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Hiking in the fall colours? Don't forget to take these 3 things

A great camera isn't the only thing you'll need in the hunt for great foliage

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CAPTURE THE COLOURS The Olympus PEN E-PM1 looks and feels like a simple point and shoot, but it has the capability of a professional-grade camera. With a 12.3 megapixel sensor (the same size as what’s found in DSLRs), the palm-size camera fits a variety of lenses and accessories, making it easy to shoot wide angles and zoom in on distant objects. A movie-making function shoots up to 29 minutes of 1080i HD video with stereo sound. And for creative types, six art filters can add special effects. $499.99, olympuscanada.com

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CARRY IT WELL If you tend to build up a thirst on long hikes, don’t set out without Crumpler’s Bumper Issue. The ergonomically designed, well-cushioned daypack is not only easy on the back, it’s designed to keep you well-hydrated. A built-in two-litre capacity bladder can be filled with your favourite liquid and sipped through an internal over-the-shoulder tube feed. There is also lots of room to carry your gear and a handy emergency whistle. $119.99, crumpler.com

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WARD OFF THE CHILL Tackle the change in seasons with J. Crew’s Woodland Jacket. Its rugged Halley Stevenson oilcloth can weather rain and wind from the streets of the big city to the Highlands of Scotland. A cushy quilted lining and snap-front metal buttons insulate against autumnal chills. Opt for the slim fit if you want a dressier look. $348, jcrew.com

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