Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

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Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Product Details

  • Amazon.com Sold on
  • B002EOSQII Amazon ASIN
  • Garmin Brand
  • 010-00777-00 Model Number
  • Categories

    GPS & Navigation, Electronics, GPS, Finders & Accessories, Sports & Handheld GPS, Handheld GPS Units

Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 11 Reviews
  • Oct. 20, 2018 Last Review Date
  • Oct. 8, 2013 First Seen Review Date
  • 9 Reviewed on Subreddits

    geocaching (3)
    Backcountry (1)
    CampingandHiking (1)
    Firearms (1)
    Military (1)
    MilitaryPorn (1)
    ar15 (1)
    backpacking (1)
    bugout (1)

Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

US Navy EOD team [4000 x 2662] [R]

8 months, 4 weeks agosappersin54 posted submission on MilitaryPorn.
Oct. 20, 2018
8 months, 4 weeks agosappersin54 posted comment on MilitaryPorn.
Oct. 20, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Foretrex-401-Waterproof-Hiking/dp/B002EOSQII

I got mine at REI for around $125. There are newer ones that go for $600, But that is only if you are SUPER OPERATOR HOOAH.

Best handheld GPS for a week long backpacking trip? [R]

2 years, 4 months agomicrowave_burrito posted submission on backpacking.
March 15, 2017

Looking for a GPS under $300 for a backpacking trip. Any recommendations?

2 years, 4 months agomicrowave_burrito posted on backpacking.
March 15, 2017

Are we doing these today? My M4 in Tora Bora, 2007. [R]

3 years, 4 months agoFeb. 24, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agoswolestyle posted on ar15.
Feb. 24, 2016

Affordable Wrist GPS? [R]

3 years, 5 months agoFeb. 12, 2016

Looking for an affordable GPS. I'm not even sure where to begin or what I really need.

I guess all I really need is one that tells me my location in a 10 digit grid and how to get to the location I want to.

3 years, 5 months agoBangTheDrumLoudly posted on Military.
Feb. 13, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Foretrex-401-Waterproof-Hiking/dp/B002EOSQII $169.00 not bad. Read review from soldier in Afghanistan.

Is there a handheld device (GPS?) that lets you mark a waypoint and then be guided back to it? [R]

3 years, 8 months agodi1uted posted submission on bugout.
Oct. 19, 2015

Title is pretty self-explanatory. I'm looking for a handheld device (probably a GPS) where I can mark a location and have the device store it and guide you back to that location.

3 years, 8 months agodi1uted posted on bugout.
Oct. 20, 2015

Kit advice, training advice, safely getting into day trips and side country and back country [R]

5 years, 1 month agoucbEntilZha posted submission on Backcountry.
May 27, 2014

Last season I started getting into splitboarding. I picked up a Jones Hovercraft split for a good deal late in the season, and really enjoyed making some fresh tracks. This off season I am trying to gear up for something I have found I really enjoy, and need some suggestions for a kit and education. I have already started working on both but would really appreciate any guidance you can provide.

Education and Training

I just read Avalanche Essentials by Bruce Tremper, and I need to find avalanche training near me in Western South Dakota. A weekend class would be preferable either here (probably isn't going to happen) or in Eastern Wyoming or Montana, but I am willing to travel a little further if someone has an excellent recommendation.

What other books or what web sites do you feel I should become acquainted?

Also in the way of medicine, do you suggest taking a first aid class? Mr. Tremper recommends the Wilderness First Responder class but this is seldom taught in my area and is a week long class for which I would have to blow a lot of vacation time.

Kit and Gear

My kit so far is based on what I read in Mr. Tremper's book and some ideas I have read on various web sites. Between a few things I picked up this off season and stuff I already had I plan on putting together this kit for day trips or side country:

  • Float 32 Pack
  • Ice Axe
  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Whistle (mine has a thermometer and LED on it, plus another cheap compass)
  • Compass
  • Signal mirror
  • Emergency Bivvy
  • Waterproof matches and a flint
  • Carabiners
  • Rope
  • Head lamp
  • Backup flashlight
  • Multi-tool and backup knife
  • Monocular
  • First aid kit, sunscreen
  • Extra gloves, socks, sunglasses
  • Extra layers
  • Collapsible poles
  • Extra batteries

Additional Items mentioned by commenters that I want to add to my list here

  • Snow study kit
  • Puffy coat (I have a Patagonia that I picked up dirt cheap in a bargain cave this spring/ - look for deals this time of year girls and guys)
  • SAM Splints (This one is a great idea, just bought some)
  • Various first aid items (Many of the things mentioned are already in my 'adventure' first aid kit but I might pick up a couple more items)
  • Duct tape (I already carry this in my truck so easy add)
  • Bailing wire (Makes sense)
  • Voile Straps to fix (Didn't know what these were and had to research - very useful for fixing any number of things that duct tape and bailing wire might not address)
  • Food (I always back way too many Cliff bars and fruit snacks so this shouldn't be an issue)
  • Water (I have a 3L hydration back plus I usually carry a Platypus bottle for a friend or someone that needs water)
  • Nylon webbing & tri glides for the webbing (not exactly sure about this one but putting it up here anyway)

I am still looking for a GPS - recommendations? What else am I missing?

5 years, 1 month agoucbEntilZha posted on Backcountry.
May 31, 2014

As for GPS, here is what I have, works great. http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Foretrex-401-Waterproof-Hiking/dp/B002EOSQII/ref=sr1sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401557765&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=garvin+gps+wrist

Good GPS for Geocaching? [R]

5 years, 4 months agoSkirtz posted submission on geocaching.
March 4, 2014

Hi guys! I was wondering what kind of GPS to get for Geocaching? I'm an urban explorer too, so it'd be nice if I had a GPS that's useful for that as well. Looking for something that's handheld, can add waypoints/locations on a map, and can display my current coordinates, or even allow me to input coordinates and show me which direction that location is in relation to me if that's even possible. You know, just something I can use in conjunction with my car's GPS. Use my car GPS to get to a nearby address, and then the handheld GPS would get me the rest of the way when I'm walking/biking.

5 years, 4 months agoSkirtz posted on geocaching.
March 5, 2014

What do you think about this one? Just based on its list of features, it has the bare-bones essentials of what I need without costing too much.

Good GPS for Geocaching? [R]

5 years, 4 months agoSkirtz posted submission on geocaching.
March 4, 2014

Hi guys! I was wondering what kind of GPS to get for Geocaching? I'm an urban explorer too, so it'd be nice if I had a GPS that's useful for that as well. Looking for something that's handheld, can add waypoints/locations on a map, and can display my current coordinates, or even allow me to input coordinates and show me which direction that location is in relation to me if that's even possible. You know, just something I can use in conjunction with my car's GPS. Use my car GPS to get to a nearby address, and then the handheld GPS would get me the rest of the way when I'm walking/biking.

5 years, 4 months agoSkirtz posted on geocaching.
March 5, 2014

How would you say those GPSr's you mentioned compare to this? I know it's fairly basic, but it seems to have what I need. Plus it's wrist-mounted so my hands would be free when using it.

New England Winter Day Hike Set Up [R]

5 years, 5 months agojrkotrla posted submission on CampingandHiking.
Feb. 9, 2014
5 years, 5 months agojrkotrla posted on CampingandHiking.
Feb. 9, 2014

I'd suggest getting this instead. I have it with me on all my hiking and backpacking trips. Battery life ~18hrs on two AAAs in cold weather.

Question about a GPS [R]

5 years, 7 months agoDec. 10, 2013

Hello Cachers! I found this hobby a few days ago and it is really the perfect hobby for me(i have depressions and that brings me to other thoughts). I will get a GPS for XMas for about 100-130 € and i wanted to know, which do you think is the best for caching.

Sorry for my poor english, i am no native speaker and just got out of bed.

5 years, 7 months agoLesWaycool posted on geocaching.
Dec. 10, 2013

This is the GPS that I use. I like it because it straps onto your wrist, which frees up your hands.

It's also not a touchscreen, which I prefer, so I can still easily use it with thick gloves, etc.

I admit, I haven't tried a vast array of GPS units, but I've been using this one for years and it suits my needs just fine.

SEAL Droppings: Gear left behind in Somalia. [R]

5 years, 9 months agoarcsecond posted submission on Firearms.
Oct. 8, 2013
5 years, 9 months agoarcsecond posted on Firearms.
Oct. 8, 2013

Looks to be a Garmin Foretrex. I've got an older model, and unless they've made some changes it's not remotely accessible.