Dec 1, 2005
Outside Magazine
JVC's Everio GZ-MG30 Video Camera, Black Diamond's Spot Headlamp, Bakoda's Bentley Snowboard Multitool, Konica Minolta's DIMage X1 Digital Camera, and Swiss Army's Ground Force 60/60 Chrono Watch

a) Homemade ski flicks just got a whole lot easier. JVC's Everio GZ-MG30 weighs less than a pound and stores more than ten hours of high-quality digital video on its hard drive (no tapes or discs!). A 25x zoom lets you catch your buddy's yard sale—from a safe distance. $900; b) No, you don't have to look like a spelunker to see in the dark. Black Diamond's Spot headlamp delivers one watt of LED power in a tidy three-ounce package. $43; c) From ratchet driver to bottle opener, Bakoda's Bentley is an indispensable snowboard tool in a pocket-friendly package. $35; d) Your friends won't know you were trembling when you snapped that grizzly pic, thanks to the antishake technology built into Konica Minolta's DiMage X1. It's also one of the sharpest point-and-shoots available, with eight-megapixel resolution. $500; e) Tough out any adventure with Swiss Army's Ground Force 60/60 Chrono, which features a snazzy two-tone titanium-and-steel case. While you're out there, use the built-in tachymeter to navigate sans satellite. $575;