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ROAM Gear Guide

Written by John E. Campbell

The new ROAM gear guide is a collection of well-built, well-tested products from the world of adventure. From coffee cups to off-road toys of the future, each product was handpicked just for you. In the mix are 42 items that have been put to the test by our hard-charging network of ROAM founding contributors—Jimmy Chin, Travis Rice, Sasha DiGiulian, Andy Best, and more—and other items that are simply too rad not to share. Dependability, durability, and thoughtful design make this your need-to-know guide.

 

MobilityWOD Supernova 2.0 ($41.95) BUY NOW

Our friends at MobilityWOD literally wrote the book on mobility. Becoming a Supple Leopard is the bible for achieving an ongoing “ready state”–just like a supple leopard. It’s known to be stashed in the carry-on of some of the most elite athletes we know—Jimmy Chin, Sasha DiGiulian, Travis Rice, and Ian Walsh, to name a few.

Now they have created a replacement for the archaic foam roller. The Supernova 2.0 is roughly the same size and hardness of a softball. However, this recovery ball has a proprietary grip pattern designed to dig into those hard to reach places, helping to get all those layers of muscle, tissue, and ligaments moving and grooving. Oh, and did we mention that it travels well?

Recommended by ROAM founding contributors Kelly Starett, Jimmy Chin, and Sasha DiGiulian

Stance Socks: Nepal Trek ($28) BUY NOW

Breathable. Anatomical cushioning. Reinforced toe and heel. Jimmy Chin gave these socks his seal of approval. It’s time to give them a shot.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributors Jimmy Chin and Andy Best

 

 

Lib Tech T. Rice Gold Member ($749.95)  BUY NOW

The new Travis Rice pro model has years of pro rider development behind it. A smooth riding basalt core keeps you stable when conditions are hard underfoot and its ultra lightweight construction helps you take flight!

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Travis Rice

Vitamix S30 ($329.95) BUY NOW

Athletes need top-notch nutrition, and a smoothie is a great way to feed your body those nutrients. Vitamix is easily one of the best at what it does, which is why self-professed “Smoothie Queen” Sasha DiGiulian relies on the well-built and durable S30 from Vitamix to give her body what it needs day in and day out. “I found a way to still make my smoothies and green juices on the go when I am traveling with this portable single-serve blender,” she says about the Vitamix S30.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Sasha DiGiulian

Sony RX100 Vi ($1,198.00) BUY NOW

Everyone knows the ultimate travel companion is a camera. But with an increase in quality of photos typically comes a larger camera body. That’s not the case with this Sony offering. With a 20.1-megapixel sensor and good low-light performance, this is the ultimate space-saving camera. Says filmmaker Renan Ozturk, “There’s more technology packed in the little RX100 Fort size than pretty much any camera of its size. 960fps. Slow-mo. It’s ridiculous.”

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Renan Ozturk

 

Mountainsmith Spectrum Camera Bag ($149.95) BUY NOW

Photographer and underwater imagery maestro Andy Mann first started designing this camera bag back in 2014. As he puts it, “Basically nothing like it existed at the time.” With the release of version 2.0 Andy truly believes that for its intended purpose of a do-it-all camera bag, there isn’t a better go-to, urban-style computer/camera bag on the market.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Andy Mann

 

Jones Men’s Hovercraft Splitboard ($849.95) BUY NOW

The Jones hovercraft splitboard was built to be the ultimate backcountry machine, nimble and maneuverable on both the uphill and downhill. This board excels in trees.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Jeremy Jones

Tecnica Zero G Pro Tour ($1,080) BUY NOW

The ultimate touring boot has been given the seal of approval by professional climber/photographer Jimmy Chin, who freakin’ loves to ski. Yep, that’s right. This is the same boot Jimmy wears when going deep into the alpine. A true 130-flex makes this boot the real deal for going downhill. Listed at 5 pounds 12 ounces, it makes the uphill just as fun.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Jimmy Chin

Armada Tracer 88 ($650.00) BUY NOW

In 2017, Armada entered the lightweight touring market by releasing the Tracer 88. This year, the Tracer comes updated with a narrower waist, long turn radius, and an ultralite core. If saving weight in the backcountry is of interest to you, then the Tracer 88 should be on your radar.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Jimmy Chin

 

Flowfold x Roam Minimalist Wallet ($19.99) BUY NOW

ROAM partnered with Flowfold to bring you the ultimate durable and portable minimalist wallet. Manufactured from recycled sailcloth, this wallet was built to handle the harshest conditions faced by the world’s elite sailors–built for your modern adventurer. The slim profile makes it perfect for your next adventure.

Recommended by the ROAM team

Hanah One Daily Superfood ($55.00) BUY NOW

It’s all about superfoods in 2019, and Hanah One is the crème de la crème. Travis Rice, Jimmy Chin, and many other top athletes take paste made of 30 wildly harvested botanicals daily to optimize physical performance and health.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributors Ian Walsh, Jimmy Chin, Travis Rice, and Chris Burkard

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression ($1,295.00) BUY NOW

From Jacque Cousteau right down to the groundbreaking gear they were using at the time. If you didn’t have a dive watch back then, you had no way of controlling your dive tables. ZODIAC helped push divers to new depths in the 60s, and now their most celebrated timepiece, the Super Sea Wolf, is back. Photographer Andy Mann has been wearing this watch for years so we let him fill you in on fine details.

“Featuring a stainless-steel case and uni-directional mineral crystal top ring, black sunray dial, five-link stainless-steel bracelet and C3 Super Luminova hands and indexes, Sea Wolf conveys the brand’s commitment to definitive style with timeless roots,” Andy says.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Andy Mann

 

SHERPA 100AC POWER BANK ($299.00) BUY NOW

It’s all fun until your batteries are dead. Then it’s still fun, but not if you are trying to get the shot. “This packable powerhouse has gone with me on projects since day one,” says ROAM founding contributor Andy Best. “It’s an everyday piece of gear no matter where I am.”

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Andy Best

Polaris Pro RMK 174 ($13,999) BUY NOW

Polaris describes their new snowmobile as the ultimate mountain sled, which is why we weren’t surprised to learn Travis Rice chooses this as his ride when looking for backcountry lines and good snow. The RMK is one of the lightest and strongest sleds on the market, meaning that this monster will get you to where you need to go quickly. Now if only we actually needed a snowmobile—the dream lives on!

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Travis Rice

 

ROAM x PELA Limited Edition Phone Case ($39.00) BUY NOW

In honor of the ROAM original Surface, ROAM partnered with PELA, makers of the world’s first truly sustainable phone case. Not only is this phone case durable enough to prevent your phone from getting scratches and dings, but it’s also 100 percent compostable. Options include both iPhone and Android phones.

Recommended by the ROAM staff

The North Face Base Camp Duffel ($149.00) BUY NOW

The North Face has one of the most star-studded athlete teams on the planet. Their duffel, the updated version of an adventure luggage classic, helps get the appropriate amount of gear to your destination. Though it comes in many different sizes, we recommend going with a large option (95L), as the side compression straps allow you to pack it down. The ballistic nylon coated in a durable waterproof laminate helps get your gear to your destination dry and safe!

Used by ROAM friends Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Ozturk

Patagonia Men’s Tropic Comfort Hoody II ($59.00) BUY NOW

This amazingly convenient and versatile layer provides full upper body coverage and comes with SPF sun protection. It works just as well in the mountains as it does on the beach. The built-in hood not only makes you look like big-wave ninja Ian Walsh, but also helps provide that extra layer of sun protection.

 

Kokopelli Packraft Nirvana ($959.93) BUY NOW

So why in the world would you ever want a packraft? Packrafts provide a packable lightweight and ultra-durable option to help you get to hard to reach waterways. They do just about everything a normal paddleboat would do, all the while being highly packable. The Nirvana weighs a convenient 9.2 pounds with packed dimensions of 27 x 12 x 7 inches.

 

Petzl Bindi Headlamp ($44.96) BUY NOW

The two-hour rechargeable battery makes this the perfect headlamp for short adventures. It fits in your pocket or backpack without out taking up space and has a powerful 200 lumens to help light the way on your early morning trail runs. Rechargeable batteries make it a convenient option for travel.

 

 

La Sportiva TX2 ($104.00) BUY NOW

So you’re trying to pack light, but still fit all the essentials? From the trailhead to the climbing crag, this shoe performs well in any environment. It’s the perfect shoe when space is limited, but you’re not quite sure where the adventure is going to take you.

Five Ten Anasazi MoccAsym ($125.00) BUY NOW

The do-it-all climbing shoe. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the sport or a veteran, the MoccAsym has delivered the same consistency in its product year and year again without compromising performance. Be warned: These shoes stretch.

 

Vans Classic Slip-on ($50.00) BUY NOW

A quick on, quick off classic, these shoes will never go out of style. They help you look good at the airport all the while avoiding the hassle of untying your shoes while going through security.

WOLACO North Moore Short ($50.00) BUY NOW

Designed in NYC and built in the USA, WOLACO has revolutionized athletic sportswear offerings by creating high-quality compression gear. The brand’s North Moore short was designed with two well-appointed pockets designed to carry your cell phone and the essentials (keys, money, etc) on runs.  These two thoughtfully placed pockets are waterproof with velcro closures, helping to keep your things dry and out of the way when you’re getting active in the outdoors. WOLACO doesn’t offer a women’s line yet but will be releasing an all women’s line in early 2019.

Women’s Arc’teryx ATOM LT Hoody ($259.00) BUY NOW

This is the most versatile insulated technical jacket you will ever own. A wind and moisture resistant outer shell paired with synthetic insulation and air permeable fleece work together to keep you dry and warm—no matter where the adventure takes you.

 

 

Backcountry x Flylow Patsey Marley Bib Pant – Women’s ($399.95) BUY NOW

Backcountry teamed up with Flylow to create the ultimate softshell bib pants. The Patsey pant is the first women’s pant to use Polartec Neoshell. Polartec Neoshell is both ultra durable and weather resistant, while still maintaining the breathability of similar softshell materials.

Fjallraven High Coast Hike Trousers ($120.00) BUY NOW

These lightweight synthetic pants dry quickly and have perfectly placed pockets on the hips that don’t get in the way. The pants come in multiple colorways so you can look just as great out on the town as you do on the trail.

 

Matador Freerain24 2.0 ($64.99) BUY NOW

This waterproof backpack is made of ripstop nylon and packs down to a convenient 3 x 5-inch package.  It’s a great option for when space is limited but you still need bag.

Patagonia Stormfront Roll Top Pack 45L ($149.00) BUY NOW

So you’re traveling to a place that is wet. What could possibly go wrong? We know as well as anyone that soggy stuff will quickly ruin your day. Prevent that from happening with the Stormfront pack from Patagonia. Its 45 liters of space provides enough room for two people, and the TPU coated nylon provides durability for even the wettest and most wild water excursions.

 

Yeti Rambler 20oz Tumbler ($29.99) BUY NOW

Besides the fact that this cup will keep your coffee warmer, longer, you’re doing your part by reducing single-use plastics. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

 

Ojai Energetics Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil ($74.95) BUY NOW

Ojai Energetics makes the only full spectrum hemp oil that’s water soluble and made without synthetics or synthetically modified compounds. While still being researched, CBDs have been shown to be a possible alternative to modern anti-inflammatory drugs without the reported negative side effects.

Hydro Flask 32oz  ($39.95) BUY NOW

This water bottle is more durable than a Nalgene, and the vacuum-insulated design helps keeps your cold drinks cool and your hot drinks warmer longer.

 

 

MSR WindBurner ($149.99) BUY NOW

This is a great option when heading into the wilderness, but you need to pack light. The WindBurner boils one liter of water in 4.5 minutes and packs down to a convenient portable space-saving configuration.

FCS Freedom Leash ($45.00) BUY NOW

It’s not every day that we see time-tested items like the standard surf leash get recreated from the ground up. That’s exactly what FCS did with this one. It features a high tensile over braided nylon cord designed to reduce stretch, tangling, and drag. Other ergonomic additions include a printed silicon grip to prevent your cuff from spinning, as well as a reengineered pull tab to help you when exiting the water.

Da Fin Swim Fins ($65.95) BUY NOW

These fins are pretty much the standard footwear as far as surf photography and bodysurfing goes. They’re also standard issue for the badass Hawaiian Lifeguard Association.

Recommended by ROAM founding contributor Chris Burkard

 

 

Onewheel + XR ($1,799) BUY NOW

Segways are ancient. Onewheel, however, is the future. It’s designed to ride like a skateboard but with one large, plush wheel for ultimate shock absorption. Onewheel reaches a top speed of roughly 19 mph, and their XR option has a max range of 18 miles.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro ($1,499) BUY NOW

The question isn’t why do you need a drone. It’s why don’t you? The new Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with 20MP Hasselblad camera, high-speed tracking, and obstacle sensing and avoidance. This drone pretty much flies itself. Check out the ROAM Original Avani Nuna featuring Jimmy Chin to see what Mavic 2 is truly capable of in breathtaking Greenland.

 

 

RYLO  360 Camera ($499.99) BUY NOW

The future of POV Cameras is here. The new RYLO 360 camera helps you capture 360-degree footage of your most exciting outdoor adventures. RLYO also comes with a special editing software that makes creating on the go painless.

Lib Tech Lost Round Nose Fish ($739.95) BUY NOW

A timeless classic reinvented. The Lost collaboration with Lib Tech brings a breath of fresh air to a surfing classic. Lib Tech uses their patented Eco Impact Thermo Pressure Fusion Process to create a stronger more eco-friendly surfboard. The result is a more ding-resistant surfboard that lasts longer, all the while significantly reducing the environmental impact of byproduct produced by typical Epoxy surfboard construction.

Blizzard Bonafide ($699.95)  BUY NOW

The consensus over the years was that the Bonafide was only built for aggressive skiers. Blizzard, however, has made some changes. Completely redesigning its shape for the first time in years, the new Bonafide now has a shorter turning radius, which helps to increase its responsiveness, while still retaining the stability that has made the Bonafide a crowd favorite.

Fischer Ranger Free 120 ($749.99) BUY NOW

Whatever it is that you want to do on the mountain, this boot is down to ride. A stiff 120 shell means that it will be reactive on the downhill, and Dynafit inserts ensure that it will be compatible with your tech bindings. The Ranger was designed to provide top performance on any terrain which is why we are stoked to include it in the mix.

Breitling x Outerknown Superocean Chronograph Watch ($7,100) BUY NOW

Breitling and Kelly Slater have both become household names when it comes to performance. Breitling makes some of the finest timepieces in the world. Kelly Slater is an 11-time World Surf League Champion and creator of sustainable clothing company Outerknown. Together they have teamed up to create a work of art. The watch features a band made of Econyl, regenerated nylon created from nylon waste that typically ends up in landfills. The Superocean watch itself was created in 1957 and has become an iconic timepiece to divers and watch enthusiasts alike.

Rivian RIS Electric SUV ($72,500) BUY NOW

Set for a 2021 release, Rivian aims to flip the electric car world on its head by being the first company to offer two off-road capable models. The four-motor, 750 horsepower drivetrain pushes the car from 0 to 60 in just around three seconds, and a full charge gives it a driveable range of 400 miles.



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