For 2016, Korean outdoor brand Zerogram is bringing their line of lightweight camping & backpacking gear to the states. Their PCT UL 2 tent is a great example of what they’re all about: it’s an ultralight, 2-person, single-pole design & it’s simple to set up & break down in under 5 minutes. Rated for winds up to 70MPH. full review
Natural fuel is all you need to fire up the BioLite camp CookStove; stuff like leaves, twigs & pinecones. Inside the combustion chamber, this material is stoked by a small rechargeable fan & creates enough heat to boil water in less than 5 minutes. Not needing fuel canisters also makes your pack lighter.
Forget rubbing the sticks together thing. With InstaFire, you just pour out some of this very flammable (yet environmentally friendly) granola-like mix and throw a match at it. It is water resistant, burns for a full 15-minutes and also has a 30-year shelf life. Available in single-use packets and larger quantities.
It’s a headlamp, lantern, & bike light all in one. The slim, clip-able PowerLight Mini runs on a 52-hour, USB rechargeable battery that can also give your phone a backup boost when needed.
Just because you’re making dinner outdoors doesn’t mean you have to cook like a caveman. The Campfire Range from Sweden’s Primus is a collection of complete camp cook stoves made for the wilderness gourmet. The collection includes 3 different 2-burner gas stoves plus stainless pots & pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates & pint glasses.
It looks more like a body-sized burrito but the Hangout self-inflating “couch” from Netherlands-based Lamzac also looks quite comfy. And set-up for this portable (2 lbs.) lounger is simple: Just open the end, wave it in the air, roll up the end & chill.
Designed in Switzerland and constructed of stainless spring steel, the Doro grill fork makes it easier to perfectly roast marshmallows or cook weiners over the campfire. It fits perfectly on the end of a stick (thick or thin) & remains stable while you rotate your fire-cooked treats.
This mug from Colorado-based backpack & outdoor brand Topo Designs, features a stackable, double-wall insulated design, perfect for keeping 8-ounces of hot morning Joe or iced afternoon bourbon at prime sipping temperature.
The Sky Nest hanging tent gets you off the ground and up into the canopy for a new kind of camping experience. Spend the night floating on air inside this comfy 2-person shelter that features a hammock-like base and mesh panels on all sides as well as the ceiling, giving you clear views of surrounding forest & the stars above.
Developed by US Special Ops Forces of the Navy SEALs & Army Green Berets, the Wilderness Survival Card is credit card-sized metal survival tool you can carry in your wallet. It has arrowheads, fishing hooks, snare locks, a trident for gigging fish or small game plus sewing needles, tweezers, & multiple saw blades.