Adventure to Go

Oct 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Clay Ellis

(15) More urban-hip than Croc Hunter casual, COLUMBIA's nylon HIGH POINTER STRETCH PANTS are still lightweight and quick-drying. ($50; 800-622-6953,

(16) Like a muscle car with the top down, KEEN's NEWPORT combines hiking-boot ruggedness with open-tootsie freedom. This hybrid can handle steep terrain—then head straight for the beach. ($95; 401-423-2199,

(17) The silky merino in SMARTWOOL's BOXER BRIEF naturally keeps everything cool, and the antimicrobial fabric will serve you well on multi-day outings. ($35; 800-550-9665,

(18) The hinged two-LED housing on the PRINCETON TEC SCOUT HEADLAMP directs warm light where needed. Head strap too geeky for you? Detach the Scout and clip it to a cap, belt, or backpack. ($22; 609-298-9331,

(19) With a removable daypack and more than 4,500 cubic inches of capacity, EAGLE CREEK's TRANSCONTINENTAL JOURNEY is a vagabond's dream. It rides like a first-rate backpack, and you can zip in the straps for curbside check-in. ($200; 800-874-9925,

(20) The ultra-packable DESIGN SALT TROPICTRAVELER sidesteps the issue of questionable bedsheets. The luxurious silk-and-Egyptian-cotton lining, Polarguard insulation, and weatherproof Pertex shell all breathe easily, handling tropical moisture with aplomb. ($160; 800-254-7258,

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