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In Focus: June 2010





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SOFT SHELL
Stay dry and warm in the Marmot ROM (Range of Motion). The jacket is constructed with air-permeable Gore Windstopper fabric, making it breathable, windproof, water-resistant and comfortable to wear. The attached hood is adjustable and secured with a Velcro® hood tab. “Angel-wing” movement allows full range of motion in your arms without causing the hem to rise. The Pack Pocket design delivers unobstructed access to pockets when wearing a backpack. Estimated Street Price: $175. Contact: Marmot, (888) 357-3262, www.marmot.com.

BUG OFF
Protect your skin and clothing from mosquito and other insect bites with SkinSmart, a new line of Coleman Repellents from Wisconsin Pharmacal Company. The formula is odorless, safe to use on a variety of clothing, including those with Gore-Tex®, and technical equipment. SkinSmart provides up to eight hours of protection against mosquitoes, deer ticks, biting flies and other insects. Available in a compact Go Ready spray pen, SkinSmart packs easily into a backpack. Estimated Street Price: $9 (3-pack). Contact: Coleman, (800) 558-6614, www.colemanrepellents.com.
STEEL BLADE
The Buck Knives Silver Creek Folding Fillet Knife has a 6½-inch blade that locks open to 13¾ inches and folds down to a compact 7¼ inches for easy carry. It weighs just six ounces, is made of stainless steel and is coated with titanium for added corrosion-resistance. A thumb-notch in the blade makes it easy to open with one hand. Buck’s reliable mid-lock mechanism ensures safe use. The glass-reinforced polypropylene base handle has a textured, soft rubber over-mold that’s ergonomically shaped for comfort with anti-slip ridges for a firm grip. Estimated Street Price: $36. Contact: Buck Knives, (800) 326-2825, www.buckknives.com.
OPEN TOES
Free your feet from those boots you wore all winter and still enjoy steady support, wearing the Hi-Tec V-Lite HNL HPi sandals. Features include a full-grain leather upper in an all-terrain sandal style, generously padded leather straps for comfortable all-day wear, full-length hook-and-loop closures and a sticky rubber, traction patterned outsole. The contoured and textured footbed has a leather inlay. Estimated Street Price: $70. Contact: Hi-Tec, (209) 545-1111, www.hi-tec.com.

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