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Goods + Gear – October 2022

by Randy Woods

The Salmon Have Returned… For Your Coffee

These fish are thirsty and won’t take decaf for an answer. Created by prolific Montana illustrator and outdoorsman Casey Underwood, this handsome, 13-ounce ceramic mug features a gorgeous, exclusive design that stars the Northwest’s quintessential marine symbols of return and renewal. The screen-printed artwork, called “Feeding Frenzy,” features a series of bold, black-and-white drawings of salmon hovering over a stream bed and a clay-red base. The mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe, so it will be a vibrant reminder of your love of Salish Sea wildlife for years to come. $22 // caseyunderwood.com

A Cool New Way to Keep Hands Warm

Tired of using one-time hand warmers that start to chill out after only a few minutes? These sleek, rechargeable Ocoopa H01 units may be just the thing to keep your digits toasty on frigid autumnal mornings. Just plug it into a USB port for three to four hours for a full charge and get 8 to 15 hours of continuous warmth. The 7.3-ounce warmer is contoured smoothly, like a computer mouse, to perfectly fit inside a hand or slip into a pocket. An outer shell of soft silicone provides a comfortable grip. Programmable in three temperature settings from 95° to 131°F, the H01 comes in a range of colors, with a travel pouch and a USB cable that can also be used to charge your smartphone. $35 // ocoopa.com

Stay Dry with a Trail Mix Hoodie

Keep cozy and dry in the stiffest gales with this new design from Outdoor Research. The “Trail Mix” pullover hoodie can be used anywhere cool fall weather descends, whether you are day-hiking or rigging a sloop. A woven water-resistant overlay on the pullover’s hood and cowl protects your head and neck from wet weather, while a cinch cord at the hem and elastic wrist cuffs helps retain heat—but not too much heat; the gridded fleece material uses thermo-regulating ActiveTemp technology to wick away moisture and prevent overheating. An exterior chest pocket provides access to your phone and other personal valuables. There’s a snug place for your hands, as well, inside a cozy kangaroo pocket. $120 // outdoorresearch.com   

Pack Up Your Treasures in the Camp Hauler Bag

Don’t let the fall weather spoil your plans out on the water this season. This sturdy Camp Hauler Bag, created in collaboration between Pendleton and outdoor clothier Marmot, measures 18” wide and 17” high, giving you 10.6 gallons of room to carry essentials for your next day trip. Best of all, a zip-top and an inner cinch closure keeps excess moisture out and your contents inside. Made of high-strength nylon, the bag is as durable as it is attractive, with its “Yosemite National Park” color scheme of bright yellow, sky blue, and multihued trim. Two interior slip pockets and a zippered exterior pouch give the bag added versatility. $89 // pendleton-usa.com

Get Two Uses in One with Accon Cleat

Every skipper knows a boat functions best when every inch of space is being utilized—anything that provides more than one use is key. That’s why Accon Marine offers this combination cleat and fishing rod holder in one sleek unit. Just pop up the cleat from its backing plate and use it to tie off your vessel. Then, when at sea, you can slide the cleat back in, flush with the gunnel, and use the center hole as a rod holder as you troll. The hardware come in three configurations: 0˚, 15˚, and 30˚ angles, depending on your boating needs. Made of marine-grade 316 stainless steel, the cleat is built to last and will keep your gunnels clear of extra clutter. $115.59 // acconmarine.com

Keep Your Footing with Chooka Duck Skimmers
If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s probably something you want to wear on slippery docks this season. These waterproof, ballet-style, slip-on skimmers from Chooka combine lightness and comfort with durability and functionality. The outsole is all business, made of ultra-UC gum rubber, giving you a tight grip on slick decks. The navy top half features stylish leather-bow accent details. A combo cotton and polyester lining and breathable EVA insole provide padded comfort for extended use on board or a night on the town. Featherweight and highly flexible, these hand-made shoes are easily foldable for stashing in bags while on the go. $45 // shopchooka.com

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