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YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the Internet, and with the DRIFT INNOVATION X170 ACTION CAMERA ($199, driftinnovation.com), your videos can go viral, too. This little point-of-view camera is so cool that you can be pretty sure that James Bond and Batman each have one. Helmet-cam gadgets have been around for a while, but this one sports a 170-degree wide angle, multiple mountings (helmet, handlebar, goggle, etc.), a wireless remote control, and a 1.5-inch screen for playback. It shoots five-megapixel photos and video, has 16GB of storage, and, oh, it's also waterproof. Whether you record a dicey trad lead or a crazy rappel, this little camera will get the job done. Becoming the next YouTube sensation, however, is completely up to you.
This Size Fits All
Fresh in the world of photography gear is the CRUMPLER C-LIST CELEBRITY (AUD 495-595 depending on size, crumplerbags.com) pro-photo backpack. With camera-, video-, and laptop-toting capabilities, this bag is definitely top of the line. The nooks and crannies will fit all your gear, and the waist and shoulder straps are wide and comfortable. There's even a sensible and removable tripod holder. With a rain cover and durable outside material, this pack is built to take whatever abuse you can give it. —JE
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Vision of Perfection
Good photography is all about vision; sometimes it develops over time, and sometimes it's a natural gift. Either way, the NATIVE EYEWEAR REACTOR ($129-149, depending on lens; nativeyewear.com) sunglasses will protect whatever vision you might have. Despite a sporty design, these specs have a cool urban feel, making them a great crossover pair from crag to car to café. They feature Native's signature anti-fog ventilation system, which is a must on sticky summer days. With a Cushinol® nosepiece and soft and spongy temple tips, the Reactor is possibly the most comfortable sport shade out there. —JE
Protect Your Assets
Photo shoots and multi-pitch free-climbing projects have one thing in common - too much harness time! Say goodbye to numb legs with METOLIUS CLIMBING'S GIZMO BELAY LEDGE ($390, metoliusclimb-
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