Get superior optics in a pocket-friendly package with this super-sleek palm-size model, updated this year for improved light transmission at dawn and at dusk. 8x20; www.zeiss.com
If you care about visual perfection (price be damned!), move up to this deluxe unit. The Golden Ring offers superior crispness, images brighter than those in other models, and a smart focus lock that...
These bargain binos are priced to move but still tough enough for hard use. They're protected against falls and klutzy friends and come with a lifetime prism-alignment guarantee. 10x25; www.carson-...
With a combination of whole foodsnuts, seeds, and fruit these bars are healthy and taste nutritious. In a good way. www.theprobar.com
Clif's first 100 percent organic bar contains two servings of fruitand no more than five ingredients total. Our fave: Dark Chocolate & Walnut. www.clifbar.com
The Hooah!'s claim to fame? It was developed by the U.S. military, which found that it improved stamina. The Chocolate Crisp is like eating a flavored Rice Krispie treat. www.hooahbar.com
Sports nutritionists recommend a bar like thiswith 20 grams of proteinbefore resistance training. Caution: The honey-based Peanut Butta Pro is a bit sweet for a mid-hike snack. www....
Looking for sweeter fare? The caramel flavors taste like candy but still have 23 vitamins and minerals and five grams of fiber and protein. This bar has only 100 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. www....
Want no-compromise magnification without a weight penalty? At 19 ounces, the Echo is the lightest full-size model we tested. 10x32; www.brunton.com
The Talon delivers images as sharp as binoculars twice the price, plus it's easy to use, 100 percent waterproof, and backed by a lifetime warranty. 8x42; www.vortexoptics.com
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