Garmin inReach Mini

Garmin’s inReach Mini has a two-way satellite communication device that has long set the standard for off-grid communication. With global off-grid communication available in the palm of your hand, the inReach Mini offers SOS alerts, two-way messaging, location sharing, weather updates, and more all on the Iridium Satellite Network.

The inReach Mini comes in clutch for off-grid missions. Most recently, one GearJunkie Staffer backpacked into a new (to him) area of the Gros Venture Wilderness in Wyoming. There was zero cell reception. 

Being able to track his progress with breadcrumbs, check weather conditions, and generally stay connected brought him peace of mind while venturing into the unknown. 

Throughout the trip, he was able to keep loved ones updated with text messages on his progress — something he hadn’t been able to do before. Messaging was seamless, and it added a layer of connectedness without taking away the fun of being unplugged and off-grid. 

Whether you are a climber, backcountry skier, hiker, or traveler, the inReach Mini is a must-have piece of equipment.