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10 Cool Camping Gadgets
Before you set out on your next outdoor adventure, be sure to check out the following 10 cool camping gadgets that will help to keep you safe, add convenience to your everyday tasks and make your whole experience more fun.
Measuring just over 6 in., this portable espresso maker packs all of the necessary components for making an exceptional cup of coffee into a very compact package. While small, the internal pump can reach up to 261 PSI with little effort from the user, and all parts can be easily cleaned and stowed when you’re done enjoying your amazing espresso.
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Polk Swimmer Duo
Use the flexible tail or suction cup to attach this pint-size Bluetooth outdoor speaker to your backpack, campsite chair or inside your tent for audio entertainment anywhere. It’s dirt-, shock- and water-resistant and can be linked with another Swimmer Duo for high-quality left and right speaker listening.
Photo: Polk Audio
Selk’bag 5G Lite
This sleeping bag-style jumpsuit is perfect for cool nights when the campfire just isn’t enough to keep you warm. The puffy blanket-like material wraps your arms and legs in warmth, and it features removable booties and a lightweight insulated hood. The Selk’bag Lite is rated for 44 degrees Fahrenheit while still providing plenty of mobility for active campers.
Made with 2-in. refrigeration-grade insulating foam, this cooler promises to hold ice for up to 14 days. The Otterbox Venture cooler is available in 25-, 45- or 65-quart options and three color combinations. It can be customized with several modular additions, including a bottle opener, dry storage tray, cup holder, side table, interior compartments and more. Plus, its exterior is rugged enough to withstand boats, truck beds, campsites and other tough environments.
The North Face Wawona 6
Large enough to sleep six campers and tall enough to walk inside fully upright, this tent features many comforts without going over-the-top. Two large doors in the front vestibule, a door in the back vestibule, large windows and vents, interior storage pockets, dry lines and more are included with this tent, and everything collapses down into a small bag for easy transport.
Photo: The North Face
ENO Hammock Stand
No trees, no problem! You can still set up your hammock with the ENO Nomad Hammock Stand. It sets up quickly anywhere, creating two perfect supports for hanging your hammock. It also disassembles easily into a handy carrying case.
UST Brands 60 Day Duro Lantern
This durable long-lasting lantern is a must-have for your off-the-grid excursions. It features impact- and water-resistant rubberized housing and a promise of 60 days of continuous use on its low setting. It will also run an impressive 41 hours straight on its high setting. The 60 Day Duro Lantern even has an SOS setting for emergencies.
Photo: UST Brands
BioLite CampStove 2
This portable stove is not only useful for cooking food and boiling water, it also turns fire into electricity for charging devices anywhere. The energy created by the BioLite’s smokeless fire can also be stored in its internal battery for later use. Turn twigs into electricity on the spot!
UST Brands TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter
The electronic UST Brands TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter is flameless, windproof and doesn’t require butane to fuel it. Instead, its lithium-ion battery can be easily recharged with the included cord and any USB port.
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This pocket-size multitool features all the tools you could need while camping—19, in fact! Needlenose pliers, wire cutters, knife, saw, hammer, can opener, bit driver, safety whistle and more are strategically tucked into this compact, very useful multitool.