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.
After a long day on the trail, a comfy camp chair feels a lot better than using logs or rocks for furniture. And this one earned a 2015 Red Dot Design award. Weighing just over 2 pounds, the collapsible Swivel Chair sets up quick with shock-corded poles and spins a full 360º.
These tents link together so you can create a self-contained tent village connected by zip-together tunnels. Made by UK-based MC2 Innovation, this car-camping tent system includes tents of 2 different sizes, the 8-person Maxi & The 4-person Mini. Depending on the number of tents & tunnels, lots of configurations are possible.
Denver-based Nokero makes solar lights and has distributed over 1 million of them to countries across the developing world. The solar-powered 4.5lb Work Light is their latest; a 300-lumen indoor-outdoor LED light designed for all sorts of off-grid lighting needs. It’s built tough to withstand weather & is totally waterproof.
The genius of the SlatGrill is its flat-pack design; making it easy to slide a quality grill into your backpack for better trailside meals. The grill base is made of anodized aluminum and the heavy duty slats are made of stainless steel. It’s simple to set up & break down and it stashes away in a compact, canvas roll. via
Swedish-designed Optimus camp stoves have been a mainstay for hardcore backpackers and climbers since the brand’s Svea 123 model was introduced back in 1955. Favored for its rugged, problem-free performance, the Svea has evolved a bit over the years but the stove still features all brass construction and its super-simple burner design. Burning white gas, it can boil water in under 7 minutes & is adjustable down to a simmer. via
For camp meals of all sorts, the Takedown Skillet from Brooklyn’s Best Made Co. is a 10” skillet made of British cast iron. Two brass screws with wing nuts hold the handle & allow for easy break-down making it more compact for transport in a backpack or saddlebag.