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Drop the camera, freeze it, soak it — we climbers nuke our photo equipment. At last, a compact-camera case made for the vertical: the MOGOMOTO PROTOTYPE ALPINIST CASE ($68.95, mproto.net), a black-box-solid metal shell designed by climbers. The Alpinist weighs 5.8oz and is machined from corrosion-proof, aircraft-grade 6061 T6 and 5051 aluminum alloys. The interior, meanwhile, is lined with foam, to cradle your point-and-shoot baby. A clip-off eye, magnetic latch, and lock cord mean you can harness-carry sans droppage, and then transfer the camera to your wrist loop without its ever being untethered.

—Matt Samet