Adventure to Go

Oct 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

(2) Both flashlight and timepiece, the SWISS ARMY NIGHT VISION WATCH features an LED bulb that illuminates in five modes, including a blipping locator beacon that'll help you find the thing in the dark. ($275; 800-442-2706,

(3) BUSHNELL's 8x32mm INSTANT REPLAY DIGITAL BINOCULARS let you record 30-second digital video clips or JPEG stills of whatever you're scoping. ($600; 888-838-1449,

(4) Pack the WHITE SIERRA H2O SHORTS for land, sea, or beach bar. Surprise! Once the fabric hits water, it displays a hidden floral motif. ($30; 800-980-8688,

(5) SALOMON's TECHAMPHIBIAN is a multisport hiker, water walker, and lightweight travel shoe all in one. Five drainage ports usher out the muck. ($85; 877-272-5666,

(6) EX OFFICIO's SUNBLOCK PLAID SHIRT looks good and has a 30-plus UPF rating. The poly-rayon weave is wrinkle-resistant and breathable, and it wicks like a champ. ($49; 800-644-7303,

(7) Part digital entertainment center and part portable hard drive, the PDA-size ARCHOS AV320 will hold a staggering 200,000 photos or 40 hours of MP4 video. Watch movies on the color LCD screen, edit your photos, or surf your MP3s. ($600; 949-609-1483,

(8) It looks like a pool toy, but our tests confirm that the six-foot ULI FISH INFLATABLE SURFBOARD is a solid perform-er in head-high waves. The 7.5-pound twin-fin board and hand pump pack into an optional boom-box-size bag. ($289; 858-270-1342,

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