Whether you like it or not, tech is becoming a huge part of life in the backcountry — from smartwatches to solar panels to auxiliary batteries and emergency beacons. Some pieces are more essential than others, but each item on this list is worth making some extra space in your bag. At best, they could help save your life; at the very least, you’ll be able to stay current on the Instagram feed.
Kodiak Plus 2.0 by Outdoor Tech $80
Spartan Ultra Smartwatch by Suunto $799
Nomad 7 Plus by Goal Zero $100
Gen 3 Satellite GPS Messenger by SPOT $150
inReach Explorer+ GPS by Delorme Garmin $450
Camp Stove 2 by Biolite $130