The latest summer toys and gadgets geared for hikers and bikers.
As if you needed another excuse to hit the trails, Park City’s outdoor shops have stocked their shelves with all the latest summer toys and gadgets geared for hikers and bikers.
If you’re spending a day in the mountains, be sure to check out our roundup of favorite summer trail essentials that you’ll ﬁnd around town.
Water is vital regardless of the season, but it’s the high-tech method of sipping on the stuﬀ that caught our eye. In addition to the 500 cubic inches of storage and internal compartments,
the Geigerrig Rig 500 Ballistic hydration pack ($135), available at Cole Sport, features a vacuumed water bladder for a constant stream of high- pressure hydration. Give the two-liter bladder a few quick pumps before hitting the trail and let the pressurized water hose down your thirst, your dirty hands or your sweaty face. Plus, a built-in ﬁlter lets adventurists reﬁll and purify their supply straight from any untreated water source.
Make room in your gear bag for your new, favorite and functional toy. The Garmin Edge 810 ($500) is a GPS computer that records your distance, speed, elevation and other stats for a comprehensive summary of your excursion. Sync the Edge 810, available at White Pine Touring, with your Bluetooth- enabled smartphone via Garmin Connect mobile app to share your real time stats with the social media world or to check up-to-the-minute weather conditions. Competitive cyclists can track their calories and heart rate, while recreational hikers and mountain bikers can navigate their route using detailed topo maps without losing their way.
Even if purchasing a big-ticket item isn’t on your Park City itinerary, it’s worth taking the Scott Genius 710 mountain bike for a spin on the local trails. Stop into Jans to demo this lightweight, all- mountain rig ($90/day), designed with a groundbreaking 27.5-inch wheel diameter that’s built for eﬃcient climbing as much as smooth descending. The 150mm of rear travel eats up technical obstacles in its path, and three adjustable modes of suspension adapt to the variable trail conditions you’ll discover around town. (Pictured above)
Come dressed to the nines for a post-trail drink with Club Ride attire ($75-90). The urban threads, found at Silver Star Ski & Sport, are designed with performance fabrics and
active cuts that appease style-conscious hikers and bikers. A line of men’s and women’s tops and bottoms are stocked with zippered storage pockets, vented side panels, quick-drying technology and a headphone port for all your outdoor rec needs.
Cole Sport | 1615 Park Avenue 435-649-4806 | colesport.com
White Pine Touring | 1790 Bonanza Drive 435-649-8710 | whitepinetouring.com
Jans | 1600 Park Avenue 435-649-4949 | jans.com
Silver Star Ski & Sport 1825 3 Kings Drive | 435-645-7827 | silverstarskiandsport.com