A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Explore the grid below or click through for a slideshow. Finally, there’s a new gear item that eliminates single-use plastic alternatives. Matador’s Re-Ties ($11 per four-pack) are reusable gear ties made from rubber that can adjust to secure almost any gear on your pack. The rubber ties can support a load up to 15 pounds and are 12 inches long. They aren’t high-tech, but we like that they’re easy to reuse. These compostable-packaged snacks were just added to REI’s inventory. The Shar Snacks ($8) contain 3.7 ounces of organic, vegan, gluten-free trail mix. Essentially, it’s a nice pick-me-up of fruit, seeds, and nuts to get you through your day. Although it’s compostable, we like that the snack tube is reusable as well. Shar also donates a whopping 20% of its net profits to The Conservation Alliance. HOKA’s out with several brand-new footwear styles this week, including this midrise Stinson hiking boot built with GORE-TEX. The Stinson Mid ($180), available for men and women, consists of a GORE-TEX waterproof bootie with a midrise collar, all-terrain outsole, and waterproof leather...