Must-have gadgets and gear for monsoon treks

Jul 04, 2013, 11:32 IST | Dhara Vora

For thrill seekers who prefer scaling heights in the rains, Dhara Vora has lined out a check list of must-have gadgets and gear to help you conquer new heights with minimum stress. Get set for the big splash!

Tool torch
Necessary tools including knife, a plier and the added benefit of a torch and compass rolled into one, making it a must-have travel accessory for those foggy monsoon treks.
For: Rs 1,499

Goodbye mosquitoes
Though targetted at kids, this mosquito repelling band by Piramal uses the natural benefits of Citronella oil and helps in keeping mosquitoes at bay when you strap it on. They come in different mosquito hunting animal characters including lizard, frog, bat and spider.
For: Rs 399 for a pack of two
At:  Chemists and kids stores across the city.

Walk the talk
For women: Those who detest rugged, masculine shoes for trekking, try this lightweight unisex option. Available in different colours.
For: Rs 3,591
At: Woodland outlets

For Men: Tackle the muck and slippery surfaces with these sturdy shoes.
For: Rs 12,990
At:  Timberland outlets

Dry bag 
This bag might look dainty, but it has the capacity to hold up to 30 kg, and is waterproof too. Available in four colours. 
For: Rs 1,249

Weather-proof your phone
Your phone might be armed with a great GPS system, but how do you use it during a mountain ride in the rains? Try this mountable iPhone 4 and 4S case that will save your phone from dust and any kind of liquid while you negotiate those treacherous, slippery slopes.
For: Rs 4,199

Camping in the rain
Recently launched, this cool adventure gear line includes cosy sleeping bags, backpacks and this water-and-wind resistant tent. It comes with fully taped seams and a nylon floor that protects you from wet ground.
For: Rs 10,000 onwards
At: Woodland outlets

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