Our Favorites: June 2014 Fitness Products (Slideshow)
Check out the fitness products on our radar.
On the Ropes
Any climber (or hanger of food packs in the wilderness) knows that all rope is not created equal. The Mammut Supersafe Evo rope is coated to reduce friction and increase durability. It’s also water and dirt resistant, so much the better for its toughness and longevity — not to mention the pleasing neatness of your gear bag. About $270 from outdoor retailers. www.mammut.ch
The d.light solar S20 lantern puts an end to dead battery dilemmas, and it’s built to withstand being dropped in
the dark. Charge it in the sun or on your USB port; it provides up to eight hours of light whenever and wherever you need it. About $19. www.dlightdesign.com
Not only does the BioLite CampStove use twigs for fuel, it converts heat from the fire into electricity that will charge your GPS, lights, and other gadgets on the trail. About $130 from outdoor retailers or www.biolitestove.com.
Best Foot Forward
Tasc Performance also puts breathable, antibacterial bamboo fabric where you need it most — your feet. Low-cut sock is $13 from www.tascperformance.com.
A Rugged Shirt
The next best thing to wearing nothing, these breathable performance shirts from Tasc are made from naturally antibacterial (read naturally anti-stink) bamboo. $28–$42 at www.tascperformance.com.