Will Palmer

Best for Skiing

Logitech's Ultimate Ears 200 Noise-Isolating Headset is great for skiers who need to switch songs or adjust the volume with gloves on.

Best for Action Sports

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

Best for Cycling

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

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 Kids

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

Best Overall

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

Casio ProTrek PRW-5000Y-1 Watch

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Solio Bolt Solar Charger

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Olympus TG-810 Digital Camera

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Suunto Quest Pack

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Timex Expedition Trail Mate Watch

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Contour+ POV Camera

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Motorola Titanium Smartphone

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