Top 16 Best Camping Gadgets For Any Aspiring Outdoorsman (Or Outdoorswoman)

With the vacation season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing and preparing for that long awaited camping trip.

From a 21-function credit card axe to the ultimate triple hammock, here’s a neat list of cool camping gear and wilderness essentials that will help you play and sleep outdoors in comfort, wherever your adventures may take you.

VW Camper Van Tent

Camper Van Tent

Add a bit of style to your next camping adventure with this cool, life-size replica of the original 1965 VW Transporter. Designed by The Monster Factory, the VW camper van tent features two inner rooms, sleeping comfortably up to 4 people. Nevertheless, its impressive waterproofing specifications and generous height along with the ease of assembling make it much more than just a pretty face.

Portable Espresso Maker

Portable Espresso Maker

If you like your comforts when camping, you’ll absolutely love this compact, portable espresso maker. Billing itself as the “smallest, lightest and most versatile handheld espresso machine”, Minipresso uses a semi-automatic piston so you can brew your rich, high quality espresso anywhere. And the best part: it doesn’t need compressed air, N2O cartridges, or electricity, just water and your favorite coffee beans.

Durable Hiking Backpack

Hiking backpack

All experienced adventurers out there know that choosing the right backpack can make a huge difference on a camping trip. Designed as a trustworthy travel companion for daily hikes, Topo’s classic 22L Klettersack is handmade in Colorado and features a handsome, durable 1000D Cordura exterior with two strong shoulder straps, heavy duty plastic hardware, as well as side pockets and natural leather lash tabs for additional attachments. Also here, you’ll find a handy zippered top pocket, roomy enough to store your electronic gadgets. Lined with a coated pack cloth, the interior consists of one big compartment, plus an additional computer sleeve for your laptop.



Portable Bunk Beds

Portable Bunk Beds

For the ultimate in camping comfort, pamper your family with a Cam-O-Bunk. Designed to ensure outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a good night’s sleep in extreme conditions, these portable bunk beds by Disc-O-Bed are a valuable item to add to your camping gear. They are easy to set up and come in a variety of sizes and designs to fit a broad range of tents. Moreover, their ingenious, convertible design and clever side organizers will help you make the most of the space inside your tent.



Professional Multifunction Compass

Multifunction Compass

Avoid getting lost in the wilderness with this metal American military compass by VONOTO. It is waterproof, shakeproof, and has phosphorescent illumination, which makes it easy to use in the dark, too.

Solar Camp Shower

Solar Camp Shower

Having your own shower when camping is priceless, that’s why this smart Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower will be your best friend next time you decide to venture outdoors. Made of PVC and equipped with strong handle, it has a convenient on/off valve connected to the shower head, ensuring a hassle-free shower experience. Additionally, it uses solar energy to heat the water, which, by the way, is enough for multiple showers.

Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Water Filter

A water filter is a must for anyone who loves camping, hiking, or spending time in the great outdoors. Manufactured by Swiss-based company Vestergaard, LifeStraw Steel uses a 2-stage filtration process to remove bacteria, protozoa, chlorine, and bad taste, helping you get pure, safe water on the go. Made of durable stainless steel, this personal water filter works with a replaceable activated carbon capsule and doesn’t require electrical power or batteries.

Versatile Credit Card Axe

Credit Card Axe

An awesome 21-function multi-tool, the SURVCO Tactical Credit Card Ax also works as a saw, arrow, spear-thrower, as well as various types of sockets or screwdrivers. Moreover, this smart utensil made of 304, 12 gauge stainless steel is the size of a credit card to fit easily in your wallet.

Multi-Functional Drinking Water Bottle

Multifunctional Water Bottle

LUNATEC’s Aquabot is more than just a fun camping accessory. Equipped with shower, stream, and mist patterns, it helps you stay cool and hydrated while out and about. The shower can be used to clean gear, and its 25-foot stream makes it perfect for water fights.

Nostalgic Stainless Steel Percolator

Stainless Steel Percolator

If you like to enjoy your coffee the old-fashioned way when camping, than the Adventure Percolator by Stanley is perfect for you. This coffee-making device has a six cup capacity, and its resilient stainless steel construction with a removable silicone handle cover makes it safe to use over an open flame.


Triple Hammock

Triple Hammock

Add a whole new level of comfort to your camping adventure with the Trillium Hammock by Tentsile. Secured by heavy duty ratchets and webbing, and reinforced by 20+ meters of seatbelt, this ultra-versatile platform is the strongest triple hammock out there.

Inflatable Solar Lantern

Inflatable Solar Lantern

Having a good lantern when camping is essential, and this compact, solar-powered device is all you need to light up your next outdoor experience. The LuminAID PackLite 12 has 12 bright LEDs, being capable of providing up to 12 hours of consistent light. Its clever twist-to-close feature makes it ideal for those on the go. Thanks to a built-in, high-efficiency solar panel, 7 hours of sunlight are enough for recharging.

Stormproof Match Kit

Stormproof Matches

A UCO Stormproof Match Kit is perfect to throw into your camping essentials bag. The package includes a durable, waterproof case that floats, 3 strikers, as well as 25 windproof and waterproof matches that light up even in driving rain, heavy winds, and snow.

Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch

Certified to US military standards, the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch is a tremendous accessory for any adventure enthusiast looking for a cool piece of wearable tech. With its impressive 50-meter water resistance structure and innovative dual-layer display, this is probably the most outdoorsy of all Android Wear smartwatches on the market. Needless to say, it is waterproof, shockproof, and vibration proof, and its complex sensors provide accurate, real time notifications of activity tracking, altimeter, barometer, and much more.

Camping Cooking Gear


Looking for some cool camping cooking gear to add to your packing list? Complete with 4 full sets of cutlery utensils, the GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen might be perfect for you. This compact 24-piece set also includes a variety of folding tools, a cutting board, utility knife, and waterproof spice shakers.

Survival Folding Knife

Bear Grylls Survival AO Folding Knife

Whether you’re jetting off for the adventure of a lifetime or just camping with your family, you’ll definitely feel safer with Bear Grylls Survival AO Folding Knife. Conceived by the famous survival trainer and ex-British Special Forces officer, this versatile tool features Gerber’s FAST 2.0 technology, with both a safety barrel that keeps the blade closed when in your pocket as well as a user-friendly plunge lock which makes it easy to close it with just one hand. The knife’s handle is made of durable glass filled nylon, while the 3-inch 7Cr17MoV steel blade is partially serrated.