Simplehiker notes a great deal on a Garmin GPS (though, as we all know, taking a GPS along sorta takes some of the simplicity out of the hike; but it’s still a cool toy).

OutdoorsScotland compares a couple kinds of windproof, waterproof winter gloves. For those on the U.S. side of the pond, here’s a page full of similar gloves at REI.