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Daily Gear Digest For September 21, 2023: Three New Drops!

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Daily Gear Digest is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from the Skyblue Gear Lab.

Each day, the Skyblue Gear Lab has new product releases and stories to tell. We gather them all together in our Daily Gear Digest, so you can stay informed of the latest gear news.

Today, Huckberry and Danner are collaborating on a new Logger Moc 917 Boot. BOTE is adding a Waterproof Belt Pack to its Highwater Collection. Mountain Gazette Outdoor Culture Magazine will be releasing Issue 200 in October 2023.

Huckberry x Danner Logger Moc 917 Boot

In 1936, Charles Danner moved to Oregon and began crafting sturdy, high-quality boots for the Pacific Northwest’s loggers. The Logger 917 is a modern update of his original design. This boot has a full-grain leather upper patterned after the traditional look, and GORE-TEX means waterproof protection. An optional lace kiltie keeps mud and debris out from between the laces. Vibram® SPE midsole and Vibram® 917 sole ensure lasting comfort and sure footing no matter where you roam.

Photo: Huckberry

Get your own Huckberry x Danner Logger Moc 917 Boot

BOTE Adds New Waterproof Belt Pack to Highwater Collection

BOTE, the leader in groundbreaking aquatic gear, is introducing their newest item – the Highwater Belt Pack ($99). This watertight pack is designed to keep all of your equipment and supplies dry, and within easy reach. It’s perfect for any outdoor enthusiast who values convenience and protection from the elements.

Photo: BOTE.

This waterproof, nylon-made hip pack/sling has two TRU® Zip sealed compartments, great for keeping phones, keys and other important items safe. Strategically placed MOLLE loops, D-Rings, and cam straps can be used to attach extra equipment to the exterior. Wear it around your waist or sling it across your back – the Highwater Belt Pack is flexible enough to fit any adventure style.

Photo: BOTE.

Available today in four captivating color options – Black, Seafoam, Verge Camo, and Native Bombardier – the Highwater Belt Pack ($99) ($99) can be purchased online at, BOTE retail stores, and select specialty retail shops. MSRP: $99

This exciting addition to BOTE’s Highwater bag range complements the lineup of ultra-durable and waterproof packs, including the Backpack, Duffel, Tote, Slingpack, and the recently introduced Hitchhiker Sling.

Get your own Highwater Belt Pack

Large Format Mountain Gazette Outdoor Culture Magazine To Publish Issue 200 in October

Mountain Gazette is a premier outdoor culture magazine that comes in a large format of 11×17, featuring some of the most stunning photography and long-form storytelling found anywhere in the world. Originally founded back in 1966, the publication was recently revived in 2020 to cater to modern audiences. Front to back, you get to read long-form reporting and photography. It won’t be broken up by quarter-page ads.

The Mountain Gazette 200 offers a massive collection of content that spans an impressive 200 pages, which their printer only started working on yesterday… and it’s printed on 11×17 matte finish paper with 100% renewable resources.

Photo: Mountain Gazette.

If you’re not already a subscriber ($70 for two issues annually), then act fast! The publisher is working hard to ensure they can ship the magazine early next month. The deadline to subscribe in time to get Issue 200 if you haven’t done so is next Saturday, September 30.

Subscribe to the Mountain Gazette Now!

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