Finding the lowest spot in North America was easier with a rugged, waterproof GPS.
Olympus Tough TG-2 IHS digital camera ($350)
Durable (survived 7-foot drops) and capable (25–100 mm equiv., f/2 lens).
The bike charged through loose gravel with the help of extra-wide, 29-inch wheels.
Giant XTC Composite mountain bike ($2775)
A "29er" with high-end Shimano components and a light carbon-fiber frame.