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, we have news about a 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map, evo’s 2024 Snowboard Gear Preview, a Stio ambassador advises on the best way to press pause, and Drunken Bacon S’mores!
Garrett Gerchar, cyclist and Stio ambassador, advises that the best way to press pause is to go play
The people at Stio in Jackson, Wyoming, have embraced the mountain life and it’s become part of their spirit. From the iconic Teton peaks to local trails, they share a common view—one that promotes a harmonious relationship with nature and conscious living. Stephen Sullivan, Founder/CEO, states that “Stio is apparel we are confident you will live in, in both the epic and everyday moments of your outdoor life.”
Stio was founded in northwestern Wyoming by a group of outdoor enthusiasts. Inspired by the vast and beautiful nature surrounding their community, the founders of Stio channeled that inspiration into functional products that are infused with the mountain soul.
For cyclist and Stio ambassador Garrett Gerchar, the act of pedaling on a bike and the intoxicating freedom he feels helps him stay grounded and disconnected from the trials and tribulations of daily life.
To disconnect from the daily I simply get on my bike, which can look many different ways. Typically that’s hitting a trail and getting lost in nature but sometimes it’s as simple as deciding to ride my bike to the grocery store over driving. The act of pedaling and the freedom I feel on a bike helps me stay grounded and disconnects me from the trials and tribulations of daily life.
Start Planning Your Autumn Trip With This Peak Leaf Color Forecast Map
As the summer winds down, we can look forward to cooler weather and all the wonders of fall: sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, apple picking, and the most beautiful foliage.
But it can be hard to know exactly when the leaves will reach their peak. That’s where SmokyMountains.com comes in; they have released their 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map. The map uses a combination of data such as temperature and rainfall, historical trends, input from users, and even information on the types of trees in each area to create a timeline that shows the progression of peak foliage across the country. People can easily move the tool along the timeline to see when leaves are expected to reach their peak.
evo’s 2024 Snowboard Gear Preview
Lately, evo have been able to get their mitts on some 2024 snowboard gear, and they’re stoked to share what the future holds. Here’s a hint: it’s as awesome as ever! Yesterday was great and tomorrow’s looking even better. There’s nothing new under the sun, but they’re over the moon about what’s to come. Snowboarding’s like ice cream that way, if you think about it. Everything is everything. Check out evo’s 2024 Snowboard Gear Preview and prepare for launch!
Once you’ve gotten the lowdown on your favorite brands, head over to their Field Tested Reviews for a deep dive on 2024’s most hotly anticipated gear.
Drunken Bacon S’Mores
We all know how delicious an ordinary s’more is. But this version takes it up a notch with a boozy twist!
Read about the Recipe on The Filson Journal for Drunken Bacon S’mores! This sweet and salty combination of bourbon, bacon, and chocolate yields a campfire treat that far surpasses the classic version. These s’mores are sure to be irresistible!
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