These trekking gadgets are to die for!

27 Sep 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

From binoculars to a GPS functional watch, the Y Geek Squad helps you find the right tools for the trek.

1) Jaybird Run

If you’re the sort of hiker who likes to listen to music all the time, then these wireless, sweat-proof earphones from Jaybird are the best buy. They will never slip out of your ears when you are trail-running. The earbuds are customisable and come with round and oval silicone tips. They also give 12-hour battery life. The Jaybird app can locate your buds if they go missing. Buy from Amazon for RO57.

2) Vortex Viper HD binocular

A pair of binoculars is one of the most essential pieces of kit that needs to be in your hand if you’re trekking. Vortex Viper HD binoculars are the best available on the market today. They deliver crisp details with excellent colour fidelity; especially at dawn and dusk. At about 600g, these are one of the lightest and most compact binos on the market. Buy from Amazon for RO255.

3) ONNight 700 Hiking headlamp

If you’re a regular hiker, then this ONnight 700 Trekking headlamp is a must-buy. It helps you to trek at night easily. The lamp has six modes, including a flashing red light mode to call for help, and a boost mode that offers you a 250m visibility. Buy from Amazon for RO16.

4) Garmin Fenix 5 Plus


This is an expensive device. However, it’s an essential trekking gadget. Launched in June 2018, Garmin 5 Plus comes with a standard heart rate monitor and a full-featured GPS. It also has a thermometer, altimeter, and can pair with your smartphone to receive texts. It can easily store and play up to 500 songs on your watch and even connect with Bluetooth headphones. The battery life of Garmin 5 Plus is phenomenal. The device stays up to 12 days if it’s on smartphone mode and eight hours in GPS mode with music. Buy it from Garmin store for RO308.   

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