Fully Waterproof, Most Others Are Water-resistant

Held zero on our . 300 Blackout and had no shut off issues or other problems. The reticle is etched and the scope is equipped with an erector support system ensuring its safe from the abusive recoil of an air rifle and offers both red and green illumination options with five different brightness settings.

These come in at just under two hundred bucks and at that price, I actually wouldn’t expect too much, however, these scopes perform far over that price tag. Ideal utilization: Rugged wilderness, outdoor activities, hunting. Weather reports: 11 weather channels to be forewarned about serious conditions and extreme weather.

5. Retevis RT1 FRS/GMRS RadioGreat transceiver radio for rugged use-exactly what you need in these devices. This radio comes with top-notch elements and some handy quirks that make it a quite powerful walkie talkie. It also offers some stylish looks along with a sturdy exterior.

Carrying and strapping this radio on is effortless, unlike other complicated devices. Check our more extensive review here. Feature/s: Get 36 channels with a 30-mile range (without obstructions; less than the 35 miles of MR350R); VOX allows hands free communication; comes with a HI/LO power settings that save battery backup if battery is drained; FRS and GMRS; short 6-hours battery life; Auto Squelch helps in cutting background noise to clarify transmission; silent mode can be used to turn off all sounds. Ideal use: You can use this Midland FRS GMRS model for mountaineering, climbing, and other excursions where cell phones are unlikely to be reliableWeather reports: NOAA weather alert is supported to find cover immediately. 7. Uniden MHS75 SubmersibleRadios of this type are water-ready.

You can’t communicate with anything else but if you just need to chat with friends or family it might be a simple way to go. READ MOREFor more of our top hiking & backpacking gear recommendations, check out these popular articles:ElectronicsAbout The AuthorHiker. Trail runner. Mountain biker.

CrossFitter. Always up for an adventure or just relaxing and reading about them. Has to see what’s around the next bend. Related PostsHow To Fit A Backpack For HikingBest Hiking Watches of 2021How To Pack A Backpack For HikingBram Reusen2 ResponsesChristina November 14, 2016 This is an excellent list of key features to identify to ensure the best buy.

They’ve been around since the 1890s and are still just as classy and functional as ever. Patagonia Altvia Trail Pants ($119)Materials: 86% polyester, 14% spandex Weight: 11. 1 oz. Belt included: No What we like: Very stretchy build with zippered storage. What we don’t: Shorter inseam can impact fit.

A recent addition to Patagonia’s hiking pant line, the Altvia Trail combines a stretchy build with a very functional storage layout. Starting with the stretch, this slim-fitting pant includes a healthy dose of spandex (14%) for excellent mobility and all-around comfort. They’ve even incorporated elastic into the waistband to give it a jogger-like fit and feel.

That said, the Altvia is still sufficiently trail-ready with a DWR coating for shedding light moisture, good breathability from the stretch-woven fabric, and zippered closures on all five pockets. And with zippers at the bottom of the cuffs, the lower legs of the pant can be tuned to fit over anything from low-profile trail runners to bulky hiking boots.

What’s not to like with the Altvia Trail Pant? For one, the sheer number of zippers in the design has us concerned about its long-term durability (and we’ve unfortunately had a number of Patagonia zippers fail on us recently). Further, the 31-inch inseam is a polarizing choice: most pants either offer a standard 32-inch inseam or a 30-inch option, so this in-between length may not work for some folks.

But if the sizing is good for you and you like the security of zippered storage, the stretchy and comfortable Altvia has plenty of appeal. See the Men’s Patagonia Altvia Trail13. Montane Terra Pack ($100)Materials: Nylon w/stretch Weight: 8. 4 oz. Belt included: Yes What we like: Very light and packable.