Avid campers know how essential it is to have the right gear and items when you are miles away from home and from convenience stores. Also, relying on multifunctional, compact, and lightweight equipment is also crucial when going on an outdoor adventure.
Every camper enjoys useful and cleverly designed camping tools and items, so getting a cool camping gadget as a present for someone who loves spending time outdoors is an excellent gift idea.
Cool Camping Gear
We have picked some of the coolest camping gear and gadgets for 2020, which you can take with you next time you decide to spend some time in the wild.
The 16-in-1 multitool heavy-duty folding tactical shovel is one of the best investments you can make when stocking up your camping gear.
The Tyger Shovel combines 16 useful camping and survival tools in one compact unit.
With its nifty instant switch, you can set up the shovel or the tool you need so that you can act quickly in case of a survival situation, an incident on the road, or in any other instance which requires fast and efficient action.
The tools which are included in this cool camping gear include an axe, wire cutter, saw, ruler, ice pick, screwdriver, disgorger, a knife, a hacksaw, fire starter, and whistle as well as a hook, hoe, hammer, and of course a shovel.
It folds down to a compact size and comes with a sturdy and comfortable carry and storage bag.
The NEMO Disco 30 Sleeping Bag is one of the most innovative ones you can buy in 2020.
Thanks to its spoon shape with a lot of elbow and knee space, even side sleepers will find this sleeping bag comfortable and will be able to shift from one side to another without struggling.
The Nemo Disco 30 has a 650-fill-power down, and a waterproof and breathable foot box to keep your feet dry and yet ventilated adequately while you are sleeping in the tent.
It has a comfortable external draft collar, and added patented Thermo grills which can help keep the temperature in the bag warm and comfy and also allow you to unzip the bag to let the breeze in without letting the warmth out.
The Nemo Disco is a piece of camper gear that is backed by a lifetime warranty and is perfect to provide you with homely comfort no matter where you decide to spend the night.
The VSSL First aid kit is possibly the best ready-made first aid kit for survival, outdoor trips, and emergencies for 2020.
The useful and cool camping gear has a compact light and durable military-grade aluminum which is waterproof and contains a perfectly organized first aid kit with all essentials you will need in case of an accident or emergency.
The packable mesh pocket organizer contains easy to see and access items such as sterile-strips, knuckle strips, band-aids, medical tape, a trail marker, thermometers, a blood-clotting agent, an antibiotic burn cream, safety pins, an emergency whistle, wipes, tweezers, painkillers, gloves and more all in one tiny roll. Plus, there is a built-in compass on top of the tube, and also an emergency flashlight for survival situations.
It is a uniquely designed sturdy first aid kit which is backed by a lifetime warranty.
With this tiny pocket-sized blanket, you will have a clean and dry place to sit when camping, hiking, or for setting up a picnic anywhere outdoors.
The size of the blanket when unfolded is a generous 63 x 44 inches, and when it is packed up in its case it can fit the palm of your hand and any average pocket.
It comes with a nifty blanket fold pattern which will allow you to fold it up easily when you are done.
The blanket is made of water-resistant and puncture-resistant HyperLyte nylon and has added weighted corners, added sand pockets, and even built-in corner stakes to keep it in place on windy days.
The integrated storage pouch comes in red, black, ocean, or alpine green color options.
The weight of this ultra-portable blanket is a mere 3.8-oz.
Along with the tiny sized pocket blanket, you can make your campsite experience much more comfortable with this compact, pocket-sized microfiber towel.
It is ultra-light and packs down to a pocket-size.
It absorbs water and moisture efficiently at 5 times its weight and, at the same time, will dry faster than other towels.
It is a space-saving and useful alternative to the bulky and slow drying traditional terry cloth towels.
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You will never miss enjoying a cup of aromatic espresso again when you are camping or spending time outdoors thanks to this innovative and compact manual espresso maker by Wacaco.
It uses a semi-automatic piston to press and brew the coffee and doesn’t require electricity, batteries or compressed air to work.
This makes it one of the most portable coffee makers on the market and a perfect gear for camping.
All you will need is some water, some coffee beans, and the desire to taste a cup of delicious coffee while off the grid and spending time in the wilderness.
This portable chair by Trekology is among the top-rated folding camp chairs for 2020.
It has a sturdy and yet light frame made of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and a 600D sturdy fabric seat.
There are mesh panels on the side to let the air in and out and keep you comfy and sweat-free when sitting.
The chair can be set up in just a few seconds, and its height can be adjusted to one of three height levels – 13, 14, or 15 inches.
The chair has sturdy mesh side pockets, and when folded up it will fit into a small carry bag of 11 x 6 x 4.3 inches which will fit in any backpack or bag.
The total weight of this best chair for the outdoors is 2.4 lbs.
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is not only a cool camping gadget to have, but can also actually be a lifesaving device if you happen to end up without potable water in the wilderness.
This affordable water filtering campsite gear is ultra-portable and easy to use.
It can filter up to 1,000 gallons of water without the use of any potentially harmful iodine, chlorine or other harsh chemicals.
The LifeStraw can be used to drink safe and purified water directly from all types of fresh water sources.
The efficient camp gear item is capable of removing up to 99.99% of parasite protozoans and will remove impurities as small as 0.2 microns.
The CampStove 2 is the epitome of cool when it comes to camping gadgets.
This portable tiny wood stove is not only cool looking, warming and can be used for cooking and boiling water, but this innovative tiny stove can also turn the fire heat into electricity.
This means that you can charge your mobile phone, LED lights and other gadgets when you are out on one of your camping adventures or spending time outdoors.
The smart stove and fire pit works with pellets, wood scraps and sticks, and has a boil time of 4.5 minutes per liter.
When packed, the nifty gear camping item becomes the size of a 32-oz water bottle, and weighs only 2.06 lbs.
This is the ultimate, eco-friendly and cool gadget to have when you go anywhere outdoors.
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Tentstile has designed and made this unique 3-person hammock, and campers can’t get enough of it.
The giant hammock has 3 anchor points and offers an amazingly comfortable place for relaxing of up to 3 adults or an entire family with their children.
There are 3 added webbing straps which prevent rolling and help create three separate sleeping bays without one person rolling on top of the other.
With the Trilluim 3-Person Hammock among your other camping equipment, you and your family or friends can relax and enjoy spending time outdoors off of the ground anywhere with this cool hammock camping setup, as long as you find three suitable trees or other anchor points.
You will never miss the comfort of your bathroom when spending time outdoors with the help of this nifty camping gadget.
The portable shower can be used indoors and outside, and it will work with any water source, even a bucket or other container.
The battery powered shower has a convenient shower head with a suction cup that you can stick to any surface, as well as an S-style hook so you can hang it on a tree branch or elsewhere to enjoy a refreshing shower in the wilderness.
The unique mobile shower has rechargeable batteries, which can be charged via USB and will ensure 1 hour of continuous use per charge. It definitely has earned its spot in this list of cool camping gadgets.
The Aquabot may look like a regular sports water bottle, but the fact is that it is an amazingly versatile and useful camping gadget too.
The bottle can be used as a regular drinking bottle, but also can work as a camp shower, a pressurized mister as well as a washer.
The bottle is BPA-free and features a variable control trigger, a pulse, and a stealth mode, and can easily be used even when it is upside down.
The fun and convenient water bottle can produce a powerful 25 foot water stream, excellent for camping trips in the great outdoors.
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Do you miss your real pillow when you are sleeping in your tent? With this compressible foam camping pillow by Wise Owl you will feel like you are in your own bed no matter where you are – on a camping trip, outside, in a car or plane.
The lightweight pillow comes in several different sizes, and easily compresses into a small added stuff sack when not in use.
The pillow is offered in different color options, and is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you are new to survival and haven’t had the time, resources and knowledge to build your own survival kit, then the Ultimate Kit by Gerber created by Bear Grylls is one of the best ready-made kits you can buy.
It contains 16 essential survival tools and useful gears for camping adventure which fit in a compact, waterproof zippered bag.
Some of the survival gear you will find in the kit include a mini light, a multitool, a survival blanket, a fire starter, emergency chord, and more, plus you will receive clear instructions for land to air rescue as well as a pocket guide with all the important stuff you need to know if you happen to be in a survival situation.
The inflatable solar lantern by LuminAID is not only fun to use, but can be extremely helpful when you are spending time outdoors.
The cool camping gadget can be charged via USB or through solar light, and can provide you with up to 12 hours of light when the sun goes down per charge.
It is light and collapsible, so it is very portable. When inflated, the lantern is 4.75 x 4.75 inches in size.
You can enjoy the bright or low light in 9 different colors, as well as in white mode or in a rainbow fade lighting modes.
It is made of durable plastic, and has a hanging strap, plus being inflatable it can even float in water, so don’t forget to add the LuminAID lantern to your camping gears list.
If you prefer camping completely off the grid, then the Goal Zero Switch 10 Recharger and Nomad 7 Plus solar kit is among the best accessories for camping for you.
The set includes a Nomad 7 Plus solar panel, a Switch 10 Core recharger, a fan tool and a flashlight tip, so that you can utilize the sunlight and use it for light, ventilation, as well as for charging your phones and other devices in the wilderness.
This compact cooking set is the perfect option for campers, because it is portable, and yet offers a complete set of a 1.5L non-stick pot, a 2.5L non-stick pot, a pot handle, two deep dishes, two insulated mugs and a strainer which doubles as a lid – all in one.
All of these portable utensils are easy to clean even when you have no running water available.
When stacked together, the size of the superb camping cooking set is only 7.5 x 5 inches.
It is a great idea for campers who want to make more elaborate meals and have more cooking options than resorting to just eating food from a can or potatoes from the fire.
The portable shower system is another superb idea for campers who want to enjoy a refreshing and cleansing shower outdoors no matter where they happen to be hiking or on a camping trip.
The durable PVC water reservoir has a large 5 gallon capacity and can be hung on a branch or anywhere else.
The on and off valve can be connected to a showerhead, and all you need to do is pour the water in it and wait for it to get warm from the sun.
When rolled up, it is ultra-portable, and will not take up too much space among your camping supplies.
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