7 Hiking Gadgets That Will Make Your Weekend Awesome

September 16, 2017

10:30 am

While everyone is wrapped up in the new iPhone, it's important to remember that hiking tech is advancing just as fast as everything else. Whether it's GPS trackers to make sure you don't get lost or water filters to keep yourself hydrated, you'll be having weekend fun before you know it. Bu with all the options, it can be a little overwhelming when searching for the perfect gear, and so we've compiled a list of seven great pieces of hiking tech that will surely serve you well.

Garmin eTrex 30x

This device is super lightweight and small, so it’s perfect for packing away in your rucksack or pocket. Due to its compact size, the display is also quite small (2.2 inches). However, it’s crystal clear and easily readable. It comes with preloaded mapping and a 3 axis compass so it's hard for anyone to get lost.

Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

This award-winning system is very reliable and simple to use; it weighs only 2 ounces yet filters up to 100,000 gallons of water. Taking this bit of tech out with you will make you feel much more safe should any emergency situation arise. Finding clean water will be one less worry on your list. It removes 99.99999 percent of bacteria, such as, cholera and E.coli. It’s the best there is for its weight, size, and performance.


A portable barbecue is a must-have for any long hike. After all that walking around, you'll be craving hearty, warm foods and this grill is the perfect, high-tech choice to cook all of your meals. The LotusGrill uses a battery-powered fan, which enables you to control the cooking times, and it’s fueled by an efficient gas system, which allows you to begin cooking in just 3 minutes.

Leatherman Signal Multi-tool

This gadget features 19 tools in one 212 gram compact product, including tools such as a wire stripper, saw, hammer, bit driver and more. This is certainly a great investment for any individual who goes on long hikes regularly; it will make you feel safe and ready for the unexpected.


This online walk planner is perfect for pre-planning your hikes in detail. It’s so easy to use and gives you various details about your planned walk, which you can then print out and take with you or use with your GPS device.

Brunton Resync 6000 Charger

The Resync 6000 has two USB charging outlets and a convenient solar panel for when it’s completely drained while hiking. It’s shockproof and weather proof so it certainly is the perfect tool for those adventuring on any challenging path.

Nikon Monarch 5 8×42

These sleek binoculars are fantastic for any hiker who wants to observe any wildlife during their walk; they’re waterproof, fog-proof and the rubber armor provides a secure and comfortable grip. This model is particularly good for low light conditions and delivers sharp, bright images no matter the weather.

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Hi, I am Sam Little, a tech blog owner, enthusiastic writer who loves to share his knowledge about latest technology and gadgets.