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Gear of the Year:
Gift Guide
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Here are all the gotta-get-it items for seriously savvy outdoor fanatics.
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Download an interview with our Adventurer of the Year,
Ed Viesturs. Then read about ten other incredible athletes.

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Train Like an Olympian
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Steal these training moves from three top Olympians
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To get into character, actor Andy Serkis, a.k.a. King Kong, sought out some ideal coaches: the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
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This Month's Stories
Big-Cat Biologist Alan Rabinowitz
Photo Gallery: Mongolia
Road Trip: Puerto Rico
Winter Weekend Getaways
Ski-Vacation Almanac


Adventure Video
Paddling Croatia
Climbing Icebergs
Jaguars in Belize

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Gear Gift Guide: Patagonia Travel Bag
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Patagonia Travel Bag


Illustration: Best Gear SealPatagonia weaves ruggedness and style in its new Overhead Shed travel bag ($245; www.patagonia.com). Constructed of heavy-duty two-layer nylon, the 2,150-cubic-inch (35,232-cubic-centimeter) carry-on absorbs friction to prevent wear, and the bathtub-shaped foam-and-plastic bottom makes for an easily packable form. Add to that wheels, a telescoping handle, and a wet compartment, and you've got the perfect go-bag.



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