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A titanium bike with swooping lines and parallel triangles for added flex and greater shock absorption.

A running monitor that turns any workout into a game and collects information on your every move

Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you to the trailhead, to MSR SureLock TR-3s, which, at 20 ounces a pair, aren't ultralight, but they are quite sturdy and strong.

Still fumbling around with wires and a prehistoric bike computer? It's time for a performance boost. Here are six ways to enhance your next ride, from the headlight-taillight combo Light & Motion Urban 500 to the data-collecting Garmin Edge 200 to the iBike Sports iDash Phone Booth, which you can buy as an all-in-one bike computer.

A few piƱa coladas have nothing on the AT&T Pantech Element.

A cardio and resistance trainer inspired by surfing motions

We break down the best sites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and apps for travelers, bikers, gear nerds, and more

Outside picks the essential tech tools, including the OtterBox Defenders Series case.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the K2 Rescue Shovel Plus.

A documentary about electric cars, a cool climbing app, and the best long-form journalism websites

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Look's 695 race bike.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Quirky's Switch Modular Pocket Knife.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including the Surly Pugsley mountain bike.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Look's Keo Power pedal.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including the Nemo Isopod 100 tent.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Stanley's Nineteen13 Lunchcase.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Hoka One One's Mafate running shoe.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Kelty's Mockingbird rucksack.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including DZR's Concubine shoe.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including the Presso espresso maker.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Nalini's Cotone base layer.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Glide's Mali' skateboard.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Nau's Motil Commuter.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including WaveJet's Personal Water Propulsion Pod.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Lomography's Fisheye No. 2 Shiawase camera.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Jawbone's Jambox boom box.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Icebreaker's Realfleece Sierra Hood.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Merrell's Wilderness Canyon hiking boot.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Patagonia's Ultralight down shirt.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Arc'teryx's Veilance Partition Coat.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Revo's Backbay sunglasses.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Timberland's Lite Trace Mid boot.

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

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