Backpacking Gadgets

Travelling has become much more sophisticated these days with all the cool gadgets that you can use on your trip. While a regular vacation could use a little jazz, you don’t need fancy gadgets to backpack. Just your trusty cellphone and a compass can help you enjoy and experience the wilderness.

However, there are some cool backpacking gadgets which are truly innovative and can make backpacking more comfortable while retaining the authenticity of the experience. Here are six such innovative products you should consider buying before your next trip.

The SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger is a communication tool which is a cross between a cell phone messenger and a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon). It uploads your location by satellite to a website and runs on batteries.

Nitecore Tiny Monster is the world’s smallest LED flashlight with eight different brightness levels. With a body crafted from waterproof aircraft aluminum alloy, it is a powerful companion on the backroads.

Gear Survival Kit is an extensive survival kit which is also compact enough to be carried anywhere. It contains a spring clip, compass, wire saw, wire snares, fire starter, 30′ fishing line, fishing hooks, knife, safety pins, sheet aluminum foil, zip-lock bag, stormproof matches, needle, thread, water purification tablets, whistle, 45′ 550 paracord, duct tape, waterproof paper, pencil, soap and candles.

Hydrapak’s Water Bottle is a space saving bottle for all the backpacking trips you take.

The Mini Filtration System is great for camping trips as it is small enough to be carried around conveniently. It can be used to drink water directly from the source or can be attached to hydration packs, water bottles and drinking pouches.

Turn that sunlight into an ally with the Solar Power Bank, a solar recharging unit which has 4 USB recharging ports and is water and dustproof.

So, this new year, let’s backpack in style.