2014 Backpacker Gift Guide – Gadgets

Categories:Adventuring | Camping Advice | Gear

Is the backpacker in your family always looking for the latest technology to hit the trail with? Here are some ideas to help gear up your gadget geek.

1. Goal Zero Solar Chargers and kits.
Keep talking, emailing, surfing, and always stay moving. The Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharging Kit is an ultra-lightweight power supply and foldable solar panel that recharges smartphones and USB gear anywhere. It’s the perfect pocket-sized companion and won’t weigh you down, only charge you up so you always stay connected. This is just one of the many options that Goal Zero has in their tool kit. Everything from charging small stuff to keeping your base camp charged and running. Check out all of their products now!.

2. Spot Gen3
SpotGen3When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you’re ok or sends emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam. Long live adventure. The Spot products range from simple tracking devices for your vehicles all the way up to a GPS phone. Check out the entire product line here.

3. New Trent PowerPak Xtreme
newtrentThe PowerPak Xtreme acts like a tank without feeling like one. Weighing in at just 9 ounces, it’s a heavy-hitter with 12,000 mAh of charge capacity and dual USB ports. Designed by the adventurer, for the adventurer. The PowerPak Xtreme was built for extreme conditions and environments. The PowerPak Xtreme is waterproof when submerged 3 feet for up to an hour. This device can easily handle impact and drops of up to one meter. To learn more about this device and the other products by New Trent check out The New Trent site today.

4. Hit Case
hitcaseTurn your iPhone 4 and 5 into a fully waterproof and drop resistant case. It keeps out the dust and can be submerged to depths of up to 30 feet. The case can be mounted to several different mounts created specifically for the Hitcase. It can also fit onto any standard tripod head with a simple included attachment. Great for capturing your adventures while hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and so much more. View the entire line of Hitcase cases and accessories today.

5. BioLite CampStove
biolite-stoveCook your meals with nothing but the twigs you collect on your journey, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive, polluting petroleum gas. Quick to light, fast to boil and easy to use.

Converting heat from the fire into usable electricity, the BioLite CampStove will recharge your phones, lights and other gadgets while you cook dinner. Unlike solar, BioLite CampStove is a true on-demand source.
To learn more about how the technology works and to see their entire line of products visit their website today.

6. GoPro Cameras
Capture all your adventures with this high definition light weight nearly bombproof camera system.

Born from a passion to capture your adventures from your perspective. The GoPro line of cameras are the most advanced lightweight adventure cameras on the market. Driven by adventure there are attachments and mounts for almost every scenario you can dream up. Check out their entire line of cameras today.

7. Black Diamond ReVolt rechargeable headlamp
The Black Diamond ReVolt rechargeable headlamp is the perfect for the adventure geek that is always on the go. Recharge virtually anywhere that can charge USB devices. Everything from your desktop, laptop, solar panel, wall socket, or vehicle will work. You can also choose to use standard batteries if you are in a pinch.

1 TriplePower LED, 2 SinglePower white LEDs, and 2 SinglePower red LEDs provide whatever level of brightness you need. 12 hr. burn time on max setting with rechargeable batteries 70 hr. on max setting with alkaline batteries. Check out all of the tech info.

8. The Power Pot V
powerpotNeed to juice up your mobile device? Use this clever multi-use put to make dinner and charge your devices. Charges cell phone in 60-90 minutes. Just as fast as your wall outlet. Use to power any USB handheld device. Works over any heat source (including open flame). See the entire product line and tech specs at the Power Pot Website.

9. Aquapac Waterproof Camera Cases
The Aquapac waterproof camera cases are built with shooting photos in mind. The cases allow for full functionality of the cameras while inside the cases. they can even be used underwater.

The cases also protect the cameras from dust, dirt, and sand. They however will not protect the camera if dropped on hard objects such as the ground.

Aquapac waterproof cases will work with most DSLR and point and shoot cameras as well as camcorders. Find out which case works with your camera on the Aqupac website.

10. E-case waterproof mobile device and tablet cases
Designed to accommodate the latest smartphones and tablets. E-case guarantees protection from threatening environmental conditions without sacrificing use of your device. And like all our cases, lash points let you tether it to your apparel, pack or PDF for security whatever the adventure. Find the right case for your device today.

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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