So you're going camping? Okay – but are you prepared? In this post, you'll find 97+ cool camping gadgets and gear that will make your next trip amazing!
97+ Cool Camping Gadgets That'll Make Your Next Trip Amazing
We all want the newest, coolest camping gear, but staying on top of the trends is hard to do. This huge list of cool camping gadgets and gear will ensure you have an amazing trip!
From portable bunk beds to s’mores inside the tent, look no further for the most unique products on the market!
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Cool Camping Gear for a Great Trip
1. VW Camper Van Tent
If you want your very own VW, but don’t have wads of cash, look no further! A VW Camper Van Tent is the answer. Quick and easy to set up, this tent will have you reminiscing about the olden days in no time.
With two inner rooms and the ability for even the tallest adults to stand, your whole family can enjoy the 1960’s camping experience!
2. Camp Stove Toaster
Simply place this folding product on top of your camp stove, and in a few minutes you have delicious toast!
3. Advanced Elements Solar Shower
Being able to take a shower while camping is pretty cool, and this piece of camping gear allows you to do so! The Advanced Elements Solar Shower holds a full 5 gallons of water with a reflector and insulator.
Additionally, the water temperature gauge will ensure the water is warm enough for your taste. The showerhead on and off is easy to use – and you will be the envy of all other campers.
4. Mosquito Repellent Bracelets (Deet Free)
Each bracelet is deet-free, pleasant smelling and one size fits all. Made with plant based essential oils: citronella, lemongrass, rosemary and peppermint essential oils.
5. Disc-O-Bed Portable Bunk Beds
Do you have a tall tent and a large family? Do you need more space for beds? Look no further than Disc-O-Bed’s Portable Bunk Beds to help you fit anyone from children to adults. Setup and take down are a snap!
These bad boy bunks have extra organizational storage. You can even use the beds outdoors for sleeping under the stars!
6. Deluxe Folding Grill Table
This piece of gear folds down to only 6 inches tall for storage in small places. There are even hooks and a paper towel holder on the side!
7. Solar Powered Glow in the Dark Camping Rope
Do you seem to find a way to always trip over the rope? Have you ever wished you could see your guy lines at night? Well, your tripping days are over with the Meili Solar Powered Luminous Reflective Guyline.
During the day, simply leave the rope out in the sun for 15 minutes. The rope glows green at night for 6-8 hours!
8. Portable BBQ Grill Briefcase
On the outside this might look like a simple briefcase, but inside it is a fully equipped BBQ grill. This opens to reveal a cooking grate and ash catcher (which will eliminate mess). This little grill comes with enough room to cook for two.
At just over 4 lbs, this grill is great for your next camping trip or even fishing trip. This piece of camping gear will make you the talk of the campsite.
9. Wood Burning Camp Stove
For space, Vinida’s wood burning stove collapses and weighs only a half of a pound. Look no further if you want a lightweight, sturdy, durable alternative to propane camp stoves.
10. Sand Proof Blanket
If you have ever gone camping, you know there is usually a ton of sand. You also know that sand gets everywhere, and by the time you get home all your camping gear is covered. The same goes for beach trips.
You no longer have to worry about sand with the Meerkat Sand Resistant Blanket. As an added bonus, this blanket resists water as well.
11. Water Purification Tablets
From Portable Aqua, these iodine water purification tablets are a must-have for those unsure of their water source. Sometimes iodine tablets can leave a weird taste to the water.
Portable Aqua already thought about this and added water treatment tablets to neutralize the taste. If you are in an area with bacteria in the water (or you're unsure of the water safety) consider adding these to your current water treatment regimen.
12. Versatile Lunatec Aquabot Water Bottle
You can use this water bottle to wash camp dishes, have a water fight, or cool off on the trail. This camping bottle is BPA free and is easy to clean on the go.
13. UST’s 30-Day Survival Lantern
Capable of lighting the way for 30 days straight, you won’t have to worry about running out of power for a long time.
14. Lightweight Folding Chair
If you don’t want the added weight of a camp chair dragging you down, check out the Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Chair. This chair only weighs 2 pounds, and you can use it around the campfire or for a quick rest along the trail.
The weight capacity on these chairs is 350 pounds, and the setup is quick and easy. Literally anyone can use this cool camping chair!
15. Beanie Beard
Men or women who want to keep their face warm can use this cool face toupee. If you are a woman it might even keep the creeps away!
16. Pop Popcorn Over the Open Fire
Everyone will shout for joy when they see the old fashioned popper come out!
17. MiniPress GR Espresso Maker
Not only can you make your own drink without electricity, you can also grind the beans fresh every morning. It’s like a 2 for 1 piece of camping gear!
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18. Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
Although small, this thing can filter with the best of them. If you plan on going out into the desert, or other places with only pools or puddles, you will want something like this.
19. Coghlan’s Non-Stick Camp Griddle
This campsite cookware is slightly larger than the two average sized camp burners, so you can get your grill on for the whole family at once! Simply place on your camp stove to get your meal rolling!
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20. Kikkerland Log Pillow
How cute would it be to use this log as your camping pillow?
21. Carabiner Handle Stainless Steel Mug
Simply attach the carabiner to your belt loop or bag and you are ready to go!
22. 10 Piece Mess Kit
Included in the free nylon carry bag are a 1-liter pot and lid, 2 BPA free bowls, spork, soup spoon, spatula, and cleaning sponge. This makes getting ready for camping a breeze.
23. Inflatable Bubble Tent
Have you dreamt about a 3×5 meter space all your own? Something transparent and futuristic perhaps? This inflatable bubble tent by Bubble is the answer. The clear, durable material ensures you can see the complete panoramic view.
Additionally, this cool camping gear can be transported and used anywhere in the great outdoors.
24. Portable Camping Table
This OUTRY portable camping table is ultralight, so it is perfect for backpackers and other weight conscious campers. The medium is 1.7 pounds, and the large is 2.6 pounds. Also included are bottle holders: 2 for the medium and 4 for the large.
In addition, it breaks down into 4 different pieces, so multiple people can share the weight.
25. Covacure Bug Proof Hammock
The Covacure Bug Proof Hammock features a bug net that covers the entire hammock. With more diseases from biting insects, this camping gear will keep you safe and comfortable. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Hammock Camping.
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26. Cast Iron Sandwich Maker
With the Rome Industries Cast Iron Sandwich Maker you can have a warm and inviting meal over the fire in almost no time!
27. Happy Camper Bumper Sticker
I Make Decals made this large and in charge bumper sticker to let everyone that drives by know you are a “happy camper”.
28. The Coolest Cooler (No Joke!)
What camping gear could be cooler than the Coolest Cooler? This product runs on a lithium ion battery and includes a blender. Now you can have margarita night around the campfire, or a healthy smoothie for breakfast.
Also included are a Bluetooth speaker, wine opener, and a beer bottle opener with a magnet to catch the caps!
29. Wearable Sleeping Bag
Their adult wearable bag allows you to use your “sleeping bag” around the campfire without fear of catching fire! They even include zip-off booties for your footies!
30. Ultimate Lightweight Beverage Container
You get 4 lightweight shot glasses, 1 lightweight flask with attached lid, and a lightweight carrying case for the glasses. Never again will you be drinking out of red solo cups!
31. Slackline Kit for Beginners
This kit features a longer walking line for faster skill development!
32. GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen
Attention outdoor chefs! This piece of cool camping gear will change the way you cook at your campsite. There are 24 different utensils in GSI’s lightweight, portable set. You get 4 forks, knives, spoons, and condiment containers for entertaining. Also included are a collapsible whisk, pivot spatula, pivot large spoon, cutting board, scrubber, and camp towel.
The GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen is camp cooking at its finest.
33. UCO Stormproof Matches
If you decide to take these on the trail, you won’t even notice the extra 1.7 ounces. That means you get 25 matches, 3 strikers, and a match case for the weight of two paper clips!
34. Stay Cool Reusable Ice Pack
Although the Stay Cool Reusable Ice Packs are made for lunchboxes, who says you can’t use them around your campsite? This 6 pack of lightweight, extremely thin ice packs can easily fit into small spaces in your cooler.
You may want to use them to cool food on a walk-in picnic when bringing your cooler would be inconvenient!
35. Campfire Songs
This cool camping gear is guaranteed to bring everyone together for a night of sing-alongs in front of the fire.
36. Portable Smoker
This little collapsible smoker works on any heat surface from open fire to camp stove.
37. GSI Infinity Backpacker Mug
If you want some of the lightest, coolest camping gear on the market you will want this GSI Outdoor Infinity Backpacker Mug. Weighing in at a measly 3.5 ounces, you won’t even notice this to-go mug in your bag.
For extra space saving, the handle is collapsible. In addition, you can put a sip-it lid on top to keep debris and critters out of your morning beverage!
38. BioLite Kettle Cook Pot
The BioLite Kettle Cook Pot is both a lightweight kettle and a lightweight pot. It has a 1.5-liter capacity, and can make coffee for 4. Weighing in at 1 pound, this little cook pot can boil water, coffee, ramen, or anything else you can fit inside.
Part kettle, part pot, you won’t need any other cooking gear on the trail.
39. Military Grade Compass
It includes a map measurer distance calculator as well, so you can find your location with greater accuracy. Of course, never forget your map either. This cool camping gear will help if your short hike turns into a survival situation – even if you don't have a map.
40. Gorilla Tape To-Go
Carrying duct tape with you is always a good idea. Especially when hiking and backpacking. Now, you can have all the benefits of Gorilla Tape without the weight.
The to-go version is 1 inch wide and 30 feet long, and offers plenty of the classic hold to do the biggest of jobs. You can patch up your tent, hang clothing, or keep the air in your mattress.
41. Mosquito Incense Sticks
Murphy’s Naturals are sold 12 per pack, and each stick burns for 2 hours.
42. Portable Horseshoes
The Champion Sports Rubber Horseshoe Game is a soft and lightweight way to play horseshoes away from home. This cool camping game can be enjoyed by all ages.
43. Collapsible Travel Cups
They are also heat resistant, so you can put warm drinks inside as well.
44. MummyPod Sleeping Bag Hammock
The innovative Mummypod makes you question whether or not you want to sleep on the ground or in the trees. Even the foot box opens for temperature control and hanging.
45. SOG Folding Shovel
The SOG Folding Shovel is cool camping gear at its finest. If you plan on camping, hiking, backpacking, backcountry skiing, or mountaineering in the snow, you will want a folding shovel.
In case of an avalanche you will be able to dig out and you will be able to dig a trench. Included is a nylon carrying case for easy access.
46. Portable Windproof Camping Stove
Simply purchase butane-propane mix gas, attach, unfold, and get ready to cook. You don’t even need a lighter with the built-in spark ignition system.
47. Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
What is a camping trip without cooking something over the campfire? Whereas you used to whittle a stick to cook your hot dogs and marshmallows, now you can buy them. MalloMe offers a kit of 8 telescoping skewers to keep you a good 22 inches away from the fire.
In addition, the BPA free handle tips are color-coded. This cool camping gear makes it so you’ll never lose your roasting stick again!
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48. Coghlan’s Pop-Up Trash Can
The Coghlan’s Pop-Up Trash Can weighs 1.6 pounds and fits a 30-gallon bag. In addition, it zips up across the top to keep smells in and animals out. This trashcan pops up and just as easily compresses back down.
The Coghlan bin is made of easy to clean polyethylene so you don’t have to worry about it absorbing smells.
49. Swiss Army Knife
Made of stainless steel and encased in polished Ruby, you will never need to buy another multi-tool again.
50. Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows
Since they don’t weigh much, you can even take these mallows with you on the trail to add to your usual boring breakfast.
51. Outdoor Knife and Fire Starter Combo
For grip, there is a nylon sheath wrapped around the bottom. This creates a pocket where the fire starter is safely and conveniently located. The fire starter is a rod made of ferrocerium. Not only is this cool camping gear, it could also save your life one day!
52. Lightning Nuggets Fire Starters
These Lightning Nuggets Fire Starters will get your campfire burning before you can say, “that was easy”!
53. Checkerboard Table
Have you ever wanted a to play checkers at the campsite? Now you can with the ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse table. The top of the table is adjustable, so you can tighten each side as necessary to keep a firm tabletop. Not only can you play checkers, you can play any other game you bring or make!
The table is designed to hold beverages on the second level so everyone can drink and play conveniently. Checkers pieces are included!
54. Archer Biodegradable Wipes
Although using the bathroom outdoors might not seem cool, it can be with the right gear. Introducing Archer Outdoor Gear’s Biodegradable Wipes. This is cool camping gear for your bottom and the environment!
In fact, the wipes will be fully broken down in just 28 days. These aloe and vitamin infused items can even be used to wash your body on a long journey without showers.
55. Luminoodle Color Lantern
The Luminoodle Color Lantern is an extremely versatile way to add color to your campsite. If you love color, you will love these lights. They offer 15 color options, 10 brightness settings, 3 white modes, 3 strobe/fade modes, and a red mode.
The 5 footlong, 450 lumen LED light strip can be used anywhere to light the way. Or you can bunch the lights up, put them in the included lantern bag, and use your colorful creation to guide your way!
56. Picaridin Insect Repellent
Sawyer Product’s Picaridin Insect Repellent is nature’s equivalent to DEET. Finally a natural insect product that works to keep bugs away! The ingredient Picaridin is recommended by the World Health Organization as the product of choice against mosquitoes causing malaria.
Sawyer repellent will last up to 14 hours against mosquitoes and ticks. Additionally, it will keep chiggers, gnats, biting flies, and all other manner of biting insects at bay for up to 8 hours.
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57. Solar Powered Tent Light
Thanks to the company Suaoki, if you have sun, you can have cool camping gear to light your tent. There are 3 individual solar panels you can use when off the grid. Before you go, you can use a USB to preemptively charge all the way in a quick 3.5 hours.
As far as space, this thing is shorter than the iPhone when folded. Speaking of folding, this tent light can move into different configurations to maximize light where you need it.
58. Solar Bluetooth Speaker
With a 10-minute charge, you can listen to 30 minutes of music. With a full charge you get a full 60-hour playtime!
59. Go Girl Urination Device
Included is the classic funnel, as well as an extension for when peeing in a bottle is the only option. So go ahead and go, girl!
60. Portable Washing Machine
The Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag is the answer to all of your camp clothes washing needs. This mini-washing machine in a bag is a modern take on the old washboard: tiny little nodules inside scrub your stuff in minutes!
Weighing only 5 ounces, the wash bag also doubles as dry bag in this piece of cool camping gear.
61. Fishing Reel Roaster
This product has a 27-inch telescoping skewer that allows you to cast and reel with ease. Yes, this is technically a toy. And yes, adults can use it too!
62. Mystical Rainbow Flames
Thank Mystical Fire for this super fun camping gear.
63. Coghlans Cooler Light
This lightweight yet powerful light will illuminate any dark space whether that is a cooler, a tackle box, or a storage container. The Coghlan's Cooler Light is smart as well! The light comes on when you raise the lid, and automatically shuts off 20 seconds after you close the lid.
In addition, it runs on batteries so you can easily keep it lighting up the important stuff!
64. 4-in-1 Camping Utensils
In addition, you get a carabiner to hang your silverware from your bag or belt loop. Altogether, everything weighs only 2 ounces. This is great for hikers, backpackers, and campers alike!
65. Loveseat Camping Chair
This cool camping chair will ensure you get close to your sweetie pie tonight! Also included are 2-cup holders for your morning coffee or hot chocolate in the evening.
66. Inflatable Solar Lights
Even without a new solar charge, these lights hold 95% of their power after 1 month. They will even retain charge up to 3 years! These are also good for emergency usage with the emergency flash setting.
67. Portable Pop-Up Camping Cot
In a few short minutes you can go from bare ground to completely ready for bed with the Kamp-Rite Oversize Portable Pop-Up Camping Cot. The whole thing is a cot with built-in air mattress, sleeping bag, and tent top.
Altogether, this weighs 24 pounds. Not bad for camping gear this awesome!
68. LivWild Pocket Chainsaw
The LivWild pocket chainsaw has 3 times more teeth, so it can even be used easily by children. Only do so with proper adult supervision.
69. Inflatable Hot Tub
This tub seats up to 6 people, self-inflates, and is easy to operate. All you have to do is add water! This product is also great for those that love glamping in the backyard!
70. Campfire Cooking Cookbook
Tired of the same ole campfire foods such as hotdogs and s’mores? You will enjoy the Easy Campfire Cooking book.
It features over 200 recipes that are quick and easy for anyone in the whole family to make. If you are out of ideas for cool camping meals, check out this convenient book!
71. Hammock Tree House
Even the straps are extra long to separate you from tree climbing animals. Also included is a removable rainfly in case of storms. Additionally, you can fit 3 people and up to 880 pounds inside.
72. Trailer Hitch Chairs
For those that like to rock or swing, you will not be disappointed. These chairs act like cradles! If you aren’t careful, you will be lulled to sleep!
73. Color Coded Beer Coozies
Pick up the wrong beer no more with these 6 multi-color slim beer coozies. One note: these are made for the taller, slim cans.
74. Waterproof Socks
Randy Suns waterproof socks will keep your feet dry while hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, or simply walking around. These socks are not only waterproof, but they are breathable as well.
Go ahead and take a walk through water without shoes. You know you want to try them out!
75. Pop-up Shower Tent
Setup is quick and 4 stakes are included to stabilize the tent in windy conditions.
76. Metal Detector
As kids, most of us had the idea we could get rich by carrying around a metal detector on the beach. As an adult, you can now chase your childhood dreams of having an adventure and finding cool treasure.
The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector is a pretty cool camping gadget!
77. Bug Zapping Racket
Summer camping can be all out warfare with biting insects and all is fair in love and war.
78. Campfire Cooking Dutch Oven
All you have to provide is the Dutch oven itself! In addition, you could use this stand to hang other camping stuff such as clothes, lanterns, and water jugs.
79. Volleyball and Badminton Set
Made for fun and built to last, Baden offers a to-go Volleyball and Badminton Set for your next camping adventure. The set includes regulation sized poles, stakes, volleyball, 4 badminton racquets, 3 shuttlecocks, boundary lines, and a carrying case.
This 2-in-1 game is a cool camping game for kids of all ages!
80. Campfire Bumper Sticker
The bumper sticker is 4 inches by 4 inches, waterproof, and weather resistant.
81. GSI Outdoors Blender
Weighing only 4 pounds, this battery, solar, and electricity free blender is hand powered. Don’t worry about performance, because it can get the job done!
82. Camping Stove Wind Shield
The Docooler Camping Stove Wind Shield will make sure the wind never blows out your cook stove fire again! This thin piece of titanium weighs next to nothing, and can in fact be rolled up like a piece of paper.
Simply use the included magnets to attach the wind shield to your stove.
83. Solar Powered Charger
Just be aware it will take longer if you are solely depending on solar power. To give the battery a jump start, charge before you go!
84. Portable Self-Contained Toilet
In this one little container you get a toilet paper holder, contoured seat, and splash cover. In addition, the inner bucket is removable.
85. Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE
If you need a grill you can take on the road or down a trail, the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE fits the bill! What makes it portable is the collapsible design, as well as the heavy duty wheels.
There is no need to bring a lighter – the Instastart button will ignite your grill!
86. Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
It also provides lumbar support, packs up tiny, and comes with its own carrying case.
87. Campfire Defender
Is there anything as important as camping gear that saves nature, animal, and potentially human lives? Campfire Defender was made to quickly cover a fire pit to contain embers and keep things from burning out of control.
You can also arrange it to where the defender actually protects your fire from rain, snow, wind, and other weather disruptions.
88. Camping Lantern and Ceiling Fan for Tents
This will keep the air circulating all night to keep you comfortable. This is literally cool camping gear!
89. Suitcase BBQ Grill
In fact, you can put this product together in only 6 total moves. If you don’t have charcoal, don’t worry. You can always use wood!
90. Bracelet Flask
In addition, this piece of camping gear comes with a funnel to easily dispense any drink.
91. Pop Up Cooler
After carrying your cooler to the hike-in campsite, the last thing you want to do is lug it out empty. GigaTent heard that need and created a 24 Can Pop Up Cooler. Not only is it collapsible, it is also lightweight, insulated, and waterproof!
Without any cans, food, or ice this cooler weighs 1.3 pounds.
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92. Wine Glass Insulator and Holder
This cool camping gear allows you to go hands free for other fun activities. It will keep your wine nice and cool.
93. Lighter Sleeve
LighterBro knows you need a lighter when camping, so you might as well make it into a multi-tool! This stainless steel lighter sleeve has a knife, micro screwdriver, keying, bottle opener, and scissors.
Simply slide any classic BIC sized lighter inside until you hear it click.
94. Gas S’mores Maker
All campers know the weather is not always on your side, and it is always a shame to let all the marshmallows go to waste. When the rain, snow, or winds are too crazy for a fire, you can still have S’mores with the Hershey’s S’mores Maker!
In addition to indoor usability, the mini-campfire design is adorable.
95. Rechargeable Hand Warmers
You read that right! These hand warmers are rechargeable! In addition, the battery inside can also charge anything via USB port. In order to fit everyone’s temperature preference, this cool camping gear has 3 different heat settings.
At fully charged, you can run this product from 5-10 hours.
96. Collapsible Dog Food Bowls
Don’t forget about pooch. Our furry friends need food and water, too! EasyPets offers a Roll ‘N’ Go collapsible bowl set for any animal you take camping. There are two separate bowls, one for food and one for water.
Made of BPA and lead free silicon, you can simply roll or hang it up until you need it for the next camping trip.
97. Large Tool Multi-Tool
There are times when you may need larger tools than those commonly included in multi-tools. That is why Rose Kuli made the Portable Multipurpose Camper’s Multi-Tool. Not only do you get the typical knife, wrench, and screwdrivers.
There is also an axe, hammer, saw, pliers, wire cutter, can opener, and file. Be prepared on your next camping trip with this cool camping gear!
98. Inflatable Lounger
This is a great alternative to camp chairs! For personal preference, these loungers are sold in a variety of bright, fun colors.
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And That's Our Cool Camping Gear List
These 97+ cool camping gadgets are sure to make your time outside more fun! In fact, this list is the best of what the Internet has to offer in terms of cool camping gear.
Did you find any hidden treasures?
Bryan Haines is a co-founder and blogger on GudGear – and is working to make it the best resource for outside gear. He is a travel blogger at Storyteller.Travel and photographer at Click Like This. He is also co-founder of Storyteller Media, a company he started with his wife, Dena.