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Summer Sports Gear Guide

Hummingbird 1.75 oz E-Case

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Zip your phone into the waterproof Hummingbird 1.75 oz E-Case ($20; cascadedesigns.com) and you can chat even while you’re out there splashing around. (Texting might be a little tougher, though.)

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Bontrager Solstice WSD Helmet

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The lightweight Bontrager Solstice WSD helmet ($45; bontrager.com) easily adjusts to fit your noggin and has air vents to keep your scalp cool.

Callaway Women’s Couture Golf Shoes

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This summer gear guide isn’t just about performance but style too. Check out the Callaway Women’s Couture golf shoes. The waterproof leather Callaway Women’s Couture Half Lace golf shoes ($120; shopcallawaygolf.com) will add a little more style to your game.

Stella McCartney for Adidas Tennis Tank and Pleated Skirt

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Our summer sports gear guide includes a Stella McCartney tank and pleated skirt because we like to look as good as we feel on the tennis court. The stylish Stella McCartney for Adidas tennis tank and pleated skirt ($75 and $85; shopadidas.com) are made from a sweat-wicking fabric that will help keep you cool—and looking hot.

Maggie Mather Tennis Racquet Bag

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The Maggie Mather tennis racquet bag is both fun and functional. That’s why we included it in our summer sports gear guide. Bright, sassy, and water-repellent, this Maggie Mather racquet bag ($120; SlamGlam.com) holds three racquets and a few other essentials in its four zippered pockets.

Quagmire Mulligan Golf Shirt

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Need a new gold shirt? Check out the Quagmire Mulligan performance t-shirt in our summer sports gear guide. This Quagmire Mulligan performance t-shirt ($38; quagmiregolf.com) is constructed from 95 percent recycled materials.

Nike Lunar Speed 3 Tennis Shoes

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We love Nike sneakers and Nike tennis shoes are no exception. Check them out in our summer sports gear guide. The springy cushioning and flexible sole of the Nike Lunar Speed 3 ($120; shop.nike.com) help you react faster to high-speed volleys.

ECCO Ultra Terrain Women’s Hiking Shoes

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Enjoy stability and cushioning with ECCO Ultra Terrain hiking shoes ($120; eccohikingshoes.com); their grippy rubber soles work for light treks and short trail runs.

Marmot’s Storm Shield Jacket

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Marmot’s Storm Shield jacket ($125; marmot.com) has two layers of tough waterproof fabric to protect you during even the most torrential downpours.

Lolë Bermude Bikini top and Mojito bottoms Bikini

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Who says sporty can’t also be sexy? The Lolë Bermude top and Mojito bottoms ($40 and $34; lolewomen.com) show off your curves, but won’t slip and slide if you do.

K-Swiss Low-Cut Training Socks

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We like our tennis socks low because it’s cuter but these K-Swiss training socks are also the perfect summer sports gear. A supportive band around the middle of the K-Swiss low-cut training socks ($12; shiekhshoes.com) hugs your arches and minimizes slippage and blisters.

REI Traverse Shocklight Trekking Poles

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Using tools like the REI Traverse Shocklight trekking poles ($80; rei.com) can help you go both faster and longer while taking some of the stress off your joints.

Datrek Golf Bag

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Weighing only 5.5 pounds, the eye-catching Datrek women’s golf bag ($140; datrek.com) will lighten your load on the links.

Garmin Handheld GPSMap 62

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Whether you’re in canyons or on mountains, you’ll still get a clear signal with the Garmin handheld GPSMap 62 ($350; garmin.com), which displays detailed topography along with marine and road maps.

Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Gel Glove

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Minimize road shock (and sweaty hands) with the padded Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Gel Glove ($30; pearlizumi.com).

Perception Impulse 10.0 Kayak

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Stable enough for beginners yet speedy enough for pro paddlers, the Perception Impulse 10.0 ($400; perceptionkayak.com) is a breeze to maneuver on flatwater. And at a mere 44 pounds you won’t have to ask for help carrying it.

Polar Insulated Blizzard Bottle

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Keep drinks icy with the Polar insulated 24-oz Blizzard Bottle ($15; polarbottle.com); its foiled liner helps liquids stay cold twice as long as regular bottles.

Wilson Golf Clubs

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These Wilson golf clubs were a no-brainer for our summer sports gear guide. The 12-piece Wilson Women’s Profile Package club set ($255; amazon.com) features lightweight graphite shafts, so each swing feels easier.

Timex Health Tracker

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The Timex Health Tracer may not be a must for the game but a must for our summer sports gear guide! Find out how many steps you took on the course with the Timex Health Tracker ($65; timex.com); it also tallies calories burned.

Camelbak 2011 Day Star Hydration Pack

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With an internal reservoir that holds more than a half-gallon of water, the Camelbak 2011 Day Star hydration pack ($65; camelbak.com) makes it easier to opt for that longer trail loop.

Shimano’s SH-WR41 cycling shoe

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Transfer more energy from pedal to road thanks to the ultra-light, fiberglass-reinforced sole of Shimano’s SH-WR41 cycling shoe ($115; zappos.com).

Roxy Athletix Tennis Headband

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We love the stay-put Roxy tennis headband. That’s why we included it in our summer sports gear guide. The rubber lining inside the Roxy Athletix headband ($9; roxy.com) keeps your locks firmly in place and out of your eyes.

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