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In Focus: September 2009

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Become your own tour guide the next time you hike through Zion National Park, Utah, using ZionQuest, an app for your iPhone or iPod Touch. This is the first in a series of trip-planning applications the company is rolling out for various parks and tourist destinations. It includes a custom, interactive map of the park showing tour locations and popular hiking trails, dozens of videos describing the trails and hundreds of photos organized by location. Estimated Street Price: $5. Contact: GeoQuest Tech, geoquesttech.com.

Zip up Go Lite’s Adrenaline 0º sleeping bag, which features 800-fill goose down for premium comfort. Waterproof, windproof and breathable hood and foot compartments protect you from condensation and help your body hold onto its heat on a chilly night. A trimmer mummy shape offers a closer fit for improved warmth, and the half-length top zip regulates temperature more efficiently. List Price: $400. Contact: GoLite, (888) 5-GOLITE, www.golite.com.
Be prepared on your next camping trip with the Pelican 3390 Knife/Lite Combo, which features the PM6 3320 Flashlight and a KB-1250 folding knife. Constructed of an engineering-grade polymer touted as nearly indestructible, the flashlight weighs just 3.4 ounces and uses a Xenon bulb with a run time of up to an hour. The knife has a 4.5-inch stainless-steel blade that’s 40 percent serrated for easily cutting webbing or rope and for overall outdoor use. List Price: $49. Contact: Pelican, (800) 473-5422, www.pelican.com.
Stay warm in the Grand Peak Vest from Woolrich. The vest is made from TechnoWool X, a light, natural fabric that provides wind protection and excellent core insulation for outdoor activities. Other features include brushed polyester mesh lining, a two-way front zipper and pockets for storage. It comes in light olive, merlot and tidal. List Price: $100. Contact: Woolrich, (800) 995-1299, www.woolrich.com.

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