For guys on the go
This travel gear should be up to the trip.
The new Philips Bodygroom Pro shaver is for the man who has everything - perhaps too much of some of it. Intended to go anywhere and everywhere there's body hair, the shaver has a pivoting head and a slim ergonomic shape designed for even the most sensitive areas of a guy's anatomy. A trimmer has five settings and rounded tips and combs to prevent nicks and scratches. The cordless, rechargeable razor works wet or dry, and comes with a charging stand.
Philips Bodygroom Pro BG2040 is $69.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond. Info: www.philips.com; 1-800-243-3050.
Tennis, anyone? Have we got a match for you. Head's new Prestige Pro Tennis Racquet pairs beautifully with its roomy Tour Team Travel Wheeled Tennis Bag. The racket uses a wide-string pattern to more evenly distribute impact and maximize steadiness (you still need skill). The 32-by-14.5-by-17-inch orange, white, and black polyester bag has a thickly padded racket compartment, a huge zippered main section, and a protective bottom with plastic bumper guards. Dual padded straps and a well-designed extension handle aid wheeling and hoisting.
Head Youtek Prestige Pro Tennis Racquet (230001) is $199.95; Tour Team Travel Wheeled Tennis Bag (283260), $74.95; at www.midwestsports.com; 1-800-334-4580.
Big and bigger
A big guy trying to squeeze into a snug sleeping bag is not a happy camper. That's why the folks at Big Agnes created the Summit Park sleeping bag, which has extended dimensions for extra wiggle room. The 600-fill down bag accommodates campers up to 61/2 feet tall, and provides extra shoulder and hip room, yet weighs only 31/2 pounds and stuffs into the 10-by-10-inch sack. Need more room? Zip on the Big Agnes Wedgie Bag Expander and gain seven inches of girth.
Big Agnes Summit Park sleeping bag is $249.95; Wedgie Bag Expander, $49, at www.bigagnes.com; 1-877-554-8975.
Double the fun
The newfangled Samsung DualView TL225 satisfies photographers' "what-about-me" yearnings with a 1.5-inch LCD screen on the front of the camera for framing self-portraits. That's in addition to the 3.5-inch touch screen on the back. Just smile at the front screen, give it a tap, and the camera will take up to two shots of you on the top of that mountain. Taking along a tot? You'll appreciate the "Child Mode," which displays an attention-grabbing cartoon animation on the front screen while you frame the shot on the rear LCD.
Samsung DualView TL225 is $299.99. Info at www.samsung.com; 1-800-726-7864.