Don’t forget to accessorize your summer adventures.
Get Shorty Put away last year’s maxi dress and break out the ThighMaster, because it’s survival of the leggiest for this year’s micro-shorts trend. The shorter the better, and these cute destroyed denim cut-offs ($30) will surely turn heads at the company picnic or your kid’s T-ball game.
Complete the look with a fitted, plaid Lumberjack shirt from Superdry Shirt Shop ($79) for instant Daisy Duke-ness. ¡Mira!, 101 W. Marcy St., 988-3585
Sky Rockets in Flight Parentals will delight in the neato-ist toy this summer, the Stomp Rocket ($13.99 and up). It doesn’t require batteries or delicious-smelling fuel. In fact, both the Jr. Glow and Ultra Stomp Rocket keep humanoids active using 100 percent foot power to launch a rocket up to 200 feet in the sky.
Backcountry Cookin’ Subsist on MREs, trail mix and warm coffee no more! Use the Backcountry Gourmet Cooking Set ($149) and cook up a tasty meal with minimal effort. It comes with a Jetboil Personal Cooking System (boils 2 cups in two minutes!), Flux Ring Fry Pan and utensils—all are lightweight and can be easily packed away in a backpack. Sangre de Cristo Mountain Works, 328 S. Guadalupe St., 984-8221
Adventure Dog and His Sidekick, Doggie Day Pack The Palisades Pack ($125) by Ruff Wear holds enough gear for big hikes and comes with its own hydration system packed inside that can be used by dogs and their owners. Durable saddlebags can be removed for lighter jaunts and come in different sizes to fit most breeds. Pups can get a grip with Pawz ($16.25 and up), disposable and reusable booties that protect from hot trails and salty roads, and even help older dogs with traction on slippery tiles. Speaking of disposable—snag a Doggie Day Pack ($69 and up) to cram treats, a small water bottle-bowl and a roll of mess bags to help keep crap from seeping into the ground. Zoe & Guido’s, 607-A Cerrillos Road, 988-2500
Video Killed the Polaroid Star Need proof that you conquered a cliff or treacherous bike trail, or survived being taco’ed in a Class VI run? A static pic from your phone or digital snapshot is just not as exciting and, frankly, it could easily be faked. Document your insanity like a professional with the GoPro Digital Helmet Hero HD Wide-Angle Camera ($299). It shoots TV-quality video and has a cool feature that allows you to shoot pics every five seconds to capture a sequence of activity. Strap it to your bike, car, helmet, kayak or mini-sub up to 180-foot depth. REI, 500 Market St., 982-3557