Backpacking is the traveling experience for the anti-air travel crowd. It is inexpensive in comparison and requires little more than strong legs and determination.
But just as it happens with air-fare based traveling, there are lots of tricky situations that we often encounter during it that could be smoothly resolved with the help of a gadget specifically made for the task. There are many gadgets out there with which you can enhance your backpacking experience, but here, we only present you with the best, check them out.
#1 Maxpedition Janus Extension Pocket
When space is limited this compact utility pouch is a perfect addition to your bag or backpack. Well constructed, durable and versatile, it offers additional storage space and is excellent for keeping the smaller essentials at hand without having to remove the backpack. You may also use it as a medical/first aid kit for hiking and camping. Simply set it on your waist strap for quick access, and move between your bag and backpack as you go. Moreover, when not needed its belt can be easily removed and stored away.
#2 Homder Travel Adapter
One of my favorite simple travel gadgets is an all-in-one power adapter with USB attachment. This is great for travel to multiple countries (particularly for digital nomads) and is especially useful if you’re just charging a phone or tablet. Only complaint about the one I purchased is that it does not work with three-pronged plugs, so my laptop needed an additional adapter.
#3 MPOWERD Luci Pro Series: Outdoor 2.0 + Mobile Charging
With a two-way USB port this light can be powered with sun exposure or via USB and once fully charged can be used to power a mobile device. Features: 150 lumens, dual straps (one adjustable), 4 modes and lasts up to 50 hours on a single charge. It’s the perfect companion for hiking, camping, ultralight backpacking, kayak/canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, etc.
#4 MPOWERD Luci light
This rechargeable lantern is perfect for any backpack, it is lightweight, collapsible, waterproof and easy to use. Recharge with sunlight while hiking during the day and light up your tent at night! If you want to get fancy it comes in different colors and even has some models that recharge devices!
#5 Scrubba Wash Bag
Invented in 2010 to make a Mt Kilimanjaro trek easier, the Scrubba wash bag is the world’s smallest washing machine and the ultimate travel and camping essential. This convenient, pocket-sized travel companion allows you to travel lighter and helps to save money, time and water. It’s the modern take on the old fashioned washboard, but a lot easier, quicker and way more hygienic than a dirty hotel sink!
#6 Hidrate Spark 2.0A Smart Water Bottle
This smart bottle glows to remind backpackers to stay hydrated at different time intervals. The bottle is able to track your water consumption and determines your daily goals based on the following factors: age, height, weight and location (hot vs. cold climate). It is the right size to put into a backpack and perfect to bring around while exploring the world.
#7 Nexstand Laptop Stand
This laptop stand prevents anyone from getting a neck cramp when using their laptop at places that do not have a ergonomic table height. Nexstand is extremely customizable with 7 adjustable heights in total. It also folds up so thin and fits nicely in a backpack, hence making it convenient and portable for backpackers to bring around.
#8 LuminAID Solar Inflatable Light
This is the perfect gadget for those sunfilled adventures. It has a built-in solar panel so that you can attach to your backpack so it charges while you explore. It’s lightweight and portable to provide you with an effortless glow throughout the night.
#9 LARQ Bottle
LARQ Bottle is an industry-leading product that provides a solution to our dependence on single-use plastic. Featuring proprietary technology to eliminate plastic waste while heralding access to clean drinking water, bottle’s UV-C LED technology combats the most common complaints about reusable water bottles: odor and contamination, difficulty cleaning, and shortage of on-the-go access to pure drinking water.
By emitting a UV-C light in the 280nm range – the optimal wavelength of light to eradicate bacteria and viruses – the LARQ Bottle purifies water and inner surfaces by eliminating harmful sources through a photochemical reaction. At the touch of a button, the non-toxic and mercury-free bottle eradicates up to 99.9999% of harmful and odor causing bacteria and viruses.
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