Aventon’s First E-MTB, Eco-Friendly Earbuds, Patagonia Pasta, and More Emerging Gear

What you want? Baby, we got it. What you need? You know we got it. Exploring new outdoor stuff for us Gear Junkies is like listening to Aretha Franklin — it never gets old. Every week, GearJunkie sorts through the industry’s latest gear drops to bring you a shortlist of what’s colorful, innovative, or just plain weird.

So, no matter what equipment you’ve been wanting (or never knew you needed), you’re likely to find it right here in Emerging Gear.

Skullcandy EcoBuds True Wireless Earbuds

According to Skullcandy, these are the company’s most sustainable earbuds to date. Apparently, the EcoBuds True Wireless Earbuds are made with 65% recycled plastics and 57% fewer heavy metals. That results in a 50% lower carbon footprint than comparable products on the market, Skullcandy said in a press release.

The EcoBuds offer 8 hours of battery life after a Rapid Charge, as well as a built-in USB-C cable with the ability to reverse charge from your phone. 

They’re available now for $40.

Trailblazer Impact Brew (Nonalcoholic)

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The new brew from Athletic Brewing is not only a nonalcoholic way to enjoy imbibing — it also supports two organizations focused on empowering women: Women of the Bevolution, which gives opportunities for women and nonbinary beverage industry professionals, and Lifting Lucy, which supports BIWoC in the hospitality and brewing industries.

Trailblazer, a Hoppy Helles with notes of peach, citrus, and florals, is part of Athletic Brewing’s IMPACT Brew Series. The Soul Sour was released during Black History Month in February. A Rainbow Wall IPA and Ready Front IPA will be released later this year in honor of Pride Month and Veteran’s Day, respectively. It’s $15 for a six-pack of the Trailblazer.

White Duck Duffel Bags

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White Duck introduces its latest line of multipurpose duffel bags, promising durability and versatility for adventurers. Made from high-quality duck canvas, these bags boast weatherproof features and military-grade zippers, ideal for any journey.

The Filios Canvas Duffel Bag (starting at $31) offers a sleek design crafted from 12-ounce double-fill cotton canvas. It’s got adjustable and removable padded shoulder straps for comfort. Available in three sizes, it’s built for long hauls.

Meanwhile, the Hoplite Canvas Duffel Bag, also priced at $31, is constructed from 18-ounce double-fill cotton canvas. It comes with adjustable padded shoulder straps and is available in three sizes. For added durability, the Hoplite Parachute Duffel ($37), features soft yet ultradurable cotton carry handles and a snap-close storm flap, ensuring weather protection.

Aventon Ramblas eMTB

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California-based e-bike company Aventon has unveiled its first electric mountain bike: the Ramblas. It features an exclusive mid-drive motor crafted by Aventon. Other components include Rockshox 35 suspension, SRAM DB8 mineral four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, SRAM 12sp NX drivetrain, and Maxxis tires. Through Aventon’s app, riders can fine-tune the three pedal assist levels, ensuring a customized experience akin to traditional biking, the company said.

The e-bike will set you back $2,700 — not too shabby for a mountain bike with an electric motor.

Pearl Izumi BioViz Remix Collection

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Pearl Izumi marks 30 years of cyclist safety with the unveiling of the BioViz Remix collection this month. The limited-edition apparel uses all three BioViz colors in a multicolor range, enhancing visibility on the road, the company said.

Key items include the Attack Air Jersey, tailored for performance-oriented riders, featuring In-R-Cool Infrared technology for sun intensity reduction and extended sleeves for a streamlined fit.

Also, the Attack Air Bib Short, designed for hot-weather conditions, offers a lightweight and breathable four-way stretch fabric and a multi-density Levitate Plus chamois.

17-in-1 GH Carabiner

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Ant Design has released another interesting product design on Kickstarter: the GH Carabiner.

This 17-in-1 titanium tool aims for versatility and durability. Weighing just 56 g, it also sounds pretty lightweight. Backed by a lifetime warranty, the GH Carabiner is meant for camping, fishing, or just everyday tasks, with tool uses from cutting and screwing to prying and measuring.

With over a month left in the campaign, the basic Kickstarter option starts at $50.

G-Form Gravity Line


G-Form’s new MTB line of safety gear doesn’t just protect you — it protects the environment as well.

Its Gravity Line collection uses RE ZRO material, which the company says is fully biodegradable and 100% recyclable while still offering the impact protection that mountain bikers need.

Targeting gravity-style MTB, including downhill, enduro, and slopestyle, this spring equipment line includes the Mesa Knee and Mesa Elbow Guards ($140 and $120, respectively) as well as the MX Spike Chest + Back Shirt ($220).

Patagonia Pasta


Patagonia Provisions, the outdoor behemoth’s food and beverage arm, has introduced a trio of new “Regenerative Organic Certified” pastas. (That apparently means they’re super-duper sustainable.)

Available online and set to debut in Whole Foods Market locations and natural grocery stores this spring, these Patagonia pastas are made from only two ingredients: Regenerative Organic Certified durum wheat flour and Regenerative Organic Certified Kernza, a wheat-like grain.

Packed with fiber and protein, these 12-ounce pasta meals are sold in boxes made from 100% recycled fiber. Get them for $6.50 a box.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 


Meet Saucony’s newest offering: the Endorphin Speed 4 running shoe, available for both men and women.

Designed for tempo-to-race-day transitions, the shoe features a nylon plate, a zonal mesh construction upper, and plenty of cushioning. A “Super Responsive Sockliner” adds some bounce to each stride, the company said, while a lattice-designed outsole should ensure traction and durability.

Priced at $170, the shoe is best suited for race and speed runs. With an 8mm heel-to-toe offset, the Endorphin Speed 4 – Men’s weighs 8.2 ounces while the Endorphin Speed 4 – Women’s comes in at 7.2 ounces. Available in a range of sizes, this vegan style also incorporates recycled materials.