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 Backpacking Water Filters of 2018

A water filter is a very useful gadget for backpacking, hiking and mountaineering because it allows you to treat water from rivers, streams, lakes and other sources. Note that even far away from civilization, many water sources may not be safe due to fecal contamination from cattle, wild animals and people. If you have a… Read More »

backpacking water filters

Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018

A backpacking stove is very useful for long backpacking trips because it allows you to quickly boil water, prepare hot drinks and warm food such as pasta and dehydrated meals. Furthermore, in winter you can use it to melt snow which allows you to carry less water in your backpack. Since modern backpacking stoves are… Read More »

MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove

Best Solar Chargers for Backpacking in 2018

A solar charger is a very useful gadget for long backpacking trips because it allows you to easily recharge your electronic devices such as a handheld GPS device, hiking watch or a smartphone. Since many backpackers rely on these devices for navigation along the trails, solar chargers have become very popular. Especially those who use… Read More »

Goal Zero Guide 10

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

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 is very useful for hiking trips of all durations because it provides easy access to water and you have your hands free while you are drinking. Therefore, a hydration bladder allows you to take small sips of water throughout the hike which is recommended during strenuous activities because it ensures that the… Read More »

Source Outdoor Widepac 3l Reservoir

The Best Tablets for Backpackers and Hikers

Backpackers and hikers usually try 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 and communication but also as a source of information. With internet access you can see the weather forecast, bus schedules,… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Tablet