Energizer Solar Lantern
Most of us bring a trusty lantern along when camping. The Solar Lantern is a new take on the old classic. Eight LEDs provide up to 66 lumens of light, plus it has a silicon panel that uses solar power to charge the lantern, even in overcast weather and late in the day. It can also be powered by D cell batteries. A full charge takes 5 hours, for 21/2 hours of runtime, or you'll get up to 165 hours of runtime with batteries. $30-$35.


OtterBox Defender
Most phone cases don't keep out the elements. OtterBox's Defender Series cases do offer protection against drops, bumps, dust, and dirt. Their three levels of protection include a screen protector that doesn't affect the screen's functionality, an impact-resistant polycarbonate shell, and shock-absorbing silicone. Otter cases are available for most popular smartphones and the iPad. $22-$65 for phones, about $85 for iPad.


Casio Pathfinder
The Pathfinder PAW5000 from Casio includes lots of cool features that are great for those who love the outdoors. There are sensors that gauge direction, altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature. The second hand of the analog watch indicates one of these features at a time, and there's a digital readout as well. It also uses a solar rechargeable battery. $450.