Tactical Equipment

Even though Best Hiking’s primary focus is hiking gear, we occasionally post reviews of tactical equipment. Tactical equipment is typically more durable and robust than hiking equipment but is on the other hand also significantly heavier – which is a downside because it increases the aerobic demand.

Reviews of Tactical Equipment


The Best Military Watches of 2018   Recently updated !

Here we selected and reviewed the best military watches of 2018. These durable and robust watches are perfect for those who need a reliable timepiece which will withstand harsh conditions. This includes soldiers, law enforcement officers, hunters, mountaineers, hikers, backpackers and other tactical enthusiasts. Unlike earlier, we now also included GPS watches in our selection… Read More »

Suunto Traverse Alpha Military Watch

The Best Tactical Backpacks of 2018

A tactical backpack is one of the most basic pieces of tactical gear because it allows you to easily carry your essentials. Tactical backpacks differ from other backpacks (such as backpacking and hiking backpacks) in materials and colors. They are made of more durable materials to withstand rigorous abrasion during field use. Furthermore, tactical backpacks… Read More »

Kelty Raven Tactical Backpack

The Best Military Sunglasses of 2018   Recently updated !

Sunglasses protect your eyes from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and are thus very important if you spend a lot of time outside. However, when it comes to tactical/military sunglasses it is not all about the UV protection – military sunglasses should also provide ballistic protection (e.g. protection against small projectiles and fragments). Ballistic eye protection… Read More »

Crossbow