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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 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 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's 2011 commuter bike review.

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

Glacier glasses are back with this mean mirrored-lens number, which eschews old-school side shields for an all-encompassing wraparound design. But the Egg Square’s coolest feature? It folds down to half the size of other shades, hinging at mid-temple and nose. carrerasportna.com…

Find your way in the dark, or signal extraterrestrials, with this limited-edition titanium, true-variable-output, 70-lumen LED torch; it’s the size of your finger, weighs 1.9 ounces, and burns for 50 hours. surefire.com…

Good for Backcountry The only one of our selection with a built-in Recco avalanche-rescue reflector, the Shuksan is a waterproof-breathable eVent pant—with four front pockets, full side zips, and scuff guards—built to last. And the generous cut makes these wear like an old favorite pair that’s been…

Amphibian A webbed sneaker-sandal mash-up? About time! My new favorite summer shoe, the Paradox resembles a light hiker but is brilliant in the wet stuff, secure while crossing rocky rapids and perfect for watersports where you need more pro­tection than you’ll get in a sandal. chacousa.com…

This inch-square jobbie’s familiar interface and blue-on-black screen make navigation a cinch. Multiformat USB; www.mobiblu.com…

Though smaller than an Etch A Sketch and weighing only two pounds, this highly portable, iPod-charging speaker system—with dual two-inch drivers, auxiliary input, and seven hours of playback per charge—sounds huge in the room or at the beach. alteclansing.com      …

For pushing big sound around outside, the rugged Tailgater is a solid value. A 16-watt amp powers a six-inch woofer and one-inch tweeter; it’s not stereophonic, but it’ll get the party started. Just dock your iPod (or use one of several other auxiliary jacks) for 12 hours of audio…

Wait, you’re not using those earbuds that came attached like a crummy little toady to another device, right? Good. But you should still upgrade to the deep, rich sound of these noise-isolating, dual-driver numbers. ultimateears.com…

For sockless sneaking, these way-soft lace-ups are hard to beat. The look is swanky tennis shoe, but the reality is exceedingly comfortable walkabout-wear. clarks.us…

Mountain With one zippered pocket out back, a semifitted cut, and wind-cutting stretch polyester, the soft-shell-like Launch was a tester favorite on fall rides. Of course, truth be told, we saw said tester wearing it around town just as often. pearlizumi.com      …

Buy this self-powered all-band radio/flashlight/mobile-device charger/etc. for someone you love, then stash it in their trunk in case of emergency—or for car camping. Not only can you hand-crank for juice; you can sit back while the sun, via a solar panel, does the work for you.

Designed by a fireman, the Rescue is the ultimate emergency knife, with snub-nosed blade, thumb stud, seatbelt hook, and window punch, plus an oxygen-tank wrench in the handle. gerbergear.com…

Good for Backcountry Such is the silky, soft feel of this lightweight, insulated number—the warmest pair here—that it belies the waterproofness and breathability of the proprietary Helly Tech XP fabric. You almost feel like you’re in your jammies. Zip vents at the inner thighs provide extra exhaust.

German Engineering If, like in that song, I was walking 500 miles, I’d wear this incredibly comfortable shoe, no question. Suede-lined, molding ergonomic footbed below. Supple, unlined leather above—meaning you control the climate with your choice of socks (or lack thereof). birkenstockusa.com…

Four two-inch speakers—a pair of twist-off satellites, on three-foot tethers, and a subwooferlike bass unit—make this 40-watt aluminum system bump like a P-Funk track. www.thinkoutside.com…

Interval junkies will love this new lap counter, which stores multiple training sessions with best and average lap times. And the sleek style feels right even if you're not prepping for Kona. timex.com      …

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