Vacation Gear Over $100 Vacations are for many reasons—adventure, culture or just to get away from it all. So drop that Crackberry and check out this vacation gear. BY STEVE COOPER
Grand Voyage 90L
Eagle Creek www.eaglecreek.com
Not everybody who takes a vacation envisions sipping drinks with umbrellas in them. For some, they want to hike, explore or take a whiff of pine. For those happy hikers, Eagle Creek offers the Grand Voyage 90L internal-frame travel pack. This pack includes a Safegaurd Panel to hide your money, compression straps to secure the load on our back, side water pockets for easy electrolyte access and a really large main pocket. It's a great companion for you young travelers.
QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
After you've dropped a couple grand on airplane tickets that will whisk you and your spouse away to a place where the beach sand looks like sugar, why be cheap and accept those hollow-tube headphones offered by the airlines. Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones will make those rumbling airplane engines disappear and allow you to start you relaxing vacation immediately. The noise canceling technology is powered by a rechargeable battery, which gets about 20 hours per charge and the earphones twist 45 degrees flat for easy portability.
Trigger Optics Headache Sunglasses
Trigger Optics www.triggeroptics.com
When you think sunglasses, you think looking cool. For some, however, sunglasses are needed to prevent headaches. Designed by wave frequency engineer Rick Cosby, the Trigger Optics lenses block the specific light rays that afflict sensitive eyeballs causing headaches and even migraines. They also block 100% UVA and UVB rays and are available in multiple colors. We can't promise that it will help you at a poker table, however.
DC500 Digital Camera
If you're visiting an underwater world this vacation, don't forget to take pictures. The SeaLife DC500 Digital Camera shoots 5-megapixel images and can take a dive down to 200 feet. You won't have to worry about missing little Nemo as he swims by because of shutter lag, either. The DC500 features a Shark Mode that saves your focus range so all you have to do is concentrate on catching the little fishies as they enter your viewer.
Tsunami 125 Duralite
Wilderness Systems www.wildernesssystems.com
Are you ready to get your paddle on? The Tsunami 125 Duralite kayak from Wilderness Systems is constructed with a premium grade metallocene polyethylene, which creates a stiff and lightweight kayak (up to 20 percent lighter than other materials). This kayak is built to handle heavy whitewaters and is perfect for quick traveling trips. The only bummer with this haul is that it's built for one.