Michael Frank

Pivothead Durango Camera

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Pivothead Durango

Olympus TG-1 Camera

Seven weatherproof, pocket-size, video-capable cameras.

Motorola MT352R

Two-way radios might seem absurdly retro, but having an open channel of communication can be priceless on a multipitch climb or when trekking through rainforest in Costa Rica.

HTC Titan II

The HTC Titan II smartphone is like that annoying friend who’s good at everything.

Samsung W300

Set the amphibious Samsung W300 camcorder to Aqua mode and it auto-adjusts its 1080p video and 5-mp stills for underwater clarity.

Joos Orange

The Joos Orange solar panel bests those flimsy foldable ones by combining a photon collector with a lithium-ion-polymer battery, so you can power your phone or GPS whenever you want.

Canon PowerShot S100

Don’t lump the Canon PowerShot S100 in with other pocket cameras.

Magellan eXplorist 110

The color screen of the Magellan eXplorist 110 GPS is a breakthrough for the dough.

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio

These cans feature active noise canceling, powered by a pair of AAA batteries, that can mute the din of a 767 engine.