Summer camping season is starting very soon and it’s time to go over your gear and re-think your choices.
Outdoor gear technology is developing super fast and many new ideas are extremely interesting and useful. It’s happens so fast it’s hard to keep up.
However fear not – below you will find an overview of the coolest and most interesting outdoor gear for any modern camper.
Top 10 Best Outdoor Gear for Summer Camping
1. INFLATABLE SOLAR LIGHT
LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light is little and lightweight solar light – a small revolutionary really. While being tiny when packed and weighing only 2.9oz it provides up to 16h of light on a single charge and around 32h on emergency flash setting. Now if that’s not awesome than I don’t know what is. It’s affordable as well – $20 is not much for such a cool light solution.
2. BATTERY CHARGING WOOD STOVE
BioLite BaseCamp Stove is a technical wonder. This wood stove designed for camping in bigger groups apart from being just a stove it’s also a battery charging “device”. It’s packed with features which make the stove a unique piece of outdoor gear.
Additional features, apart from just charging your devices on the go, are:
Built in 2200mAh Lithium ion battery for storing energy to charge your devices even without fire. An LED dashboard for monitoring battery level and power generation USB light to keep things bright when cooking in the dark Grill-to-Boil lever which enables you to change the flame from grilling option to boiling option. Enough space to prepare food for bigger groups.
3. MOST COMFORTABLE DAY PACKS EVER
Very often camping connects with hiking. Especially day hikes fit nicely into summer camping holiday. For this purpose Osprey has created two day packs with their famous AG carrying system – an unsurpassed technology for most comfort when hiking. Mira AG 26 is a female version and Manta AG 28 is a male version – both are packed with great features making them one of the best day packs on the market.
4. LIGHTWEIGHT CAMP BED
Therm-A-Rest is well known for their amazing sleeping pads. I myself own a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite pad and I love it.
Therm-A-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot is a great lightweight camping bed which packs small and provides you a great bed like sleep comfort. No more sleeping on the ground or carrying big and bulky camp beds – this little boy is everything a modern camper can want. With it’s unique BowFrame technology you’ll feel like sleeping on the cloud. Mesh top provides good ventilation and used materials overall durability of this great camp bed.
5. SLEEPING MAT OF WONDERS
We’re looking into Therm-A-Rest offer again. As mentioned before the company is famous for their amazing sleeping mats.
Their newest release is the NeoAir Camper SV – a sleeping mat developed especially for camping. It has so called Speed Valve which enables you to inflate the mattress with just a couple of breaths. It’s amazing how fast it goes no more additional pumps. Deflating the mat takes just seconds. It has raised sides and a good insulation with R-value of 2.2.
6. MULTITOOL BRACELET
Leatherman has interpreted a multitool in a completely new way. You can find 29 tools (from screwdriver to glass cutter) on Leatherman Tread – together they create a high quality stainless steel bracelet made of 10 links. While using one of the tools the rest of the links are creating a handle or a level. All the links are screwed together and their order can changed according to your wishes. You can also remove some of the links completely adjusting the bracelet diameter to your wrist.
7. SUPER LIGHT CAMP CHAIR
It looks like Therm-A-Rest is slowly taking over camping outdoor gear market. Again we look into their offer and find a great lightweight solution for summer camping chairs. Weighing only 2.09lb and packing into a Nalgene bottle size pack ThermaRest Treo is an amazingly comfortable folding chair. The fabric is breathable and and the chair itself is very comfortable. It’s easy to set up and transport making it an amazing camp chair.
8. WATER CONTAINER FOR PROS
That’s exactly what Adventure Water Jug from Stanley is. It comes in 1 and 2 Gal versions and is designed to keep your beverages nice and cold for a long time. It’s foamed leak-proof lid ensures the liquids stay cold and don’t spill. Easy to clean, high flow spigot makes using the jug super easy and heavy duty latches and handle provide ease of transport.
9. HAND-HELD ESPRESSO MACHINE
All you coffee lovers behold – the new outdoor coffee era has arrived. Well maybe not entirely but MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker is definitely something special. It allows you to get yourself a nice espresso in just a few minutes and simple steps. The device is compact, simple to use and provides great results.
10. GROWLER FOR ALL BEER LOVERS
We had coffee now it’s time for cold beer. And I mean really cold beer in the outdoors. How is that possible? Well Miir Vacuum Insulated Growler is your container of choice if you enjoy your beer cold. Its double wall vacuum-insulated construction keeps cold things cold for 24h (!). The vacuum-insulation keep the container from sweating. If you wish you can also keep your warm liquids in this growler and they will stay warm for 8+h. 64oz capacity is plenty to bring along and enjoy your favorite brew.
OUTDOOR GEAR BONUS!
This is one of the newest trends right now. Super lightweight outdoor “sofa” WindPouch Inflatable Hammock is mega easy to set up and transport. It fits into small carry bag and transforms into really comfortable sitting option.
You can inflate it within seconds without using a pump. Just collect air into the hammock and close it by rolling the top of it and securing it with a buckle. The hammock is made of polyurethane-coated nylon and is water, dirt and UV resistant. It’s easy to use and comfortable and a great companion during camping.
There we have it ten coolest and modern outdoor gear pieces for summer camping. I hope you like some of them and find them soon in your camping gear set.
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