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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The Best Climbing Helmets of 2018

A climbing helmet protects your head against falling debris (rockfall, icefall etc.) and if you accidentally hit into a wall or an overhang. Therefore, a climbing helmet is necessary, not only for hardcore climbing, but also for mountaineering and hiking in areas where rockfall or icefall is common. If you are often hiking and mountaineering… Read More »

Black Diamond Climbing Helmet

Best Water Bottles for Hiking and Backpacking in 2018

Here we selected and reviewed the best water bottles for hiking and backpacking. We only included insulated water bottles as these keep your beverages cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.  Insulated water bottles are typically made of stainless steel and therefore very durable. Furthermore, as stainless steel doesn’t absorb flavours, they can… Read More »

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Best Travel and Backpacking Towels for 2018   Recently updated !

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 in 2018

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 in 2018

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 of 2018   Recently updated !

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 2018

A handheld GPS device is very useful for hiking, trekking and mountaineering because it allows you to easily find your way even if the visibility is poor or the landscape has little or no distinct features. Handheld GPS devices have several advantages in comparison to Smartphones which are often used for navigation by recreational hikers.… Read More »

Garmin GPS Map 64 Hiking GPS