Tired of bruised, inedible bananas? Try the Banana Saver ($4.99), a plastic, protective case that you can slide into soft-sided lunch bags. Yes, we initially made fun of it too. But while the original market was parents, it's now a big seller among sports enthusiasts. Great for backpackers, bikers, children's lunches. Holds a whole banana and has a hole for the stem. It also comes with a slot for a stick so you can make your own favorite frozen banana. Find it at Uncle Dan's Camping and Travel, 888-2GO-HIKE, udans.com; persimmontree.net; and bananasaver.com.
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