20 Cool Camping Gear That Anybody in 2018 Would Love

Puzzled about which items you need to make your camping experience enjoyable? Well, no need to worry. This article has got you covered. When camping, getting the right essentials to help you while outdoor could be difficult, worse if it’s your first time. If you are searching for the essentials needed to begin camping in the first place, you may find help in our top-8 must-have camping gear.



Want to impress your friends? In this article, we provide you with some of the top 20 cool camping gears from water bottles, tents, to blow up sofas and more. This is just what you have been looking for.

1. Coleman Camping Coffeemaker

Mornings and nights are among the best times during camping but not without a cup of coffee, as the cold can get a bit unbearable. To enjoy the morning and night breeze, all you need is the Coleman camping coffeemaker. Similar to your home drip maker, Coleman camping coffee maker as the name suggest is used to prepare coffee. It contains vital features including the back reservoir where you pour the required amount of water and the filter basket where you open through swinging and pack up ten spoons of coffee. After that, you have to place it on the camping stove for the water to heat up. Ideally using the Coleman Camping Coffeemaker to brew a full pot of coffee would only take an estimated 10 minutes. We also wrote on two other fast and easy methods to make coffee if you prefer an alternative.

Pros
• Does not require electricity to function
• Easy to operate
• Faster

Cons
• Relatively expensive

2. Solar Camp Shower

The thought of a cold shower can be a turn off if you have medical problems or if you happen to be a cold water phobic, I mean let us be honest, who actually likes a cold shower? Well, with a solar camp shower, camping shower times are made more comfortable. The device holds five gallons which you can fill with water and leave in the sun to heat up hence enjoy warm showers’

Pros
• Easy to use
• Affordable
• Lightweight

Cons
• Requires solar energy

3. Coleman Classic Propane Stove

Most if not all campsites have some soothing breeze that is convenient for you but not for cooking devices. With Coleman classic propane stove, cooking while camping is made more comfortable and more fun as it is fitted with wind block panels to prevent wind from reaching the burners. Also, the gadget is manufactured with advanced technology making it adjustable to various pan sizes and convenient for use under extreme camping conditions.

Pros
• Two burners hence faster cooking
• Durable
• Highly portable

Con
• Adjusting of heat can be challenging when temperatures begin to rise

4. Overmont Aluminum Outdoor Kettle with silicone handle

Are you working on a budget but still want to go camping and enjoy the morning experience? Then, Overmont aluminum outdoor kettle with silicon handle is all you need. With an aluminum coating at the bottom, the pot operates through placing some water in it and uses the campfire to heat the water. The silicon handle makes it easier for you to hold the kettle as the water gets heated. Takes about 5 minutes for your kettle to be where you need it!

Pros
• Requires limited resources
• Affordable
• Lightweight

Cons
• Might take more time to heat water

5. Columbia Men’s Watertight II Packable Rain Jacket

It is not every other day that the weather will work out perfectly on your camping trips. Sometimes, it can be rainy or extremely windy. With such kind of weather, you need this jacket to keep your experience fabulous. Although this jacket is lightweight, it will keep you very warm, and with a proper tightening of the zippered side pockets, scarfs, hoods, and front zip there is no need to worry about the wind and rain as you enjoy your campfire.

Pros
• Lightweight
• Comfortable
• Durable

Cons
• Sizing is often challenging hence small-bodied people may find it inconvenient

6. Primula Single Serve Filter

While you may be a fan of coffee not everyone else will be, but this will not mean that you will escape your coffee on the chilly camping mornings. The Primula single serve filter as the name suggests is the best coffee maker to consider if you’re the only one in the camp team using coffee. This is because it only serves coffee for one person. It is more of a cup fitted with a mesh filter where you place your grounds of coffee and pour hot water which filtrates on the “cup.” The mesh filter is eco-friendly and reusable. While using the Primula filter, you need to take the coffee immediately lest it gets cold.

Pros
• Portable
• Reasonable price

Con
• Cannot serve more than one person or rather more than one cup

7. ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table

Probably one of the Coolest camping gadget we’ve come across! Comes folded in a bag where you’ll have to remove and perform some simple steps to ensure it stands as desired. Forming the table is very easy. The main features are the top stand, the beverage holders, and the side organizers which you can place any other necessities.

Pros
• Drinks can be stored on this table
• Easy to set up
• Portable

Con
• Available in one color (khaki) which may not be a conducive color for many.

8. Presto Myjo Single Coffee Maker

Washing coffee makers can be quiet a struggle except while using the presto Myjo single coffee maker. The coffee maker is easy to wash as it is stainless steel and compatible with k-cups. If you are a devotee of k-cups, then this is what you need on your camp gear list. It contains a brew indicator which notifies you ones the coffee is ready, so you don’t have to keep an eye on it. This coffee maker includes various slots for cord storage and can also prefer a variety of beverages including milk.

Pros
• Easy to wash
• Highly portable

Con
• Requires electricity to function

9. Trekology ultralight inflating pillow

Nothing is more fulfilling than a good night sleep during camping, and Trekology ultralight inflating pillow provides nothing less than that. It is manufactured with ergonomic designs which comfortably hold your head and neck. You need not stress over the firmness of the pillow because it has a slip-resistant material that prevents it from moving around. It can fold to the size of a soda can when deflated, so it comfortably fits in whichever backpacks you choose. Inflating is also easy.

Pros
• Comfortable material
• Waterproof
• Affordable
• Lightweight

Cons
• Its valves are sometimes difficult to open
• Carry case, and pillow stitches wear out easily

10. GCI Outdoor Everywhere Chair

Of course, camping does not include much of sitting, but the little time you have to relax, then you will undoubtedly want a perfect chair. Although lightweight, this chair is convenient for people of all sizes as long as you adjust to your preferred size. The chair can be upright or be laid down

Pros
• Lumbar support
• Easily portable
• Easy to adjust

Con
• No arm-rests

11. Etekcity ultralight portable outdoor backpacking camping stove

While there are numerous camping stoves available in different local and online stores, not all are convenient which kills the fun of camping. To keep camping enjoyable, consider this camping stove. It is made of aluminum alloy, so it is stainless and easy to wash. Its lightweight nature makes it highly portable. What will blow your mind is its low price. The flame control is also a perk which allows you to work with a preferred heat. This camping stove is also eco-friendly and strictly adheres to the “Leave no trace” principle.

Pros
• Easily portable
• Convenient under any condition
• Easy to use
• Affordable

Con
• The aluminum is prone to denting over time

12. LEXO Temperature Mug with Luxury Slide Seal Lid

Hot coffee that has gone cold is a situation we would like to avoid. This is why you need a LEXO Temperature Mug with luxury slide seal lid. It has eight layers which enable it to keep your coffee hot for as long as you want. The cool thing about this technology is the ability for the layers to absorb the heat from the coffee, to cool it to the perfect hot temperature. When the coffee naturally begins to cool slightly, the temperature absorbed is then re-released into the coffee to maintain the ideal temperature Although it is a bit expensive, it is worth every penny.

Pros
• Easy to use
• Attractive
• Delivers
• Easy to clean
• Lightweight

Con
• Expensive

13. Kelty Tuck 22Degree Sleeping Bag

This sleeping bag is all you need for an enjoyable camping experience. Although cheap, do not underrate its quality because it is insulated with Thermopro which gets you warm but not too warm to the point of suffocation. Also, it allows you to put out your feet in case the heats gets too much. It is present in a variety of colors in case you are so concerned about fashion and color.

Pros
• Super compressible
• Lightweight
• Easy to pack in any travel bag

Con
• Not convenient for tall plus size people

14. Coleman 6-person instant cabin tent

While having your tent is good, having a shelter that accommodates more people is fun, and surely your friends will agree. This tent can support up to 6-people within the tent, so bring along yourself and 5 other friends, and it’ll be like an air-bnb party at the campsite. The tent can hold up to 2 queen beds. Talk about space.

Pros
• Can be set up within a minute
• Large accommodation
• Lightweight and highly durable
• Affordable

Con
• Needs help to take it down

15. Zhumell Signature Waterproof Binoculars

What fun would your camp be without a pair of binoculars? For the best camping experience, bring along the Zhumell signature waterproof binoculars. The lens is multicoated, and it contains 4 roof prisms, to ensure maximum light transmission and bright, clear views.

Pros
• No set up required
• Convenient for everyone
• Waterproof

Con
• Costly

16. Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro Knife

Just bringing along an ordinary knife when camping is helpful, bringing along a multi-purpose knife is more helpful. This 4.8 inch knife is slightly more pricy, but may save your life. The handle doubles as a hammer, the holes in handle allow for lashing to a stick to create a spear, the lanyard has an emergency whistle, and a fire starter rod sits within a watertight holder.

Pros
•Multi-purpose survival tool
•Premium grade stainless steel construction
•Well balanced weighing in at 13.7 ounces

Con
•Although very well reviewed by other users, pricey compared to some knives

17. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens

Capture every perfect moment of camping with this camera. It does not only provide epic photos, but the interface and usability make it a great entry-level DSLR camera. Topping all these features is its inbuilt Wi-Fi in this internet generation. This camera is cheap compared to some DSLR cameras, and this one is well reviewed. It provides good competition to the Nikon d3400.

Pros
• Relatively cheaper
• Easy to pack
• Amazing quality

Cons
• Older camera body technology when compared to the Nikon 3400

18. FKANT Solar Charger

This is almost a must-have item in the digital age of 2018, we should probably add this to our essentials list. Where do you plan on charging your phone when you go camping? Often this is forgotten by campers so we are here to remind you…do not forget! Do not worry because this device has you covered so long as you have access to the all-mighty sun. The compatible devices are smartphones, tablets and to GoPro cameras. FKANT Solar Charger can last as long as you want as long as you charge it using solar during the daytime.

Pros
• Can charge more than one device
• Acts as a torch
• Easily portable

Con
• It cannot be used in the absence of solar.

19. UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case, 25 Stormproof Matches, and 3 Strikers

Camping is not camping unless that campfire is lit. Well, as exciting as the fireside may be on that chilly morning or cold night, starting the fire can be a disaster without the correct matches. In an attempt at making the whole experience better, the UCO Stormproof Match Kit was invented. They work with the use of the FIRST matchstick. Additionally, it is not a big deal if the container or matches gets soaked in water or dirt, they will still work. This is because the box is watertight, hard, and can withstand extreme pressure. The matches that come along with the order are longer than your typical matches, and will also burn longer rated at 15 seconds each. The Each kit is parked with 25 matches and three strike surfaces that can last you your entire camping period.

Pros
• Lightweight
• Durable
• Works well after being submerged in water or dirt

Cons
• Relatively expensive when compared with other matchsticks

20. Inflatable Lounger Hammock

This cool inflatable couch/lounger can be brought to a campsite, a beach, or anywhere outdoors! Its portability increases its convenience paired well with a practical carrying bag. The Oxford nylon stitching is so durable that it can support up to 400lbs. The features this lounger has are a side pouch, a secure stake, as well as a bottle opener so you can crack a cold one with the boys.

Pros
• Affordable
• Very comfortable
• Easy to inflate
• Lightweight

Con
• Can slightly deflate when sitting for extended periods of time

 

Conclusion

Although most of the items in this list are not always necessary to bring camping, they do bring along a convenience, a cool-factor, and will be impressive to your camping buddies.

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