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Summer Gear Guide

Filed Under: Photography, Summer

Planning a trip this summer? Check out Travel Channel's picks for summer gear and gadgets, including gear to protect your mp3 player from getting waterlogged and the perfect all-in-one safety gadget for your next outdoor excursion. Watch Travel Channel's Gear Guide web series, and take a closer look at our top picks for this summer.

Scooter Luggage
Luggage on Wheels
Breeze through the airport on wheels! The Kick is a hard shell travel bag that’s also a scooter. It has a running board, handlebar and third wheel. The Kick fits in the overhead compartment of most jetliners and is security-checkpoint compliant.
Dog Hydration Pack
Keep Your Dog Hydrated
The Ruff Wear Singletrak Hydration Dog Pack is ideal to keep your dusty, thirsty dog going on those outdoor trails. The adjustable pack has 2 removable water reservoirs for you and your pet, and the breathable material keeps your dog cool.
Pet GPS Tracker
Keep Track of Your Pets
Garmin’s GTU 10 is a waterproof tracking box, fitted with a GPS chip, that triggers an email or text message alert when the tracker moves outside a virtual boundary. Use it to keep up with your children, pet, car or anything else that might wander away.
GorillaPod
Portable Tripod ($18)
Tired of taking shaking vacation video shots? The GorillaPod is an on-the-go tripod that allows you to follow the action seamlessly with smooth pan and tilt. It’s perfect for pocket-sized video cameras and flip cams.
TikTok Watch
Cool iPod Nano Watch
The TikTok fits seamlessly with iPod Nano, making it look like a watch first and media player second. It’s durable with a thick, flexible hard plastic mount to hold your iPod in place. Just snap it in and you’re ready to go.
Coleman Road Trip Grill
Paul Jr. Designs Grill
Get a tricked-out road trip grill created by Paul Jr. Designs. He normally designs motorcycles, but this unique grill includes 285 square inches of cooking space, dual 10,000 BTU burners and detachable side tables. Check out this grill, and get cookin’ this summer!
Pet Backpack
Travel with Your Pet
This backpack is designed to carry any pet under that weighs below 15 pounds. It’s super durable, waterproof and its easy-to-clean fabric-backed tarpaulin holds up against claws and drool. The mesh side panels keep your pet well-ventilated.
UV Monitor Watch
Maximize Your Fun in the Sun
The Minox Suntimer UV Radiation Monitor Watch provides outdoor enthusiasts with an estimate of the maximum amount of time you should be exposed to sunlight. So go hiking or lay out on the beach without over doing it with this compact gadget.
GoPro HD Hero 960
Get Great Outdoor Action Shots
This waterproof and shockproof camera shoots HD video and high-resolution photos. It only weighs 3 ounces, making it great for outdoor enthusiasts to mount it to their surf board or helmet to capture those perfect point-of-view moments.
Zodi Portable Shower
Stay Fresh and Clean While Camping
This portable shower allows you to heat more than 60 gallons of water, and you can adjust its temperature. It also comes with accessories, including the privacy shelter so you can enjoy a hot shower without all eyes on you.

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