You Know You Want It


Dec 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

Stalk snapper in their own element with TRIDENT DIVING EQUIPMENT's TRAVEL POLE SPEAR ($81; Thanks to a trio of stainless-steel points on the business end, this four-piece, 6.5-foot collapsible lance is perfect for fishing while freediving or snorkeling.... You'll spot more fishies through a TUSA VISUALATOR ($75; 562-498-3708,, the widescreen TV of tempered-glass dive masks. The Visualator doubles the field of view offered by conventional models, and a five-position strap delivers a comfy, watertight fit.... Surfers know the formula painfully well: Salt water + surfboard + bulky fabric seams = chafing. RIP CURL responds with the new CODE:STL trunks ($55; 800-842-2875,, which are electrowelded—not stitched—together.... Step into liquid with PATAGONIA's nine-foot-two NOSEGLIDER surfboard ($760; 805-641-9428,; it's wide at the waist for extra stability and easier paddling.

The new 17-foot KLEPPER AERIUS QUATTRO XT tandem folding kayak is superstable, carries up to 2,000 pounds, and sports an innovative adjustable hull—you can choose a V or U profile, depending on load and water conditions. And should your partner bail on you at the put-in, the craft morphs into a solo kayak in 30 seconds flat. At day's end, everything packs down into three duffel bags small enough to toss in your trunk. ($5,529 as shown; 800-500-2404,