Top 10 cool camping gadgets 2017

Looking for some cool new gear for the next camping season? Well stop right here. After hours of research and personal experience we’ve compiled this list of our Top 10 Cool Camping Gadgets of 2017. We think all of these products are great so we’ve listed them in no particular order. Check them out!

Tree Tent – Tentsile

71toXbhnrFL._SL1024_No need to worry about flooding or uneven surfaces with The Tentsile Tree Tent: the perfect cross between a hammock and a tent. Pitch this tent anywhere you can find trees or other anchor spots (see picture left). This lightweight model is the perfect size for backpacking and adventuring deep into the wilderness. The Flite+ has a full insect mesh top with 2 doors and a removable rain fly for unbeatable views. 11 x 11 x 9ft. Floor area 40ft². Comfortably Sleeps up to two people. Comes in larger sizes as well. Check It Out! 


Inflatable Lounger Hammock

81mNHJYkTOL._SL1500_This portable campchair/lounge is perfect for relaxing in comfort and style. The Inflatable Lounger Hammock can be inflated in under 10 seconds, and can support up to 500 pounds. Features: Unique Square Shaped Headrest and 3 functional side pockets. The Lounger hammock can be taken to anywhere anytime; specially suitable for camping hiking, beach swimming, outdoor BBQ, parks, backyard. You can use it as an inflatable bag, air hammock, air bean bag, cloud lounge, lazy bag, air filled lounger, air sofa, etc.  Deflated it weights 2.5 pounds and measures 14x7x4.5 in.  Relaxing and stays inflated for 4-8 hours. Offer Full Lifetime Guarantee and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support. Check It Out!


Portable Solar Charger

61x2DDyirHL._SL1000_Stuck in the woods with no way to charge your mobile device? Well that’s no longer a problem thanks to this Portable Solar Charger. Includes a 15,000 mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery, suitable for most of digital devices. Equipped with solar panel, which can recharge the battery by itself under sunshine. Charge two devices at once with Dual USB ports. Features: 4 LED indication lights to show power status, 6 built-in high-bright LED beads, a rugged design and compact size, and a shockproof and splash resistant body.  Compatible with iPhone 6s Plus, 6s, 5s, Samsung S7 Edge, S7, Note5, HTC M9, A9, Nexus, Gopro Camera, GPS and Tablets. Check It Out!


Self-Inflating Camping Pad

71AuAaCHyML._SL1200_Set up your sleeping arrangement with no effort with this Self-inflating sleeping Pad. Simply unroll and open the valve and within minutes you will have a comfortable bed set up. You will never notice the bumps and sticks on the ground with this thick and compact sleeping pad. The 1.5 inch thick design makes this the most comfortable sleep system at its price point.  Wake up refreshed and ready to explore the outdoors with your family or camping buddies. Comes with a money back guarantee: A great Purchase! Check It Out!


Solar Heated Camp Shower

51ospLSOnvLThis may not look like much, but this Solar Heated Camp Shower is a lifesaver on extended camping trips. Simply fill the bag with water and let the bag sit in the sun until it’s warm. When it’s ready to use, hang the bag on a tree or car above you and enjoy a nice warm gravity-powered shower. Made of non toxic and environmentally friendly PVC material, holds up to 5 gallons, enough water for multiple showers. Equipped with a tap, a shower pipe with flexible shower hose with On/ Off nozzle slider, and a hanging bar and rope system. Check It Out!


Internal Frame Backpack

81fofZpCvxL._SL1500_New to backpacking or going on a short trip? This backpack is perfect for you. The TETON Sports Scout Internal Frame Backpack is just right for youth and adults for light backpacking trips; best for 2-4 day adventures. Features: Multi-position torso adjustment to fit a wide range of body sizes, Durable open-cell foam lumbar pad and molded channels to provide maximum comfort, large sleeping bag compartment, multi-directional compression straps, and multiple compartments and pockets for strategic packing (55 liter capacity). This backpack has hundreds of 5-star reviews testifying to the great quality and design. Check It Out!


Inflatable Camp Pillow

811fxAWmSXL._SL1500_Tired of bunching up jackets to use them as a pillow? Then try this insanely comfortable inflatable camping pillow.  It inflates in just a few breaths and the shape supports your neck so you can get a comfortable night’s rest while camping in the great outdoors. Saves space by folding up into a stuff sack the size of your smartphone. Does not flatten while sleeping, and includes an adjustable valve to ensure your comfort. Check It Out!


Cot With Side Table

61wYlFs8poL._SL1500_.jpgSet up a comfortable raised bed inside your tent or under the stars with this Coleman Cot with side table. The side table has a cup holder and enough room to set a snack, magazine or personal items. The Extra-wide, extra-long design fits heights up to 6 ft. 6 inches. Perfect for camping or when guests visit your house. The Heavy-duty steel frame and tough polyester supports up to 300 lbs. One year limited warranty included. Check It Out!


Multi-Purpose Eatn’ Tool

31TYZnBONzLSave on weight and space if you are backpacking and impress your friends with this Multi-Purpose Eatn’ Tool. Includes multiple tools in one lightweight design:  spoon, fork, bottle opener and three hex wrenches. This inexpensive tool has hundreds of 5 star reviews. Check It Out!



Gravity-Fed Water Purifier

81WbdCj2-kL._SL1500_When you are camping in an area with no potable water source, you have to filter your own water. This task is usually a hassle that involves possible hours at a hand pump over the course of your trip. This High-Volume Gravity-Fed Purifier makes filtering your water a breeze. All you have to do is fill the bag with impure water, hang it up, and youll have filtered water on demand. This gadget is ideal for group and family camping, outdoor activities, and emergency preparedness. Has a lifetime filtration capacity of 18,000 liters (4,755 gallons); produces flow-rate of 9-12 liters (2.4-3.4 gallons) of purified water per hour. Check It Out!



Top 5 Affordable Tents

One of the most essential camping necessities is a high quality tent. Below you will find a list of tents in various styles and sizes that I have found to work extremely well. I have personally used the majority of these items, so I can vouch for their quality and durability. These tents will fulfill the needs of almost every camping enthusiast, and I have listed them in no particular order, so please enjoy! If you don’t see anything that fits your needs, check out this tent buying guide.

Coleman Sundome 4 Person Tent

4manI’ve used the Coleman Sundome 4 Person Tent on the majority of my camping trips, and I have never had a complaint. This tent fits the needs of the typical camper, it weighs in at 11 pounds so it can easily be carried into a campsite if necessary. The Sundome 4 Person tent is incredibly easy to assemble, simply unfold the two cross poles and attach the rainfly, which can be done in under 15 minutes. At 9′ X 7′ X 59” it is marketed as a 4 man tent, but from my experience it comfortably sleeps 3. One of the most reliable features of this tent is its waterproofing. All fly and floor seams are factory sealed, the bathtub-style floor is composed of heavy duty 1000D polyethylene for extra durability and has welded leak proof seams even in the corners. For more information and pricing, find this product here.

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent

For the casual backpacker: The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent. This backpacking tentrelatively light tent weighs in at just under 4 pounds, making it easy to carry from site to site. The Lynx is perfect for your solo backpacking trip, or for people who prefer to sleep lone.  I have used a single person tent like this one before, and it was wonderful. The Lynx tent features a freestanding design, and pole clips that quickly attach to the aluminum poles for an incredibly easy setup. Plus it features easy one door entry, and one vestibule for extra storage. Whats especially nice about the Lynx is that the walls are mostly mesh, which helps increase ventilation. See more about the Lynx tent here.

Coleman Sundome 2 Person Tent

2manThe Coleman Sundome 2 Person Tent is (not surprisingly) very similar to the Sundome 4 person reviewed above. This version however is up to 33% more water-resistant than a Comparable standard Coleman tent. This tent features a large D-shaped door for easy accessibility, and a large rear hooded window along with mesh air vents in the roof for ventilation. Set up instructions are sewn to the carry bag so they are easy to find and hard to lose. At 84 x 60 x 48 inches, this tent comfortably sleeps 1-2 people. Just like the 4 person tent, this tent is easy to assemble, deconstruct, has a bathtub-style floor, and comes with external guy points to keep the tent stable in storms and high winds. For more information and pricing click here here.

Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent

8manThe Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent is the perfect tent for family car campers, Scout leaders, and people on extended camping trips. The Montana has a modified dome structure, a large D-shaped door, electrical access port and reverse angle windows. The footprint is 16ft x 7ft, with a height of 74 inches. This one room tent can sleep 8 happy campers, but can fit 6-7 more comfortably. Like the other Coleman tents, the Montana comes with waterproof seam sealing and a one year manufacturer’s warranty. For more information and pricing about the Coleman Montana 8-person Tent, find it here.

Napier Backroadz Truck Tent

truck tentFor the car camping enthusiast: The Napier Backroadz Truck Tent. This is the perfect tent for anyone with a pickup truck and a love for the outdoors. The Backroadz Tent allows you to sleep comfortably off the ground, so you don’t need to worry about dirt or flooding ruining your trip. Comfortably sleeps 2 with its 5.5 foot height. Has one door and 4 large windows for ventilation. 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty included.  For more information on the Napier Backroadz Truck Tent, click here.

If none of these tents appeal to your needs, feel free to check out Amazon’s free Tent finding service here. They make it very easy to narrow down the selection by entering information about the type of tent you need.