Hiking Accessories

The accessories category includes reviews of the five best products within each category of hiking accessories – such as hydration bladders, headlamps, sunglasses, trekking poles etc. Hiking accessories are very useful as they can increase your comfort, performance and safety on hiking trips.

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Reviews of Hiking Accessories


Best Hiking Sunglasses for Men

Overexposure to sun light is not only harmful for your skin, but also for your eyes. Spending a long day out in the sun without sunglasses will cause most to have tired or slightly burning eyes – and the sun can indeed burn the eyeball and be a contributing factor to various eye issues such… Read More »

Smith Frontman Sunglasses

Best Hiking Sunglasses for Women

Sunglasses are often perceived as more of a fashion accessory, but wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is actually crucial for the health of your eyes – not least if you spend a lot of time outside, whether hiking, mountaineering or climbing. Most of us know the feeling of tired and overly sensitive eyes after… Read More »

Hiking Sunglasses for Women

The Best Hydration Bladders for Hiking

A hydration bladder comes in very handy on hiking trips of all durations as it provides easy access to water and you have your hands free when drinking. Therefore, a hydration bladder allows you to take small sips of water throughout the hike which is recommended during strenuous activities as it ensures that the water… Read More »

Source Outdoor Widepac 3l Reservoir

The Best Tablets for Backpackers and Hikers

Backpackers and hikers usually strive to have as light backpacks as possible. However, it’s practical to have some Wi-FI or LTE enabled device while you are on the move – not only for entertainment but also as a source of information. With internet access you can see weather forecast, bus schedules, book accommodation and much… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Tablet

The Best Hiking Cameras

Hiking is much more than just a sport; it’s also about exploring nature and observing astonishing landscapes and natural phenomena. In order to keep the memories of the amazing things you will experience on your hikes, it is practical that you have a camera with you to take photos. There are many cameras available, but… Read More »

Olympus TG-3 Tough Hiking Camera

The Best Sun Creams for Hiking

Hiking is the supreme outdoor activity and while the sun might not always be shining from a clear blue sky, your face will nevertheless be exposed to its damaging UVA and UVB rays – even on a grey and cloudy day, at least 40-50% of the sun rays will penetrate through the cloud cover. Different… Read More »

Bioderma Sun Cream

The Best Hiking GPS of 2017

A handheld GPS device comes in handy on hiking and mountaineering trips as it allows you to easily navigate your way even when the visibility is poor or the landscape has little or none distinct features. Handheld GPS devices have several advantages in comparison to Smartphones which are often used for navigation by more recreational… Read More »

Garmin GPS Map 64 Hiking GPS

The Best Hiking Poles for 2017

Hiking puts a strain on your legs and therefore hiking poles can be helpful when doing long trips or ascending steep slopes. Experts claim that hiking poles reduce the strain on legs with 25% in average. Furthermore, hiking poles increase traction (more points of contact with the surface result in better traction) and are also… Read More »

Leki Thermolite

The Best Compasses for Hiking

Navigation on hiking and mountaineering trips can be tricky due to poor visibility and/or indistinct landscape characteristics, and although handheld GPS devices, watches with built-in GPS or Smartphones can come in handy, there is nothing more reliable than an “old-school” compass. Compasses have many advantages over electronic navigation devices; they are lighter, not dependant on batteries and more… Read More »

Suunto MC-2G Compass

The Best Watches for Hiking in 2017

A good hiking watch does not only show time and date, but also provides you with crucial information (such as altitude, location, air pressure, sunrise/sunset times etc.) which can help you with navigation, planning and weather prediction. Watches with hiking-specific features are very popular these days and the companies behind them are making great progress… Read More »

Garmin Fenix 3 Hiking Watch