The market is already thronged with an array of hiking gear, but which one is the best? Choosing the best gear for your 2019 hiking experience can be daunting task. Even so, this article will give you a sneak peak of the best hiking gears you can expect in 2019.
It’s important to note however that once you buy any of these gears ranging from navigation, camping boots and clothes, you should try them at home first by going on a simple walk before hitting on the trailhead.
Must have gear
1. Garmain inReach Mini
More often, you need to communicate while hiking. What happens when you go out of your cell phone range? Well, you need not worry. By use of satellite technology, you can easily send and receive text messages by use of the Garain inReach Mini device.
By using satellite technology, you can easily communicate with your family and friends on your status and if you need emergency rescue, you can easily communicate to the necessary personnel. Additionally, the device can give you weather reports and comes fit with navigation devices.
2. Garmin Fenix 5x Plus
This is another must have device in your hiking kit in 2019. More often, people get lost while hiking. Well, with this device on your wrist you will not hike in fear of ever getting lost. It’s a GPS device fitted with topo maps specifically designed for hiking. You can just load GPX tracks on the device at home that you want to follow and all you will need to do is to follow.
The beauty of it is that it’s quite portable and can be fitted around your wrist like a watch. Apart from GPX tracking, you can also use the device top keep track of your heart rate, sleep formula and other vital rates and easily integrate on your Smartphone.
3. Hiking socks
Apart from shoes, hiking socks are an essential part of a hiking kit. You should be able to look for quality woolen socks to prevent blisters when walking. This will go a long way to ensure that your feet are safe and that your hiking experience is awesome.
Are you an enthusiast for long hikes? If so, you must be prepared to carry the best camping gear as part of your hiking kit in 2019. But which are the best camping gear to have in 2019?
1.REI Co-op Traverse 70 pack
This is the perfect backpack for longer hikes. Apart from having many pockets for easy organization, the backpack is very comfortable to carry around. Comfort is one of the biggest pointers to buying a great backpack.
2. REI Quarter Dome Tent
The most impressive aspect of this tent unlike other hiking tents is that it weighs almost halve as other similar tents in the market. Furthermore, you can easily pack it on your backpack without having the help of any other person.
3. Jetboil Flash Stove
You cannot survive on packed food alone while camping. At one point, you will need to heat up water and cook food. The Jetboil flash stove is durable and quite easy to use. Additionally, the stove is easy to use and can be carried around with ease.
4. REI Co-op Igneo 17 Sleeping Bag
Apart from being cheap, this sleeping bag is a m3 season sleeping bag. It weighs around 2 lbs which is quite light compared to other sleeping bags in the market today. The best part of it is that its water proof and can be packed with ease.