photograph by Gabe Palacio
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service! To that dictum, many restaurants now add: No Rollerbladers! If that edict has cramped your style, or if you're tired of making an entrance while attempting to balance a helmet, knee and elbow pads, and skates, help is on the way from Jansport this spring. Put those in-line skates in the new Blade Hauler or Blade Slinger, both of which have adjustable rubberized front panels that hold skates securely. Stash those bulky skateboards and snowboards in the Free Style bag, whose jazzy tire-tread bottom stands up to any surface. It might even be enough to make a skateboarder out of you.

Prices: Blade Hauler, $39.95; larger Blade Slinger, $59.95; Free Style, $64.95.

--Maria Ricapito

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