Are the great outdoors beckoning you? Here are some gear to make your next adventure all the more exhilarating. By Vaibhav Sharma
The new Hero 9 Black comes with a sensor that delivers 5K (30 fps) and 4K (60 fps) video, 240 fps slo-mo, and 20MP stills. There’s also a front display to help vloggers get better footage, upgraded stabilisation and time-lapse recording, and a new Max Mod lens (sold separately) for super-stabilised wide-angle videos of your adventures. INR 49,500/USD672.
All smartwatches aren’t alike, and outdoor enthusiasts should pick something tailormade for adventures. The Garmin Instinct is tough and feature-packed—a three-axis compass, a barometric altimeter, heart-rate monitoring, and activity tracking. You’ll also love the Garmin TracBack return route navigation, Garmin Explore route planning, and 14 days of battery life (14 hours with GPS turned on). INR 26,990/USD366,
Keep your camera gear safe and enjoy the freedom of a backpack, with this midsize camera bag. There’s enough space for a DSLR, two to three lenses, and an iPad. A built-in all-weather cover makes it ideal for monsoon hikes; external attachment points let you carry tripods; and the adjustable straps ensure your comfort. INR 7,290/USD99.
This power bank will make sure there’s music for the evening campfire. The 25,000mAh capacity is enough to charge most phones four times; there’s twin 2.1 A outputs for charging two devices at once, a torch, and a solar panel if you don’t feel like coming back to civilisation just yet. INR 3,999/USD54.
Handyman or rugged adventurer, everyone needs a multitool. With 19 in-built tools, including pliers, a wire stripper, a hammer, a fire-starter, bit-driver, a saw, and can and bottle openers, the Leatherman Signal is ideal for a camping vacation (or weekend home improvement). It’s also compact, and comes in a wide range of colours. INR 6,656/USD93.
You don’t want to ruin your chances of coming back home with great photos just because you didn’t have the right kind of natural light. Do justice to your outings with this app that shows you where the best light falls. The Taj Mahal? A beach? That old clock tower in your hometown? Fire up The Sun Ephemeris to get the exact positions of the sun and the moon, set date and time, and find directions using the compass view. Available on Google Play.