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In Focus: August 2009





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STEEL BLADES
BuckLite Max is a series of lightweight, durable and fixed-blade knives ideal for camping trips and other outdoor adventures. The soft, textured rubber handles have ridges and finger grooves for a comfortable grip. There’s a lanyard hole in the handle and a heavy-duty nylon sheath for multiple carrying options. The smallest model has a 2¾-inch blade and weighs just 1.6 ounces, while the largest is 5.5 ounces with a 4-inch blade. List Price: $20 to $25. Contact: Buck Knives, (800) 326-2825, www.buckknives.com.
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ROOMY TENT
The four-season Eureka! High Camp tent sleeps two, is designed to handle extreme weather conditions and has two storage vestibules. The front storage vestibule has bottom venting, and there are two roof vents in the tent and fly to help air flow. The rugged, heavy-duty aluminum frame can withstand wind and snow. The High Camp measures 7’9”x4’10”x3’8” high and weighs nearly 10 pounds. Estimated Street Price: $499. Contact: Eureka!, (800) 572-8822, www.eurekatent.com.
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KEEP WATCH
The TraiLeader Pro from TECH4O does way more than just tell time. It monitors your heart and measures speed,
distance and caloric intake, along with acting as an altimeter, a barometer, a compass and a thermometer. The watch accurately monitors heart rate and syncs with a PC to monitor workouts over time. Estimated Street Price: $199. Contact: TECH4O, (800) 572-8822, www.tech4o.com.
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HI-TEC ADVENTURE
On your next hike, lace up the Hi-Tec Multiterra Targa HPI trainers. Using ion-mask hydrophobic technology, the shoe is highly resistant to water, and the TPR windows with thin mesh keep debris out so your feet stay cool and comfortable all day. The hikers also feature stretch cord lacing with locking toggle, an upper made of full-grain nubuck leather and neoprene, and a rubber toecap and heel for added protection. Estimated Street Price: $65. Contact: Hi-Tec, (800) 521-1698, www.hi-tec.com.
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