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Lazer Z1 Helmet

$230 $115 from Backcountry 50% off

For long days on a bike, this is the helmet you want. When we reviewed it back in 2015, our tester Aaron Gulley wrote: “The Z1 has 31 gaping vents, breathes better than André Greipel in a sprint, and kept us cool on even the muggiest afternoons.”

Prana Stretch Zion Pant (Men's)

$85 $59 from Backcountry 30% off

Nearly every guy in the Outside office has a pair of Stretch Zions. That's because they're supremely comfortable (way superior to jeans) and the DWR-treated nylon-Spandex fabric makes them a solid choice for hiking and climbing.

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Yakima Skyrise Rooftop 2-Person Tent

$1099 $770 from Backcountry 29% off

When the Skyrise came out in 2016, we said it was “the most utilitarian rooftop tent we’ve seen yet.” The 2-person version weighs just 95 pounds and comes with a built-in mattress. The mesh windows on three sides allows plenty of ventilation and the skylight lets you stargaze during clear nights.

Thule EnRoute Camera Backpack 25L

$150

Thanks to the EnRoute's cushioned and removable camera storage cube, we traveled stress-free with our DSLR and multiple lenses. This pack offers a padded laptop sleeve, two side zippers that access the main compartment (even when the roll top is closed), and a zippered water bottle sleeve. Pro tip: If you're not carrying a camera, the side-entry compartment fits an extra pair of shoes.

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Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera

$500 $380 from Amazon 24% off

We featured the Rylo in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best cameras. “Rylo’s dual-lens camera shoots video in 360 degrees, so you get everything,” our tester wrote. After you're done shooting, the easy-to-use app lets to choose the best footage for your clip.