-condensation mat to increase airflow and moisture absorption, a thick mattress for comfort, and a rechargeable fan/light combination system to keep air flowing and provide light at night. Available for preorder now to get one by the Memorial Day holiday! MSRP $2,795
Ultimate Direction Amelia Boone Collection
Designed and tested by elite trail, ultra, and obstacle course racer, Amelia Boone, alongside Ultimate Direction’s design team, the 3-piece Amelia Boone Collection was designed with minimalism in mind. From the Amelia Boone Vest to the Amelia Boone Short, each piece is available in women’s specific sizing from XS – XL, has a relaxed and chafe-free fit, uses Polartec® Power Dry® moisture-wicking fabrics and advanced Polygiene odor control, and is designed to optimize mobility. Check out the entire line at ultimatedirection.com.
Whether your a runner, hiker, camper, boater, snacker, or cocktail-mixing master, there is something for everyone this spring from our amazing line-up of clients! To see all of our clients, visit our clients page HERE or follow us on Instagram to see updates on the latest product drops!