Emerging Gear: Lululemon Hiking Shorts, Hydration Backpack Cooler, and More – GearJunkie

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By Austin Beck-Doss

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KUIU Mesa Vented Shirt

From fly fishing to bird watching, all summertime pursuits have two goals in common: stay cool and avoid sunburn. KUIU’s Mesa Vented Shirt ($109) is built for hot weather. Mesh-lined vents on the center back and rear shoulders add breathability in key areas. The stretchy polyester fabric is odor resistant and boasts a UPF rating of 50+. A short-sleeve version ($99) is also available.

YETI Wheeled Roadie Cooler

When it comes time to haul bottles of wine to a distant campsite, YETI’s Roadie Wheeled Cooler ($450) may be the best tool on the market. According to YETI, this “virtually indestructible” cooler has durable treaded wheels and a heavily armored exterior. Using a 2:1 ice-to-can ratio, the Roadie has a capacity for 42 beer cans. If that somehow isn’t enough for you, keep an eye out for a larger version slated for release on August 23.

CamelBak ChillBak Wearable Cooler

This unique piece of hybrid gear is part backpack, part cooler, and part hydration reservoir. CamelBak is no stranger to the hydration game, but the new 30L ChillBak ($300) certainly represents an evolution for the brand. The ChillBak can store 6 L of water and offers up to 20 L of insulated capacity. According to CamelBak, the wearable soft-sided fridge can retain ice for 48 hours.

RVCA x Helinox Kelsey Brookes Table

Helinox loves a good collaboration. The brand’s latest offering is a team effort with California-based brand RVCA, and the results are eye-catching. This compact camp table ($180) sports a colorful illustration by scientist-turned-artist Kelsey Brookes. Just like the rest of Helinox camp furniture, the table’s frame is made from “high-tech aluminum …….

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