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Miscellaneous gear includes global positioning systems (GPS), compasses, binoculars, and other items that make your hike safer or more fun. Here are some of the top hiking accessories manufacturers.

AntiGravity Gear
Offers a growing line of Ultralight Backpacking Gear, including pot cozys, alcohol stoves, survival bandanas, photon lights and
other ultralight backpacking gear.

ATN Corporation
Manufactures night vision optics - binoculars, spotting scopes, monoculars as well as day-time optics.

Maker of global positioning system (GPS) products.

Makes GPS products.

Go Pro Cameras
Fun, small cameras you can take with you anywhere to capture the moment.

ITT Nightquest
Maker of night vision binoculars, monoculars and goggles.

Makes sonar, GPS and aviation electronics.

Satellite navigation and communication products.

Outdoor Research
Backpacking organizers, liquid carriers and insulators, hats and caps, gloves and mittens, gaiters and overboots.

ROC Gear, Inc
US distributor of Kasper & Richter compasses, pedometers, and map measurers, as well as OverBoard waterproof gear.

Technical outdoor products including water filtration systems, stoves and lanterns, and compasses.

Tough Traveler
Mountaineering-quality baby carriers designed for active parents to enjoy hiking in comfort and safety. Backpacking features & parenting know-how make these the perfect child carriers for the outdoors enthusiast.

Vargo Outdoors
Vargo Outdoors manufactures titanium campware and tent stakes.

Wild Country Ltd
Climbing tools.

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