Our 8 Favorite New Products of 2018

Lloyd Vogel

2018 featured some wildly cool new products! Here are 8 of our favorites.


Plexamid Tent by ZpacksPlexamid Tent by Zpacks

The Plexamid Tent by Zpacks is about as light and minimalist as they get! Weighing just 14.8oz, this 1-person DCF tent sets up with a single trekking pole. Spacious enough for you and your gear, Zpacks has created an incredibly functional and minimalist UL tent. Check out the Plexamid!


Ultralight Fanny Pack by High Tail DesignsHigh Tail Designs

Fanny packs are an incredible tool for helping backpackers cut weight and stay organized. The Ultralight Fanny Packs by High Tail Designs are some of the coolest on the market! Created to be exceptionally light and creatively fun, these DCF artistic hiphuggers weigh just 1.5oz and come in a wide range of unique styles. Check out the Ultralight Fanny Pack!


Föhn Wind Jacket by NW Alpine

Simple and incredibly light, the Föhn wind jacket is a recent addition to the NW Alpine line of apparel. Great for unpredictable weather and general 3 season use, it looks good, performs great, is made in the USA, and costs just $89.99. Check out the Föhn!


DCF Long Haul 50L Pack by Superior Wilderness Designs 

Ask you will receive! People have been clamoring for Superior Wilderness Designs to make a DCF customizable pack... and now they have! Its a couple ounces lighter, and can be made with all the modifications SWD is known for. The new DCF packs come in 30L and 50L versions. Check out the DCF Long Haul!


Cairn 3D Sandals by Bedrock Sandals

If your feet haven't been adorned by a pair of Bedrock's Cairn 3D Adventure Sandals you are missing out! The 3D model adds a sculpted footbed, and this makes for a very comfortable and structured wearing experience. Great for those logging lots of miles! Check out the Cairn 3D Sandals!


The Joey by Pa'lante PacksPalante Packs the Joey

While not technically on the market yet (Pa'lante is currently taking pre-orders for delivery in early to mid-February), The Joey is an 11.8oz 28L lightweight running vest pack designed for fastpacking and SUL multiday trips, and we're pumped for it to officially hit the market. Check out The Joey!


Titanium Travel Coffee Filter by Vargo OutdoorsTITANIUM TRAVEL COFFEE FILTER

This little 1.27oz titanium coffee filter is the real deal. Don't settle for a mediocre cup of coffee, make the real deal where ever you go! No wasted filters or bad metallic tastes, just regular old Joe. Check out the Travel Coffee Filter!


Fall and Winter Hats by Art 4 AllArt 4 All Hats

Art 4 All is always coming out with new seasonal hats, and the awesomeness of their 2018 lines can't be overstated! Designed in the Batik style, these Wyoming inspired hats are the bee's knees. Check out the 2018 line of Art 4 All hats!



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