Top 10: Weekend Hiking Gear, Gadgets, and More
BY DAVID BOLLER | 3.12.2019
There are few better ways to top off a long week than a weekend hiking trip. Hiking is one of the most rewarding ways to experience the outdoors, but it takes some planning. We've rounded up some the best gear that will help make your next trip a success!
Yumbutter Protein Almond Butter - $17.99 (3-Pack)
When you are hiking, snacks are essential. When it comes to snacks, nut butters are convenient and delicious. The Protein Almond Butter from Yumbutter is a healthy and vegan option for staying fueled up on the trail. The delicious nut butter comes packaged in packable and resealable pouches that are easy to take anywhere. Each order comes with three 6.2 oz, multi-serving poaches. No refrigeration necessary, 7 grams of protein per serving, plus they are Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, and Non-GMO.
Adventure Medical Backpacker Medical Kit - $39
The backcountry is an unpredictable place, and you should make sure that you are prepared. This Backpacker Medical Kit has everything two people should need during a weekend hiking trip. The kit also features semi-transparent pockets to help you find what you need quickly during emergencies, and instructions detailing how to properly use the included items.
Ned 300mg Full Spectrum Hemp Oil - $44
After a long, rewarding day of hiking, rest and recovery are important. Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is one of the purest and most trustworthy CBD products we’ve found in the gold rush of hemp and cannabis. Crafted in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the oil is cold-extracted from organically grown hemp flowers then blended with only one other ingredient – organic non-GMO MCT coconut oil. Know to help with stress + anxiety, pain + inflammation, restlessness, and recovery. Clear that head with nature and Ned!
Lems Trailhead Hiking Shoe - $130
The Lems Trailhead is a minimalist hiking shoe that can do it all. Featuring microfiber and air mesh, with a full-length rubber outsole, these shoes are equally well suited to the city as they are the trail. They are also designed with your natural foot shape in mind. Their wide toe box, minimal heel drop, and lightweight design help reduce fatigue and injury, all while being 100% Vegan.
GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen 24 Set - $49.95
Sawyer® Micro Squeeze™ Water Filtration System - $27.95
When you are in the backcountry, hydration is of the utmost importance. The Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System is the perfect lightweight hydration solution. The filter fits easily into the palm of your hand, and the included 1L pouch packs down to almost nothing when not in use. Attach the Micro Squeeze filter to the pouch, use the included straw to drink directly from your water source, connect it to your hydration pack tubing, or screw it directly onto any standard disposable bottle. You can filter up to 100,000 gallons of water through one high flow rate filter. The system removes 99.99999% of bacteria (salmonella, cholera and E. coli) and 99.9999% of protozoa (cryptosporidium and giardia).
Garmin inReach Mini - $349.99
The Garmin inReach Mini helps make sure you always know where you are. Innovative MapShare technology tracks your location, so you and your loved ones know where you are at all times. A virtual keyboard lets you send/recieve customized text messages via SMS and email. In case of emergency, the interactive SOS function contacts a 24/7 rescue monitor. The lithium battery is rechargeable, and lasts up to 50 hours. This little device gives you a big increase in safety for a very small increase in weight!
Matador Camera Base Layer - $59.99
The Matador Camera Base Layer is the perfect option when you want to travel light, but don't want to leave your camera vulnerable. It provides protection from the elements while you’re adventuring. It features a new high-performance synthetic down filling called Sorona® that helps protect your camera from bumps and scrapes. The whole thing removes completely from your camera in less than a second. The included rainfly keeps weather and rain off your camera while still allowing quick access so you never miss a shot.
Jetboil Sumo Stove - $149.95
With weight and space always being a concern when hiking, the Jetboil Sumo Stove offers an interesting solution. The Sumo has all of the same great features as the venerable Flash Stove, only with the additional size required to feed multiple people. Instead of bringing two stoves or cooking multiple pots, you can bring one stove with the capacity to cook dinner for two. The cup itself is insulated to keep your beverage or meal from going cold and it's made of anodized aluminum for easy cleaning once you're finished cooking.
Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit - $179.95
When you are out hiking, you are likely miles from the nearest charging outlet. The Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit can help keep your electronic devices charged up no matter where you are. The weatherproof, 7800mAh battery bank can be charged in just five hours through the USB port, or in eight to 16 hours with the included Nomad7 Plus solar panel. The solar panel is also chainable so you can boost charging capacity by linking to other Goal Zero solar panels.