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In Focus: July 2009

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Zip up the Woolrich Weatherchaser Vest on those cool summer nights. The lightweight, 100-percent polyester quick-dry microfiber shell is treated with Teflon Fabric Protection to resist stains and water while remaining breathable. It also delivers UPF 50+ sun protection and blocks 99 percent of the wind. The Dri-Release piqué lining wicks away body vapor when you’re active. List Price: $70. Contact: Woolrich, (800) 995-1299, www.woolrich.com.
The Windmill Trekker Lighter from Essential Gear is windproof, water-resistant and built with a tough elastomer armor that can withstand the outdoors. It has a large, four-gram fuel tank good for more than 1,000 ignitions on a single fill of butane fuel. A fuel window makes it easy to tell at a glance when to refuel. The lighter can withstand 70 to 80 mph winds, refills quickly and weighs 2.5 ounces. List Price: $55. Contact: Essential Gear, (800) 582-3861, www.essentialgear.com.
Get a closer view of birds and other wildlife with the MINOX Snow Hunter BV binoculars. Designed to perform well in extreme conditions, the binoculars hold up in very cold (-22° F) or very hot (140° F) temperatures. Shockproof rubber armoring protects the optics in the toughest circumstances and provides a firm, comfortable grip with its nonslip surface, even if you’re wearing gloves. Innovative sealing technology on the inside protects them against dust and waterproofs them to a depth of nearly 10 feet. List Price: $319 (8x42); $329 (10x42).
Contact: MINOX, (866) 469-3080, www.minox.com.
Bogs Outfitter MT Boots are comfortable, durable and waterproof. Designed with Moisture Transfer technology, the boots let out the sweaty air that can build up in the arch area, keeping your feet comfortable and dry. The entire upper part of this boot is also breathable. Other features include a thermo-molded EVA midsole, OrthoLite sock liner, neoprene pad and tumbled leather/rubber overlay. The outsoles have a nonslip, self-cleaning design, providing comfortable footing on any terrain. Estimated Street Price: $110. Contact: Bogs Boots, (800) 201-2070, www.bogsfootwear.com.

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