Paddling Gear

Editor's Choice

    Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak

Sam Moulton, Senior Editor
GEAR WONK, PADDLER, SUPERDAD

1. WHISKEYJACK WHISKEY REBELLION PADDLE Handmade in Duluth, Minnesota, out of red and white cedar. And because its blade is reinforced with fiberglass, it's as burly as it is beautiful. $160; whiskeyjackpaddles.com

2. CORDAROUND BIKE-TO-WORK PANTS Flat-front cotton chinos with a cool little secret: The cuffs and rear pockets are lined with a bit of reflective material for increased visibility. $90; cordarounds.com

3. BOB REVOLUTION With its full suspension (three inches of travel!), a front wheel you can lock out (key for running), and tough welded-aluminum frame, this is the stroller of choice among all the editors with kids. $359; bobgear.com

4. CRUMPLER MILWAUKEE FUX DELUXE MESSENGER BAG This water-resistant bag is just as tough—and every bit as cool—as the steel frames made by the actual Milwaukee Bicycle Company. $130; crumplerbags.com

5. NALGENE BACKPACKER Neither odors nor tastes linger very long in this 32-ounce stainless-steel bottle. $27; nalgene-outdoor.com

6. KEEN CORONADO Just like the Adidas Stan Smiths I used to wear, only much comfier. $60; keenfootwear.com

7. PANASONIC SDR-SW21 Not only did this shock- and waterproof (down to 6.5 feet) camcorder survive a two-day, Class V raft trip down Colorado's Animas River; we got some pretty sweet footage, too. $400; panasonic.com

8. SMITH INTERLOCK CROSSROAD Now you can wear Smith glasses inside as well. Swap in tinted or clear prescription lenses on these frames. From $149; smithoptics.com

9. GSI OUTDOORS 12" DUTCH OVEN Baking everything from lasagna to chocolate cake is a cinch in this hard-anodized (read nonstick) cooker. $110; gsioutdoors.com

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