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In Focus: October 2009

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Be prepared when camping or backpacking with Buck Knives Impulse knife. It features quick, one-handed operation and a convenient belt clip for easy carrying, and a serrated version is available for more aggressive cutting needs. A safety lock prevents the 21⁄2-inch blade from accidentally opening. The pink version is dedicated to breast cancer research with a portion of the proceeds from every sale going to HugLoveSave, an organization that raises funds to support that cause. Estimated Street Price: $82. Contact: Buck Knives, (800) 326-2825, www.buckknives.com.

Sleep tight in the Eureka! Kaycee 0° sleeping bag. It’s insulated with Rteq fill, a highly compactible material made from four fibers for delivering warmth and durability. Other features include double-layer offset quilt construction, a fully adjustable contoured hood and a full-length draft tube for keeping the cold out. The bag also has an inside stash pocket for extras, an external pillow pocket and a roomy foot box. Estimated Street Price: $134. Contact: Eureka!, (800) 572-8822, www.eurekatent.com.
The eGear PICO Lite shines a powerful 10-lumen beam up to 30 feet from an ultracompact, rugged aluminum body that weighs just two-tenths of an ounce. It can provide 15 hours of light and is water-resistant. Just twist the bezel end to turn it on and off. The light also comes with a miniature carabineer clip and split ring, making it easy to attach to a key ring, zipper or backpack pocket for instant light. Estimated Street Price: $12. Contact: Essential Gear, (800) 582-3861, www.essentialgear.com.
The Marmot Crib 2P is a roomy two-person tent that packs light without skimping on high-end features. Light, sturdy poles keep the tent upright even in the worst of storms, and a double vestibule keeps gear separate for optimal organization. The poles used are up to 15-percent lighter than aluminum poles, yet comparable in strength. The tent is fully sealed at the seams to prevent leaking. List Price: $359. Contact: Marmot, (888) 357-3262, www.marmot.com.


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