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The Water Cube Gets Happy Magic
The Water Cube Gets Happy Magic

World’s largest water park opens inside Beijing’s Olympics landmark

You may remember the Water Cube as the venue for the swimming events 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The exterior of "The Cube," with its translucent walls that seemed as though they were made of giant living skin cells, became one of the iconic images of the games. The ...

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5 Cool Caribbean Beach Bars
5 Cool Caribbean Beach Bars

Cool places to grab a cold one

The Caribbean is one of the best regions in the world for beaches, and one of the best for cool bars. So it would make sense that two superlatives would meet up often. Below are five great Caribbean beach bars. Our list includes one selection that is among Spot ...

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Skyver Ortovox Backpack Scooter
Skyver Ortovox Backpack Scooter

As close to backcountry skiing as one can get without snow

Back in 2009, we reviewed the Bergmönch—a scooter that transforms into a backpack. In 2011, one of the stars of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show was the Skyver Ortovox—a scooter that transforms into a backpack. Yes, everything old being new again. But Spot Cool Stuff is thrilled to ...

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Klymit Inertia Sleeping Pads
Klymit Inertia Sleeping Pads

Minimalist, ultra-lightweight camping gear

A year ago we previewed the Klymit Inertia X-Frame, a minimalist sleeping pad that weighs a mere 9.1 ounces (258g). The Inertia X-Frame looks a bit like a balloon animal that's gone horribly wrong, but is surprisingly comfortable to sleep on. It is surprisingly warm too—the pad's "loft ...

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The Omnijore Dog Pulling System
The Omnijore Dog Pulling System

Ruff Wear takes the “ski” out of “skijoring”

Skijoring, a sport that originated in Norway, involves a dog pulling a human who is on skis. A new product from Ruff Wear aims to take the "ski" out of skijoring. The appropriately named Omnijore is a dog harness that allows master and pooch to go joring with ...

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Timberland Radler Trail Camp
Timberland Radler Trail Camp

Foldable footwear

Shoes are luggage space hogs. When we pack shoes we usually stuff the insides with socks and underwear. But we like this idea better: Shoes that fold up. Like the colorful Timberland Radler Trail Camp line. Radler Trail Camps don't only fold closed. They zip closed too. That thanks ...

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