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Escaping the easy way with summer’s coolest new ride, the M8 Rivoli

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rockport Day 2 Night Wing Tip shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Ortlieb Bike-Tourer Panniers.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Clarks Jink shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Dromarti La Grande Mitts.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sanuk Standard Holy Moly shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Outlier Blazed Cotton Pivot Sleeve Shirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the OluKai Kama'aina shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the PDW Spaceship Headlight and Radbot 500 Taillight.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Birkenstock Como sandals.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Chrome Kursk Sneakers.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Saris Bike Porter Trunk 3 bike rack.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Lazer Krux Helmet.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Ahearne Cycle Truck bicycle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Swrve Blk Label Shorts.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Linus Roadster Classic bicycle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Ibex Giro Neo FX L/S Jersey.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Velo Orange Polyvalent bicycle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Yakima SkyBox Pro 12 Onyx rocket box.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Raleigh Port Townsend bicycle.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Timberland Earthkeepers Cupsole Canvas Deck Chukka boots.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brooks Colt Saddle.

Outside's 2011 commuter bike review.

The right solutions for whatever obstacles life puts in your way.

Keep It Simple Live in a flattish city and looking for a stylish, affordable everyday bike? That’s the whole point of this durable steel single-speed, which takes racks and sports a SRAM Torpedo rear hub that easily switches from freewheel to fixed with a screwdriver—no wheel flipping necessary. Tiny gripe:…

With aviator-like coverage (but up-dated design) and color-enhancing light-brown optics, these big boys will serve you equally well driving to the hill or hucking the disc. bolle.com…

How to make perfect cycling sunglasses: Start with photo­chromic lenses (not polarized, which hide the glare on slick spots) for day-to-night wind deflection and auto-adjusting tint. Then throw exhaust vents on the lenses to cut fogging. Next, grippy rubber at nose and temples. Last? Price it right.

City Slick Want a more formal look in a protective package? The Rockaway looks swell with khakis and sports a soft leather upper and gummy rubber sole, between which you’ll find a footbed built for easy all-day cruising. keenfootwear.com…

SONIC BOOMThis savvy 17-ouncer still looked fresh after an hour of running it through sticks and stones in the Santa Fe National Forest. The Omega‘s welded Gore WindStopper panels put up quite a fight when I tested the jacket’s hydrophobia by sliding down a snowy embankment—on my back. Verdict? There…

A pivot fin along the back, assisted by an internal tension rod, lets you open this utility knife like a switchblade, fast and with a flick of the finger. kershawknives.com…

With the sheepskin-lined Brantling, the winterized duck boot continues to evolve, but now it breathes. Waterproof leather in the upper keeps your dogs toasty but not sweaty, and rubber bumpers and layered leather provide serious durability. uggaustralia.com…

Big, clear sound, 24 hours of playback, universal iPod docking/charging, an auxiliary jack, and a shock- and splash-resistant body spell the best portable system out there for active types. alteclansing.com…

This tiny, lightweight travel alarm clock/speaker system charges your iPod and delivers surprisingly solid sound via a pair of stereo speakers at the sides. Plus you can throw a couple of AAs in it, toss it in your bag, and take it to the beach.

Road Race-Ready The first iteration of this remarkably light and stiff shoe had just one Boa dial to adjust the fit. Now it has two. The result? One tester put on a pair out of the box and rode, blister-free, the long way from San Francisco to Las Vegas—over…

  London, Rio, L.A., and Tokyo on the itinerary? With 24 cities ringing the crystal, all you need to do is dial in the appropriate metropolis and you’re in the (time) zone. txwatches.com        …

Like their namesake, these shades are made for performance on the road. Everything about them screams cool, from the unbreakable blue-green polycarbonate lenses to the slim, squarish frames. porsche-design.com…

Go extra large with the Rx-ready Tone, which features high-end Zeiss polycarbonate lenses and plenty of coverage. This piece is perfect for scoping lines on the slopes or just hanging out on an après deck. Burly stainless-steel hinges complete the solid build. giro.com…

Travel-Day Dream Mister Rogers was no dummy. A slip-on is a good thing—especially if you’re hoping for an easeful passage through airport security. The upgrade here is that the Standard is ultralight, with a super-cush footbed and soft canvas upper. sanuk.com…

Find north, lock your heading, and get your trek on with this titanium-cased digital compass. The face’s bearing-indicator lights make it pretty much impossible to get off track. swissarmy.com…

Tweeze the unibrow, pick your teeth, drive screws, and, in case you’re trapped in a vehicle as it sinks to the bottom of a river, punch out the windows and slash your seatbelt. swissarmy.com…

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