The Skottle from California-based TemboTusk is a portable camp cooking system that uses a simple, inexpensive Coleman single-burner and mini propane tank for its heat source. The Skottle pan is sort of a shallow wok that heats evenly for cooking whatever’s on the menu. It stands on sturdy, removable legs, & everything packs into a carrying case. Made in the USA.
The warm glow of Revel Gear’s solar-powered camping lights create the perfect evening vibe at your campsite; it’s a string of 120 high-efficiency LEDs that outputs 350 lumens. The power supply can store up to 20 hours of light & solar recharge gets you 1 hour of light for every hour in the sun. The lights have an IP65 waterproof rating and weigh just 8.8 ounces.
You can decide whether you prefer to use Crua Hybrid as a tent or a hammock, either way, you’ll get a sweet siesta. The design features a built-in insulated air mattress and a detachable sleeping bag plus it can link up with other Crua Hybrid tents so you can double-up or create your own tent village. As a hammock it holds up to 285 pounds yet the whole system—tent/hammock, air mattress & sleeping bag—weighs just 6.95 pounds. A funded Kickstarter.
The Cinch! tent pops up automatically, effectively eliminating set-up time. Available in sizes for 2, 3, & 4 people the tent is made of double-walled 4000HH fabric to prevent condensation. The dual-entry tent design features LED lanterns for illumination as well as an optional rooftop solar panel with a 13K mAh power bank.
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.