Hiking Tips: 5 Gadgets That Will Make Your Next Hike A Better Experience

Warm weather, clear skies, and fresh air is a perfect combination to spend some quality time hiking outdoors. However, as a novice, you might be a bit clueless about how to plan your hiking trip. This is where technology comes in with a wide range of travel gadgets for hiking and for safety measures. We created a list of the top 5 new gadgets that will make your next hike a better one.

Goal Zero Venture 30 Portable Battery

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The Venture 30 portable recharging kit is durable and weatherproof. It can charge phones, tablets, and digital cameras. Moreover, the kit comprises of a lightweight solar panel that is capable of providing a power output of 7 watts. Recharge the battery kit via a solar panel or from a USB port, making it the perfect travel gadget for hiking. Moreover, the battery kit is resistant to heat, dust, snow, and water, making it the perfect outdoor gadget. This compact new gadget can fit into your pocket.

 Suunto MC-2 Global Compass

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The Suunto MC-2 compass is an essential hiking travel gadget, perfect for hiking expeditions. It offers versatile safety measures such as reliability, compactness, and durability. This versatile outdoor gadget offers military-grade precision by offering meticulous direction measurements. The compass displays directions in miles. The luminescent markings on the compass are perfect for low light conditions. It includes a transparent base so that you can coordinate it with a map.

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Hiking Watch

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The Garmin Fenix 5X Plus is a smartwatch with an inbuilt compass and GPS navigation, making it the perfect outdoor gadget for hiking. It is made of high-grade stainless steel with a sapphire glass that offers a high-resolution display. Moreover, this gadget has a 3-axis compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, GPS, and fitness features such as a heart rate monitor. The GPS enables the hiker to be less reliant on traditional maps and help them trek effortlessly. The heart rate monitor along with other fitness features help the user to keep track of their health condition. You can easily sync it with a smartphone to log all details related to your hiking trip.

GoPro Hero 7

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The GoPro Hero 7 is a compact, hand-held, waterproof camera and a mountable travel gadget. It is capable of capturing still images, 1080 video, 4k video, HyperSmooth, SuperPhoto, and Time Wrap features. The GoPro Hero 7 has an inbuilt stabilization system, making it the perfect tool for capturing images and videos on your hiking trip. The inbuilt lens stabilization feature enables to take smooth pictures and videos with minimal cropping. The SuperPhoto features enable the user to create HDR photos without any editing tools. The most remarkable feature of the GoPro Hero 7 is that it does not require a diving case to take an underwater picture. The voice control features offer a hands-free experience while hiking.

Sawyer Mini Water Filtration system

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The versatile mini water filtration system offers hikers protection against harmful bacteria such as E.coli, salmonella, and cholera, making it the perfect outdoor gadget. The filter system measures only 2 ounces and comprises a 0.1-micron absolute filtration that removes harmful agents. The system comes with a straw that you can use to drink water directly from the source. The water can also be stored in the drinking pouch for later use. The hydration packing tube can be fitted in any water bottle. The system is capable of filtering up to 100,000 gallons of water. Also, it can be sanitized easily.

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