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Sometimes the only time to get in a good run is during the early morning hours before the sun comes up, or during the evening hours when the sun goes down. This Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp will help you find your way as you hit the pavement or the trails. The LED headlamp integrates two light sources that allow you to choose between a long distance focalized beam and flood beam proximity lighting.... more
A good hiking shoe is crucial when hitting the trails. After all, blisters and sore feet can put a halt to the fun. This selection of Vasque Women's Opportunist Light Hikers promises to keep your feet comfortable and dry for the duration of your hike. They feature a leather and airmesh nylon upper, synthetic lining, and rubber sole. The shoe's design features an asymmetric curve to better fit those with higher arches.
When backpacking, wearing the right clothing is just as important as taking the right gear. Patagonia makes a line of merino wool shirts that will keep you dry and cool. Available in t-shirts, crews, and tanks, the Patagonia Merino 1 line features ultra-soft, superfine merino wool with an all-recycled polyester core that prevents odor. The wool also insulates when wet and dries quickly. The shirts can be worn alone or worn in between layers... more
Backpacking gear may seem a bit pricey, but it's important to remember that you're buying equipment that needs to stand up to extreme wear and tear. And you're not really saving money if you have to replace items year after year. The Arcteryx Altra 65 Backpack is extremely durable and comes with a dizzying array of features that keep you comfortable on the trails, such as an internal hydration pocket, padded bottom, anatomically correct... more
Fleece jackets are the perfect choice for fall. Wear them on their own as the weather cools and under another jacket when it gets colder. Check out the North Face fleece jackets at REI-Outlet.com, and you can stay warm and save money. We're partial to the simply-styled Khumbu Jacket, with its neck-hugging collar to keep drafts out and side pockets to keep hands warm. And while most selections are for '09 closeouts, we haven't... more
We liked the first pair of Vasque boots we bought so much that we ordered another pair as soon as the first was delivered and inspected. This was partially driven by a killer sale, but these boots have endured desert, mountain, river, and ocean excursions. They're now ten years old and the only time they've failed us is the unfortunate day we packed only the left-foot boots of our identical pairs. Human failure aside,... more
A friend of ours lost power on four separate storm-driven occasions over the past 12 months, and most were multi-day outages. That's a lot of time to sit in the dark listening to your groceries defrost and/or spoil. She was saved by her camping gear, which provided light in the form of the Coleman Retro Battery-Powered Lantern. It beat candles or having to carry a flashlight everywhere. And, of course, it's useful to have... more
Sore feet and blisters can ruin any hiking or walking excursion, which is why it's so important to have the right footwear, and that includes socks. This Vermont American Tool Company SmartWool Hiking Sock uses merino wool to keep your feet dry and comfortable. The sock is very durable and will not shrink or itch. It can be worn all year long to keep your feet in good shape no matter what outdoor activity... more
We're a sucker for a good pocketknife, especially one with lots of handy tools and gadgets. This Swiss Army Trekker Knife has all the essentials without any bulk. It offers a serrated locking blade, Philips-head screwdriver, can and bottle openers, and even a small wood saw. It measures 3 ¾ inches, so it's small enough to fit into a purse or pocket. It's the perfect gift for the avid outdoorsman and outdoorswoman, or anyone... more
Tennis shoes are comfortable for trekking around new destinations, but aren't always the most fashionable choice. These North Face Mountain Sneakers are perfect for walking in the city or on a trail. The black suede and fabric uppers contrast nicely with the tan and red accents. Made from recycled materials, such as bamboo and cork, they look great with a nice pair of casual slacks, or with a pair of jeans or shorts.
Teva Water shoes are perfect for wearing anywhere getting your toes wet is a consideration. They can go by the pool or in the surf, or be worn in comfort on a day hike that could include some puddles. The benefits are many: they dry fast, help you keep your footing on slick surfaces, and there's a pair for everyone in the family.
If you're not lucky enough to snag some seats close to the action, having a pair of binoculars is the next best thing to watch the horses cross the finish line. The Olympus Magellan 10 x 25 WP binocular is nitrogen-filled for waterproof protection and fog prevention. Plus, the binocular is light in weight and small in size so you can slip it into a purse or pocket and not have to worry about... more
Pack simple for your next camping trip with the compact Snow Peak Titanium Solo Cook Set. It includes a durable pot and cup -- all you need for basic cooking. The set is compact and lightweight at only 5.5 oz. It also comes with its own carrying bag. Trade out your bulky cookware set and make room for other gear. If you have a Snow Peak GigaPower Stove, you can save even more space... more
There's a Swiss Army Knife to fit any pocket, purse, or backpack. They last for years and come in handy a surprising number of times, even if your only outdoor adventure is a day at the zoo. Our favorite is the Swiss Army Champ, which has everything. Open any bottle or can, strip wire, saw wood, scale fish. This knife has enough gadgets, tools, and blades to help you out in any situation.