The Spark’N Sharp firestarter from CRKT is lightweight, versatile and it could save your life in a pinch. It’s a quick-release lanyard multitool that holds a magnesium fire starter rod & also has a tungsten carbide blade sharpener for keeping a perfect edge on all your knives.
The compact Double Tent Cot from Kamp-Rite gets you & your tent-mate up off the ground away from things like snakes, puddles, and half-buried boulders you’d rather not sleep on. The exterior is made of weather-resistant heavy duty 210D nylon and includes a rain fly. It sets-up and breaks down in seconds with a versatile design that allows you to transform the tent into a lounge, a chair, and a flat cot as well.
The Campster Chair from SitPack is a full-height go anywhere chair, designed to fold-down to the size of a water bottle for streamlined packing & portability. With its lightweight (2lb.) telescoping aluminum design, it pops up instantly to give you a 17” tall full-height seat. The seat is made of ripstop nylon and features a high backrest with mesh ventilation. Holds up to 300 pounds. A funded Indiegogo.
Clean, minimalist design makes Barebones’ stainless steel flatware set a tasty choice for any table, from the campsite to the dining room. Designed for indoor & outdoor use, the 2-person utensil set is finished in gray enamel & includes a steel cable loop and linen storage bag for organizing & travel.
If dealing with the tent is one of the reasons you don’t go camping, maybe this will be the game-changer. Decathlon’s 2-Second Easy Tent sounds pretty good right? You can pitch this weatherproof bad-boy almost instantly, just pull the 2 handles & boom, you’re done. Breaking it down is just as quick. It sleeps two and features a patented blackout fabric that keeps the tent cool and dark even in direct sun. Weight: 10-pounds.
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Add a touch of sophistication to your camp coffee experience with this featherweight titanium cup & saucer set from Keith Titanium. The double-walled 5.07-ounce cup keeps your morning joe piping hot & the o-ring handle allows proper pinky extension. The spoon and saucer complete the kit. All together, it weighs just 3.7 ounces.
The 500-lumen rechargeable Sitka Lantern from UCO offers bright LED light for after-dark ambiance, plus its extendable arm brings the tabletop lantern up to 26”—a level that positions the light perfectly for stuff like campsite dinners & card games. An Infinity Dial allows users to fine tune the light’s output from low to high, and features a Northern Lights mode that cycles through red, green, and blue lights.
Building a campfire built on the ground scorches the earth, leaving behind ash and burnt debris. Not a good look on Mother Nature. Also illegal in lots of spots. The go-anywhere Trailblazer firepit/camp stove solves this burning issue with a lightweight, portable design that lets you bring the warm glow of a campfire anywhere, and no trace left behind. It features a collapsible aluminum frame, a food-grade 304 stainless grill grate for cooking, and stows in a ballistic nylon case for transport.
The lean, streamlined design of the GFC Platform Roof Top Tent (RTT) makes it the thinnest RTT ever made. It is just 6″ thick when closed but when it’s deployed, boasts a towering 4 feet of interior room. The floor is a 2-inch thick, multi-density & cordura-covered foam mat. The weatherproof walls feature screened windows. It’s lightweight too; only 150 pounds for the 90″ version, featuring metal and composite construction that delivers all-terrain durability without sacrificing weight. Made In America.
Using solar or manual hand-power, Deciwatt’s innovative NowLight brings dependable, clean illumination to off-grid locations anywhere. Users simply pull on the cord to generate power through kinetic energy. Tested and proven in remote villages of Kenya, the light also offers enough power to charge a smartphone. At full brightness in its 6 Light Modes, the NowLight produces 160-lumens of bright white light.
Fair Trade certified and sewn with the same materials used in their ubiquitous Macro Puff jackets, Patagonia’s Macro Puff Blanket offers lightweight warmth using PlumaFill insulation which replicates the structure of down in a sustainable synthetic material and it even keeps you cozy when wet. Nearly Queen-size, it packs down into a portable-size included stuff-sack and weighs just 27 ounces.
Edison String Lights from Barebones add classic ambiance (with modern performance) to your outdoor space. The three LED Edison lights are connected by a single cord and powered by USB portable charger for illumination at home or anywhere you go off-grid. You can connect up to 2 sets. Available in antique black, red, and copper.
This oversized saucer chair is a very inviting outdoor lounger. For chilling in the backyard with an ice-cold beverage or (someday) kicking back at the campground, it’s built for serious comfort. With its ergonomic egg-shape and 40-inch width, padded headrest, and quilted polyester seat, it beckons your behind. Capable of supporting up to 300 pounds, it features a folding, durable steel frame and built-in cup holder. Also included: a storage bag with a carry-strap for easy transport.
With an inflatable frame that eliminates poles and the weight they add to your pack, Exod’s Home tent is a versatile 2-person shelter that functions both as a high performance ground tent and can also be suspended above the forest floor as a hammock-tent. 30 seconds of pumping and your weatherproof structure takes shape while hanging it in the trees takes just a few more simple steps. Weight is 12 pounds.
When it comes to versatile sleep shelters, Kammok can really hang. Their new Sunda 2 is a ground-to-air tent, a lightweight and durable re-design of their original tent-hammock. Merging a freestanding 2-person tent and 1-person all-in-one hammock tent into a single shelter, this new model features an integrated rainfly, waterproof bathtub floor & sets up faster and easier, boasting 8 feet in length for the tallest campers and 40” height for comfortable sitting inside. A funded Kickstarter.
California-based survival brand Tortoise Gear has created a crafty add-on implement for your Victorinox Swiss Army knife. The FireAnt twists onto the knife’s seldom-used corkscrew, adding the fire-starting capability of a ferro fire-steel plus waterproof, melt-proof waxed cotton Helix tinder. It adds no additional bulk to the knife and lights up like a charm in any weather. A funded Kickstarter.
Designed and built to Yeti standards of performance and durability, the brand calls their Trailhead Camp Chair a “best-in-class seat”. Out in the backyard or far afield, this overbuilt chair will always have your backside. It features a lightweight frame that will hold up to 500 lbs. The seat is made of ultra-supportive FlexGrid fabric and an included carry bag makes it easy to grab your chair & go. Choose from Navy or Charcoal.
The 2-liter Hydrolight reservoir gives you hydration and illumination in one. Made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant PEVA & RF, it is 100% BPA & PVC free, features a slide-lock closure for fast fill & easy cleaning, and a 36” drinking hose with a leakproof bite valve. But what really sets it apart, is a small integrated pocket for your headlamp. Put your torch in the pocket and its light is diffused through the water to light up your tent or campsite.
For use in your home kitchen or at the campsite, Snow Peak’s compact Home & Camp Burner is a 8,333 BTU crossover tabletop gas stove with a stable burner and auto-ignition. It uses standard A4 CB butane canisters which deliver a 110 minutes of cooking time. The compact, collapsible design is perfect for easy portability and home storage. Choose from silver, khaki, or black.
The BioLite 200 headlamp has a lot going for it. One, it’s super-lightweight and low-profile, so it won’t bounce. Great for runners. Two, it’s rechargeable, delivering its ample 200-lumens of LED for up to 3 hours on high & up to 30 hours on low, with no alkaline batteries for the landfill. The light also tilts for hands-free utility & it switches modes between, high, low, strobe, & red.