There’s nothing quite like a camping trip.
Think about it: a day or three spent in nature, surrounded by trees, in a quiet campground or at a lake’s edge, close enough to the water so you can kayak or paddleboard, ending your days sitting around a campfire and staring up at the stars. Bliss.
Sure, there are a few inconveniences you’ll have to deal with—smoky fires, stinging bugs, limited access to power, and the list goes on—but thankfully there are plenty of camping gadgets and gear to help you smooth out the camping trip’s rough edges.
Below, we’ve collected a bunch of cool stuff specifically crafted for campers. From fire-starting tools to portable power systems to high-tech sleep gear, this list has it all.
Peruse these items and you might just find the gear to make your next camping trip (and every one thereafter) a bit easier.
You’ll never have trouble making your own drinking water while hiking, camping, or trekking with this bottle in your pack. The filter is packed with ultra-powdered activated carbon, which is capable of removing up to 99.99% of viruses, 99.9% of protozoan cysts, and 99.9999% of bacteria. With a flow rate of 3 liters per minute, the entire 16.9 ounce drinking bottle will be filled with freshly purified water in just 10 seconds. Now that’s efficiency.
Each filter cartridge is good for up to 3 years or 300 presses, which comes out to around 40 gallons of water. The purifier bottle itself is made with ultra-tough and beautifully lightweight titanium, rugged enough to endure even the harshest battering of a camping, climbing, or trekking adventure. One final bonus feature: the integrated cup can be removed and used to boil water over an open fire, then replaced to keep on moving in a matter of minutes.
This LED flashlight is designed to make your life easier, safer, and more convenient. Not only is it a flashlight, but it can be pulled open and transformed into a work light perfect for use on any DIY task or job site.
The magnetized base lets you work hands-free, and you’ll find the battery life is good enough (2-12 hours for the flashlight, 4-24 hours for the work light) to keep up with whatever job you’re doing without needing frequent re-charging. However, when the time comes to charge, the USB-C port cuts down on how long it takes for the built-in battery to be tanked up and ready for work.
The flashlight generates up to 2,000 lumens, and the work light up to 500 lumens. The light comes with four modes, a 4X twist zoom (to let you switch from floodlight to spotlight), a battery level indicator, and a rubberized grip that keeps it securely in your hands even if you’re working in wet or muddy conditions.
Add to that IP67 waterproof rating and a body made from aircraft grade aluminum, and you’ve got a truly functional, durable flashlight you’ll use for years to come.
Whether you’re camping, hiking, on vacation at the beach, or just sitting around your backyard, you’ll be glad you had the Ridgetop folding chairs and table. Built from hardwood birch with stainless steel hardware and copper details, the chairs and table are as tough as they are beautiful, an elegant and durable addition to any backyard or campsite.
The table is modeled after antique card tables, while chairs are modeled after antique church and school folding chairs. Both will fold down small for easy storage, and the honey-colored finish is gorgeous and accentuates the natural beauty of the hardwood, guaranteed to turn heads. You’ll be hard-pressed to find sturdier, more comfortable portable furniture for a better price point.
The Stake Out camp tool from Gerber offers 11 camping friendly tools for your next outing: a 2.2” blade, frame lock, scissors, saw, awl, stake puller, file, tweezer, bottle opener, ruler & Ferro rod striker.
Portable & sturdy, the Muzen Wild Mini bluetooth speaker is a rugged little unit that is both waterproof & includes a multi-mode flashlight. Bluetooth 5.0 keeps it connected while its tactical design is a perfect fit for active living. An included carabiner clips it to your pack for easy listening.
For the backpacker who’d prefer a comfy blanket to a standard sleeping bag, the lightweight Horizon Backpacking blanket from Klymit offers high-loft insulation and a 20D water-resistant exterior to keep you warm as well as dry. Measuring 58 in. x 80 in., it packs into its included compression stuff sack & weighs 1.8lbs.
Made in the USA and built to FAA parachute rigging standards, Hummingbird Hammocks’ Single+ model is an ultralight one-person hammock with a Button Link attachment system that contains no bulky or heavy metal parts, can be compressed into a small pack, and is as easy to assemble as buttoning your pants. Holds up to 350-pounds. Choose from 6 colors.
Snow Peak’s Cast Iron Micro Capsule is a mini Dutch oven; heavy duty & sized for camping. With its heavy metal design & fitted lid, it’s the perfect roaster for meat & veg cooked right in the fire if need be. The capsule can also be flipped over when empty & used as a (little) griddle. Measures 11.2” X 3.5” X 3.5”