10 Best Hiking Watches For Under $100


A good, affordable hiking watch may be one of the most important things you bring with you on the trail.

Once you’re fully immersed into your outdoor adventure it could be one of your only connections to the modern world.

In the last 10 years hiking and outdoors watches have become so sophisticated that simply choosing the right one for you can be a tricky process.

The technology has become so advanced that deciding what works best for your needs can get overwhelming.

Especially if you’re choosing on a budget!

Sure you may want a watch with all the bells and whistles…

GPS enabled, altimeter reader, Facebook..

Oh my god how can you survive without Facebook on the trail!

But if you’re like most modern day explorers, there’s a good chance you have a phone with all that info already in your pocket.

So when it comes to a watch, maybe you can get by with a watch that’s just simply reliable and offers less features.

For those of you who just need a watch that tells the time and doesn’t shut down in the presence of a little water, we’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite outdoors and hiking watches under $100.

These hiking watches will give you the simplicities you want out of a reliable watch, without the latest and greatest and most expensive technology.

Things to look for:

  • Temperature, thermometer
  • Altimeter
  • Waterproof
  • Alarm/Stopwatch
  • Compass

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Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.