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WARM SHELL
Stay dry in Columbia’s Power Terrain jacket. The waterproof shell is breathable, fully seam-sealed and made of a two-layer fabric infused with stretch for better movement. The brimmed, panoramic hood allows complete visibility by moving with you. The jacket incorporates Columbia’s Omni-Tech technology, which delivers maximum waterproof-breathable protection to keep outside elements from getting in, while moving moisture away from the skin. Estimated Street Price: $170. Contact: Columbia, (800) 622-6953, www.columbia.com.

KEEP WATCH
Navigate safely around the backcountry using the Suunto Core Extreme Edition Red. The multi-function watch features an altimeter, a barometer and a compass for gauging performance, direction and weather. The sunrise/sunset time feature lets you know how much daylight remains no matter where you roam, and a storm alarm feature activates when a rapid drop in air pressure is detected over a three-hour period. Estimated Street Price: $299. Contact: Suunto, (800) 426-4840, www.suunto.com.
ALL-SEASON HIKERS
Lace up the Garmont Vetta Hike GTX boots on your next hike. With Garmont’s Anatomically Directed Design (ADD), your foot uses its own ability to stabilize, absorb shock and propel efficiency. This enhanced fit better matches the characteristic symmetry of the average foot. Gore-Tex® XCR lining maintains comfort while keeping your feet dry even in wet weather. The Vibram Jabba outsole has deep lugs and an aggressive heel profile that provides self-cleaning traction on ascents and true heel support for braking on descents. Estimated Street Price: $174. Contact: Garmont, (802) 658-8322, www.garmontusa.com.
REST UP
Get a good night’s sleep in the Eureka! Riner 40° Hybrid sleeping bag, which delivers minimal pack size and weight while providing warmth in temperate climates. The hybrid shape meets the needs of those who value a roomy, yet compactable sleeping bag. The shell is made of 50D polyester ripstop and the interior is insulated with Rteq fill, a highly compressible material made from four fibers for delivering warmth and durability. The bag weighs 2.8 pounds. Estimated Street Price: $89. Contact: Eureka!, (800) 572-8822, www.eurekatent.com.

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