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Planning your first outdoor trip? From flashlights to portable speakers, here’s the gear you need as a beginner. Discover everything in the blog.

Are you organizing a camping trip? Maybe you’ll spend a weekend hiking in the mountains. Either way, if this is one of your first outdoor adventures, our ultimate guide to outdoor gadgets for beginners has you covered. This gear keeps you safe and having fun.

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Wear a smartwatch that lasts for days with the Apple Watch Ultra Endurance Smartwatch. Its rugged build can handle the outdoors, while the 60-hour battery life is ideal for long outdoor trips.

And, of course, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of power with you. The BioLite BaseCharge series is an excellent choice with its high power and numerous ports.

Check out these tech gadgets for smooth first outdoor trips.

1. The Apple Watch Ultra Endurance Smartwatch Stands up to the elements with its WR100 water resistance rating, which is double that of the 8-series.

Apple Watch Ultra on the wrist

Whether you’re hiking, kayaking, or camping, you need a smartwatch that can track your adventures, like the Apple Watch Ultra. This is the most water-resistant Apple Watch yet and features multi-day battery life of up to 60 hours.

Get it for $799 on the official website.

2. The BioLite BaseCharge Series ensures you have plenty of power in the wild and comes in portable sizes you can easily carry around.

BioLite BaseCharge Series Intro Video

Enjoy ample power wherever you are with the BioLite BaseCharge Series. Comprised of the 1500 and 600 models, this collection of powerhouses has ports for almost everything and offers hours of battery life. That’s why they belong in our ultimate guide to outdoor gadgets.

Pre-order them from $699 on the official website.

3. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 Bluetooth speaker gives you powerful sound outdoors and is IP67 rated against dust and water.

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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 in color options

Relax to your music while you’re away with the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 Bluetooth speaker. It’s super portable, drop-resistant, and able to handle dust, dirt, spills, and submersion in water.

Get it for $99.99 on the official website.

4. The Zero Breeze Mark 2 A/C Series cools the air anywhere. So you could totally sleep in an air-conditioned tent while you camp.

Zero Breeze Mark 2 Product Video

Don’t put up with sweltering temperatures on your adventures with the Zero Breeze Mark 2 A/C Series. Weighing only 16.5 pounds, it requires no generator and delivers 30° cooler air in just 10 minutes.

Get it for $999 on the official website.

5. The Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmer Series keeps your hands warm during ski trips, winter hiking, fall camping, etc.

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Using the Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Don’t let cold hands ruin your outdoor winter outings when you have the Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmer Series. These gadgets warm your hands and protect your skin from freezing temperatures. Choose capacities up to 10,000 mAh and enjoy up to 14 hours of use.

Get one for $27.99 on the official website.

6. The Fit HOTO flashlight illuminates up to 200 meters in front of you, proving to be a useful gadget at your side.

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HOTO FLASHLIGHT FIT in gray

Light your way through dark campsites, paths and more with the Fit HOTO flashlight. Its modes include light, flash, and SOS, which is why it’s featured in our ultimate gadget guide.

Get it for $29.99 on the official website.

7. The Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker keep track of loved ones as you venture out with standalone GPS tracking and geofencing alerts.

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Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker in black

Prepare for your kids to venture too far ahead of you on the bike path by packing the Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker in their backpacks. It provides real-time GPS tracking and location history. There’s even a follow button that a loved one can press in an emergency.

Get it for $129 on the official website.

8. The BioLite Charge 20 PD Fast USB-C PD Power Bank offers 6000mAh battery and portable design, allowing you off-grid fast charging.

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BioLite Charge 20 PD and one person

Keep your smartphone, earphones and other devices charged while off the grid with the BioLite Charge 20 PD Fast USB-C PD Power Bank. It can charge your smartphone 1.5 times and power multiple gadgets at once.

Get it for $39.95 on the official website.

9. The Barebones Beacon Luminous carabiner shines up to 220 lumens and has a handy carabiner that you can attach to your backpack, tent, etc.

Barebones Beacon Carabiner Light
Barebones Beacon Carabiner Light on a Tree

Light up your camp with the Barebones Beacon Luminous carabiner. Its high carabiner allows it to hang almost anywhere. Meanwhile, the lightweight and handy design is easy to carry around, so we’ve included it in our ultimate guide to outdoor gadgets.

Get it for $64.99 on Amazon.

10. The HOKOLITE 210° Beam Headlamp lights the way ahead and protects you with its powerful COB wide beam technology.

HOKOLITE headlamp with 210 degree wide beam and 1200 lumens
HOKOLITE 210° on one person

Visualize your environment more easily with the HOKOLITE 210° Beam Headlamp. Lightweight and waterproof, it shines with 1,200 lumens and has 5 light modes.

Get it for $32.99 on the official website.

Make sure your first outdoor trips are smooth with these outdoor gadgets for beginners. Which are you adding to your shopping list? Let us know!

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