Hiking Accessories

The accessories category includes selections 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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Hiking Accessories Guide

All Selections of Hiking Accessories


The Best Hiking Cameras of 2019

Hiking is much more than just a sport; it’s also exploring nature and observing astonishing landscapes and natural phenomena. To keep the memories of the amazing things you will experience on your hiking and backpacking trips alive, it is good 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 »

Vichy Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Lotion SPF60

The Best Hiking GPS of 2019

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

The Best Trekking Poles of 2019

Hiking puts a strain on your legs and therefore trekking poles (also called hiking poles) can be very useful for long hikes or ascending steep slopes. Experts claim that they on average reduce the strain on legs with 25%. Furthermore, they increase traction (due to more points of contact with the surface) and are also… Read More »

Leki Thermolite

The Best Compasses for Hiking in 2019

Navigation in nature can be tricky due to poor visibility and/or indistinct landscape characteristics. Handheld GPS devices, watches with built-in GPS or Smartphones of course come in handy but can be useless if out of battery or signal. Therefore, there is nothing more reliable than an “old-school” compass. Compasses have many advantages over electronic navigation devices; they are… Read More »

Suunto MC-2G Compass

The Best Watches for Hiking in 2019

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. This 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 5 Watch

The Best Headlamps of 2019

Even well-planned hikes can end up taking much more time than anticipated (due to bad weather, injuries, blocked trails etc.) and to ensure that you don’t end up being stuck in nature in pitch-black darkness, it is crucial that you bring a headlamp in your backpack. A headlamp also gives you possibility for planning a… Read More »

Petzl Reactik+ Headlamp