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Everything you need to plan the perfect Grand Canyon summer escape

This traditional, dedicated GPS is user-friendly but fit for serious backcountry navigation

Shows ideal tides, wave size, and wind direction

Outside picks the best iPhone cases of May 2013, including the Lifeproof Fre

Six rugged timepieces that are up for any adventure, be it on snow, water, or dirt.

Sharing powder shots, filming your friend's huck, and keeping in touch have never been easier with gadgets like Fujifilm's XP170 and the DeLorme InReach communicator.

Wild family adventure in King Arthur country

Think of them as smartphones for your wrist. The latest sport-specific watches will do practically everything but plan your next adventure for you. We review six of the best, including the Wenger Aerograph Cockpit Chrono and the Timex Intelligence Quartz Tide-Temp-Compass, which brings digital functionality to classic analog design.

These six gadgets, from the AT&T Pantech Element, a waterproof, Android-based 8.3-inch tablet, to the Mophie Juice Pack Outdoor Edition, which doubles the battery life of your iPhone 4 or 4S, to the Steripen Freedom, a tiny water purifier, won't revolutionize your life on the road. But we promise they'll make it a lot easier.

Several continents and many blisters later, we can tell you one thing: these were the six most versatile and adventure-ready kicks we wore this year, from the Sorel Derby LTR to Rockport Eastern Standard Casual Mid PT to the Clarks Originals Majorca, with a moccasin design that will conjure up our dad’s days as a scout.

If you’re going to bring a multitool traveling or backpacking, this is the classic choice, thanks to an array of saws, pliers, blades, and screw-drivers.

In case you hadn't heard, headphone technology has gotten much better—and more specialized—since the advent of the mp3 player

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Merrell Wilderness Canyon boot.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Casio ProTrek PRW-5000Y-1 watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Contour+ POV camera.

Tumi Vapor International carry-on.

Thule Crossover 87L rolling duffel.

Timbuk2 D-Lux Laptop Messenger Bondage.

Patagonia Black Hole 60L duffel.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Olympus E-PL2.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Sony Handycam HDR-CX560V.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Drift HD.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Leica V-Lux 30.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Nikon D3100.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Panasonic HM-TA20.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the GoPro 3D Hero.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Yurbuds Ironman Performance Raising Earphones.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brunton Solaris 4 USB solar charger.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Motorola Brute i680 cell phone.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the SuperTooth Disco Speakers.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Apple iPad 2 tablet.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the MTM Special Ops Silverair Stryk watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rudy Project Steelium Full Metal watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the St. Morits Momentum Atlas Limited Edition watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Casio Ediface EFA-132 watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the V.I.O. POV.HD Camera System.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Fossil Big Tic Orange Silicone Negative Display watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the GE DV1 Mini Camcorder.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Mechanical watch.

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

Whether you need to capture, connect, or just sit back and relax, the newest portable gadgets are ready to serve.

From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.

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