Editors' Choice

The Best Outdoor Electronics 2015

The best new backcountry cameras, long-lasting GPS units, and our picks for the hottest new portable power.


Nikon D750

You don’t have to be a pro to covet this camera’s impressive features. Full review.

Sony a5100

This mirrorless camera has the ability to change lenses, giving you more creative control—and it’s more packable than a DSLR. Full review.

Canon PowerShot G16

This camera gives you DSLR quality images in a compact, 12MP point-and-shoot package. Full review.

Tamron 16mm-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens

This all-in-one lens is lighter—and has a larger zoom range—than its predecessor (which we’ve long loved). Full review.

Garmin GPSMAP 64st

This GPS unit is rugged, reliable, and comes with preloaded maps. Full review.

Garmin fēnix 2

This watch’s long-lasting battery makes it easy to collect a wealth of data. Full review.

Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Kit

This rugged, waterproof 7,800mAH portable power pack survived all the abuse we could throw at it in the backcountry. Full review.

iBattz Mojo BattStation Optimus 20400

This 20,400 mAh brick is ideal for people going out for more than a weekend but who don’t want to fuss with solar. Full review.

Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400

For the size and weight of an energy bar (and the cost of a box of them), you get 6,400 mAh (enough for four iPhone 4 charges). Full review.

Of course you hit the trail to get away from the modern world, but there are still some modern gadgets it’s worth bringing along. Our team of testers narrowed down our favorite new outdoor electronics for 2015. From rugged cameras to a versatile lens to a fully-loaded new GPS and a great GPS watch, there are picks here for everyone, plus three portable power battery options to help you keep it all charged.

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