Explore the backcountry confidently
Somewear’s best-in-class, ultralight satellite solution offers reliable, intuitive off-grid comms designed for the backcountry.
Whether it’s a weekend hike, a multi-day trip on the PCT, an off-road adventure, or a backcountry skiing outing, Somewear keeps you in touch, informed, and safe anywhere in the world.
For every adventure
Backpackers & Hikers
We understand the importance of traveling light. Whether you’re committing to the PCT or squeezing in a weekend in Big Sur, this 4oz hotspot is the perfect companion for every trek.
We are strong believers in dark starts in the name of powder. But, it’s important to understand the risks at hand. Travel responsibly in the backcountry and know we have your back.
Our solution allows you to navigate confidently and reliably. With Somewear’s GPS and waypoints you’ll know where you’ve already looked and where to look next.
Whether you’re crawling over the red rocks of Utah or cruising down a side road, cell service is likely out of reach. Call for help if you need it or simply share a meeting point with your group.
When heading out onto the river, Somewear is your line to safety and ensures you know about the weather conditions ahead. Access 24-hour and 7-day forecasts even while you’re offline.
Exploration comes with risk, and Somewear was founded to ensure people have a line to safety when it matters most. In partnership with GEOS Worldwide, Somewear offers 24/7 SOS monitoring and an interactive SOS experience with every satellite data subscription.
Our intuitive interface has made it as simple as possible to keep in touch with your friends and family. Additionally, Somewear can actively detect and default to cellular and WiFi networks when in range, thus preserving your valuable satellite data.
No one likes getting caught off guard. Somewear’s hyperlocal weather-reporting gets you the latest information on demand to help you plan accordingly. Get access to 24-hour and 7-day forecasts even while you’re offline.
Heading off grid, someone is going to worry about you. Whether it’s your spouse or your best friend, Somewear’s onboard GPS and interval tracking will make it simple for people to follow your path in real time.
Partners and integrations
Somewear has partnered with onX, a leading GPS mapping app provider, to introduce the industry’s first integration between a GPS mapping app and a satellite communications device.
TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH
Somewear partnered with Teton Gravity Research in their annual International Pro Riders Workshop and Safety Week to provide pro athletes the critical, backcountry skills to safely identify, navigate, and respond to avalanche terrain.
IRIDIUM SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
Our partnership with Iridium allows us to provide you with reliable, 100% global coverage. We wanted to build something you can trust your life on, and if we were going to stand by that promise, it had to be Iridium.
What our customers are saying
The Somewear hotspot is an extremely easy-to-use global satellite messenger. Because all functions other than SOS work through an app, sending a message or coordinates is as simple as sending a text.
[Somewear] fills a fundamental gap in the satellite communications market… doing it in a lighter, more user-friendly way.
Outdoor Gear Lab
We’ve poured hours of work into a comprehensive and usually up-to-date chart that collates hardware and subscription options. When we crunch the numbers, the Global Hotspot is the best value option if you want two-way text messaging in the wild.
The signal is stronger, and unlike GPS networks, covers every inch of the globe—from the polar ice caps to the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Somewear can actively detect and default to cellular and wi-fi networks when in range, thus preserving valuable satellite data. It’s simple to use and lent us maximal peace of mind on a recent backcountry adventure!
The app user interface is as clean as a whistle! It’s seriously dead-simple to use. If you’re accustomed to navigating your way through a smartphone, using the Somewear app is a breeze.