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Pick 6: Our Favorite Things for April

Revo Ryker Sunglasses

Revo Ryker Sunglasses

In each issue of Athlon Sports & Life, we pick six of our favorite things. They may be books, automobiles, games, gear, booze, apparel or whatever happens to be awesome. Here's what made our shortlist this month:

Revo Ryker Sunglasses 

They may have been inspired by surfers, but you don’t need a surfboard to don these stylish shades. The oversized square frames help keep the sun out of your peripheral vision, while the high-contrast polarized lenses block out 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC light. The lightweight frames are flexible enough to handle any outdoor adventures on the beach, slopes or trail. The Rykers come with choices of frame colors (black, white and tortoise) as well as lens options (graphite and blue water). Find the combination that fits your style and relax knowing that your eyes are safe and more importantly, you look damn good. Revo.com, $199

Garmont 9.81 Trail Pro III GTX

After putting these trail dogs through the uneven paces and pounding of the great outdoors, we were impressed with their durability, comfort and support. The midsole is built for better shock absorption, while the outer-sole’s tread provides a solid grip on both wet and dry terrain. Your feet will stay a comfortable temperature, never feeling sweaty, even during long hikes. The lower-cut provides more ankle mobility and is ideal for subalpine hikes, fast hikes, and even urban environments. Trust us, your feet will thank you. garmont.com, $170

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Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series

You’d like to think you could go for an overnight hike and not injure yourself. But branches, rocky terrain, biting bugs, lurking animals and Mother Nature often have different ideas. So before heading out for a long hike, or trekking up a mountain, it wouldn’t hurt to bring this lightweight and compact (about the size of a vending machine bag of chips) medical kit in your backpack. It can patch up cuts, scrapes, burns, bites, blisters and any minor injury that comes along in the wild. adventuremedicalkits.com, $25 

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Camerons Portable Tailgating Table

Anyone who’s organized a tailgating event knows there’s lot of packing, unpacking and lugging around tables, chairs, coolers and more. It’s a hassle. So, when we heard there was a portable table that held four drinks, a spot for snacks, and a cooler pouch built for keeping our beer cold, we knew we had to try it. The result? It carries easily, unfolds quickly and makes for an easy tailgating set-up. We loaded it up (for testing purposes, mind you) and it handled beer, ice, chips, and drinks without tipping or strain. And when we were done, it folded up and slid into its carrying pouch that comes with a strap. So easy. So, so easy. cameronproducts.com, $55

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Wilson Staff Triton DVD Driver

Everyone likes customizing things to fit their preferences, whether it’s a car or a cheeseburger. So why not have options for a golf club? Wilson’s new driver offers just that, with two changeable sole plates to dial in your launch. One allows for high launch (a titanium sole, weighing 22 grams), the other provides low launch (a carbon fiber sole, weighing just 9 grams). There are also four movable weights that, mixed with the soles, offer 12 different combinations to aid with your ball flight. Want more? You can also adjust the hosel with six different settings. 

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To truly appreciate the club’s full potential, we recommend taking it to the driving range and start tinkering. We did, and it didn’t take long for us to dial in a combination to fit our swing and give us a glimpse of the options it could provide on the golf course. Making changes was easy, thanks to the included wrench and carrying pouch. For those who love fine-tuning their clubs, you’re going to love it. wilson.com, $450

Flair Hair Visor

Because sometimes you want to stand out in the crowd AND support your favorite team at the same time. Problem solved. mlbshop.com, $17

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