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Smith / XC

Head back to the future in this retro remake from Smith’s 1983/84 Collection featuring a flip-up lens and heritage styling dating back to the original Smith cross-country sunglasses. Modern upgrades include ChromaPop lens technology, with contrast and color-boosting optics and smudge and moisture-resistant coatings. Additional features include megol nose pads for non-slip grip, lightweight and durable Evolve bio-based frame material, and goggle inspired strap-compatible temple tips. Available in 5 colors. MSRP $179

Tifosi / Sizzle

These shield sunglasses work for on the run or hanging out, and are sure to turn heads. Sizzle has a durable Grilamid TR-90 frame for lightweight comfort and shatterproof polycarbonate lenses with 100% UVA/UVB protection. Hydrophilic rubber nose pads increase grip when exposed to sweat. Tifosi Glide technology allows the frame to slide on comfortably and provide an anti-bounce fit and an integrated hinge that never pulls hair. MSRP $34.95.

Amphipod / R3 Pub Run Pack

Amphipod’s new spring 2023 Pub Run Pack  Collection is designed to cater to the millions of newer runners that are embracing a simplified transition from run and workout time, to social time. The R3 Express, and R3 Venture Out models eliminate the “just came from a run” look by seamlessly converting from a comfortable, bounce-free performance running waist pack to a casual “meet up with friends” crossbody pack. Both models are engineered to fit key essentials, including the largest phones and feature Amphipod’s internal Run.Relax.Repeat. woven tag. The packs are lightweight, breathable and durable. Pre-book now. Packs ship starting February 2023.  MSRP $35-45.

Mystery Ranch / Coulee 30

This daypack delivers quality and functionality along with a commitment to sustainability with durable, recycled fabrics. It is made with MIPAN Regen Robic Nylon from 100% reclaimed waste ad has YKK zippers with DWR finish for water protection. Quick-access stretch pockets on the waistbelt, side and front allow for ample, fast and easy stowage of snacks, water bottles or extra layers. The 3-Zip design offers quick access to the interior. MSRP $189.

Buff / Coolnet UV Ellipse Headband

This tapered, lightweight headband is made from recycled plastic bottles (95% Repreve). It is ideal for keeping hair in place before, during or after sweaty workouts. Features include 4-way stretch, odor control and UPF 50 protection. MSRP $18.

Sunday Afternoon / VaporLite Stride Cap

This contoured five-panel performance run cap features ultralightweight construction, adjustable sizing, a wicking sweatband and a ponytail-friendly design. Plus it boasts 360° reflective details and Sunglass Lock to keep glasses in place. Its crushable design is travel-friendly. Sunday Afternoons recently signed ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes as an endorser, a signal of the brand’s commitment to the run channel. MSRP $36

Suunto / 9 Peak Pro GPS

The new fully carbon-compensated Suunto 9 Peak Pro GPS multisport watch offers a new, faster, easy-to-use user interface with best-in-class battery life. The watches are built into an ultra-thin and elegant body, tested against the highest standard of toughness. The handcrafted watch is made with 100% renewable energy in Finland and is the first Suunto to have its carbon footprint calculated and then fully compensated with Verified Carbon Units. Combined with Suunto app and partner services, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro gives users route finding options, turn-by-turn guidance and advanced training tools. The Suunto app offers heatmaps, 3D maps and road surface map layers. MSRP $549.

Bertucci / A-2S Vintage Black

This new model from Bertucci Ultimate Field Watch is a part of the brand’s retro-inspired A-2S Vintage Collection. The stainless-steel watch features a black, physical vapor deposition (PVD) finish on the case, case back and hardware, giving it a deep, rich look that is meant to stand out. But don’t let its looks and vintage styling fool you. The A-2S Vintage Black comes loaded with modern features that focus on comfort, durability and performance. It is scratch-resistant and offers 100-meter water resistance. The A-2S Vintage Black watch dials come in black with white details and large, easy-to-read numbers with 12 and 24-hour markings. The Swiss Super Luminous hands and markers provide visibility in low-light conditions. And watch wearers can customize with Bertucci’s nylon webbing bands. MSRP $175.

Ecco / Biom 2.1 X Mountain

A flexible boot, ideal for the athletic, fast-moving hiker, the Biom 2.1 x Mountain features technology that encourages the foot to move more naturally and efficiently. Plus, it has an anatomical fit and a low profile for a better connection to the trail. A flexible outsole unit (the PHORENE midsole) delivers energy return and bounce, while the ECCO PERFORMANCE RUBBER+ outsole provides grip and traction. The Biom 2.1 X Mountain  features a reinforced sole construction for extra stability, along with a rock plate to protect the foot from stones and rocks. Gore-Tex keeps it waterproof and windproof. MSRP $200.

Lowa / Merger GTX Mid 

LOWA has being injecting shoes with a Monowrap frame for almost 20 years and now the brand is taking this design and technology into a more casual outdoor experience. A waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX lining protects feet from the elements. Merger GTX Mid is soft, comfortable and has a speed lace for everyday accessibility. This boot is “gutsy enough for a hike and stylish enough for on-trend casual wear.” It features a single-piece upper of digitally-printed rip-stop nylon with a 3-D molded cuff, speed lacing with integrated pocket and a patented PU MONOWRAP stability frame with toe bumper. The boot is lightweight and versatile. MSRP $230.

Dansko / Mary

Mary is a waterproof combo of casual outdoor and light hiking. It was designed with an upgraded footbed with Dansko Natural Arch Plus, which includes a propel forepart to support forward motion, arch support and a heel stability frame for all around support for the wearer. It features hand-burnished soft upper leather as well as a Vibram Eco EVO rubber sole. It is a versatile option for consumers who are on the go and like to be outdoors. It also boast a stylish look with luxe hardware, burnished leather, and it is waterproof with a Vibram sole. MSRP $160.

Oboz / Jourdain Insulated B-Dry 

An every day boot that performs on the trail, the women’s Jourdain lace-up mid boot features a Vibram Arctic Grip sole that grabs hold of all winterized surfaces for complete sure-footed traction, as well as 200 grams of recycled insulation for full winter warmth. It uses 100% post-consumer recycled, Freezeguard Insulation and features the brand’s B-DRY Waterproof technology and winter-weather ready outsoles. MSRP $200.

Keen / Zionic WP 

The Zionic WP is positioned as KEEN’s most comfortable, fast and light trail shoe. It boasts a lightweight, high-energy foam midsole for a more cushioned, springy ride plus a lower-profile lug pattern for better ground contact and fluid heel-to-toe movement. Zionic’s upper is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials and is innovative EVA construction eliminates any solvents from the sole by using only water-based adhesives and co-molding. It also features PFAS-free water repellency and pesticide-free odor control. MSRP $190.

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