30 Best Camping Gear and Gadgets

30 Best Camping Gear and Gadgets

After 50 hours of research evaluating 2500 products, we picked Anker LC90 LED Flashlight as our top choice.

Quick List: 4 Best

The top four picks on our list
#1
Best Flashlight Overall
Anker LC90 LED Flashlight
  • Extremely bright CREE LED
  • Built tough
  • Variety of settings and zoomable feature
#2
Best Solar Phone Charger
FKANT Solar Charger
  • Works great with smartphones, GoPro cameras, GPS, and tablets
  • Rugged build, designed to handle shocks, and is rain-resistant
  • Charges your smartphone completely in 1 hour

 

#3
Best Camping Personal Water Filter
LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter
  • "A Must have for any outdoor excursion"
  • "Cheap, simple, lightweight, and reliable"
  • "The cheapest life saver you will ever own!"
#4
Best Outdoorsman Multi-Tool
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro
  • Designed by Bear Grylls to be the ultimate outdoorsman's tool
  • Decent weight; feels durable in your hands
  • All the features you'll need to survive/camp/hunt/fish
Quick Look: 30 Best Camping Gear and Gadgets
Thetford 03300 Aqua-Soft Toilet Tissue
Thetford 03300 Aqua-Soft Toilet Tissue
  • Luxurious, soft, and beautifully absorbent
  • Perfect for use on any camping, hiking, or boating trip
  • Biodegradable in water; dissolves without leaving a trace
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Solar Camp Shower
Solar Camp Shower
  • "Great option for a shower when camping"
  • "A must have!"
  • "Great buy for the money!"
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TETON Sports Oasis 1100
TETON Sports Oasis 1100
  • The day hiker's best budget choice, yet great quality
  • Lightweight and very comfortable
  • Durable, water-resistant, and comes with lots of storage space
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Reliance Products Hassock Portable Lightweight Self-Contained Toilet
Reliance Products Hassock Portable Lightweight Self-Contained Toilet
  • "Effective, serves its purpose"
  • "Easy, economical, sturdy portable toileting"
  • "Great for emergency use"
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Eton Rugged rukus Solar-powered, Bluetooth Smartphone-charging Speaker
Eton Rugged rukus Solar-powered, Bluetooth Smartphone-charging Speaker
  • Quality is way better than expected
  • "Great product"
  • "Very nice item for the price"
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Repel 100 Insect Repellent, 4 oz. Pump Spray, Single Bottle
Repel 100 Insect Repellent, 4 oz. Pump Spray, Single Bottle
  • Ideal for extreme environments
  • "It doesn't get any stronger than this. Works for hours, 0% bite rate."
  • "Very effective! Easy to apply."
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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children SPF 50
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children SPF 50
  • Hydrates and moisturizes
  • Stays on skin all day, no matter the elements
  • Perfect for any and all outdoor activities
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Klean Kanteen Classic with Sport Cap
Klean Kanteen Classic with Sport Cap
  • Provides the steel bottle insulation without the steel bottle taste
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy to clean and lasts forever
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Columbia River Knife and Tool - Eat N' Tool
Columbia River Knife and Tool - Eat N' Tool
  • "Nice multi handy tool for outdoors"
  • "Great tool!"
  • "Actually functions as a spoon"
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Coleman Classic Propane Stove
Coleman Classic Propane Stove
  • "Great for camping or power outages"
  • Great quality and value
  • "Must have for camp kitchen"
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Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
  • Incredibly durable, tough, and supportive
  • Not too heavy; designed for your comfort
  • Excellent traction, good waterproofing, stylish, and protective
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Columbia Men's Watertight II Packable Rain Jacket
Columbia Men's Watertight II Packable Rain Jacket
  • A lightweight coat to keep off the rain while camping
  • Warm enough for cool weather without being too heavy
  • Fully rainproof
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Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Gloves
Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Gloves
  • Gloves that keep your hands warm whether the heater is on or off
  • Durable, useful, and very comfortable
  • Water and windproof, will reduce sweat on your palms
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Duofold Men's Heavy Weight Double-Layer Thermal Pant
Duofold Men's Heavy Weight Double-Layer Thermal Pant
  • A heavyweight pair of thermal underwear for very cold climates
  • Perfect for hunting, skiing, climbing, and cold-weather camping
  • Beautifully insulated and wonderfully warm
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Caterpillar Men's Heavy Insulated Parka
Caterpillar Men's Heavy Insulated Parka
  • A warm, water-resistant, windproof jacket perfect for camping
  • Durable, thick, and reliable
  • Built for outdoor use; perfect for layering
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Streamlight The Siege Lantern
Streamlight The Siege Lantern
  • Highest-rated LED lantern on the market
  • Incredibly durable; long-lasting design and LED light bulb
  • Feature-rich and a very reliable piece of outdoor equipment
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ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table
ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table
  • "Coolest camping device EVER!"
  • "Simple, lightweight, durable, stable, cost effective"
  • "Another quality ALPS product"
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GCI Outdoor Everywhere Chair
GCI Outdoor Everywhere Chair
  • Lumbar support
  • Extra stability that works well on most terrain
  • Easy to adjust to your personal needs
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Kelty Tuck 22-Degree Sleeping Bag
Kelty Tuck 22-Degree Sleeping Bag
  • Includes an opening to stick your feet out if you get hot
  • Lightweight and perfect for backpacking
  • Lives up to its claims of keeping you warm
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Osprey Men's Atmos 65 AG Backpacks
Osprey Men's Atmos 65 AG Backpacks
  • Feels light even when loaded, thanks to the suspension system that reduces the weight on your back
  • Comfortable and hugs your body perfectly
  • Can be used for all 4 seasons; ventilated for hot summers
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Trekology Ultralight Inflating Pillows
Trekology Ultralight Inflating Pillows
  • Guaranteed to make your overnight camping trip more comfortable
  • Fits in any hiking backpack or carry-on bag
  • Ergonomic design; keeps your neck and head supported as you sleep
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TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot
TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot
  • "Sturdy, comfortable cot"
  • "Extremely comfortable, would recommend just about anywhere"
  • "Good material and structure"
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Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove
Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove
  • "Blown away by the power and price"
  • "Very easy to use"
  • "Awesome buy - compact size and does the job"
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Coleman 6-Person Instant Cabin Tent
Coleman 6-Person Instant Cabin Tent
  • Incredibly roomy; lots of overhead space
  • Can be set up in just 1 minute
  • Durable and weatherproof
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Garmin Fenix 5 GPS Watch
Garmin Fenix 5 GPS Watch
  • Incredibly versatile, suitable for all outdoor activities
  • Rugged, well-built, long-lasting
  • Highly accurate GPS, compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer
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Camping Cookware Mess Kit Bug Out Bag Cooking Equipment 10 Piece Cookset
Camping Cookware Mess Kit Bug Out Bag Cooking Equipment 10 Piece Cookset
  • "High quality mess kit with tons of extras!"
  • The #1 most convenient backpacking and hiking picnic set
  • "Very compact, lightweight and functional."
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Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro
  • Designed by Bear Grylls to be the ultimate outdoorsman's tool
  • Decent weight; feels durable in your hands
  • All the features you'll need to survive/camp/hunt/fish
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LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter
LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter
  • "A Must have for any outdoor excursion"
  • "Cheap, simple, lightweight, and reliable"
  • "The cheapest life saver you will ever own!"
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FKANT Solar Charger
FKANT Solar Charger
  • Works great with smartphones, GoPro cameras, GPS, and tablets
  • Rugged build, designed to handle shocks, and is rain-resistant
  • Charges your smartphone completely in 1 hour

 

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Anker LC90 LED Flashlight
Anker LC90 LED Flashlight
  • Extremely bright CREE LED
  • Built tough
  • Variety of settings and zoomable feature
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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, as grown ups, most of us can appreciate the best camping gear, hacks, and cool camping gadgets a bit more.

In fact, for many adults, getting a camping list of cool new camping gadgets and must have camping 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 camping gadgets, you can now enjoy the outdoors and still hold onto your iPhone and other modern luxuries. But, be forewarned: these top camping gadgets and camping must haves might make calling an end to your trip impossible.


Editorial staff