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Underrated Hiking Gear You Never Knew You Needed — All Under $30

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Seasoned hikers know that there are plenty of things you need to pack before heading out on the trail. You can’t set out on your adventure without a bag to put everything in, though! Whether you’re an expert hiker or a beginner, G4Free is here to make your experience as seamless as possible. We compiled some of our favorite — and most underrated — items that will make your next hike a breeze, and once you try any of these you’ll wonder why you ever ventured out in nature without them.

1. G4Free RFID Blocking Sling Bag

When you’re out on a hike, of course it’s important to have a bag full of all of the necessities like water, snacks, a first aid kit, flashlights and more. The real struggle, though, is finding a compact bag that can carry all of your stuff. This one does the trick. The smart slingback design keeps all your items close to your body, protects them from the elements thanks to the water-resistant fabric, and even takes things a step further to prevent theft with a sneaky RFID-blocking pocket, so scammers can’t steal your bank card, phone or ID with high-tech devices. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

Just $24!

2. G4Free UPF 50+ UV Protection Large Travel Umbrella

I always forget to pack an umbrella when hiking, but it’s one of the most instrumental items to have in your backpack to shield you from every element — not just rain! This large umbrella will, of course, keep you dry in a rainstorm. However, it’s really designed to block the sun’s harmful rays courtesy of the UPF 50+ UV construction. Consider it an all-terrain parasol that ensures you won’t get sunburned while hiking. Along with the nifty sun protection, the lightweight umbrella also is incredibly durable and flexible due to being made with fiberglass, which can withstand strong winds so you won’t blow away!

Just $26!

3. G4Free 10L/15L Hiking Backpack

Bulky backpacks just won’t do for long hiking trips. The key is to select one that is small and lightweight yet roomy, and few compare to this option from G4Free. With three large zippered pockets (including the main compartment) and two exterior mesh pockets for water bottles, there is plenty of room for organization. All of the storage is definitely a big selling point, but my favorite aspect of the backpack is how it can fold up into a tiny 5×7-inch pouch. This makes it ideal for more than just hiking trips — you’ll come to rely on this handy bag for all adventures, whether you’re heading to Europe or plan on exploring South America.

Just $19!

Looking for something else? Shop more from G4Free here and don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!

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