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Get wet - and don't sweat it - with the latest adventure gadgets

Dive into three new toys that find those fish, protect your e-reader and keep your feet dry

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An easier catch Tired of telling tales of the one that got away? Home in on your next catch with Garmin's new echo 150 Fishfinder. The compact dual-beam sonar trolls for trout, pickerel and other freshwater fish in depths of up to 395 metres, displaying the results on an easy-to-read grayscale screen. In shallow water, a viewing range of up to 120 degrees gives you an expanded sightline well beyond the sides of your boat. $99.99 (U.S.), basspro.com

Scott Hepler

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A dry read Named after a river in New Zealand, the Aquapac Whanganui Electronics Case is designed to protect digital libraries from the soggiest of conditions. Get drenched by a wave or dunked in the lake and the waterproof e-reader cover will keep moisture, sand and salt out. It can also be submerged 5 metres underwater for up to half an hour without ruining your read. $31 (20 British pounds; Aquapac ships to Canada), aquapac.net

Frances Howorth

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Squish and breathe The amphibious Keen Gorge Boot may not be the most elegant piece of footwear, but it can navigate wetlands better than most shoes. Portage through riverbeds and wetlands and its durable neoprene uppers and EVA footbeds will keep feet warm and comfortable, while drainage holes allow excess water to seep out with each step. $95, mec.ca

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