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Columbia San Gil Omni-Tech (Women’s)

If you’re not planning to summit Mount Rainier, go for these breathable, lightweight boots that Backpacker magazine voted the 2010 Wet-Weather Bargain. $120–$125, Columbia Sports

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Crank Brothers Multi-17 Bicycle Tool

This pocket-sized wrench and screwdriver combo can fix common trailside bike problems. Slipping saddle? Check. Jammed disc brakes? Check. Broken chain? Check. $27,

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Columbia Pole Creek Omni-Tech (Men’s)

If you’re not planning to summit Mount Rainier, go for these breathable, lightweight boots that Backpacker magazine voted the 2010 Wet-Weather Bargain. $120–$125, Columbia Sport

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The North Face Hyvent Hiker Hat

Rain or shine (you never know which it will be), you’ll want this hat for its signature waterproof material and wide shade brim. One size fits most. $28, The North Face, 1023 First Ave, Downto

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Marmot Precip Jacket

This single-layer jacket is waterproof, breathable, has pockets in the right places. If the sun’s out, roll up the hood and unzip the armpits. $100, Marmot Mountain Works, 827 Bellevue Way, Bellevue, 425

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Osprey Stratos 24 daypack

This sturdy midsize pack is just right for a day hike or bike with room for all 10 Essentials