ML staff and gear partners have selected 10 new items to celebrate pumpkin season—and prep your winter—in shred-ready style. Items listed In alpha order.
Burton Cartel X Re-Flex Bindings
The CARTEL X RE:FLEX BINDINGS offer all-terrain versatility updated for even lighter, more responsive performance. FullBED cushioning sets a high standard for comfort, while freestyle-minded zero forward lean lets you dial in your stance. Check them out at the Burton store in Blue Mountain Village. www.bluemountainvillage.ca
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Cascade Mountain Tech Ultralight Carbon Fibre Trekking Poles
The collapsible/multi-adjustable poles are priced significantly lower than the competition but offer all the bells, whistles and quality. They’re very light (5.6 ounces each), sturdy and easy to adjust, lock and collapse. The poles come complete with four different attachments to fit over the tungsten carbide tips—mud baskets, snow baskets, “rubber-boot” tips and smaller rubber tips—plus a carrying case. And they collapse down to a very packable length of just over 42 cm. More info here. Buy in Canada at costco.ca.
No-Slip GripNo-Slip Grip
With a focus on performance and style inspired by the monumental Pacific coastline, the COSTA LIDO is ready for anything that life on the water might send your way. Lido comes with top and side shields to help keep out the glare, and adjustable, non-slip Hydrolite nose pads and temple tips to help you reel fish in, or paddle harder when you need to. Whether you’re paddling waves or riding them, Lido’s there for the journey. www.costadelmar.com
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Elan Ripstick Tour 104
The RIPSTICK TOUR 104 was designed and tested from the ground up by Elan ambassador and freeskiing pioneer Glen Plake, and blends the lightweight construction necessary for efficient ascents with the legendary performance and style of Glen. www.elanskis.com
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Gregory Rhune 20
An everyday pack with a low profile but loads of the details you need, the RHUNE delivers a durable and sustainable approach with GRS-certified recycled polyester materials. We also like all the organizational features including an integrated shoulder harness pocket perfect for earbuds, keyfob or mints, and a side stretch-mesh bottle pocket. The 20L is the smallest; 22L and 25L Rhunes also available. Full details here. Buy Gregory in Canada at MEC.
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MiiR TruEnamel Collection
TruEnamel from MiiR is a new innovation featuring pure-fired glass enamel for an ultra-smooth, polished drinking surface as well as overall durability and light weight. These pieces also feature double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel, keeping your drink hot or cold for the duration. Available as a TUMBLER or CAMP CUP, this collection strikes the perfect balance between form and function and will quickly become your new all-time favourite mug on the go and at home. More good news: MiiR has announced plans to give 100% of sales to three nonprofit partners over the U.S. holiday weekend of Nov 25, 26 and 27, 2022. Every dollar spent over those three days will go directly to one of the following groups, directed at the purchaser’s choice: National Young Farmers Coalition, Bean Voyage, and Conservation Lands Foundation. Buy MiiR in Canada at well.ca.
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Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hoody
The durable and warm STRETCHDOWN HOODY (available in women’s or men’s) weaves pockets of down insulation from a single stretch fabric in an ultra-engineered construction, giving you more freedom to move for your full range of winter activities. www.mountainhardwear.ca
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Sperry Torrent Chelsea Rain Boot
With stylish and durable foxing, a comfortable platform construction and micro-fleece lining, Sperry’s new waterproof TORRENT for women will keep feet warm and cozy. Wears well with practically anything, from tights and a skirt to winter wool trousers. The functional heel pull and double gore construction adds easy on/easy off versatility. www.sperry.com
Sunday Afternoons Meridian Thermal Cap
With four-way stretch and ultralight Italian fabric, the itch-free MERIDIAN THERMAL CAP fits snug and offers a lot of breathable insulation for such a thin fabric (that fits well under a helmet). Double-layer, hollow-core microfleece provides extra insulation around the ears and forehead without adding bulk. This unisex cap is crushable and travel-friendly with reflective details and a concealed ponytail opening (which can double as a hang-hole). www.sundayafternoons.ca
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