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Eureka! Suite V
There’s plenty of room in the V-shaped Eureka! Suite V tent, which provides a good-sized vestibule for stashing stuff; and the oversized door, with a center height of six feet, nine inches, makes it easy for taller campers to relax. A unique pole structure provides maximum headroom at the front of the tent. Other features include two large D-style doors with mesh roof and four windows for airflow. A fly can be configured in multiple ways, including use as an awning. A removable curtain divider creates two separate rooms for privacy. Estimated Street Price: $239 to $319. Contact: Eureka!, (800) 572-8822, www.eurekatent.com.
Suunto Core Regular Black Watch
With an altimeter, barometer and compass, the Suunto Core Regular Black watch offers just the kind of multifunctionality needed for an outdoor expedition. The altimeter is accurate to 30,000 feet, and the barometer constantly measures air pressure to predict changing weather. A storm-alert feature notifies you of any drastic drops in air pressure. The compass monitors and can lock in your intended direction with its rotating bezel. It provides accurate water-depth readings to 30 feet and makes you aware of sunrise and sunset times so you know exactly how many hours of daylight you have left to make camp. Estimated Street Price: $249. Contact: Suunto, (800) 543-9124, www.suunto.com.
GoLite Jam Pack
Constructed of double ripstop nylon, the GoLite Jam Pack is durable, lightweight and can convert from a day pack to one used on longer trips. The ComPACKtor compression system allows you to reduce volume as desired for the length of your trip. The watertight front zippered pocket is easily accessible and holds the items you use most. Other features include mesh shoulder straps with foam padding, an adjustable sternum strap, a foam back panel that hugs the back and an internal stretch mesh sleeve that holds a hydration reservoir (sold separately). Estimated Street Price: $150. Contact: GoLite, (888) 546-5483 www.golite.com.
Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 2 Tent
Plenty of space, dual vestibules and window covers that roll back to keep inside temperatures cool are just some of the features that make the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 2 a worthy three-season tent. A fully taped fly, a taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors ensure that it’s waterproof. The three poles holding the tent together are strong, lightweight and durable, as well as resistant to corrosion and dents. Estimated Street Price: $265. Contact: Mountain Hardwear, (800) 953-8375, www.mountainhardwear.com.


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