This inflatable camping/beaching/napping mattress has a unique inflating valve that amplifies the power of your breath ten-fold, allowing you to blow it up with just a few breaths. Fully inflated it is 4-inches thick & features compression straps for quick deflation & compact portability.
There’s no app for starting a campfire yet. Until one emerges, the V3-Pocket Bellows will be a huge help to the struggling firestarter. It is a collapsible hollow metal tube that extends to 20-inches long. Blowing through it focuses & intensifies your breath, so aiming it into the heart of the fire makes the flame burn hotter & harder. Photo and source credit: Gearjunkie
The Mainframe is a removable, breathable frame that pairs with any backpack to keep your back cool, dry & comfortable while carrying up to a 60-lb. load. The frame weighs just 11 ounces & fastens to your pack in seconds. Available in 3 sizes.
Silicone isn’t just for implants. Outdoor outfitter Snow Peak now offers safe, food-grade silicone cups that look like glass yet won’t break or weigh down your pack. They’re versatile: hot tea, cold whiskey, they can handle it all. Available in several sizes.
Orange Screws are tent stakes built for extreme conditions, like high winds as well as screwing securely into sand to keep your sun shade from blowing down the beach. Also, tie up the dog. Billed as the “ultimate anchor” the stakes are 12” long, made of 100% recycled plastic, and come in a clear plastic sleeve used for leverage when screwing it in.
It turns your truck bed or Jeep roll cage into a place to hang out. The American-made Jammock is a hammock for your vehicle made out of 1000 Denier Cordura. In your Jeep Wrangler (1987 to present YJ, TJ, JK, JKU) it offers shade and/or rooftop seating. In your pickup (fits most) it will keep cargo secure & provide a nice place to nap.
SlingFin is a new tent brand founded by a group of outdoor industry vets who’ve been focused on making tents worthy of Everest expeditions but they just launched a new line of ultralight tents aimed at backpackers. The 2Lite is a 2-person, 3-season tent that weighs just 2 lbs, 14.1oz. & features nearly vertical walls that make its 28-square foot floor feel even bigger.
Made of rugged waxed sail cloth, this durable indoor/outdoor blanket measures 60” X 72” and features cotton twill insulation plus brass corner grommets for staking it down & a nylon strap for rolling it up to transport. Made in the U.S.A.
On longer outdoor adventures where the drinking water supply becomes an issue, you need a purifier. MSR’s Guardian system is it. This medical-grade system offers top-of-the-line technology that quickly & easily eliminates all bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Yes, all. No need for a UV filter backup. The Guardian is also fast: it purifies 2.5 liters of water in just 60 seconds. Available January 2016.
Portland’s Poler Outdoor Stuff has revived the old-fashioned campfire sandwich maker. Made of cast iron & featuring wooden handles, it’s exactly what you need for making those warm & gooey post-hike grilled cheese sandos.