In order to keep your gear load lighter, Patagonia’s new down-filled sleeping bag system is designed to only insulate the lower half of your body, allowing you to keep the temp of your body regulated depending on the jacket you wear. The top half of the bag is a thin, shell material and features a lighter, half-zip design. It packs small & weighs just 1-pound. Available September 2016.
Very versatile; the Volcano Grill burns wood, charcoal & optionally propane. Plus, in addition to grilling, you can get accessories to make it work as an oven, smoker, fryer and griddle. Or, you can use it as a portable fire pit. Generous venting means high cook temps while the double-wall metal construction means very little heat transfer, making it safe for use on the patio or tabletop.
If you want to rig up your adventure-mobile with a rooftop tent, options are pretty limited. Most tents are heavy—built for extended African safaris. Yakima is about to change that. They’ve developed two lighter, smaller, rooftop tent models with modern designs & lightweight, breathable nylon construction. Available in early 2017.
Powered by a rechargeable, Li-Ion battery, the Max Pump provides about 90 minutes of inflating power for your air mattress, fishing float or inflatable toys. Weighing less than half a pound, it is ounce-for-ounce, the smallest yet most powerful pump in the world.
Like all of Yeti’s overbuilt coolers, the Hopper Flip 12 offers bombproof construction to endure years of hard use & abuse. The exterior is made of tough TPU-laminated nylon & features a watertight, airtight Hydrolok zipper plus a removable shoulder strap & MOLLE webbing for attaching gear. The interior lining is a food-grade anti-microbial material. At 3.2-gallon capacity, it is sized for packing a family picnic or toting a 12-pack.
Italian design meets the portable grill and it cooks as good as it looks. With a unique tripod design that features an easy-to-light stainless steel mesh “fire hammock” beneath a collapsible cook top, the Grillo folds up into a slender package for easy portability.
The refillable V2 lighter from Numyth Tohil is watertight to ensure foolproof fire-starting no matter what the weather throws your way. The body of the lighter is made of CNC machined aluminum with a Type III anodized coating. The bottom is flat so it can act as a candle & the screw-on cover has an attachment point for a lanyard or EDC ring. Refills with standard lighter fluid & comes with 2 spare wicks & flints.
Envirofit was founded to be a global social movement—to make cleaner, simpler cookstoves & improve the quality of life in developing regions. So far they’ve distributed over 5 million stoves. The new M-5000 is a completely customizable and locally adaptable low-emission cookstove with improved handles and legs for stability. It is a rocket style stove that burns biomass & it’s made at Envirofit’s first African manufacturing facility.
The doublewide Sequoia XL hammock is wider and longer than most and includes two 6-foot tree straps & aluminum carabiners for quick set-up. 10 anchor points allow you control height & slack while giving you maximum space in the hammock. The whole system stuffs neatly into an attached compression sack for easy portability.
Whether it’s a bear on a midnight stroll through the campsite or something scarier—if that’s even possible—the CampGuard Perimeter Security lantern will immediately light up & alert you. The built-in 360º motion detectors are set with the push of a button, and when they sense movement the 300-lumen LEDs are triggered. After 15 seconds with no movement, the lantern turns back off automatically. When not in security mode, it functions as a normal LED camp lantern.