Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter
The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means embracing the rare (eiderdown!), the clever (Gore-Tex under the foot!), and the revolutionary (a probe that divines avalanches!), while other times it just means leveraging existing ideas in new ways to make adventure safer, more comfortable, and more fun. —Steve Casimiro
Tent With Lights
Photograph courtesy Big Agnes
Big Agnes mtnglo Gilpin Falls
Resist all you want, but electronics are rapidly merging with outdoor gear. While some of the applications might be silly, some of them are delightfully useful—as in the Big Agnes mtnglo Gilpin Falls car camping/family shelter, which incorporates LEDs along some of its seams. If you're picturing a tangle of string lights, stop. The bulbs are so perfectly integrated that you won't know they're there until you pop three AAAs into their case and push the button. That's when a soft, romantic glow effuses the vertical sidewalls and capacious interior and Barry White music starts playing in the background. Oh wait, this is a family tent—no mood music, just a warm illumination by which you can play Go Fish.
Get It: $600; bigagnes.com
Ski Touring Binding
Photograph courtesy Marker/Volkl
Every since the dawn of time—or at least since the 1970s, when skiers started bringing alpine touring gear from Europe to North America in a significant way— backcountry travelers have yearned for safer, more reliable bindings. Now, finally, there's a backcountry binding whose function is certified by the same group that tests ski-area bindings.
The Marker Kingpin is the first framed tech binding (tech bindings use pins to hold the boots on the skis) to receive DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) certification. The DIN rating, something usually appreciated by engineers and gear nerds, acknowledges that the Kingpins should hold you onto to the ski or release you much more consistently and reliably than extant tech bindings.
Binding makers won't say that their products are safer—and neither will we—but the high-IQ lab technicians who determined the DIN rating for the Kingpin have given their stamp of approval, and that should give users confidence. So should the new design of the Kingpins. Most tech bindings grip your boots with pins at the toe and the heel, but Marker's rig more closely resembles a traditional alpine heel—no pins, just a kind of cup that grips the boot—which translates to a much more solid, secure connection, as well as what should be more consistent release in all conditions.
Get It: $599; marker.net
Photograph courtesy Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research's Stormtracker
What's the big deal with Outdoor Research's Stormtracker heated gloves? They feel and fit like regular gloves, plus put out more heat than the competition—more than 60 percent more, Outdoor Research says. The battery-powered heating elements are integrated into the fabric (there are no bulky wires to interfere with motion) and have three different settings, ranging from two and a half hours of use to eight hours, depending on how warm you need your fingers and toes to be. The exterior shell is Gore-Tex Windstopper, with synthetic insulation on the back of the hand and soft goat leather on the palm. Indeed, at first use, they feel as flexible and comfortable as an old leather work glove, but with the secret weapon of a personal furnace inside.
Get It: $235; outdoorresearch.com
Photograph courtesy Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass
Remember when lift tickets at major ski resorts cost just $28 a day? Sure, you do—that time is now. The Mountain Collective ski pass gets you 14 days of skiing at some of North America's premier areas for just $389. The catch is that you get two days at each place—Alta Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Ski Banff/Lake Louise, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, and Whistler Blackcomb. Yep, it rewards nomadic skiers, so if you aren't hitting the road it's probably not for you. But even if you aren't making the rounds of all these spots, the Collective pass still gets you 50 percent of additional day tickets and 25 percent off selective lodging. Used right, this is one of the winter's biggest deals.
Get It: $389; mountaincollective.com
Photograph courtesy Salomon
The problem that's plagued traditional split snowboards is that you break them in half to skin up the hill. All of sudden you're taking two halves of a snowboard for an uphill walk—never very fun, but particularly painful if you're the one breaking trail.
Salomon's four-piece Premiere splitboard, however, offers a very clever solution. It splits into four pieces: two 90-millimeter wide skis that you use for climbing, plus two center pieces that you stow in your pack during the ascent. Now your uphill tools aren't just narrower, they're lighter, too—almost two pounds come off your feet and go in the pack.
Get It: $1,299; salomonsnowboard.com
Avalanche Safety Tech
Photograph courtesy AvaTech
Most of the technology that's been thrown at avalanche and snow safety has been oriented toward what happens after a slide occurs—avie packs that inflate to keep you on top, transceivers to find you if you're buried—but the revolutionary (yes, really) AvaTech SP1 is designed to prevent you from triggering an avalanche in the first place.
What this probe does is amazing: As you insert it into the snowpack, its pressure sensor objectively measures snow density, alerting you to weak layers that could result in slides. Until now, backcountry travelers have had to rely on the woefully subjective method of testing hardness with their hands. Not an exact science, to say the least.
The SP1 is being marketed to snow professionals—patrollers and forecasters—but its results are likely to benefit everyone who skis or boards in avalanche terrain, because it creates a much more accurate profile of what's happening in the snow. SP1 takes 5,000 snowpack measurements per second, as well as slope angle and aspect. Its Bluetooth module connects to smartphones to transmit the results to an online community called Avanet, where you can see in real time what's happening out there in the backcountry.
Get It: $2,249; avatech.com
Backcountry Texting/GPS/Sat Communicator
Photograph courtesy DeLorme
DeLorme inReach Explorer
Satellite communicators and personal locator beacons have saved many lives, so we shouldn't be too hard on them, but still, there's been plenty of room for improvement. That improvement is manifested in the DeLorme inReach Explorer. Gone are devices that can only call for help, only send texts, that don't show you where you are, that don't play nicely with smartphones despite promising to do so. The Explorer builds everything you could want into a satellite communicator, and it does it flawlessly.
Past satcom devices relied on syncing with smartphone screens to show your location, but the DeLorme has its own full-color view, GPS function, and navigational abilities. It has limits—its postage stamp-size screen being one—but can your GPS call a global rescue network if you need help? Didn't think so. The DeLorme is not a substitute for a full-featured GPS, but given its effortless synchronization with phones, which themselves offer tons of mapping capabilities as well as far larger screens, complaining seems shortsighted.
When I did connect the inReach to my phone for two-way satellite texting, as well as navigation, the process was instant and seamless—a far cry from other systems I've used, which connect inconsistently and frequently fail. With the Explorer, texting via the Earthmate app was easy, though the mapping functions felt thin.
The Explorer requires an annual subscription, but thankfully there's no hefty yearly commitment. If you only want to use the device occasionally, you pay $25 for the year and then $15 a month when you're in the field. That gets you ten texts, with additional texts $.50 each. For $35 a month you get 40 texts, and $65 gives you unlimited texts. If you do commit to a year, monthly prices go down considerably.
Get It: $380; delorme.com
Photograph courtesy Apple
iPhone 6 Plus
Smartphones are so ubiquitous that people naturally take them on adventures, whether for communication or as a camera or an e-reader. And while lots of folks are falling all over themselves to snag the new iPhone 6 Plus, almost no consideration has been given to just how darn outdoorsy this device is.
For the last year and a half, I have occasionally triple-dipped my technology on backcountry jaunts and hikes—an iPhone for calls, an iPad Mini for navigation, and a point-and-shoot camera for snapping pictures—but the iPhone 6 Plus combines all that into one four-and-a-half-ounce, pocketable device.
The camera is much improved compared to previous versions, and it has features not found on the smaller iPhone 6. The autofocus is significantly faster, there's optical stabilization, and photos shot in low light are better than passable—they're good. The 240 frames per second slow motion feature makes videos much more dynamic, and the bigger screen makes the process of shooting easier, too.
But isn't it too big? Well, phone size is a personal choice, but the heft (not bulk, because this thing is skinny) is precisely what makes this so adventure-ready. The 5.5-inch diagonal screen allows navigating with apps like Gaia GPS to be an enjoyable experience instead of the squintathon you do with a smaller phone or handheld GPS.
As with all iPhones, the 6 Plus GPS works whether you have a cell signal or not. And in a feature that's woefully underheralded, it even works without a SIM card (just download your maps for offline viewing). And though it's not waterproof and doesn't float like many handhelds, it's a legitimate alternative for mapping and navigation, especially if you buy the 128-gigabyte model and load it with topos.
Get It: $199-$949 (as tested); apple.com
Photograph courtesy Carter Dow Photography
So, there's this little camera brand called GoPro. You might have heard of it. Every time its competitors—and there are many—think they're getting close, GoPro ups the ante, usually big time. Just this fall, the brand released two new cameras that had us going "eeny, meeny, miny, moe." In the end, the Hero4 Black edged out the Hero4 Silver as our choice, but only barely.
The reason is that the Black edition shoots in higher resolution—4K res at 30 frames per second—so as TV, displays, and video platforms move to sharper, clearer video (YouTube already offers 4K), your footage will already be there. It also captures amazing slow-motion footage—full 1080p at 120 fps, with razor sharp images throughout the field of view. There's a new tagging feature that lets you mark segments as you shoot them, so they're easier to find later, and gives you better controls over night exposure so you don't have to stop when the sun goes down.
Get It: $499; gopro.com
World's First GPS Surfing Watch
Photograph courtesy Rip Curl
Rip Curl SearchGPS
Last summer, my son and I were surfing Oahu, and it seemed as if he was catching every wave that came by. "How many have you grabbed?" I asked. He shrugged, grunted, and paddled for another. If only we'd had the Rip Curl SearchGPS watch.
Quantifying your waves seems counter to the free spirit ethos of surfing, but I haven't had a session yet where I didn't wonder how many I'd caught. That's exactly what the SearchGPS does—and then some. In fact, the Rip Curl timepiece promises to be the first device to bring Strava-like metrics to the sport. The watch’s tiny GPS records each wave you ride, how long you rode, and your speed, as well as mapping your tracks and highlighting where you sat in the lineup. As so many things do these days, it comes with a smartphone app that enables you to compare yourself with others.
The SearchGPS is by far the easiest, smartest tide watch I've ever used. On first use, the GPS found my location in about three minutes, then dropped in accurate local tide information. Boom, done. Its tracking functions are exceptional and they work flawlessly. Reliving the tracks of my rides laid over a satellite map of my home break was a hoot. In fact, it's more than a little addicting, like looking back at your ski tracks in powder.
Get It: $400; ripcurl.com
Photograph by Filson
A lifetime of hauling cameras around makes your needs abundantly clear, and maybe that's what it took for someone to finally design a messenger-style camera bag that's fully functional while still projecting a low-key demeanor. Filson, the vaunted American luggage brand, partnered with photojournalists from the Magnum Photos agency to create a bag that works as good as it looks.
The Harvey, named for National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey, is by all appearances a tough-duty, water-resistant Filson messenger, but it comes with a padded, divided camera insert that, while simple, provides just what you need to carry a DSLR with lens and an extra lens or supplies. The clincher is that the Harvey also has a padded compartment that will hold a 15-inch laptop, so if you're a working travel photographer you can carry everything in one stealthy bag. If you're simply a Filson fan and photo hobbyist, you have a commuter bag that doubles as a shooting carryall.
Get It: $335; filson.com
Photograph courtesy Patagonia
Patagonia's R2 Yulex Natural Rubber Wetsuit
Oil-based insulation is antithetical to paddling out to commune with mother ocean, and putting on a petroleum-based wetsuit isn't a guilty pleasure, it's just plain guilty. But Patagonia's R2 Yulex full suit promises the cleanest insulation yet. It's made of 60 percent Yulex natural rubber, sourced from the guayule plant in Yuma, Arizona, and 40 percent traditional neoprene.
Guayule is a woody shrub native to the Chihuahuan Desert and thrives in low-water, low-nutrient environments. It's processed without toxic chemicals and serves as an excellent latex substitute. The suit itself is based on Patagonia's most popular style, so it's time-tested for cool-water surfing. You won't notice a difference in stretch, durability, or warmth. I sure didn't.
Get It: $529; patagonia.com
Stretchy Insulated Jacket
Photograph courtesy Patagonia
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
Whatever Patagonia used to create the Nano-Air Hoody, I want pajamas made out of it. The ripstop nylon outer and woven interior feel like low-sheen silk—buttery softness that makes wearing it a constant pleasure (and makes it a perfect pillow inside your sleeping bag). The Nano-Air has a modern, athletic, form-fitting silhouette, but it's never binding, because the four-way mechanical stretch allows total freedom of movement, whether you're throwing a bear bag over a branch or reaching to place some climbing protection. It's highly breathable, so it makes a great never-take-it-off layer for skinning or other cold-weather aerobic work, and the synthetic 60-gram FullRange insulation will keep you warm even when you're trying to overload it with perspiration.
Get It: $299; patagonia.com
Photograph courtesy The North Face
North Face Fuse Uno
The North Face designers who crafted the new waterproof, breathable Fuse Uno say they were inspired by origami to build a garment that folds into itself. When they applied that concept to this jacket they created an all-weather top that requires just a one-piece pattern and a minimum of seams. Do you care if the production process is cool? Probably not, but you will care that it's lighter, more comfortable, and more durable—an alpine-ready hard shell that weighs just 12 ounces.
Get It: $399; thenorthface.com
High-End, Nest-Harvested Down Puffy
Photograph courtesy Black Diamond
Black Diamond Hot Forge Eiderdown
Goose down is getting pressure from all sides. The cost has skyrocketed, forcing many brands to switch to duck down, and the ethics of either live plucking or getting it from post-mortem foie gras geese is challenging supply lines, too. Black Diamond's response was to look past all those issues to something far better, if not exactly cheaper: Its very new, very warm Hot Forge jacket uses eiderdown, which is harvested from eider ducks after they leave their nests for the season. Each duck sheds a mere handful—the total world harvest annually would barely fill a small truck—which is then collected. In other words, the bird that insulated a puffy you can wear for climbing, skiing, or camping is probably still flying around out there. Pretty cool.
Get It: $999; blackdiamondequipment.com
Photograph courtesy Dan Armstrong
Duckworth WoolCloud Snap Shirt
Two very inspiring trends merge in the WoolCloud Snap Shirt from fledgling Montana apparel brand Duckworth—the use of wool as interior jacket insulation and the return of American manufacturing. Hey, if wool works in sweaters, why not put it inside? The WoolCloud blends the style of a modern quilted piece with the comfort of an old barn coat, yet it's light enough to wear from fall through spring. And the entire production of the garment is done in the United States. The Helle Rambouillet wool comes from sheep raised near Dillon, Montana, and after shearing it goes to the Carolinas for spinning, knitting, and final garment construction. This shirt is one of those pieces that warms you inside and out.
Get It: $200; duckworthco.com
Photograph courtesy Sierra Designs
Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 3-Season
Okay, somebody finally made a technical Snuggie! Woo-hoo! Actually, any resemblance to the wearable blanket seen on TV is a coincidence. The Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 3-Season sleeping bag has more in common with full-body down suits and bags made by small, independent brands for the last few years. It simply took a major outdoor company like Sierra Designs to refine it into a piece of gear worthy of the toughest nights on the trail.
The Mobile Mummy defies easy characterization, so let's start with a description: It resembles a traditional down mummy bag in all but two ways. There are zipperless arm ports, which enable you to stick your hands out for cooking, reading, and whatnot, and the foot box can be unzipped and fastened behind you, so you can walk around instead of hopping like you’re in a potato-sack race. The effect is like wearing a giant puffy coat, except it's insulated with 800-fill DriDown and gives one of the best night's sleep you can imagine. In fact, with the Mobile Mummy, you can easily leave at least some of your layers behind, and your camp time will feel far more comfortable.
The bag as tested weighs two pounds and four ounces, and is rated to European standard 27ºF comfort/16ºF limit.
Get It: $380; sierradesigns.com
Photograph courtesy Mathew Farrell
Sea to Summit's Ultralight
How did Sea to Summit's Ultralight air mattress get to be so comfortable? By being tricky, very tricky. The Ultralight has what it calls "air spring cells," 181 of them created by spot welding the top and bottom of the mattress from head to toe. When you shift your weight, this isolates the compression of the pad, in much the same way a coil bed mattress works, and allows it to conform to your body far more naturally.
That's not the only smart feature, either. The valve has two modes: When you're inflating the pad, air can only enter, so your precious breath doesn't come rushing out, but when you deflate it, the large opening lets all the air escape in a blink. And as a bonus, the 12-ounce, 72 by 21.5-inch Ultralight rolls down to the size of a soda can.
Get It: $100; seatosummit.com
Photograph courtesy Maven
It's downright embarrassing how long one person can spend customizing his or her new binoculars, but until upstart brand Maven launched its build-your-own-optics website the only way you could personalize them was with a Sharpie or a BeDazzler. Now, Maven's direct-to-consumer business model enables you to give your glass a full camo treatment, jazz it up with hints of color, or turn it into a polychrome optical marvel that you'll never lose because it's so bright. And while all that customizing is cool, what's better is that Maven's no-middleman structure brings you extremely high-end optics at a fraction of what you'd normally spend.
And how about in the bush? The clarity on these bad boys is superb, the depth of field quite large, and the color rendition flawless. Oh, and no matter how personalized, if you don't like them, they'll take them back.
Get It: $900-$1,000; mavenbuilt.com
Waterproof Footwear Technology
Photograph courtesy Salewa
Salewa Ramble Gore-Tex
You're about to hear a whole lot about Gore-Tex Surround as the waterproof-breathable giant rolls out its new footwear technology in a big way. The sore point of waterproof shoes has always been the bottom of the foot—no matter how breathable the upper, the sole has always blocked moisture from escaping.
Surround, though, tested in Salewa's sleek Ramble Gore-Tex lifestyle shoe, has vents in the sole—more than 70 in the Ramble—through which moisture can exit. The famous Gore promise—"guaranteed to keep you dry"—can now include one of the toughest parts of the body to keep fresh. By spring, Surround technology will be featured by two dozen manufacturers, but this fall, Salewa is where to find it in the States.
Get It: $150; salewa.us
Photograph courtesy Arc'teryx
Arc'teryx Alpha2 FL
No outdoor brand is as fearless about trying to reinvent product categories as Arc'teryx, which has tackled packs, apparel, climbing harnesses, and now footwear. Humans have worn shoes for millennia, so what could the Canadian company possibly bring that's new? As it turns out, a very fresh approach to fit and comfort.
Borrowing an idea from ski and mountaineering boots, Arc'teryx built its new Alpha2 FL with an outer shell and inner liner, a construction not often used in hiking shoes, but perfected here.
The inner Gore-Tex liner acts as a stretchy sock to hold your foot perfectly in place. Rarely will you slip into a sturdy, durable approach shoe as comfortable as this. It's downright heavenly, and with happy feet you almost might not care about the one-piece seamless upper that quickly sheds water or the Vibram outsole that wraps around to protect the heel and toe and grips amazingly to rocks. You will care that you can remove the liner, airing it out or swapping it with a taller, more insulated Gore-Tex one for winter conditions. And you'll care that some brands are willing to spend four years throwing themselves at improving a product that's existed for thousands.
Get It: $270; arcteryx.com
Smarter Bike Helmet
Photograph courtesy Giro
Bike helmets will never be smarter than what's in your head (we think), but they're moving in that direction. Some now have sensors that automatically call for help if they detect a fall. Less exotic but safer (and more affordable) are lids like the Giro Feature, which incorporate a technology called MIPS.
The whole idea behind a helmet is that it absorbs the energy of an impact so your brain doesn't. MIPS, developed in Sweden by brain surgeons and engineers, uses a shell and a liner that shear apart if the helmet hits something at an angle, which dramatically increases how much rotational impact is absorbed by the lid and not your skull. Given that the MIPS version of Giro's 12-vent mountain bike model costs just $20 more than the non-MIPS one, not spending that double sawbuck is the opposite of smart.
Get It: $95; giro.com
Kayak Car Carrier
Photograph courtesy Yakima
Yakima Whispbar WB401
Putting a kayak on the roof of your vehicle is just about the last thing that most people want to do, but with the very sleek and stealthy Yakima Whispbar WB401 you might find yourself actually enjoying the process. The WB401 has the same design sense of the ultraquiet Whispbar rack itself—sculpted into a low profile like a luxury sportster—and it folds flat and nearly out of sight when it's not in use. When you're ready to go for a paddle, you prop the bow of the boat on the WB401's rollers, slide it onto the roof, tilt the carrier's wings until they cup the sides of the boat, and cinch it all down with the included straps. It's the best integration of utility and design available, a combo that seemed unimaginable just a few years ago.
Get It: $299; whispbar.com
Photograph courtesy Yeti
Calling what Yeti makes a "cooler" is like calling the space shuttle an "airplane," but it's the best term we have. Yetis are incredible devices of insulation, and they are indeed spendy, but when you're six days into a river trip and the food's still cold, no one's complaining about the extra dollars.
And now comes Yeti with a versatile soft-sided version. The five-pound Hopper is much easier to carry than its hard-sided cousins, is every bit as waterproof, and keeps things cold nearly as long. How much is chilled beer worth to you five days from civilization?
Get It: $299; yeticoolers.com
Full-Suspension Fat Bike
Photograph courtesy Salsa Cycles
Salsa Bucksaw 1
If fat bikes make the leap from major cult status to full-blown mainstream trend, it will be because of the Salsa Bucksaw 1, the first full-suspension fat bike—or a shredder that will come in its wake. The initial generations of fatties were, logically, made with rigid frames—which are simpler, lighter, easier for a small builder to craft, and perfectly acceptable for the snow and sand that saw the first mega-tires. But full-suspension rigs, fat or skinny, make up the lion’s share of the mountain bike market because they are orders of magnitude more comfortable, and even with the Cadillac cushiness of the four-inch tires, the Bucksaw is, too.
Salsa designed the Bucksaw’s suspension from a blank slate, rather than adapting an existing skinny design, and they nailed it. You won’t ever forget you’re on a big-wheeled machine, and the physics of larger rubber will dictate a certain stateliness compared to a cross-country bike. But that said, the Bucksaw positively rails singletrack, skips over rugged sections, and floats atop chatter bumps like a hovercraft, or, perhaps, a town car. You’ll find yourself seeking out wiggly s-turns for the sheer bounce-house fun of it, and before too long you’ll look at skinnier bikes as if they’re the weird ones.
The Bucksaw probably won’t be anyone’s first bike, but it could very easily be your second, especially if you live in a place with 1) winter, 2) sand, or 3) slickrock. The bike seemed most comfortable with the tires inflated to 10 to 12 psi, but dropping to 8 or below will give you traction that’ll make you think you can climb the side of a building. Desert tours that once seemed daunting because of sand will move to the head of the list, and backcountry ski ventures, enabled by a commute on a closed logging road, will be closer at hand. Indeed, there isn’t anything the Bucksaw doesn’t feel like it can't handle, and what was the last bike that could make that claim?
Get It: $4,999; salsacycles.com
Photograph by Yeti Cycles
Mountain bikes aren’t so different from consumer electronics: Their technology improves rapidly, reducing last year’s hot prospect to this year’s bargain bin item. The reason is that suspension is a tricky thing, and each season sees new refinements in the pursuit of the right balance between absorbing bumps and allowing maximum pedaling efficiency, goals that have often been at odds, with sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic improvements from year to year. So, what’s this season’s winner, and why?
It’s the Yeti SB5c, a five-inch travel, 27.5-inch-wheeled bike that shoves its Yeti cousin, our previous editor’s choice SB75, off the podium, thanks to a new suspension called Switch Infinity. The details of its mechanism are best understood with an engineering degree, but the gist is that it uses a pivot tucked into the space above the bottom bracket to make the rear wheel travel downward when the suspension first engages, which helps maintain excellent pedaling power, then lets it rise upward as the jolts and hits get bigger.
The result is that it works on the uphills and then some. The Yeti, spec’d with a rear Fox shock, has three settings: climb, trail, and descend, and funny enough, it might climb best in the all-around “trail” mode, because the supple suspension rolls fluidly over bumps and rocks and other impediments, gripping dirt with the tenacity of track spikes. And on the downhills, in descend mode, it bombs with a stability and plushness far beyond its five inches, offering unwavering stability in rock gardens and laser-like carves in high-angle berms. It’s a better climber than the SB75, as well as being a sturdier downhiller, and yet it feels more dynamic, like coming home.
We tested the carbon SB5c with SRAM’s 1x11 X01 drivetrain and the must-have Thomson Covert Dropper seat post, for a very competitive trail weight of 26 pounds. Speed demons have already complained the five inches isn’t enough travel, and for them there’s the six-inch SB6c, but for the vast majority of us, who like to ride up and down, who want all-day fun, the SB5c is more than enough. It punches above its weight, and below, too.
Get It: $6,949; yeticycles.com
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