The Adrenaline Junkie

    Photo: Photo by Nigel Cox

Left: With a water-resistant polyester exterior and a moisture-wicking wool liner, Ibex's Clive excels in cool weather ($225; ibex.com). Descente's Newton Mountain Bike Shorts have a removable liner with a super-comfy, stitch-free chamois ($120; descenteathletic.com). The hottest ride around: Cannondale's Scalpel Team is a full-suspension, carbon-fiber cross-country racer that weighs just 22.3 pounds ($6,500; cannondale.com). In addition to holding three liters of liquid, Deuter's Attack hydration pack has an "exoskeleton" to protect your back and hips ($149; deuterusa.com).

Right: Thirteen vents, yes, but the coolest thing about the Giro Encore helmet is the graphic, which was created by the artist behind album covers for the Shins, Elliott Smith, and others ($75; giro.com). Mount the water-, dust-, and shockproof POV.1 Integrated Video System on your helmet or handlebars: The camera/recorder/microphone kit weighs only a pound ($849; vio-pov.com). CamelBak's 22-ounce, bike-cage-compatible Performance Bottle gushes but never drips ($8; camelbak.com). We'll drink to that. In addition to the hard-anodized-aluminum fry pan (pictured), Jetboil's Backcountry Gourmet Cooking Set comes with their stove, a one-liter cooking cup, and collapsible utensils ($150; jetboil.com). Merrell's hard-faced-fleece Engage Vest is up for anything ($80; merrell.com). The weather-resistant SureFire G2 LED is brighter than Bill Gates ($65; surefire.com). In a dire situation, SPOT's Satellite Messenger can send out a distress signal—like a personal locator beacon. The rest of the time, your friends and family can use it to track your location online ($170, plus subscription; findmespot.com). Slippers, with razor-sharp spikes! Kayland's Ice Dragon BDs are the ice-climbing boots of choice for Ukrainian champ Evgeny Kryvosheytsev ($575; kayland.com).

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