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The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

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We’ve put together this list of 14 of the most useful accessories that are well worth bringing with you on any hike. Pick out your favorites below!

Copper Water Bottle

This product was recommended by Jessica Rose from Copper H2O

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

No hiking kit is complete without a trusty reusable water bottle. Stay hydrated with this gorgeous copper water bottle. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, recent studies have shown that copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, which makes copper water bottles ideal for travelling. The company which sells this bottle is the global market leader in copper water bottles, 100% female-run, and has a “good karma” program whereby they donate 15% of their profits to non-profit groups that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries.


SPIbelt Large Pocket Running Belt Fits

This product was recommended by Casey Keshner from Trent and Company

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

SPIbelt (small personal item belt) holds all of your important personal items discreetly during any activity. Specifically designed for keeping your personal items safe and secure during your activities without bouncing or chafing. The expendable pocket comfortably holds your keys, wallet and phone while the adjustable elastic band creates the perfect fit around your waist. SPIbelt is also a trusted companion for individuals with special medical needs that can be comfortably and discreetly worn over or under clothing. Its pocket can carry diabetic and medical supplies such as blood glucose meters, insulin pumps, syringes, fast-acting glucose, EpiPens, inhalers, or insulin vials and pens.


Gobi Heat Dune Heated Vest Men/Women

This product was recommended by Casey Keshner from Trent and Company

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Gobi Heat is your perfect heated companion to keep you staying warm hiking your way to the top for some much needed fresh air or for some extra warmth inside. Whether it’s in their jackets, vests, pants, hats, socks or gloves, you will feel the heat in less than 30 seconds using their current technology and manufacturing processes, Gobi Heat continues to offer warmth, comfort, durable, trendy apparel for all your outdoor and everyday needs.


EarthKind Stay Away Mosquitoes Spray

This product was recommended by Sara W from EarthKind

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Hiking in the great outdoors is awesome, until you’re covered head-to-toe in itchy mosquito bites and ticks. EarthKind’s DEET-free, 14-hour Stay Away Mosquitoes spray can help fix that. Its travel-size and full-bottle spray makes it the must-have repellent for all extreme outdoor adventurists, especially because of its water-resistant, skin-friendly, nonflammable and unscented formula, made without the worries of harsh chemicals. Stay Away Mosquitoes’ EPA-Registered formula is made with Picaridin, which is CDC-recommended and bio-identical to a black pepper plant, and provides 14-hour protection from mosquitoes and ticks, and 8-hour protection from biting flies, gnats and chiggers. It also protects against more serious diseases such as ZIKA, Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya and Dengue. It’s family-friendly and safe for use on pregnant women and children when used as directed.


Ward Vest for Men

This product was recommended by Christina Towle from BuzzBright PR

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Chunky zips and lustrous fabric give this vest a style upgrade from the rest. Padded with synthetic down and made in fluorocarbon-free fabric, its bulk-free silhouette makes it versatile and easy to layer.


Sportsman Industries Pocket Chainsaw

This product was recommended by Martin Stein from Sportsman Industries

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Able to outperform a wire saw or hatchet, and far lighter and more compact than a bow saw or even a folding saw, the Sportsman Industries Pocket Chainsaw is your indispensable outdoors companion. The 36-inch-long chain features bi-directional, self-cleaning teeth so it cuts with every pull, ripping through everything from branches to full 5” or 6” trunks in seconds. The 4.5 stars out of 778 Amazon ratings is proof this will be the last camp saw you’ll ever own. A drop of WD40 is all it needs before its first use, and the teeth can be sharpened just as you would with a powered chainsaw. The 4.8-ounce Pocket Chainsaw comes with its own rugged pouch and a free magnesium fire starter.


Yosemite Photo Valley View Bana

This product was recommended by Colin Treat from McGovern & Company

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

With its beautiful photography of the Yosemite Valley, this Bana is the perfect way to honor the places you love. Bana headwear keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it the perfect hiking accessory. Made from 100% microfiber polyester and is UPF 35 rated. The breathable fabric wicks away moisture and dries quickly.


Trailblazer Short

This product was recommended by Margot Ledet from Integrate Agency

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Zip Hers is outdoor wear created by women for women to empower females to achieve any goal they set their mind to. The Trailblazer shorts have a front to back zipper that allows for women to use the restroom without exposing themselves when nature calls and a restroom isn’t an option. Featuring side cargo pockets that are deep enough to carry your phone, keys, etc. These lightweight hiking shorts are perfect for exploring the outdoors!


Sun Barrier SPF 45 zinc sunscreen

This product was recommended by Brandy Kerr from Zealios

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Sun Barrier, a zinc-based sunscreen is a must to bring on any hike especially those looking for long-lasting sun protection with a convenient pocket-sized packet to keep your pack light. With the FDA’s highest water resistance you’ll stay protected even in water and when working up a good sweat. The formula has 8% micronized zinc allowing it to rub in completely without any white chalky residue like other zinc sunscreens. Sun Barrier is hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin because it’s fragrance-free and oil-free.


Cotton Carrier Skout Sling Style Harness for One Camera

This product was recommended by Rhonda Krause from Travel? Yes Please!

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

The Cotton Carrier is a harness that allows for quick and easy access to your camera when hiking. Wearing your camera on a chest or sling-style harness prevents neck strain caused by a camera strap and takes weight out of your backpack to better balance your gear load.


Stinger Binoculars

This product was recommended by Daniel Skaritka from Carson

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

These binoculars are a great accessory for any hiker. They are compact and lightweight housed in a rugged exterior. It features a center focus knob with an independent right diopter fir maximum focusing flexibility.


ALTRA AFM1855F Men’s Lone Peak 4 Trail Running Shoe

This product was recommended by Chad Lubinski from Hiker Trash Nation

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

This product is puts the end to blisters and foot problems on trail. Weighing just 10.6 oz’s, they allow you to hike faster miles with less effort than conventional hiking shoes. Their zero drop design combined with an extra wide toe box means you use your feet in a more natural way, preventing blisters. Lastly, when wet, these shoes dry off in a matter of minutes (when hot).


Travel Sized Natural Body Wash

This product was recommended by Christie Corso from Push The Envelope PR

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Perfect for post-outdoor activities after being out in the wilderness and you need a quick rinse wherever you are! Keep this US-made natural travel-sized body wash in your go bag that’s made from pure, saponified coconut, shea, olive, sunflower and jojoba oils, this natural, moisturizing, and skin-protecting body Wash nourishes and leaves your skin feeling great, without any added surfactants, foaming agents or skin-coating additives.


Travel Deodorants

This product was recommended by Christie Corso from Push The Envelope PR

The Most Useful Accessories to add to Your Hiking Pack

Hiking doesn’t have to be so sweaty this time! Keep this all natural deodorant in arms reach to keep you from smelling funky wherever you are! Say goodbye to the notion that natural deodorants don’t work and say hello to American Provenance. That means no aluminum, no harsh chemicals, no preservatives and no artificial fragrances. Go confidently with minimal, natural ingredients.


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