20 Insanely Useful Camping Gadgets

Going on a primitive camping adventure and roughing it with only basic survival gear is fine when you're a growing boy, and you probably still like getting down and dirty in the brush from time to time. But most men appreciate some camping creature comforts and camping chairs when they grow up a little bit (not that we'd ever accuse you of doing that).

In fact, for many adult boys, getting a camping list of cool new camping gadgets and gear can almost be as fun and exciting as camping itself!

You'd be amazed at the outdoor gear they create to afford convenience in the wilderness these days. A hot shower, fresh espresso, electricity, and a comfy bed...

And who doesn't want a bed that hangs from the trees?

With these top 20 camping gadgets, you can now enjoy the outdoors and still hold onto your iPhone and other modern luxuries.  But, be forewarned: these top 20 camping gadgets and outdoor equipment might make calling an end to your trip impossible.

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The 30 Day Lantern

The 30 day lantern from eGear does exactly what it's name implies. It provides up to 30 days of reliable light on a single set of batteries which make it great for extended stays in the wilderness.

  • 101 bought
Eton Scorpion Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio

This all-terrain unit is solar powered, crank powered and is a flashlight, a radio, a USB cell phone charger and possibly your new best friend.


  • 150 bought

Powertraveller Power Monkey Extreme Solar Charger

This eco-friendly portable solar charger utilized advanced solar technology to charge even in low-light or cloudy conditions, making sure that you will never be without much needed power.

  • 131 bought

High Sierra Wave 70 2L Reservoir & Bladder Camping/Hiking Hydration Bag Pack

You never want to run out of water. It's as simple as that.

  • 100% Polyester
  • 1 exterior pocket
  • Holds 2 liters 
  • 61 bought

The Cooler That's Built Into A Chair

Combine the convenience of a insulated cooler with a folding chair and you have a portable folding chair cooler.  This affordable and versatile chair is a great gift item for everyone!

  • 172 bought

Inflatable Car and Camping Mattress

We know the problem, you've planned on a camping trip and then it starts to storm.  Or, you're headed out on an impromptu road trip and the last motel you looked at made your car look like the Ritz.  And when that happens, you're going to want this car mattress.  It'll transform the backseat of your car into a bed.  How nice is that?

  • 61 bought
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

Convenient and portable solution to having a sink during your outdoor and camping trips. This unique design won't collapse or tip while in use, and easily stores into a compact case.

  • 113 bought

Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

The pocket shower zips into a 3" x 6" pouch and only weighs 4.25 ounces. 

  • 26 bought


Avoid tripping over your tent ropes at night by having them be easier to see. 

  • 46 bought
Exped MegaMat 10 Sleeping Pad

Gone are the days of restless nights during your camping trip - MegaMat 10 Sleeping Pad keeps your comfortable when you sleep, with adjustable firmness. Simple to set up with a quick-filling, self-inflating foam.

  • 147 bought

BioLite KettleCharge

The BioLite KettleCharge uses the water you boil to create electricity. You can boil water and charge your devices all in one simple step. This is perfect for camping if you need to keep your phone charged to take pictures etc. The BioLite KettleCharge will charge your devices as fast as a wall outlet.

  • 46 bought
Columbia River Knife and Tool - Eat N' Tool

This multi-tool combines a spoon, fork, and bottle opener into one.

  • 116 bought

Snapzoom Universal Digiscoping Adapter for iPhone Android and Windows Smartphones

Snapzoom is compatible with any smartphone up to 3.67" wide and 1 inch thick.

  • Holds phone in landscape mode
  • Works with all thirdparty camera apps
  • Includes extra padding for phone
  • 13 bought
Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System

Flash is an all-in-1 design, combining burner and cooking vessel in a single, compact unit. 

  • Flash color-change heat indicator
  • Stainless steel burner 
  • Tripod base 
  • 123 bought

Stanley Mountain Coffee System (1.1 quart)

This remarkable thermos from Stanley does a lot more than store your hot coffee; it will also brew it.  And then, it will keep it hot for a full 24 hours.  

  • Dry storage in stopper holds coffee grounds
  • Integrated pot and press
  • Lid separates to two cups
  • 122 bought

Flapot - Folding Pot

Simple and flexible design, this folding pot is perfect for camping.

  • 2pcs + Case
  • Size : 32cm X 25cm X 0.3cm(12.6"X9.8"X0.1")
  • Capacity : 15L(4gal) - Weight : 128g(0.3lb)
  • 113 bought
Eton Rugged rukus Solar-powered, Bluetooth Smartphone-charging Speaker

Enjoy your stereo on the trail, in the garden or at the beach, with these solar powered, water resistant and tough speakers.

  • 168 bought

Wildtek Waterproof iPhone 6 Case

Protect your iPhone from water damage with the Wildtek waterproof case. 

  • Fully submersible to 2 meters
  • Full functionality of your iPhone 6
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 8 bought

Solar Camp Shower

No need for cold showers when camping! Made from PVC-free materials, this holds five gallons, allowing you to fill with water and hang in the sun, to enjoy warm showers.

  • 121 bought

Editor's Choice
BioLite Wood Burning Campstove

Cook your meals while you charge your gadgets, on campsite, combining the benefits of a backpack stove and power charger.

  • Cook with twigs collected from the campsite
  • Sustainable charging for your gadgets
  • Ultra-efficient energy source
  • 269 bought

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20 Insanely Useful Camping Gadgets

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Editor: Health & Active, Fashion & Grooming, Food & Drink

Jamie’s sweet enough to be the girl next door, but with wickedly indescribable edge. She’s smart. She’s sexy. And she knows what men like. Jamie understands what makes a man desirable and also has an eye for the gadgets and gear that discerning gentlemen need.

She’s on her way to a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from California State – Fullerton. Jamie spent a few gap years volunteering in Mexico and Brazil first and honing her operational management skills.

She loves her hiking sticks, yoga mat, the smell of a book, cowboy boots and heavy weights. Orange County, California may be where Jamie lives but home is wherever her passport and carry-on travel bag take her.

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