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When you’re hiking, you should always carry your ten essentials for safety, but we know that your photography gear comes at a close second!
Below is a list of some of our go-to outdoors gear for your camera, along with some of our favorite hiking gear — things you need from head to toe to hit the trails in New Jersey!
And if you want to explore more gear, check out our ultimate gear guide.
Peak Design Back Pack Camera Clip
This is a great accessory to keep your camera handy when you are hiking and also snapping at the same time. Hook your camera to your backpack strap while climbing and quickly get ready to snap your next best nature shot within seconds instead of digging through your bag.
A camera remote, or remote triggers, can be wires or wireless and is a device you typically use when you want to avoid camera shake during a long exposure. This can be particularly useful while hiking!
There are wireless options and of course each manufacturer makes their own, but they tend to be more costly. The wired options from Foto&Tech are reliable and under $15.
While hiking, bringing a full-size tripod can be cumbersome and take up a lot of valuable space. Having a good travel tripod will go a long way.
Check out the koolehaoda KQ-166 Travel Tripod for this purpose.
This compact tripod is lightweight, comes with its own case and can easily go anywhere with you.
Why not have some fun with your nature photography? They don’t take up too much space in your camera bag and can add a fun, unique element.
We’d like to do a PSA here: stop wearing sneakers to hike!!
There are literally hundreds of hiking shoes to pick from. Hiking shoes keep your feet dry and provide stability.
And with climate change causing more heavy downpours, we’re going to be walking through more mud!
And don’t forget your camera! If you’re looking for non-bulky option, read about why Sony might be for you.
This list can go on for days with the amount of camera accessories that are available. While we know we didn’t hit them all, share with us what some of your favorite purchases have been.