inReach SE

Whether you’re deep within a forest or hitting mountain tops – literally anywhere in the world – the inReach SE Communicator keeps you connected. This relatively compact, easily packable device uses the Iridium Satellite grid, providing global coverage concerning SMS usage, GPS Locating with navigation, and social media sharing (hey, we’re not judging). Coupled this with a color display, virtual keyboard, impact-resistant & waterproof/dustproof casing to IP67 standards, plus 100 hours of battery life, we’d say this is a must have for any hardcore outdoor adventure crew – getting lost in the wilderness never looked this fun.

Find it at Amazon or Delorme (or check out inReach Smartphone to accomplish the same via your Android/iOS device) – $300