Now you might not want to associate headphones with bushwalking, seeing as the soothing sounds of nature are part of the echinacea of the great outdoors, but they do come in handy if you're training for a big walk.
Which is where the Skullcandy Push Ultra True Wireless Earbuds worked for me. Knowing I was going to be hauling a 20kg pack for around 70km Kosciusko NP I wanted to be physically prepared.
My gym regime included a 20 minute hard run on a treadmill; a combination of anaerobic moves, including squats, with a 25km barbell, and a series of sit-ups and stretches at the end. The whole thing took an hour.
What I like about the Push Earbuds is they instantly linked to my iPhone, stayed clipped to my ears with the flexible ear hook, are sweatproof and – most importantly – sound great.
If I was listening to my favourite 80s metal (who's with me?!...) or an interesting audiobook, the headphone gave me freedom of movement and allowed me to be inspired by what I was listening to.
Another great thing is the carry case for the Push Earbuds acts as a charger so they are continually recharging when not in use.
You do have to charge up the carry case every so often by attaching it to your computer or a power point but the Earbuds indicate when power is getting low.
At full charge the Earbuds offer 6hr of power, and the carry case at full charge has 34hr of power.
The Earbuds are also Tile enabled which means you can use your phone to locate them if you've left them in your sock drawer or somewhere else as random. 'Sounds' good to me!