Tucson-based Will Palmer is a freelance editor, a former staffer at Outside, and a longtime reviewer of tech, watches, luggage, running shoes, and apparel for Outside, the Buyer’s Guide, and Outside Online.
Traveling with too many gadgets can make you forget that you’re on vacation. The key is to figure out which ones you truly need. For us, it’s these four.
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The Vortech GMT will help you stay oriented as you cross through multiple time zones.
Six rugged timepieces that are up for any adventure, be it on snow, water, or dirt.
The Colormark Chronograph is a watch that's built to stand up to the abuse of the elements.
The hefty SVT-PX87 can really take a beating.
Garmin's first full-functioning GPS watch is a true workhorse.
Ocean-going adventurers would do well to check out the sea-worthy Sea Force.
Sharing powder shots, filming your friend's huck, and keeping in touch have never been easier with gadgets like Fujifilm's XP170 and the DeLorme InReach communicator.
The InReach communicator will give you SOS and text capabilities in the 90 percent of the planet not covered by cell towers.
Turn your iPhone into an action camera with the Optrix XD.
The SpareOne phone has a 15-year battery life, making it a reliable emergency back-up.