Going on a hiking trip? Don’t forget to pack this!

I’ve finally booked my much needed belated vacation flight. But a 10-hour road trip with heavy luggage and a surgical mask on your face at all times doesn’t sound very exciting. While traveling can be hectic at times, if you are well stocked and stocked with the right accessories before you leave, your next hiking trip should be an absolute breeze!

Travel Bags

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While you can choose from a wide range of backpacks, duffel bags, and travel bags, you should always keep in mind a few helpful tips.

The size of the bag should match your build, age and planned activities.

As for the materials, a waterproof or anti-scratch cloth is usually the best choice. Ensure that the fasteners open and close smoothly. It should also be lockable for added security.

Shoulder straps should be comfortable with expandability. There should be more than one handle – well padded and comfortable to hold. Our recommendations:

OZUKO 9390 Waterproof Travel Bag

Price: Tk. 4,000/-

Features: Water Resistant Fabric, Multiple Zippers, Pockets with Laptop Compartment, Large Capacity, USB Port, Durable Fabric

Available at: ETCT shop, Daraz

Golden Wolf GB00464

Price: Tk. 3500/-

Features: Lightweight Polyester Material, Anti-theft, Water Resistant, Extra Shoe Compartment, USB Port

Available at: ETCT shop, Daraz

tents

While choosing a hiking tent, you need to keep four things in mind: capacity, tent weight, interior, and season. Purchase tents according to the number of people likely to sleep inside, with comfortable interiors that allow for easy movement and setup. Make sure the tent is not too heavy. Our recommendations:

Camping Tent MH100

Price: Tk. 4,000/-

Supports: 3 people

Features: Waterproof, heat and UV resistant material, eco-friendly, windproof, easy to transport and set up

Available in: Decathlon BD

automatic pop up tent

Price: Tk. 5000 – 7000 / –

Supports: 3 to 4 people

Features: Water Resistant, Foldable, Auto Setting, Strong UVA/UVB Protection

Available at: Darz Mall

shoes

Suitable hiking boots should be sturdy with thick, rugged soles. It should also be made of a durable material that provides adequate support for the ankle. Our recommendations:

NH100 Men’s Hiking Boot (Mid Ankle)

Price: Tk. 2000 to 3000

Features: TPR sole, shock protection, lightweight, tight grip, great traction and flexibility

Available in: Decathlon BD, Smart pick BD, Diamu BD

Bottle of water

Any amount of excursions will require proper hydration. That’s why we need to keep water bottles with us at all times. The perfect food-grade breakable and leak-proof water bottle. Our recommendations:

Quechua 100 Aluminum 0.75 Liter

Price: Tk. 999 / –

Features: isothermal material, easy opening and closing, food grade

Available in: Decathlon BD

Sunglasses

Since you need to stay outdoors for a long time, sunglasses are important on sunny days. An ideal pair of sunglasses should provide not only adequate vision, but also UV protection. Our recommendations:

Adult Hiking Sunglasses MH530 – Category 3

Price: Tk. 1,399/-

Features: Lightweight, 100% UV Filter, Durability, Flexibility

Available in: Decathlon BD

smart watches

Those who love hiking should have watches that offer reliable GPS support and top-notch navigation features. They should also opt for a watch that has a long battery life and features water resistance as well. Our recommendations:

Amazefit Bip S

Price: Tk. 5000/-

Features: Water- and dirt-resistant, high-definition, 15-day battery backup for usual use

Available in: Shop Z BD

Amazfit T-Rex Pro

Price: Tk. 11,700/-

Features: HD Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Water Resistant, Weather Tracker, Compass, Barometric Altimeter, 100 Different Sports Modes, 18-Day Battery Backup

Available in: Star Tech BD, Techland BD

Feature phones

Feature phones are durable, less cumbersome, and cheaper than smartphones – making them the perfect travel companion. It offers you a long battery backup, a sturdy exterior, high speed and enough storage, which is enough to take a long trip. Our recommendations:

Nokia 150 DS 2020

Price: Tk. 3,100/-

Features: Durable External, Dual SIM, Memory Card Slot, Supports 4G, Battery Backup: Standby – 560 hours, Talk time – 19 hours, Camera, FM Radio

Available at: Darz Mall

power banks

The power bank is a small, portable device for recharging your smartphone, tablets, speakers and even laptops. It is crucial that you take your power bank on a special trip for long outdoor trips such as hiking. The power banks you want should be lightweight and able to recharge all your electronic devices at least multiple times. Our recommendations:

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 mAh Power Bank PD

Price: Tk. 2,390/-

Features: Ultra-thin design, triple charging mode, fast recharging, fragile charging mode for low-power devices

Available in: Shop Z BD

walkie talkie

Mountains can be unpredictable. Walkie-talkies are useful for keeping in touch with all of your fellow trek mates, and making sure no one gets lost in the mountains. Depending on the model, your walkie-talkie’s communication range can vary from hundreds of meters to two miles of distance.

It is critical to ensure that the mountains do not block the radio signal. Thus, strong, durable, waterproof and long-range two-way radios are needed. In Bangladesh, you will need a license issued by BTRC for personal use of walkie-talkies. Our recommendations:

Aircom AC-990 Heavy-Duty Walkie Talkie

Price: Tk. 17000/-

Features: 16 memory channels, uses CDMA and GSM to transmit voice and information, encrypted digital communications, high-quality two-way radio battery

Available for pre-order at: Olefins Shop BD

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