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In Focus: January/February 2009


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JACKET PLUS
Shells strike the perfect balance of comfort, warmth and mobility so you can stay outside when it’s cold. The Cloudveil Koven Plus is designed with a waterproof membrane that opens up to enhance breathability when you get hot and contracts when you cool down. The fabric seals out water, while stretchy material in the shoulders, elbows and sides changes form to become more breathable as your body temp rises. Estimated Street Price: $440. Contact: Cloudveil, (877) 255-8345, www.cloudveil.com.
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TOP-LOADER
Head out on a weekend camping trip with the Kelty Locus 40 backpack. The top-loading pack fits your gear in one big compartment and boasts an impressive weight-to-capacity ratio. The mesh shoulder straps and hip belt enhance comfort. Its Aero Fly suspension system delivers four-way ventilation that helps keep you dry while hiking. Estimated Street Price: $150. Contact: Kelty, (800) 423-2320, www.kelty.com.
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LOOK UP
Every outdoor enthusiast needs a solid pair of binoculars. The MINOX APO HG binoculars are rugged and lightweight, and come with a protective rubber armor coating. The glass is designed to deliver natural color, high contrast and minimal glare, with aspherical lenses inside the eyepieces providing consistent sharpness. A new multicoating developed for this model repels water, dust and dirt. With a single turn of the focus knob, you quickly can go from close-up to infinity. Estimated Street Price: $1,799 (8.5x43); $1,849 (10x43). Contact: MINOX, (866) 469-3080, www.minox.com.
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SHINE A LIGHT
The Command 20 Tactical Headlamp from FoxFury delivers ample panoramic lighting, hands-free use and a comfortable fit. With 20 LEDs providing 44.5 lumens, the light has three modes with various levels of intensity. An adjustable beam angle allows you to direct light where needed, reducing head or neck fatigue. The waterproof, impact-resistant lamp weighs 8.3 ounces and provides up to 32 hours of full power. Estimated Street Price: $74. Contact: FoxFury, (760) 945-4231, www.foxfury.com.
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