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Pope’s Canoe Explorer

Pope’s Canoe Explorer The Explorer is a super-stable big volume boat for novice to intermediate paddlers. It is a local re-interpretation of the International Canoe Federation’s Vital, used to teach beginners. A semi-flat bottom means it’s good at turning without spilling out its occupants. The Explorer, like the Yetti, also made by Pope’s, is an ideal multisport boat.

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New Balance 1064

New Balance 1064 One of the best neutral training shoes of 2009 was the 1063, with its generous Abzorb midsole cushioning and comfortable upper.

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Petzl Ultra Belt

Petzl Ultra Belt This is the big daddy of head-mounted lights and the brightest Petzl has ever produced. It’s aimed at someone looking for easy portable light and lots of it. The Ultra also suits high-speed applications such as mountain biking where it assists in spotting potholes trying to sneak up on you.

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Giro Prolight

Giro Prolight The Prolight made its debut last summer with Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and several other world class riders. Using rider feedback from the world’s toughest bike race helped Giro put the final touches on their lightest race helmet yet. The Prolight weighs a mere 172 grams for a size medium CE‐certified version and 195 grams for a size medium CPSC‐ certified version.

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Fraunhofer seatpost

Fraunhofer seatpost Carbon-fibre composite materials or CFRP (carbon-fibre reinforced plastic) have become common on bikes over the last five years, especially on frames. Companies are dabbling in other areas of the bike now, using CFRP largely to improve comfort.

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