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National Geographic Tabletop Telescope
National Geographic Tabletop Telescope
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Telescopes and Microscopes

Gaze at the moon, identify the Ring Nebula, or simply let your curiosity guide you across the skies. This small but powerful tabletop telescope is perfect for kids and adults alike. The telescope comes fully assembled, ready for eager stargazers. Its super compact size makes it perfect for taking along on trips to the woods or ocean, where you’ll be far away from city lights. Also includes:

  • Three eyepieces: 20mm H, 6mm SR, and 4mm SR.
  • A powerful Barlow lens with 18–117X magnification.
  • A specialized “Moon Filter” for comfortable viewing of our closest celestial neighbor.
  • Precision azimuthal mounting so you can move the telescope up or down, increasing the range of objects you can find and focus on.
  • Windows-based planetarium software (requires Windows 7 or earlier).

$129.95
National Geographic Telescope with Equatorial Mount
National Geographic Telescope with Equatorial Mount
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Telescopes and Microscopes

This telescope lets you observe the majesty of the deep sky and trace celestial objects as they move in conjunction with the Earth’s rotation. This lightweight telescope is a high-quality tool suitable for both beginning and novice astronomers. Other great features include:

  • German Equatorial mounting system that makes it easy to track objects.
  • Powerful 19–52X magnification.
  • Alt-azimuth mounted 114mm x 500mm reflector for clear observation.
  • Two separate Plössl eyepieces (26mm and 9.7mm) that produce high definition, high contrast images.
  • Adjustable tripod that allows the entire family to use the telescope comfortably.
  • Red dot viewfinder that helps you easily locate objects in your 52° of view.
  • Stellarium computer software (Windows 7 or earlier) featuring a catalogue of more than 600,000 stars.

$249.95
National Geographic Automatic Telescope
National Geographic Automatic Telescope
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Telescopes and Microscopes

Our powerful automatic telescope helps novice astronomers make exciting observations in the night sky above their own backyards. Use the handheld navigation and integrated computerized controls to find Jupiter or to spot constellations in distant nebula. Perfect for curious beginners with no astronomical experience, this scope includes:

  • Comprehensive astronomical software (requires Windows 7) on an easy-to-use CD. Helps you know where to look for constellations and stars and an easy to use Planisphere.
  • Computerized 70mm x 350mm reflector lets you observe large planets and bright “deep sky” objects under dark sky conditions.
  • Powerful 17.5–35X magnification.
  • Compass to pinpoint celestial objects
  • Two high quality Kelner eyepieces (10mm and 20mm) and a moon filter.
  • Sturdy tripod for steady viewing/telescope may be used without tripod on a sturdy flat surface.

$499.95
National Geographic 300-1200X Microscope
National Geographic 300-1200X Microscope
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Telescopes and Microscopes

Ready for use right out of the box, the National Geographic 300-1200x magnification microscope is perfect for new scientists. The solid die-cast construction means it can stand up to frequent use, and the projection window lets more than one person at a time look at the slide—perfect for home school explorations as well as keeping sibling skirmishes to a minimum. The microscope comes with pipette, scalpel, tweezers, shrimp hatchery, and magnifying glass so you can start your research right away. With extra-hard carrying case for safe and easy storage.


$65.95
Photo Album Digital Voice Recorder
Photo Album Digital Voice Recorder
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Cameras and Photography Gear

Add audio captions to travel photos and mementos by using this innovative digital recorder and playback device. Affix one of the 500 labels near each photo, then scan it and use the device to record your stories. The labels work like bar codes to let you associate each audio clip with a specific photograph for instant playback. Included USB cable lets you back up your recordings. 32-MB internal memory.


$99.95
$7.99
Eco-explorer Boat
Eco-explorer Boat
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

This rugged inflatable boat turns ordinary excursions on lakes, ponds, or calm seas into educational water explorations you'll never forget.

A saltwater-resistant, 300,000-candlepower submersible light lures water creatures near so you can see them through the boat's clear-vinyl floor window.

When deflated, it packs compactly for travel.

We recommend using a personal flotation device while boating.


$349.00
$299.95
Windstopper Face Mask
Windstopper Face Mask
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

This contoured mask wraps comfortably around your face, providing warmth and wind protection in cold conditions. A mesh breathing port lets you blow off steam without accumulating moisture. The breathable, water-resistant Windstopper soft shell with fleece backing offers superior warmth and comfort, to give you the best protection in the great outdoors.


Available sizes: Large, Medium, Small
$28.00
$15.99
Victorinox 4GB USB Key Ring Multitool
Victorinox 4GB USB Key Ring Multitool
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

The Victorinox® Swiss army knife has been an indispensable tool for almost 130 years. This updated design includes a removable 4-GB USB drive in an extra-slim profile. Includes a blade, scissors, nail file with screwdriver, retractable pen, and tweezers, all on a key ring so they’re always at hand. And the USB drive is detachable so you can leave the rest of the tools in checked baggage when you fly.


$49.95
Adventure Plus Multitool
Adventure Plus Multitool
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear
This compact accessory keeps seven adventure essentials handy inside a cleverly organized case without adding weight or bulk. Just slip it inside a pack or pocket and keep a triple-LED flashlight; liquid-filled, freeze-resistant floating-dial compass; five-power magnifier; digital time and thermometer; signal mirror; and safety whistle ready at a moment's notice.
$24.95
National Geographic Fit Traveler Fin
National Geographic Fit Traveler Fin
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Our travel swim fins feature soft and comfortable foot pockets with an adjustable open heel that can be worn with or without additional foot protection. The ratchet quick lock system and replaceable fin straps customize the fit. The blades are made from composite materials that snap and flex to create the ideal thrust-to-energy exertion ratio. These are no swimming-pool-only components—the quality is equal or greater to what you'll find at dive shops.


Available sizes: Small/Medium, Medium/Large, Large
$44.95
$17.99
National Geographic Mask and Snorkel Set
National Geographic Mask and Snorkel Set
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

This is the perfect mask and snorkel set for beginning snorkelers or those with any level of experience who are looking for high quality in a packable, travel-ready set. These are no swimming-pool-only components—the quality is equal or greater to what you'll find at dive shops.


Available colors: Black, Blue
$36.95
$21.99
AltiTech 3 Clip Watch and Travel Tool
AltiTech 3 Clip Watch and Travel Tool
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Get your bearings in an instant with our combo compass, altimeter, and chronograph. Keep your explorations on track with just a glance at our clip watch and travel tool by Altitech. Get digital altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and compass readings with the press of a button. Frequent hikers will appreciate the 80-log memory for total ascent and descent, as well as the 360° digital compass. Features a chronograph/timer that measures splits, and a clock that lets you set three separate alarms and displays sunrise and sunset times. When you’re bunked down for the night, swivel the clip around to become a stand for easy nighttime reading via the handy backlight. Aluminum case and stainless steel bezel.


$150.00
$89.99
Multimode LED Flashlight
Multimode LED Flashlight
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Our brightest available compact LED flashlight! For finding your way back to base camp at night or sending a distress signal, our rugged LED flashlight packs a powerful beam into a compact tool. Features four brightness options, from a low 5-lumen output to a 340-lumen “turbo” setting—the highest available in a pocket flashlight—plus SOS and strobe modes. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, it stands up to a lifetime of being tossed in backpacks and tool bags.


$79.95
$32.99
SteriPen UV Water Purifier
SteriPen UV Water Purifier
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Stay healthy on the road and in the backcountry with this portable water purifier. The SteriPen Classic gives you the power to purify 200 half-liters of water with a single set of four AA lithium batteries, so you can travel with the extra confidence that you’ll have access to safe drinking water whenever you’re hiking or camping in the wild.


$79.95
Wenger Handyman Swiss Army Knife
Wenger Handyman Swiss Army Knife
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Stationed in Europe after the Second World War, U.S. soldiers on the lookout for continental souvenirs discovered well-crafted, pocket-sized knives produced for the Swiss army. Unable to pronounce the Swiss-German name—Schweizer Offiziersmesser—American serviceman called them Swiss Army Knives. Although the apple-red casing from the Victorinox company is the most well-known in the United States, the Swiss government actually enlisted two companies in 1908 to supply the Swiss army with knives: Victorinox and the Wegner Company. In 2005 Victorinox acquired Wegner, and today the Swiss Army Knife is produced by a single firm.


$59.00
High-definition Bluetooth Earwarmers
High-definition Bluetooth Earwarmers
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Whether your destination is the Matterhorn or lower Manhattan, these Bluetooth®-enabled ear warmers do double duty—keeping you warm and connected. The patented "behind the ear" design is extra comfortable, and the Bluetooth wireless technology and high-definition speakers mean you can hear and be heard with the same level of clarity. The adjustable unisex frame fits different users easily and collapses for easy carrying and packing. Comes with both Siri&red; and Google Now® voice activation. Windproof and water-resistant.


$80.00
Wireless Color Forecast Station with Atomic Clock
Wireless Color Forecast Station with Atomic Clock
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Weather Instruments

For those who lead a digitally connected life, our wireless weather station with atomic alarm clock is a perfect gadget to wake up to. The color display shows time, indoor and outdoor temperature, heat index, and dew point—and an integrated USB port keeps your smartphone charged and ready to start each day. After 3-4 weeks of gathering barometric pressure readings, the unit “learns” to report accurate 12-hour forecasts based on barometric trends. The forecast icons make it easy for young kids to use, too, so they can help get themselves ready for the day.


$79.95
Eco-Explorer Oars
Eco-Explorer Oars
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

These aluminum shaft oars have removable blades for easy transporting.


$33.50
Pump
Pump
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Hand pump with universal valve fittings.


$33.50
Emergency Rechargeable Handheld Spotlight
Emergency Rechargeable Handheld Spotlight
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Penetrate fog, rain, and darkness to illuminate near or far. The 3-watt LED spotlight features a rubberized body for a firm grip in any situation. Handy in emergencies, on boats and camping trips, or as part of a road-trip kit, it recharges via a 12-volt DC car-plug adapter or an AC/DC wall adapter (both included). Has a range of more than 1,500 feet and runs for about 3 hours.


$49.95
Sol Outdoor Multitool
Sol Outdoor Multitool
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Don’t get caught empty-handed on the road or trail. Our multitool features an array of survival essentials, including a removable folding blade with LED light and a removable compass. The emergency whistle can be heard up to a mile away, and the signal mirror is visible up to 20 miles away. Also includes fire-starting tinder and sparker, braided nylon cord that will hold 150 pounds, stainless steel wire, and emergency sewing and fishing kit. Includes instruction booklet by a backcountry survival expert.


$49.95
Victorinox SwissCard Lite
Victorinox SwissCard Lite
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

The Swiss Card combines all of the essential functions of the classic Swiss Army multitool in a format that fits into a wallet. The Swiss Card Lite has the added functionality of a powerful LED light. The suite of a dozen tools includes a letter opener/blade, scissors, stainless steel pin (perfect for reaching the reset button on portable electronic devices such as smartphones), ballpoint pen, tweezers, 5X magnifying lens, 3mm and 5mm screwdrivers, 00-0 and PH1/PH2 Phillips screwdrivers, a ruler with markings in inches and centimeters, and a bright white LED light.


$50.00
Digi Power 4-Port USB Travel Charger
Digi Power 4-Port USB Travel Charger
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

For home or travel, this four-port USB wall charger lets you power up to four devices simultaneously from just one power outlet. Perfect for tablets, smartphones, handheld games, and cameras. Multi-voltage for use in more than 150 countries (adapter not included).


$29.95
Share-A-Watt Travel Power Adapter
Share-A-Watt Travel Power Adapter
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

These days travelers often carry multiple electronic devices with them at all times. When you are out and about with a dying phone battery, an mp3 player on its last song, and a laptop that's almost out of juice, the Share-A-Watt travel-sized power strip helps you make the most out of scarce public power sources. Have only a few minutes between connecting flights, need to charge up as many devices as possible while refueling at a café, or finding that other travelers have already staked out the few available outlets? The Share A Watt lets you power up quickly, and more than one person can piggyback.


$19.95
Carabiner Clip Watch With LED Micro-light
Carabiner Clip Watch With LED Micro-light
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Equipped with a powerful LED micro-light, this clever explorer's watch has a built-in carabiner that clips right onto belt loops, packs and more, keeping the time and a light source within reach as you travel


Available colors: Blue, Green, Red, Silver
$45.00
Red Swiss Army LED Flashlight
Red Swiss Army LED Flashlight
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

This sturdy, shockproof, and water-resistant little flashlight is a model of efficiency.


$35.00
Swiss Army Multitool with Digital Weather Display
Swiss Army Multitool with Digital Weather Display
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

This classic travel essential is updated to include a new suite of tools—digital time and weather information. In addition to a classic collection of fold-out, stainless steel tools, it features a digital display with a built-in clock, alarm, thermometer, altimeter, and barometer. Twenty-five tools in all, including small and large blades, scissors, Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, can and bottle openers, corkscrew, wire stripper, reamer with sewing eye, multipurpose hook/parcel carrier with nail file, ballpoint pen, straight pin, toothpick, tweezers, and Victorinox’s patented miniscrewdriver.


$170.00
Windproof Lighter
Windproof Lighter
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

A windproof lighter is an essential part of any outdoor survival kit. It’s a perfect for starting fires or lighting camp stoves outdoors while hiking, skiing, or on the water. High performance butane fuel (not included) provides a nearly invisible flame that stays lit even in winds up to 80 miles per hour. The electric ignition lasts through thousands of reliable sparks, and the 4-gram fuel tank holds enough fuel for up to 1,000 ignitions. The impact-resistant, rubberized housing is water resistant and features a fuel window with an easy-to-read gauge.


$54.95
$27.99
Victorinox Swiss Champ Multitool
Victorinox Swiss Champ Multitool
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

The SwissChamp by Victorinox is one of the most robust multitools in the Swiss Army knife collection, and our version trades the classic red plastic exterior for a handsome hardwood case. With more than two dozen tools in one compact design, it's the ultimate utility for city or trail.


$129.00
Victorinox Swiss Army Money Clip
Victorinox Swiss Army Money Clip
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Outdoor Gear

Victorinox, makers of the classic Swiss Army knife, are known for transforming simple objects into multi-functional tools. Their aluminum money clip includes a scissors, file, and large blade, putting three useful tools at your fingertips.


$42.00
$29.99