Big Gear Show 23: Fresh Faces
The Big Gear Show made its way to Denver to start off June. The format was different with a brand new location and a shared space with the (E)Revolution show that featured E-Bikes. That wasn’t the only thing that was new in ’23. So many new brands made their way to the demo floor, some companies were only weeks old! I wanted to highlight some of the Big Gear Show 23: Fresh Faces and show you some of the newest products on the market.
Earth+Kin has only been selling to the public for about six month but they are already a certified B Corp! That is an impressive badge to come out of the gates with. Earth+Kin has two main products that they were displaying, metal water bottles and everywhere trailers that can hook up to a bike or be carried by hand.
The bottles are made from a stainless steel that is good for hot or cold beverages. Each bottle has two lid options, a metal option to seal in the beverage or a silicon option. I really like the idea of having the silicon top to drink out of so you don’t have to always have your lips on metal! (This is big when you have the bottle on a cold winter adventure!)
Earth+Kin also sells the Mule. Their multi-purpose cart. The mule can work as a hand cart, or you can attach it to the back of a bike or e-bike. You can even attach it to a trailer hitch and the Mule will ride above the ground (no wheels touching) but it will give you a bit more storage. A really nice and convenient way to get your favorite supplies to your adventure location. They are also coming out with a new “fatter” tire that is perfect for beach use!
As an outdoor blogger I really liked the idea behind With. With has been around for just a few weeks and were showing at their first trade show at Big Gear. The idea is to have a fully contained pencil supply kit for those back country journaling and sketching session.
The kit comes with a custom dyed and cut canvas bag. Along with 36 artist quality leads that are resistant to breaking. The 36 lead come in a folding case to keep the together and protected in the bag. A cedar lead holder reduces the size and allows for quick transfer. A lead sharpener, two-compound eraser and DIY color chart finish up the kit.
The kit fits perfect in a pack and allows everything you need to make the perfect sketch of the great outdoors.
Tippins Foods is another company that is just getting started. They combine a full meal with plenty of snacks to get you through the trails.
Each meal kit provides about 1300-1500 calories. It combines a meal, such as Corned beef Hash, Chicken and Sausage Paella, and Fruit Medley Muesli. That is combined with trail snacks like a protein bar, soup, dark chocolate, tea, wipes to keep you clean and more.
Each kit is fits in a cardboard container that is covered in beeswax to maintain freshness and keeps the meal kit protected from the elements. The beeswax also helps eliminate the need for plastic wrapping. Plus, the wrappers for all of the snacks fit into cardboard tube to make it easy to pack out all of your trash.
It wouldn’t be a blog about fresh faces without talking about how to freshen up your face on a hike. Hustle Clean was created by football players Justin Forsett, Wale Forrester, and Wendell Hunter were looking for a way to go from the practice field to class. With that, Hustle Clean became a self-care movement at the intersection of hustle and hygiene.
Hustle Clean sells face and body wipes along with other personal hygiene products. The wipes use aloe vera, witch hazel, and vitamin E to restore your skin as it cleans. Alcohol free, the wipes use benzalkonium chloride which is approved by the FDA as a germ killing solution.
Another great aspect of Hustle Clean is that every time you purchase from them it helps to provide scholarships and hygiene products to underserved communities through Hustle Clean’s Free Play and Shower2thePeople programs. You can learn more about those here.
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