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 2017

Here we selected and reviewed the best military watches of 2017. 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 for 2017

A backpack is one of the most basic pieces of tactical equipment because it allows you to easily carry your gear. Tactical backpacks differ from other backpacks (such as backpacking and hiking backpacks) by being more durable so that they can withstand rigorous abrasion encountered during field use. Furthermore, tactical backpacks also have more compartments… Read More »

Kelty Raven Tactical Backpack

The Best Military Sunglasses

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