Garmin Backpack Tether

The Garmin Backpack Tether is my Favorite Accessory for my Garmin inReach Mini 2.

Garmin Backpack Tether

Quick Look

Here’s what I like about the Garmin backpack tether.

  • Secures my Garmin Mini easily and effectively to my pack
  • Cord connects from the tether to my Garmin that keeps me from losing it if I drop it.
  • Well made
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive

Garmin Backpack Tether

I have tried several ways to secure my satellite messenger to my pack and have found that I don’t like anything that allows it to swing on my pack. I would rather it is attached securely.

I did some research and found the Garmin Backpack Tether which seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.

Garmin Backpack Tether

After using the tether on several hiking trips, I was sold. It is a well-made product and my Garmin never swings or moves around on my pack. It’s easy to remove my Garmin from the tether, that is connected by Velcro. I actually don’t have to take it on or off my pack as my smartphone is connected by Bluetooth and I can control the Garmin from my cell phone.

Final Thoughts

This is an easy product review for me and even easier to recommend. The Garmin Backpack Tether doesn’t cost much and is extremely efficient at securely mounting my satellite messenger to my backpack.

I couldn’t be more happy and I encourage you to add this backpack tether to your gear.

Garmin Backpack Tether Accessory for Garmin Devices, Black
  • Compatible with multiple Oregon, Alpha, inReach, GPSMAP, and eTrex devices.
  • Durable nylon harness wrap
  • 2-Inch - 14-Inch adjustable strap

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

You can see a quick YouTube video of my review of the Garmin Backpack Tether below.

I would love to know your thoughts on this accessory and if you have had any experience with it.

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4 thoughts on “Garmin Backpack Tether”

  1. Thank you very much for the short review. I’ve been searching for this tether since my old one has been broken by certain incidents. I like its durability and I hope it won’t break easily if I fall down a rocky path. Is it waterproof? I’ll check the price if it’s suitable for my budget. Need to spend wisely in this period.

    • The backpack tether I have is extremely durable, but not waterproof, and there’s no reason for it to be. The Garmin inReach Mini is waterproof though. I checked the price last night and saw that it is selling for around $20 on Amazon, so that should fit most peoples budget.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


  2. How does the garmin inreach mini 2 attach to the backpack tether ‘back plate”? Am I removing and replacing screws? I don’t see the recess that you point out in your video.


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