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ULTIMATE EARS SUPER–FI 5PRO Looking for the best way to zone out on that long flight to Africa or Argentina? … Continued

ULTIMATE EARS SUPER–FI 5PRO

Looking for the best way to zone out on that long flight to Africa or Argentina? These top-notch earphones from Ultimate Ears offer five sizes of silicone tips for a custom fit that totally blocks out background noise and delivers a level of sound quality that is nothing short of phenomenal. ($250; 800-589-6531; ultimateears.com)

CANON 10X42 L IS WP

They say you can’t have it all, but with this binocular you’ll come close. Canon has put its image-stabilizing technology in a waterproof binocular that uses super-clear low-dispersion lenses to reduce color aberrations. While it’s a bit heavy for all-day carry, it makes a great marine or truck binocular. ($1,400; 800-652-2666; canonusa.com)

CAPE-SHOK WITH BARNES TSX

One of Federal’s new offerings for 2006 is the potent Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullet in big-bore calibers. Federal is chambering these bullets in .375 H&H, .416 Rem., .416 Rigby and .458 Win. Mag. (From $68; 800-322-2342; federalpremium.com)

STORMY KROMER MACKINAW

The tightly woven fibers of this wool coat help shed water, keep out the wind and hold in scads of body warmth. For truly frigid conditions you can zip in an all-wool vest, or wear the vest solo in milder weather. It’s traditional and versatile. ($270; 888-455-2253; stormykromer.com)

BERETTA SILVER PIGEON V 28-GAUGE

The Silver Pigeon line of shotguns gets a new look this year with the introduction of a straight, English-style stock. Weighing 6.8 pounds, this trim shotgun is built on a receiver appropriately scaled for its 28-gauge chamber. Custom-fitted stocks with individually tailored measurements are also available for an extra fee. ($3,495; 800-636-3420; berettausa.com)