34 Cool Camping Gear for Casual & In-Tents Campers
As the weather warms up, nature lovers can once again emerge themselves in the Earth’s bounty. When the first flowers of Spring begin to blossom and the green leaves return to the trees, many outdoors men and women will be eager to break out their camping gear and embark on a cool new adventure. A winter in the garage or a storage unit does no favors for a camper’s gear though, so before they re-enter the vast wilderness, make sure you gift your loved ones high-quality, cool camping gear that will prepare them for the harshest conditions.
Cool Camping Gear
GoSun Solar Barbecue
Your campsite might not come with a microwave or range, but you can still eat well while camping with the family. The GoSun solar cooker will have you serving up cool, piping-hot meals and fresh, clean water that will leave your fellow campers in awe. When folded up, the GoSun barbeque weighs less than 8-pounds, making this camping gear incredibly friendly towards those with a hike before them in order to reach their campsite. The solar cooker is strong enough to endure the action as well, so there’s no stress when it comes to loading and unloading this reliable outdoor oven.
Jackery Battery Solar Generator
You don’t go camping to play on your devices, but in the case of an emergency, a reliable power source can be an essential piece of cool camping gear. Silent, compact, and solar-powered, the Jackery power station is ideal for campers who don’t want safety to intrude on their escape from the digital world. Charging 167-watts an hour, this portable power station will get electronics powered up if and when they’re needed; Otherwise, the quiet, green charger won’t interfere with the natural landscape that you’ve come to appreciate so.
Rumpl Outdoor Camping Blanket
A camping blanket might not seem like a particularly cool piece of gear, but rest assured, this Rumpl original puffy blanket is no ordinary one. Resistant to water, wind, odor, and stains, it is an essential that understands that camping is rarely a tidy experience. Lounge on the beach without worrying about sand, or huddle around the campfire with a blanket that won’t collect ash – no matter what you send its way, it can repel it all. Plus, 5 five cool color options including the colorful rainbow Geo design, this blanket is sure to make your next trip in the wilderness far cozier than ever before.
Streamlight Alkaline Hand Lantern
Even when you know the forest is safe, wandering about in the dark is an ominous experience. Shine some light on the dark corners of the campsite with a reliable bit of camping gear you won’t believe you’ve gone without for this long. The Streamlight lantern does everything a lantern should and then some; Hang it in the night, carry it through the woods shining cool white or red light, or remove the cover to light up the whole campsite. With the Streamlight compact lantern, you never need to feel as though you’re fumbling around in the dark.
Versatile Aluminum Roll-top Table
If there’s anywhere a person doesn’t want to skimp when preparing for a camping trip, it’s where cooking comes into play. With no grocery store waiting for you in the middle of the woods, a cool kitchen system that supports food, drink, and even grilling might as well be a five-star restaurant. The Camp Chef transforms the campsite into a culinary retreat, with 4 color-organized compartments built in to contain all the delicacies a camper could ask for. Take s’mores to the next level with kitchen gear worthy of Gordon Ramsey in an environment much more suited to Bear Grylls.
Mobile Task Light
Once the sun goes down, your camping fun is just beginning. The mobile STKR task light ensures that the day doesn’t end until you say it does. With a 1200-lumens worth of light to share and 4 modes of various brightness to choose from, it is geared to light up a single person, a tent, or the whole campsite depending on what you need to get your current job done. The aluminum light remains firmly in place on its sturdy tripod mount, shining a cool, new look at the forest by night despite the wind.
Vapur Solid Flexible Water Bottle
The water bottle is a non-negotiable part of your gear when you take to the wilderness – with so much energy used and sweat produced each day, dehydration is a real concern for an outdoors-man or woman. Standard water bottles take up too much space for those trying to travel light, though, so switch out for a colorful substitute lighter than air. The Vapur water bottle is crafted to be as flexible and light as a blanket while still keeping you hydrated as you hike towards your camping destination. No matter how bogged down your camping gear might have you, there’s always room for a cool bottle on the journey.
Mozy Thermal Wearable Blanket
Staying warm as the sun goes down can be one of the trickiest parts of camping, so you would do well to invest in gear that can fight off the cold without weighing you down. The Mozy wrap is a thermal trapping fleece that warms without filling your hands, letting any camper enjoy the fun of roasting marshmallows or telling scary stories unhampered by their many layers. Built-in straps allow for easy transport once the trip has finished, meaning the only difficulty that will face you on your next camping trip – deciding who gets to try out the Mozy thermal wrap first!
Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade
An experienced camper will understand the importance of a reliable shovel on an extended trip in the wilderness, and anyone can imagine the value of a strong blade or a pick. But does your camping gear include a cool 3-in-1 tool? The Gerber folding spade combines these 3 essential functions into a single, portable tool that renders any terrain subservient. No matter how long your camping trip or how rough the terrain, the carbon steel build of the camping spade is ready to cut out your home in the middle of the wilderness for the full length of your adventure.
Uberleben Dursten Kanu Spoon
Those who most appreciate the great outdoors can appreciate the minimalist, eco-friendly form of an Uberleben camping spoon. Embracing the outdoors means learning your place among it, and as you sip coffee and eat breakfast beneath the rising sun, Uberleben spoon in hand, you’re sure to discover the beauty of the simple things in life. At only 1-ounce in weight, this handcrafted camping Spoon won’t weigh on your gear or your consciousness, allowing you to get the most out of your journey into the cool, vast wilderness.
Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad
Sleeping on the ground doesn’t have to be a back-breaking experience. At only 2-inches thick when inflated, the Sleepingo mat isn’t the bulkiest piece of camping gear, but it’s sure to have some of the most pronounced impacts on your trip. As it turns out, that 2-inches is all a camper needs to sleep comfortably on any surface. Nylon fabric promises incredible resistance to tearing, water, and wind, allowing a camper to sleep like a log. For those who love the outdoors but don’t appreciate sleeping there, the Sleepingo sleeping pad is the cool, easy-to-pack solution you’ve been searching for.
Full Size Truck Tent
Sometimes, camping out means completely detaching yourself from the modern world. Other times, it just calls for two people getting out of the house and cuddling up in the car together. You have to drive out to your campsite anyway, so why not turn your truck into an elevated tent safe from the mud? The car bed camp tent transforms the back of a pick-up into the coolest campsite of them all, allowing adventurous drivers to camp wherever the road might take them. Providing plenty of space for two in a sturdy, weather-proof shelter, it is the ideal camping gear for those that see the value in their pick-up overlooked by too many others.
Holtzman’s Survival Kit
When a camping trip is something you’ve planned for, it’s an enjoyable escape from the world. Unexpected camping trips are another story altogether. If there is any risk of you or a loved one ever becoming stranded in the wilderness, the paracord grenade is a necessity for keeping a cool head and thriving. Inside the paracord structure, you will find 48 vital pieces of gear to make camping outdoors a safer experience for friends and family. Don’t risk-taking on the vast wilderness unarmed; This is a safety kit anyone can and should keep on hand.
Head for Survival Bandana
Even the most experienced campers still have something to learn about survival. With the survival bandana, it doesn’t matter what obstacles you might face when camping – you’ve always got a set of instructions on hand. Potentially life-saving survival facts help an individual gear up to face the wilderness by ensuring that, in the case of an emergency, there’s never any question about what to do next. Keep cool, catch sweat, and come the worst, know how to survive: it truly does it all.
Pocket Pry Bar
Camping is best enjoyed when a person packs light, so all your gear needs to fit within a very limited amount of space. Multi-tools like the pry tool save space by cutting down on the number of tools you need to bring on your trip; With just this cool multi-tool, a camper has a pry bar, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, and so much more. Titanium build ensures a strong, durable tool that won’t be swayed by the elements you face, preparing you for every struggle you might encounter as you camp with friends and family.
YETI Tundra 65 Cooler
When you and your family, friends, and loved ones decide to immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild, it pays to be prepared. Grocery stores are scarce in the thick of the woods, so before you set off on your camping trip, you would do well to stock up on food, drinks, and all the essentials. Fortunately, stocking up is what the Yeti does best.
An impressive 30.5-inches by 17.5-inches by 16-inches, the Yeti cooler is more than big enough to accommodate all the necessities for your expedition into the unknown. And with 3-inches of Permafrost Insulation, your stored goods are assured to remain icy cold, regardless of where you set up camp. For the most storage space in the coolest colors, the Tundra 65 is the go-to choice for campers everywhere. Chilling in the wild has never been so easy!
BioLite Outdoor KettlePot
Cooking without a fully-stocked kitchen can be a struggle for the unprepared camper. Before you hit the trails, be sure that you’re prepared for the challenge. This cooking pot and kettle from Biolite, at only 1-pound, is incredibly portable – ideal for the hiker with a serious trek ahead of them – but promises an outstanding 1.5-liter capacity. Serve yourself and up to 3 other campers a piping hot meal after a long, arduous hike, or wake everyone up with a deliciously brewed cup of coffee from the coolest pot/kettle hybrid the campsite ever did see.
BioLite Kettle is designed to be the perfect partner to the BioLite Cookstove or the BioLite CampStove, so why not order the whole set before your next expedition? Food is a necessity that no camper can go without, so make the cooking process as easy and portable as possible with the Biolite.
One-Person Bicycling Tent
One of the coolest ways to experience the woodlands is to take on the trails by bike. An exhilarating experience, biking is the best way to see as much of the trail as possible while still being engulfed by the fresh outdoor air. Biking does limit how much a camper can carry though; all their gear needs to fit on their bike or in a backpack, so supplies are reasonably tight. The Bicycling Tent ensures that your camper always has a secure shelter on hand while conserving space. By day, their bike will tear up the trails. By night, it will protect them from the elements.
Gerber Pack Hatchet Camping Axe
If your camper is passionate about roughing it and living off the land, then they need strong gear that they can depend on. The Gerber Camping Axe is an essential part of that gear. It is built for performance: The sharp retention blade, rubber grip, and a full tang combine to create this beast of a hatchet, while the nylon sheath keeps campers safe while it’s not in use. No other axe captures the cool outdoors explorer vibe quite like this one.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Very few pieces of gear are 100% necessary for a camper. Though it may be uncomfortable, your adventurer may be able to go without a tent or a sleeping bag. If they’re experienced hunters, food and matches might not be a concern. However, water is one of the few essentials that are entirely non-negotiable – without a clean source of water, a camper has only a few days before suffering the consequences. With no moving parts and 99.9% effectiveness rating, the LifeStraw is more than just a cool camping gift: it could be a literal lifesaver.
Wood Burning Camping Stove
As anyone who ever watched Survivor can tell you, starting a fire is no small task. Fire truly does represent your life – it provides warmth, clean water, food and light, all vital to surviving an outdoor excursion. The Camping Stove by nCamp doesn’t eliminate the fire from the camping experience, but it makes the process of starting said fire significantly easier. So grab your family and friends, some warm blankets and the fixings for a helping of s’mores and enjoy the cool night air with a bright, burning, no-hassle fire.
LuminAID 2-in-1 Phone Charger Lanterns
Bring the camping experience into the 21st century! The LuminAID Lantern is more than just a powerful light source: it’s a solar-powered lantern with incredible battery life, 5 unique modes, and even phone charging capabilities. As cool as the experience is, camping can be dangerous, so it’s important that you always have the gear on hand to manage in the case of an emergency. With this gear, your camper can ensure they have access to a phone and to an SOS signal should something go wrong.
Wood Burning Stove
Imagine the sun setting over a crystal clear lake. The stars are emerging, a bright orange fire is crackling and your family sits nearby, laughing and talking about the events of the day as they eat the freshly-caught fish you just grilled up. Indeed, nothing says serenity quite like returning to nature. The Wood Burning Stove is the ultimate gift idea for the camper who wants to fully embrace the outdoor life. The quick-to-start fire and convenient cooktop make it as easy to feed your stomach on a camping trip as it is to feed your eyes.
Original 6G Sleeping Bag
It’s not easy to keep warm once the sun goes down. Sitting around a fire is a reliable source of warmth, and once you’re cozy in your bed your sleeping bag will keep you toasty, but what about the time in between? A camper needs gear that keeps them warm wherever they go, that doesn’t limit them to huddling around a fire. A camper needs the Selk’bag. Think of a jumpsuit made out of a sleeping bag – warm, cozy and as portable as your favorite outfit. Move aside, Snuggie, the Selk’bag Sleeping Bag is here!
Foldable Camping Cooking Pot
Unfortunately, nature doesn’t come stocked with a fully-functional kitchen. Pots and pans are clunky and unruly, but a camper needs to eat! So how is a camper supposed to cook up their best fireside cuisine? With the Foldable Cooking Pot by Bear Minimum, of course! The ultimate gadget for the camping chef, the Foldable Cooking Pot is lightweight, portable, fully-functioning pot. Never struggle with awkward, heavy metal cookware again.
Bamboo Cutting Board
A cutting board is probably not the first piece of cool camping gear that comes to mind, but it’s an important one nonetheless. After all, the campsite is not famous for its cleanliness and meals need to be prepared somewhere. The nCamp Cutting Board is collapsible, ideal for travel, and easy to maintain. Best of all, as a less-obvious camping must-have, your camper may not have even thought to pick one up themselves, making your gift all the more valuable to their next trip.
Portable Folding Table
Gathering around the dining table is an important family tradition, and no camping trip should stand in the way of that. The Portable Folding Table by Oniva is not essential to surviving the wilderness but goes a long way to creating a comfortable camping site that the whole family will appreciate. Camping’s greatest gift is its ability to bring us together – what cooler way is there to appreciate the trip than by sitting with those you care for and basking in each other’s company?
The Cave 3-Person 3-Season Tent
Tents have a well-earned reputation for being a pain to construct. What’s more, traditional tents aren’t particularly stable. For those who prefer to camp in rougher environments, it’s time for a tent upgrade! Beyond just looking really cool, the Heimplanet Tent is a geodesic shelter designed to be extraordinarily stable and simple to construct. In just a few minutes, your camper can have a shelter that withstands rain, wind, and snow for almost no effort.
Campfire Defender Fire Cover
Smoky is counting on you to prevent forest fires – don’t let him down! Frequent campers will tell you that a fire can survive far longer than you might expect. As such, the Fire Control Blanket is an essential camping gear for anyone who gathers around the campfire from time to time. Many obstacles you encounter on a camping trip are beyond your control, but ensuring your fire is completely extinguished is in your hands. This accessories makes it quick and easy to protect our forests and your fellow campers.
Aquabot Water Bottle
Simplify your backpacking trip and make water usage more versatile and efficient. If you love camping, trekking, hiking… you probably know the value of a good water bottle: it can literally save your life in the case of an emergency. Wouldn’t it be nice if your water bottle could not only keep your water fresh in a drinkable state but also provide many other different uses? Featuring four modes (mist, shower, steam or spray), this cool camping gear can be useful for anyone: pump the bottle to build pressure and spray your sweat off, mist your face on hot days, clean your pets… Now all your other water bottles will get early retirement.
Portable Camping Shower
Don’t miss a shower – even when you’re camping. If you’ve ever used a solar shower, you know how awkward they are. Now there’s a real solution – one that you can hold in your hand and has a real shower feel to it when bathing. This portable shower system allows you to have a real shower in your hands. No more lifting 20 to 40 pounds of water 4 feet above your head. It is a specially designed that can be attached to just about any bottle to convert them into a shower. What a quick and simple solution to such a traditional problem without the hassle of a lot of gear.
Volkswagen Camping Tent for Families
Are you simply into camping and really want to be the coolest, most awesome person around? This Volkswagen camping tent is a perfect addition to your camping arsenal. Recreating the look of the famous Volkswagen van hippies used to camp in whenever they went to concerts and outings, this incredibly cool camping tent is really easy and quick to set up for a hassle-free camping experience. Not only that but the VW camper tent is also incredibly roomy and it allows for up to 4 adults sleeping inside the 2 separate rooms it features.
Hanging Tent Cocoon Hammock
Elevate your camping experience to a higher level with the cocoon hammock. This lovely, beautiful hanging tent is absolutely perfect for anyone that really needs to relax, unwind and taking easy for a while but it will fit into anybody’s life: simply hang it up in your backyard and climb into it with a book and a blanket. Get yourself away from the world’s stress and take a pleasant nap in the air whenever you want.
Collapsible Storage Bins
Like to be room-savvy yet big bulky gadgets take you too much room so that you can’t fit anywhere during a camping trip? Any campers that realize that it’s better for an object not to take up a lot of space when you aren’t using it absolutely need this cool camping gadget! The collapsible storage bins can keep your stuff organized and gain some extra space and quickly be put together or collapsed into a tiny square. Keep them in your car or take them camping for a small, easy to carry solution!
Standing Child Carrier Backpack
A camping trip on foot is not always an easy job, especially when you have to carry your children with you. Children are tiny, anybody with common sense and eyes can see that. And their tiny stature can pose a lot of problems to them: easy to get lost, can’t look at people eye to eye. No wonder they want to grow up soon! If you want to help your kids see the world from a new perspective during a camping journey, this child carrier is for you!
Recommended for kids 2 to 4 years old and up to 50 lbs. This camping gear is perfect for carrying the littlest, smallest ones: put it on as a backpack, let them hop on your back strap, and that’s it. Not only that but the carrier shifts most of the weight from your back to your shoulders so you won’t feel over-encumbered, tired or hurt yourself; Now make it easier and more interesting for your children to ride on your back.
Ninox Flatlay Hammock
We’ve all been there, right? Just trying to get out and connect with nature but never really getting any sleep. We wake up feeling like a caveman when we sleep on the ground, or like a banana when we sleep in a hammock. Ever dreamed of a new experience? Then you may like the Ninox hammock. it’s the next evolution of air camp. the flat lay hammock allows you to sleep however you want, and wherever you want, with supreme comfort: lay on your back, your side, or even your stomach, comfortably suspended in the air.
And it’s incredibly strong. In fact, the weight capacity goes up to over 1,500 pounds. Another good thing is that Ninox comes with a spacious insect shield to protect you from insects. and the symmetric tie spreads out to each corner give you the room to spread out and the freedom to lay in any direction. It’s also removable so you can enjoy that panoramic view. In the meantime, the complexity has been taken out of the camping gear to make the Ninox completely knotless and incredibly easy to set up in seconds.