Field Test: Trail-worthy Tablets

Supercharge your backcountry experience with these tablets, apps, and accessories.

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Today's tablets can do more than just fire up Candy Crush or stream Netflix. They're trail tool powerhouses, and with the right tech choices, you'll be able to navigate the backcountry, record your hiking experience, and enhance your time in camp. We've scoured the tech landscape to find the perfect combination of apps and accessories to help you do more, stay safe, and have fun.

best for map junkies
SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 8

best for bargain hunters
ASUS MeMO Pad HD

best for content creators
Apple iPad Mini

Rugged Tablet Accessories

Essential Backcountry Apps for Android Devices

Essential Backcountry Apps for iOS Devices