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Suunto introduces streamlined Traverse navigation watch for simpler adventures

Back in 2012, Suunto set a high benchmark in outdoor navigation watches with the Ambit, now in its third generation. While the Ambit series has comprised some venerable performers, not every outdoor user needs a high-powered, multi-sport wrist computer. For "aspiring outdoor enthusiasts" Suunto has added the Traverse – a simpler watch with key features like GPS/GLONASS navigation.

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Cypress Umbrella doesn't flip out, thanks to automotive-inspired rib suspension system

Quality products generally make tasks easier to accomplish while lasting longer than their cheaper counterparts. When it comes to staying dry outside in tempestuous weather, however, almost all umbrellas tend to suffer similar shortcomings. The Cypress, however, may be the last and best umbrella you'll ever own, as its telescopic suspension system is designed to be stronger, durable, and more resistant to flipping inside-out.

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MSR Guardian Water Purifier promises fast, safe drinking water from almost any source

Portable water filtration systems have generally been constrained by their ability to eliminate only bacteria and Cryptosporidium (a microscopic, diarrhea-causing parasite), but not viruses. Purification systems get rid of viruses, but take longer to do so. The MSR Guardian is different – it acts as both filter and purifier and is claimed to eliminate all biological threats you might find in even the dirtiest of water.

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Patriot Toy Hauler 610 hauls motor toys and camps out

What's more fun than camping? Bringing a trailer full of toys with you and spending your days playing outside and nights sleeping under the stars. We've seen a number of solutions for these types of adventure trips over the years, from the raised tent platforms of the SylvanSport Go and Xventure XV-2, to the multi-purpose interior of the Teal Tail Feather, to light camper vans like the Outside Lava Flow. The new Patriot TH610 provides another: a flatbed on the back of a pop-up camping trailer.

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Zyntony Torch belts out the light, but only where needed

Flashlights and lanterns tend to be found at the core of outdoor adventure and/or disaster preparation gear. Flashlights, typically, are more common because they can offer a substantial amount of light with far less bulk. The Zyntony Torch may change that, as its 20 Cree LEDs are designed to deliver up to 4,000 lumens of light in a 360-degree arc, with independent control over each 90-degree quadrant.

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