When you are off on an adventurous trip or Hiking, you can’t be prepared enough. You throw yourself into the wild, just for fun, to stay away from the normal life and spend some quality time with nature.
Abstinence from digital gadgets, no doubt is an important aspect of hiking. But you’ll need to carry some around in order to make your Hiking easier, safer and more memorable.
Here we bring to you, a few must-have tech gadgets that you should definitely pack if you are going for an adventurous trip or hiking anywhere in India. Have a look:
1. Water Purifier Bottle
It is of utmost importance that you consume water every now and then while you hike. But you might not find clean drinking water in your treacherous track. For that, you can carry a portable water purifying bottles. These are the normal bottle-shaped container that removes all impurities from water and give you clean water to drink.
Here are a few portable water purifying bottles you can choose between:
- Eureka Forbes Aquaguard Personal Purifier Bottle
- LifeStraw Go Water Purifier Bottle
- Sayee Water Purifier Bottle
- Meded My Friday Silicone Water Purifier
- Nirvana Bobble Water Bottle with Filter
To keep your smartphone up and running during hiking, you do require a power bank. Because even the smartphone that promises excellent battery support can run dry. Its always wise to carry some extra charging power while outdoors. On such extended trips, go for the biggest capacity charger that you can accommodate. You can also consider power banks that charge using solar power.
Best Powerbank you can buy in India under Rs. 2,000:
- Ambrane P-2080 (16,000 mAh)
- Intex IT-PB15k (15,000 mAh)
- Lenovo PA13000 (13,000 mAh)
- Honor Powerbank (13,000 mAh)
- Intex IT-PB11K (11,000 mAh)
- Mi Power Bank 2i (20,000 mAh)
The artistic look from the mountaintop will surely bestow many picture-perfect moments. To capture memories, you can either use GoPro action camera or perhaps a DSLR camera. Both DSLR and GoPro can click images in high-resolution with accurate colors and sharpness.
While DSLR are fragile and would be tough to handle, one can use GoPros for the adventurous journey like Hiking. These are the small picture capturing device that clicks best qualities images and packs them into a rugged frame that’s smaller, waterproof, and durable.
A good-quality headphone is a must to keep your hiking in rhythm. Music can make the long and tedious walk to the top of the world a melodious journey. It can keep your mind relaxed, focused, and determined to work towards your goal.
If you are looking for good quality headphones under Rs. 2000, here are few options for you:
- Sony MDR XB50AP Extra Bass
- Sennheiser CX 275S
- Soundmagic E10C
- Sony EX250AP
- Audio Technica ATH-CK330iS
5. Bluetooth Speakers
Who wouldn’t love to enjoy their favorite music with Mother nature? With Bluetooth speakers, you can easily connect your smartphone/iPod to rock and roll your hiking. And if you going for hiking with your friends or in a group, you can use the Bluetooth speaker to start partying anywhere.
Since hiking is adventurous, we would advise you to carry a good compact and rock-solid speaker. Here are a few options one can consider buying:
- Boat Stone 600
- Circle Muze Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker
- LG NP 1540
- JBL Go
- Logitech X 100
- Skullcandy Shrapnel
6. Fitness and GPS Watch
Even the sweet nature can catch you off-guard some time. To make it right you need Fitness-cum GPS band that will monitor your activity stats and location, and is something you can also use to check time. There are a plethora of options available based on what you are willing to spend.
7. GPS Tracker
GPS tracker can indeed come in handy and save you much hassle when you are outdoors. They are the small lightweight tech devices that can keep tab of the belongings on your behalf. You can easily attach a GPS tracker to your valuables and keep them on your radar, always. They are normally paired with your smartphone to read the tracking signal of the product.
Here are few tracking devices that you can consider:
- Pebblebee Finder
- Click n dig
8. Solar Lanterns
The solar-powered Lantern can be an important tech gadget if you’re camping under the stars. The benefit of carrying a Solar Lantern is that it charges itself using Sunlight and does not require a charging port. A good Solar Lantern can give you up to 12-hours of battery backup. A few also have a charging port that you can use to recharge your phone or other gadgets.
Must-Have Tech Gadgets For Hiking In India
These are some tech options one should consider backpacking if you are going for Hiking. It wouldn’t hurt to take a little assistance from the tech world if it is making your trekking safe and memorable.