Will Palmer

Best for Audiophiles

Bose's QuietComfort 15 headphones doesn't block outside noise—they eliminate it, giving audiophiles the best listening experience possible

Best for Action Sports

In the event of a wipeout, you'll want V-MODA's indestructible Crossfade M-80 headphones

Best for Kids

Etymotic ETY-Kids 5 headphones create a tight seal to let kids listen at lower volumes, protecting their ears from damage.

Best for Travel

Scosche's IEM856 In-Ear Monitors deliver high-end sound quality, and they won't break when you stuff them into your suitcase

Best for Getting Wet

H2O Audio's Surge Sportwrap 2G Waterproof Headphones can be immersed in water and still provide acceptable sound quality

Best for Women

Women's-specific headphones, like these from Subjekt and Nixon, may work better for ladies with smaller ears

Best for Cycling

JayBird Gear's Bluetooth-enabled headphones are perfect for cycling

Best Overall

Jays' v-Jays headphones are light, flexible, and offer full, clear sound

Solio Bolt Solar Charger

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Olympus TG-810 Digital Camera

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Suunto Quest Pack

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DeLorme InReach Communicator

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