Send emails in the rain, text messages from the ski slopes. The OtterBox (shown for the BlackBerry 8800 but also available for iPhones) makes your smartphone almost fully impervious to the elements, without sacrificing functionality. $50; otterbox.com

Accented with micro suede elbow patches and lining by animator Geoff McFetridge, Patagonia's organic cotton corduroy jacket has enough quiet flair for the day that morphs into night. $180; patagonia.com

Lugging a quiver of sunglasses around for different occasions (café meetings, drive time, fishing) is a thing of the past. Twist the ends of these shades and the frames open up, so you easily switch lenses. $139; smithinterlock.com

Is it overkill if your bottle tracks your fluid intake and feeds you the data on a digital readout? At the office: yes. On the trail: whatever it takes. $30; hydracoach1.com

Weighing in at 5 ounces, this handy cam allows quick uploading of video clips in blog-friendly MPEG-4 format, giving your coworkers a nearly real-time chronicle of your adventures out of the office. $200; sonystyle.com

Made from a mix of sustainable harvested wood and with a design borrowed from eight-time world-champion surfer Kelly Slater's big-wave surfboards, this longboard is the key to commuting in style. $230; arborsports.com

Wish List: Gifts to Work Hard/Play Hard

Send emails in the rain, text messages from the ski slopes. The OtterBox (shown for the BlackBerry 8800 but also available for iPhones) makes your smartphone almost fully impervious to the elements, without sacrificing functionality. $50; otterbox.com

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