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 Travel and Backpacking Towels

Here we selected and reviewed the best towels for backpacking and travelling. A regular towel is a bad choice for backpacking or travelling as regular towels are heavy, bulky and slow to dry. Therefore, they occasionally need to be packed moist/wet inside your backpack. This is not recommended because such moist environments are an ideal… Read More »

Sea to Summit Towel

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 a Wi-FI or LTE enabled device with you while you are on the move – not only for entertainment or communication but also as a source of information. With internet access you can see the weather forecast, bus… 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 alive, it is practical that you have a camera with you. There are many cameras available, but not all… 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

Best Trekking Poles for 2017

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