Gear That I Use

Cellphones and other devices have become essential to hikers, but that also means adding the burden of chargers and backup batteries.

Items I use now

Item Weight (oz.)
Garmin Instinct watch** 2.0
Garmin InReach Mini GPS/Satellite Communicator 4.0
Apple iPhone Pro Max smartphone 9.2
Anker waterproof pouch for iPhone 1.8
Anker PowerCore Essential 20,000 PD battery 12.0
Beats wired earbuds .6
Anker 63W 4 port USB C charger wall charger 8.9
Cords for recharging devices (USB, mini-USB, and USB-C connectors) 2.4
Apple Lightning to SD Card Adaptor for backing up photos .65
(3) SD cards for backing up photos .4
(re)zip Standup Leakproof Storage Bag for electronic items 1.1

Items I no longer use

Item Weight (oz.)
iPhone 8 Plus with case (used on the PCT) 8.8
iPhone 6 Plus with case (used on the AT) 7.6
Timex Expedition watch (replaced by Garmin Instinct) 1.2
Fuji XP 80 waterproof camera (picture quality was a disappointment) 6.4
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 42W 3-Port USB wall charger (replaced when phone was upgraded) 6.2
Apple wired earbuds .6
Black Diamond headlamp 3.2
Canon GX7 Mark  II camera (lens failed to operate while on the BMT) 11.3

My descriptions of gear are not intended to be product endorsements. I have not been compensated for any product mentions, nor do I use affiliate links.

** = Item is worn while hiking


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