At Skyblue Overland, we’re always testing gear to take your adventures to the next level. That includes everything from the best new adventure gear like a trailer hitch mounted adventure grill, gear to keep you organized on road trips, or the most comfortable rooftop tents. We’re always looking out for new gear to make your adventures fun and enjoyable.
Skyblue Overland was founded to inspire explorers and adventurers, empower lives and build community. We enjoy our connection with the outdoors and love beautiful, functional products infused with mountain soul. We draw inspiration from our everyday immersion in life here in Colorado mountain towns like Boulder, Crested Butte, and Durango: We spend our days on local trails and scrambling up nearby summits.
We’ve discovered what fuels our fire most: an adventurous life that inspires us to create and share, striving to capture the beauty of the natural world. This time of year, our adventures are focusing on high-elevation hikes and scrambles and trail runs, and dreaming about our future cross country ski and snowshoe treks, and backcountry ski trips.
Below we list our favorite gear picks and accessories for your next fall adventure.
BRANDBLACK Sansinin Nylon Mesh/Suede
After 20 years of working his way up through the sneaker world with stints at global heavyweights, David Raysse decided to start keeping his best ideas for himself. Brandblack sits squarely at the intersection of performance and high fashion, drawing elements from both worlds to create entirely fresh and uncompromising silhouettes. The Sansin exemplifies this design ethos—a style-forward crossover between a hiker and a trail runner, these kicks fuse trail-ready performance with a city-ready aesthetic that’s equally at home in the backcountry or back in town.
Roofnest Meadowlark Car Roof Top Tent
Roofnest’s new Meadowlark is a compact take on the classic rooftop tent. The Meadowlark is a new, lightweight, compact 2-person rooftop tent designed to be deployed quickly and easily. Roofnest is known for its capable and well-designed rooftop tents.
The Meadowlark is the lightest tent from Roofnest yet. The tent has no poles or guy lines and relies on its fabric shell to provide its structural integrity. As a result, the Meadowlark is much lighter than it other wise would be and can be set up in seconds. Meadowlark sets up in seconds: just pull off the cover, use the telescoping ladder to fold the tent out, extend the integrated interior U-bar, and camp is set.
The Meadowlark is available on pre-sale now for $1,395 — $200 below its $1,595 retail price — and is expected to ship in October 2022.
TREK Fuel EX Mountain Bike
Ready to cut loose on the trail? The new TREK Fuel EX mountain bike is ready to take on the challenge, no matter if your favorite ride is cherry-picking lines through root lattices or barreling into banked berms. Rock gobbling and root roosting have never felt so good. Booter boosting and tech taming are nothing compared to the feel of this bike under you.
TREK’s updated Fuel EX is better than ever. Its longer, 140mm of rear suspension and 150mm of front suspension lets you take on single track with confidence, while a patented single pivot system lets you fine tune the ride feel to your preferences.
YETI Nordic Blue Hopper® M20 Soft Backpack Cooler
YETI’s Hopper® M20 Soft Backpack Cooler lets you carry your day on your back — literally. You can pack it with everything you need for your day and carry it all away. This hands-free cooler comfortably straps on like a backpack to keep you mobile, while a strip of ultra-strong magnets keeps the cold locked in. YETI’s new MagShield Access opens wide so you can easily load in beer, ice, or your favorite sandwiches.
FORSAKE Cascade Trail Water Resistant Hiking Sneaker
Inspired by trail running shoes, FORSAKE’s Cascade Trail is a lightweight performance hiking shoe built for rugged durability. No matter if you’re running over rocky terrain or jogging on wet pavement, you’ll love the breathable waterproof protection of its zonal waterproofing, the surefootedness of its MultiGrip outsole, and the comfort of its fully cushioned BLOOM footbed.
Available in 4 colorways, including Black Multi, Gray Multi, Olive, and Grey/Navy (shown above).
Nocs Provisions’ Pro Issue, Waterproof Binoculars
Nocs Provisions, maker of durable, adventure-ready outdoor binoculars and monoculars, has introduced their new Pro Issue Waterproof Binoculars, the latest in the brand’s growing line of products designed to open the door to new outdoor experiences. Available in 8×42 and 10×42 models and offering a massive field of view, the Pro Issue Waterproof binocular conveys the proven build and feel of Nocs’ original Standard Issue binoculars yet built around pro-class optics designed to rival binoculars costing 2x to 3x more.
What sets the Pro Issue apart is the super wide field of view (429ft @ 1000yd for 8x model) that resolves all the way to the edges of the field. The Pro Issues uses phase coated BaK4 roof prisms with a fully multi coated eight piece lens assembly. The result is a super bright, wide, color correct image with high contrast and minimal chromatic aberration. Housed in a rugged, medical grade housing, the Pro Issue is fully waterproof (IPx7) and fogproof (O-ring sealed with nitrogen), with multi stop twist up eyecups and a smooth central focusing system to create a delightful viewing experience.
MSRP: $295. Includes Pro Issue Binoculars, Pappardelle Woven Strap, Hardshell Zip Case, Cozyclean pouch, and Lens Cleaning Cloth.
Apple Watch Ultra
Apple just announced Apple Watch Ultra, which brings a new bold design and a wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure. Apple Watch Ultra introduces a 49mm titanium case and flat sapphire front crystal that reveals the biggest and brightest Apple Watch display yet. A customizable Action button offers instant access to a wide range of useful features. Apple Watch Ultra has the best battery life of any Apple Watch, reaching up to 36 hours during normal use.
Additionally, a new low-power setting, ideal for multi-day experiences, can extend battery life to reach up to 60 hours.2 The Wayfinder watch face is designed specifically for the larger Apple Watch Ultra display and includes a compass built into the dial, with space for up to eight complications. Apple Watch Ultra also brings three new bands — Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band — offering unique design features that provide a secure and comfortable fit for every adventure.
This is Apple’s most rugged and capable Apple Watch ever. Featuring a 49mm corrosion-resistant titanium case, multi-day battery life, three new specialized bands, a customizable Action button, precision dual-frequency GPS, innovative safety features like an 86-decibel siren and water resistant 100m. Apple Watch Ultra—a watch that pushes boundaries, so you can do the same.
Kari Traa Rose Wool Women’s Baselayers
What started as a small selection of colorful garments soon grew into a complete women’s sports collection of jackets, ski and exercise clothing. But most of all, Kari Traa became known for what would revolutionize the base layer category, namely Rose wool underwear. From being something girls whould hide under their ski coats, the Kari Traa baselayers soon became something which they would happily show off at apre-ski.
The Kari Traa Rose Light Half-Zip is a women’s pullover with raglan sleeves, flatlock seams and underarm panels that makes layering a breeze. When you rock it on its own, the turtleneck and chin guard stop wind sneaking in, while the ethically sourced Merino wool keeps you comfy and warm on backcountry trails. The easy-to-match colors and Jacquard-knit, Scandi-inspired snow crystal motif add an element of fun. OEKO-TEX® 100 certification means that no fabrics pose any harm to human health.
Regatta Canvas Bell Tents
White Duck’s canvas bell tents are meticulously designed for quick setup and functionality.
The Regatta Bell Tent is a versatile, functional, affordable bell tent that’s perfect for your camping trips, glamping setups, hunting excursions, events or anywhere else you need a cool, durable tent. Regatta tents come with windows, doors, bug mesh, flooring, poles, and a tool kit. The Regatta comes in three colors – beige, olive and brown – and several sizes.
InsideTracker Ultimate Plan
Every day, there’s a new fad diet: “Eat that, take this, avoid those!” InsideTracker cuts through the noise by analyzing your blood and other biomarkers, your DNA, your nutrition and lifestyle, and all the other data points they can get ahold of, then they send you personalized advice based on hard science. They’ve helped thousands of people improve their lives by improving their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker have created evidence-based solutions that are simple, clear, and actionable.
The Ultimate Plan tests up to 43 blood biomarkers—including glucose, cholesterol, cortisol, and hemoglobin—for a complete and holistic analysis of your health. Whether you want to improve athletic performance, extend longevity, or improve your overall wellness, this is your all-encompassing solution.
Mission Workshop | The Drift: A Sharp New Laptop Tote
The Drift is a new concept tote bag built to carry a wide array of gear for work, play, and travel, and is one of the most versatile bags Mission Workshop has ever created. Purpose-built pockets for your laptop, tablet, phone, documents, keys, and water bottle are complimented with a cavernous 28-liter main compartment for clothes, camera equipment, gym gear, books, food, and whatever else you need to take with you.
For daily work commutes on foot or by train, The Drift fills the role of an all-around daily laptop bag. On weekends and evenings, it acts as a traditional tote for trips to the beach or market and on multi-day trips it’s a weekender duffle and laptop brief combined into one.
MyMedic MYFAK First Aid Kit
MyMedic just made the best First Aid Kit on the planet even better. This MYFAK is faster, tougher and more versatile than ever, so that you can react with speed and efficiency. Equipped with high-performance life-saving medical and trauma supplies.
NEW Upgrades Include:
- Folding page design for enhanced organization
- Extra space so you can organize and customize to fit your needs
- Hypalon MOLLE panel is highly durable & lightweight
- High-end metal clips make your kit easy to find in an emergency
Pulaski Axe: The Ideal Chopping Axe
Splitting wood in the fresh mountain air has never been so satisfying. Swing the weighted head with ease as its wide-angle, 1055 high carbon steel split blade keeps its edge time after time. The 1/3” solid steel core through the wood handle secures the head with a tightening hex bolt and connects it to the steel pommel end to help you maneuver easily around rooting and trenching. Read about Ed Pulaski and how the Pulaski Axe came to be.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple has announced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the most advanced Pro lineup ever, featuring the Dynamic Island — a new design that introduces an intuitive way to experience iPhone — and the Always-On display. Powered by A16 Bionic, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 14 Pro introduces a new class of pro camera system, with the first-ever 48MP Main camera on iPhone featuring a quad-pixel sensor, and Photonic Engine, an enhanced image pipeline that dramatically improves low-light photos. These groundbreaking advancements make iPhone even more indispensable for everyday tasks, creative projects, and now even emergency situations with features such as Emergency SOS via satellite and Crash Detection. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in four gorgeous new finishes: deep purple, silver, gold, and space black. Pre-orders begin Friday, September 9, with availability beginning Friday, September 16.
NOMAD iPhone 14 Series Rugged Case
Surprisingly light in hand, the NOMAD Rugged Case protects your iPhone 14 Series from all angles with a durable polycarbonate frame and fortified corner bumpers. NOMAD’s Rugged Case allows you to adventure with confidence. A durable polycarbonate frame and fortified corner bumpers absorb shock and offer 15 foot drop protection. A matte PET backplate feels smooth yet grips easily in hand.
Raised corner bumpers allow your iPhone to lay flat on any surface while protecting your iPhone’s camera. Polycarbonate power and volume buttons are highly tactile and textured for easy grip.
- Durable TPU bumpers and camera ring
- Polycarbonate frame with PET backplate
- 15ft drop protection
- Dual lanyard attachment points
- MagSafe & wireless charging compatible
RELWEN Windzip Popover in Maize
It’s a jacket, it’s a sweatshirt, it’s the ultimate go-to pullover
Brands like Relwen are the reason I get excited about heritage gear. Each careful stitch is made with the goal of creating something useful, something that lasts, and something with classic style. That way, when you open your closet five, ten, twenty years from now, you’ll have a lineup of reliable clothes that look damn good and are with you for the long haul. To live up to that tradition, Relwen makes pieces like the Windzip Popover—a kind of jacket/sweatshirt hybrid that puts the best of both worlds into one killer pullover. Relwen designed it to keep out the wind chill during a backyard bonfire but still look stylish enough to wear out on the town, and we think they nailed it.
Available in 3 colorways, including Dark Grey, Maize (shown above), and Wet Cement w/ Spruce Split
ORU Coast XT Origami Kayak
The ORU Coast XT Kayak is built for serious adventure — and now ORU has made it even more sturdy, with new aluminum cockpit latches and extra-reinforced strap anchor points. Also added is a new geometric print pattern that screams “performance”. The Coast XT is their super-fast origami kayak in the lineup — efficient in the water and can hold enough gear for days. It’s tough enough to handle the open ocean, but still light enough to carry on your back.
UNCHARTED SUPPLY CO. Seventy2 Survival System in Grey
Carefully kitted out by survival experts, the Seventy2 Survival System contains everything you need to survive in a hurricane, earthquake, or any other emergency situation. 95% of emergency survival situations are resolved within 72 hours, so the team at Uncharted Supply Company worked with first responders, doctors, special forces operators, mountain guides and other specialists to fill this waterproof, durable shell filled with the essentials to get your through those first 72 hours.
Digi Camo TRX Pro4 Suspension Trainer
The Digi Camo Pro4 Suspension Trainer is the same Pro4 design you know and love with a limited edition military print to honor and celebrate Veterans every day. Designed for avid users and fitness professionals, our most advanced strap lets you train with hundreds of bodyweight moves at the right intensity for you—just adjust the straps, adjust your angle, and get moving.
Comes with everything you need to work out anywhere—at home or outdoors.
Travel Boldly With A Global Rescue Membership
Global Rescue personal memberships and enterprise solutions provide rescue and evacuation services when travelers become injured, sick (including COVID-19) or their safety is threatened. They provide 24/7/365 access to award-winning travel intelligence and medical advisory services, TotalCareSM telehealth, as well as emergency action planning, training and itinerary support.
Global Rescue is there whether you’re hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling, fishing or simply enjoying the outdoors and get ill or injured and you’re unable to get to safety on your own. Global Rescue is the red button you push in an emergency. Their team of medical and security experts come through for you when it matters most.
All services, including rescue, transport and evacuation, are included in the cost of membership. There are no deductibles, no co-pay, or claim forms. No kidding.
Featured Video: Golden Heaven: Nothing but Good Vibes on the New TREK Fuel EX
Winding through ponderosa pine and sneaking past mountain goats that freckle the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains, Casey Brown and Kirsten Van Horne let ‘er rip on the ultimate British Columbian road trip. From Golden to Kamloops, BC, they tackle miles of grin-inducing singletrack on the ultimate playmate for any kind of trail day — new TREK Fuel EX. Let the good vibes roll.