If you’re looking for a Christmas treat for the lover of the outdoors in your life, then these ten gadgets are guaranteed to delight! Whether they’re a rambler, a skier, a climber, a fan of camping, or an international adventurer you’ll find something below to suit every outdoor passion and most budgets.
Hands free action camera £39.95
Nothing captures all those extreme sports moments like video footage shot from your point of view as you pull off that awesome stunt, but how are you meant to hold a camera and have your hands free to do what they need to and ensure you don’t end up in a crumpled heap on the floor? The helmet Camera is ideal for just such situations being easy to use straight from the box, and able to strap to helmets, arms and the like. Once secured, press the button to start recording and off you go, no messing about, no fuss, and no awkward hand held devices.
Powermonkey Classic £34.99
The powermonkey classic is the essential travel companion providing portable power for your gadgets when you need it most. It incorporates a lithium-Ion battery which can recharge your mobile phone fully up to three times before you’ll need to recharge the powermonkey unit. It will also give you up to 40 hours of play time on your iPod, 48 hours on your PDA and up to 5 hours gaming on your handheld games console.
Gorilla Pod camera grip from £19.95
Grab the perfect picture thanks to the utterly brilliant gorilla pod – give all your photo opportunities and memories a boost. Gorilla pod camera grip firmly secures your camera to just about anything (or anyone!) – anywhere and everywhere. Unlike traditional tripods, the gorillapod doesn’t require a flat surface for you to take the perfect shot.
The ultimate all in one tool! Resplendent in its lightweight premium grade 6061 T6 aluminium alloy handles, heat treated and hard anodised for unparalleled wear resistance, the Leatherman Charge AL is tough enough to handle any task. The pliers have always been known as the strongest out there, but now they’ve been redesigned giving 133% more squeezing load.
Waterproof notebook and pencil £8.95
Perfect for any watery or moist persuit this waterproof notebook is perfect to stash away in your pack. Picture yourself on a blustery and showery day in the hills, feeling inspired by the fresh air and awe inducing views. Instead of reaching in your pocket for a soggy note pad try this waterproof notepad and pencil – your poetry / bright ideas / ‘help’ note will be easily jotted down.
Garmin GPS £159.99
The robust, waterproof Garmin GPS 60 is the perfect, low-cost navigator for wherever your spirit of adventure takes you. The large, sunlight-readable, four-level grayscale display with bright LED backlight makes it easy to find your way day or night while a rockerpad control button gives easy operation. It comes preloaded with a worldwide city point database and a 1MB internal memory for adding optional MapSource Points of Interest data.
Aquacase for Phone and iPad from £19.95
Devices such as the iPhone, Blackberry and iPad are incredibly sophisticated little chunks of technology but they are still very much susceptible to the damaging effects of liquid and grit. This renders them unsuitable for use where they might come into contact with water or sand which can be a pain when you want to take them away on holiday or out into the great outdoors.
The aquacase is the protective shield that gives you that extra portability with your iPhone, Blackberry or iPad. A transparent touch sensitive perspex skin framed by an airtight rubber seal means that you can still maintain full touch-screen functionality with your device while protecting it from harm. Allowing you to text, talk and tweet by the pool or lounge on the beach with a good book on your iPad.
2 way radios £69.99
Fully featured, tough and iconic in style these 2 way radios by Motorola are the ideal way to stay connected in the outdoors. On the trail, scaling a peak or accessing your favourite snowfield the TLKR T6 is packed with functionality including a range of up to 8km, multiple call tones and rechargeable batteries.
Pocket fishing rod £19.95
With this ingenious Pocket Fishing Rod you can kick back, and relax with a spot of fishing any time, any place, although we recommend doing it near some water so you don’t look too silly whilst casting your line. At first glance you’d never suspect that this clever little device can be quickly and easily extended to just over a metre long with just a flick of the wrist. When collapsed down this fishing rod is just the size of a large pen, and will fit comfortably inside a pocket, glove box, or bag. Perfect for unexpected fishing opportunities on adventurous trips abroad!
Water purifying kit by SteriPen £114.99
The SteriPen Adventurer Opti water purifier offers the ultimate in fast, convenient water purification. Compact and lightweight the SteriPen Opti is easy to pack and ensures you’ll always have access to safe drinking water. SteriPen creates ultraviolet light that disrupts the DNA of microbes in seconds. Without functional DNA, microbes can’t reproduce or make you sick. Simply press the button to activate, place in clear water and stir until light turns green.
This is a guest blog post from Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports who specialise in offering top end outdoor clothing for a wide range of adventure sports. They share our passion for gadgets, and are offering a gadget prize for a New Year gadgets competition – watch this space!
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