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In Focus: January/February 2008

Stay warm, dry and comfortable in the Marmot Corbet’s Jacket. Layers of light MarmaLoft synthetic insulation lie beneath the guaranteed waterproof protection of Gore-Tex®. Full seam-taped construction seals out the smallest droplets of moisture and Pitzips exhaust heat when hiking around has gotten you all sweaty. Comfort-mapped fabrics add to the jacket’s breathability. Estimated Street Price: $350. Contact: Marmot, (888) 357-3262, www.marmot.com.
Marmot Corbet's Jacket

The Eterna High Power 15x51 Binoculars from Brunton are lightweight and produce sharp images using BaK-4 prism glass with high-quality phase coating. The binoculars are fog- and waterproof with a 200-foot field of view at 1,000 yards. They’re 6.7x5.2x2.3 inches and weigh just two pounds. You can also use them with a monopod or tripod. Estimated Street Price: $589. Contact: Brunton,
(800) 443-4871, www.brunton.com.
Brunton Eterna High Power Binoculars

The Crazy Creek HexaLite Original and LongBack chairs are ideal for camping trips because they’re lightweight and offer sturdy support. Made from hexagonal cored foam and featuring a polyester-mesh seating surface, the material lets you get comfortable in a range of different sitting positions. The chairs roll up compactly and can be toted around anywhere with a convenient carrying handle. Estimated Street Price: $33 (Original); $44 (LongBack). Contact: Crazy Creek, (800) 331-0304, www.crazycreek.com.
Crazy Creek Hexalite Original and LongBack chairs

Take to the trail with the Kelty Radii 27 on your back. Designed to fit like a glove, the backpack is hydration compatible with a reservoir sleeve and mesh water-bottle pockets. The ventilated suspension system features a breathable waist belt, back panel and shoulder straps, along with zippered waist-belt pockets. Estimated Street Price: $120. Contact: Kelty, (800) 423-2320, www.kelty.com.
Kelty Radii 27 Backpack
Hike with ease in the Columbia Ocanto Peak Omni-Tech hiking boots. The Contour Comfort 2D dual-density foot bed is a sock liner that interacts with the natural contours of the foot for added support and comfort. The suede and mesh boots also feature Omni-Grip technology, which uses a sticky rubber compound to provide top-notch traction on various surfaces. Estimated Street Price: $110. Contact: Columbia Sportswear, (800) 547-8066, www.columbia.com.
Columbia Ocanto Peak Omni-Tech hiking boots

Keep yourself hydrated while exploring the outdoors by outfitting your backpack with a clean and easy-to-use hydration system. The Reversible Reservoir II from Hydrapak comes in 50-, 70- and 100-ounce sizes. A wide mouth roll top closure makes it easy to add ice cubes and sports mixes. When it’s time to fill up or clean the pack, you simply push a button and remove the drink tube from the reservoir. Estimated Street Price: $25 to $30. Contact: Hydrapak, (510) 595-8318, www.hydrapak.com.
Hydrapak Reversible Reservoir II


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