When going far to re-connect once again with mother nature is not entirely necessary to shed every piece of tech in order to truly feel the experience, no sir.
There are a lot of gadgets capable of enhancing your backpacking trip, here’s a list of the most awesome gadgets you can get for your next backpacking escapade.
This product was recommended by Helen Sharp from FinalStraw
Perfect for the eco-friendly, straw-loving backpacker, FinalStraw comes in a sleek, keychain-sized carrying case made of recycled plastic. Offered in a variety of colors, FinalStraw, features a retractable 9-inch metal straw, drying rack, and a cleaning squeegee that all fit into a convenient case. At $25 a straw, FinalStraw’s mission is to replace plastic straws making way for a “Straw Free Earth by 2032”
#2 Wireless Lit Solar PowerBank
This product was recommended by John Wilker from John Wilker, Writer
Being off the grid is great, but sometimes you still need to juice up your phone or tablet when writing that next great novel by a campfire, or along the river’s edge.
#3 Heated Battery Socks
This product was recommended by KC Bean from Mobile Warming
These are the perfect blend of performance materials, comfort, and industry-leading heating technology to ensure cold feet are a distant memory. Use the included wireless controller to keep your feet warm and comfortable in frigid conditions. Backpacking can get really cold, but when your feet are warm, your whole body feels warm.
#4 Sport Berkey Filter
This product was recommended by Dan DeBaun from Berkey Water Filter
A sport berkey is a reliable way to filter any water you encounter while backpacking/hiking for safe consumption. This portable water filter bottle can be used for lakes, streams, and ponds for removing any dangerous contaminants or bacteria like e Coli and Giardia from the water.
#5 Pocket Towel
This product was recommended by Ollie Smith from Seatosummit
As the name suggests, it fits pretty much in your pocket, and is really handy. It is light, soft to the touch and absorbs a huge amount of water. Best of all for backpacking – it dries in in minutes! Well worth buying.
#6 Sea to Summit Titanium Spork
This product was recommended by Jeff Boyle from Expert Sure
“Sea to Summit is a well known outdoor brand. According to their website, they’re “”a company driven by design perfectionism that allows us to develop ingenious, functionally beautiful products with a “no worries” Australian attitude.””.
I simply love the functionality and go anywhere light weight of this classic titanium spork. Even has a tiny carabiner to keep it from drifting away between meals! Snagged this one on my favorite used outdoor equipment listing site, but you can get ’em new at REI too.
But what good is fancy backpacking gear if you only use it a couple of times a year on an expedition? That’s where this all purpose utensil really shines! I’m trying to reduce my plastic waste, and this little tool now goes with me to the office. That way if the urge strikes to hit the local lunch counter at noon, I don’t need to use & toss those wasteful single-use (and flimsy!) plastic forks.”
#7 BioLite CampStove
This product was recommended by Hernan Santiesteban from https://arboroutdoors.com/category/hiking/
Need to charge your electronics while backpacking? The Biolite camp stove creates electricity from fire. While it can be used for boiling water or heating a meal. It also has a built in USB port that can charge your phone by converting heat to energy.
#8 Benchmade – Griptilian 551 Knife
This product was recommended by Sam Maizlech from Gunivore
Benchmade is one of the trademark names in the tactical blade industry and the Griptilian is one of their best. Benchmade crafted their popular knife with one of the market’s best grips that works well even with gloved hands and features reversible components and a lock safety button. It’s a must-have for any backpacker as it can handle everyday use, outdoor activities, and many tactical applications.
#9 Insulated DYLN Bottle
This product was recommended by Magda Ziolkowska from DYLN Inspired
The best and last water bottle you will ever need! The Insulated DYLN Bottle is a 950mL ergonomic double-walled vacuum insulated bottle that alkalizes your water within 15-20 minutes and keeps it cool for up to 24 hours. It is both a cost-effective and sustainable method to enjoy alkaline water at all times. The DYLN Bottle makes it possible for you to cut the costs associated with restocking on bottled alkaline water, and for you to reduce waste by eliminating the use of plastic water bottles. The VitaBead Diffuser (contains “VitaBeads”, a proprietary blend of magnesium + other minerals) lasts up to 315 refills and you can register the bottle to track your usage. This way each of our bottles reduces the usage of up to 315 plastic bottles!
#10 Anti-Fog Spray
This product was recommended by Nate Sherman from Sven Can See
Sven Can See’s Anti-Fog Spray is perfect for backpackers to keep their vision fog free. The biodegradable formula is safe to use on any glasses or sunglasses, and keeps your vision fog free even on the most humid days! It’s easy to apply, and one application lasts all day long.
#11 Pelican GO Case personal utility case
This product was recommended by Pelican spokesperson from Pelican Products
Made specifically for the avid outdoor enthusiast, the millennial beach goer, and the everyday adventurer. The cases protect the integrity of valuables such as smartphones, credit cards, and keys while focusing on convenience and size. The first products in the PUC Series make lifetime durability available to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers.