Web Shopping Guide: For The Adventurer

Rain? Snow? Cold? Bring it on. The right equipment--and the right mind-set--is all you need

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Reading Ahead

The maps, guides and travelogues at longitudebooks.com cover destinations from the Serengeti to Sicily. A few simple clicks pull up recommended reading.

It's Also a Watch!

Suunto's T9 Wristop Computer, available for $700 at summithut.com crams a GPS tracker, barometer, altimeter, compass and more into one wearable package.

Slick Shades

These $100 Supertubes from Rip Curl, maker of cool stuff for surfers, feature rubber ear stems for a full-wrap fit. Polarized lenses are optional. See ripcurl.com for stores.

Against the Wind

Scrunched up, golite.com's nylon Helios Jacket, $100, weighs just 3.5 oz. and fits in a back pocket. For men or women; click Outdoor, then Clothing.

Out on the Trail

The selection is vast at rei.com use Expert Advice links to help choose the right gear, like these Lightning Ascent snowshoes from MSR, $250, and the REI Runoff pack, $65, which holds water in an insulated reservoir and lets you drink hands free.