May 16, 2007
Outside Magazine

1. PFD » A trim design and secure, comfortable internal harness makes KOKATAT's RONIN PRO good for you. PVC-free foam makes it good for the planet. $199;

2. Helmet » You really gonna put a price on your head? SWEET's carbon-fiber ROCKER S1 is a full-coverage, multi-impact lid with an adjustable visor. $239;

3. Paddle » Strong enough for creeking, light enough for river running: WERNER's STIKINE, with midsize Kevlar-reinforced blades and a carbon-fiber neutral bent shaft, may be the only paddle you'll ever need. $430, 2.3 lbs;

4. Bootie » TEVA's slim P1 is sized for smaller playboats. It has an internal split toe for control, 3.2mm neoprene for warmth, and a Spider Rubber outsole for good grip on slick rocks. $50;

5. Lunch Box » OK, it's a beer cooler. And in winter it'll keep a sixer from freezing while you're out ski touring. PACIFIC OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT's CHILLI BIN also keeps lunch dry and easily accessible, thanks to the water-resistant zipper and fold-back lid. $89, 10 L size;

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