Hannah Wohltmann's Hiker Wish List

Editor’s Note: Have you ever wondered what items professional athletes and outdoor adventurers put on their wish lists? Because these folks know their stuff, we asked a handful of experts in different fields to tell us what they want for the holidays.

Hannah Wohltmann is an avid hiker, a GoPro photographer, and a goEast contributor on her way to climbing all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks, and she has more than 12,000 people following along on Instagram while she climbs. 

Courtesy of Hannah Wohltmann
Courtesy of Hannah Wohltmann

1. AMK Adventure First Aid 1.0 Kit

An often overlooked item, a first aid kit, like the AMK Adventure 1.0, should always be brought along on hikes and has you prepared for whatever the mountains have to offer. This one specifically is ideal for one or two people, giving you what you could need without adding too much weight to your pack.

2. EMS Big Easy Tent

Eastern Mountain Sports created the perfect two- to four-person tent, the Big Easy. Made with nylon and polyester ripstop materials, this tent is perfect for spring, summer, and fall camping!

3. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth, 20 oz.

Hydro Flask bottles come in many shapes and sizes, but I think this one is the most useful. And, it makes an amazing gift for any hiker in your life. As you’re out on the trails, it keeps your cool drinks cool and your hot beverages steaming all day long.

4. EMS Solstice 20° Sleeping Bag

The EMS Solstice 20 is a great sleeping bag for staying warm on those colder nights! Though this particular model is recommended for when the temperature drops a little lower, EMS offers options for any condition you may be camping in!

5. Sawyer Mini Water Filter

The Sawyer Mini weighs a mere two ounces but is guaranteed to filter 100,000 gallons of water before it needs replacing. And, what could be easier than filling a bag with dirty water and just squeezing it through the filter for clean, drinkable hydration on the other side? This lightweight product is necessary for any hiker and just may be the most essential emergency item.

6. ENO DoubleNest Hammock

There’s no better feeling than hanging out at the top of a mountain and swinging back and forth with the breeze. The ENO DoubleNest Hammock, large enough to fit two people, packs down small for the hike up. This easily storable accessory is great for those who enjoy extended stays at the summit.

7. Yaktrax Hand Warmers

A great stocking stuffer, hand and toe warmers are always a must for hikers. Whether it’s June or January, higher summits can offer colder temperatures, so, as an accessory in your pack, these come in handy for adjusting to the conditions.

8. Garmin Forerunner 610

With Bluetooth® technology connecting this device directly to your phone, you can use the Forerunner 610 to track your mileage and your time! Download the Garmin App to follow your progress and compare all of your hikes.

9. MSR Women’s Revo Ascent Snowshoes

Helpful for breaking in a freshly powdered trail or just wandering through a winter wonderland, the MSR Revo Ascents are even better for getting up peaks in the dead of winter. With ample flotation, some serious traction, and an ascent bar to keep your heel elevated, these are ideal for getting around the mountains.

10. GoPro Hero4 Black

This ever-popular GoPro is the perfect lightweight camera to bring on your hike and capture your shot in any type of weather, rain or shine. The waterproof, drop-proof case ensures that your camera will be safe and ready for anything.

Courtesy of Hannah Wohltmann
Courtesy of Hannah Wohltmann