The technology world is growing at a fast rate, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.
The ones that take advantage of all the gadgets available are the ones that will have much more fun than those who don’t.
And so I’m glad you landed on this page, because I’m about to outline 50 cool camping gadgets that you can purchase and use to your advantage.
Me and my camping buddies stay up until midnight every weekend scoping through online stores as we check out all the latest gadgets and camping equipment.
In last few months we have jotted down the gadgets that have stood out to us, the ones that you and I can benefit from the most. Enjoy.
- Note: These are in no particular order.
1. Lulabop Hero Carabiner Clip
This tough and multi-functional Carabineer clip is versatile, premium quality and makes any outdoor adventure easy. It features a rotating folding hook for more versatility. Get it here
2. Zippo Matte Lighter
This zippo is windproof and waterproof. It has a metal construction so you can use it anywhere, even in strong winds. The flints and wicks are replaceable and refillable for a lifetime of use. Go here for the Zippo
3. Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade
This is not a technology gadget, however, it is certainly a good birthday present for your wife (if she’s an avid camper of course). It’s sharp, holds its edge easily, has a color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip and only weighs 4.1 oz w/ the sheath. Go here for the knife
4. ChillaX Inflatable Lounger
This inflatable lounger has a bottle holder, bottle opener, securing stake and carry bag. These will make you the coolest person at any campsite, especially since they FLOAT on water! They are water-repellent, thick, durable, and extremely comfortable. Get yours here
5. ThorFire LED Camping Lantern
These can be used as a flashlight or lantern depending on if it’s folded up or extended. They are ideal for camping since they are so lightweight (5.9 oz). But what I like the most is the brightness and compactability. Get your lantern here
6. X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelet
Every camper should get one of these, there’s no two ways about it. It is the ultimate survival piece, as it features a flint, firestarter and a whistle. It is so compact, lightweight and contains ESSENTIAL items that are needed to survive the wilderness. Go here for the bracelet
7. Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb
The materials used in these light bulbs are safe and reliable, which is why they’ve received high popularity and trust from the public. These bulbs are small, lightweight, and contains a hanging hook so you can hang them in your tent while you read a book or tell ghost stories. Go here for more
8. Emergency Survival Kit: 11 in 1
Whether you’re camping at the peak of a mountain or your local campsite, one thing’s for sure. There’s a chance for you to get lost. Luckily there is the Emergency Survival Kit gadget that places lots of useful things needed to survive all in the one place. Get your emergency kit now
9. Mystical Fire Campfire Colorant
Looking to spice up the campfire for the kids? The Mystical Fire Colorant Packets create unique colors for wood burning fires. They can be used for either indoors or outdoors but I prefer to use them for campfires. They are available in a number of different colors and quantities (6, 12, 24, and more). Get them here
10. 13W Solar Charger
Where there is sun, there is power! Charge your mobile devices, music players, tablets, etc. They are highly efficient, weather-resistant and only weigh 1 pound in case you’re worried about the weight. Oh and did I mention that they’re ultra compact? Get them now
11. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
No batteries need, no electrical power whatsoever, make your morning espresso anywhere! Even if you’re at the peak of a mountain. It has a modern design and only weighs 0.8 pounds. It’s so sleek, simple, and extremely efficient. Get the coffee machine here
12. VOLADOR Toiletry Travel Bag
Do you have a wife or girlfriend that tends to leave her makeup lying around? Even though it is the wilderness, women still want to look good for you, and this makeup bag is a great option. However, you can also you it as a toiletry bag, travel bag, bathroom storage bag and more. Go here for it
13. HD Clear Dual Focus Monocular Telescope
The best sightseeing gadget in such a low price range! It offers the clearest and sharpest images, a low night vision option so you can go for a night walk and a revolutionary structure to make it that much better. It’s so comfortable and compact, so I just HAD to include it in this list. Get it now
14. Hanger with Rotating Folding Hook
The Qlipter offers a premium design, a very STRONG frame so you can hang a multitude of items easily and out of the way in a tidy manner, such as your backpacks, baby gear, toiletry bags, other organizer gadgets, and more. Get it today
15. Fitackle Tactical Molle Pouch
This pouch offers heavy-duty webbing belt loop and MOLE attachment straps. It can be attached to a belt, tactical vest, backpack or similar. It has many uses such as a: waist bag, gadget pouch, EDC carry, and even a survival pouch. Get it now
16. Folding Camping Chair and Table
Now this little gadget is ESSENTIAL for family campers. Just unfold it to set it up. It’s sturdy, very affordable, rust-free and high quality considering the low price tag. It has a weight capacity of 35 pounds, so a good refreshments table for your outdoor adventures. Go get it here
17. Kitchen Cooking Tongs Set
These are PREMIUM quality kitchen and grill tongs. They are 12 inches long and good for cooking BBQ, grilled foods, salads, pasta and more. It actually comes as a set – 7″ (kitchen use), 9″ (salads), and 12″ (BBQ). Whatever one you use depends on the type of cooking you’re doing. Get your tongs here
18. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
You’ve probably seen these many times on TV before. It removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and a great choice for anyone that wants to be 100% prepared for ANYTHING they may experience in the great outdoors. Just place it in a stream of dirty water and suck it up. It’s easy, highly convenient and very affordable considering it may save your life one day. Go here for the water filter
19. Streamlight Siege AA Lantern
With so many positive reviews from the public I knew others would benefit from this amazing lantern. It’s made of plastic, so lightweight, cordless (battery powered), with red and white LEDs and 5 output modes. But what makes it better than other lanterns? The fact that it’s waterproof of course! Get the lantern now
20. Destination Kitchen Set 24
Make your outdoor experience easier than it needs to be with the Destination Kitchen Set. It includes tools needed to cook for the entire family and easily sits into the included (compact) carry bag. It has 24 pieces all up and inexpensive considering everything it offers. Go here for the kitchen set
21. BEARZ Outdoor Picnic Blanket
This doesn’t ONLY have a sleek design that’ll get the eyes from other camp goers, but it has many uses beneficial for all outdoors people. It is lightweight, compact, durable, waterproof, and available in many different colors. It’s best used for a picnic but can be used for sitting and gazing the beautiful forest from the top of a mountain as well 🙂 Go here for more info
22. Waterproof Aluminum Pill Box
I know a few people that take pills often, and going on a camping trip makes them forget about them. As a result they just don’t bother going since it will be too stressful. However, these waterproof pill holders will give anyone a piece of mind, knowing their pills won’t accidentally get wet in the family water fight. Get the pill box here
23. Raqpak Microfiber Travel Towel
We all know spills happen and foods get dropped often. Well these towels make the outdoor experience easier and more efficient. The Raqpak is a quick-drying towel that’s a lot lighter than cotton towels and still dries up 3 times its own weight. Go here for the Raqpak towel
24. Pocket Chainsaw
With technology getting better each year, it was only inevitable that a pocket chainsaw was going to get released. This ones has 3 times more teeth than other models, so that is 3 times faster cutting with 3 times less effort. Cut the logs for your firewood or leave it in your survival kit just in case the unknown does happen. And no, it’s not actually that heavy – only 9.6 ounces in fact. Get yours here
25. BackSak Waterproof Backpack
If you enjoy a day hike while you’re camping, you will absolutely love this little backpack. It has enough room to hold the items you need for the day. It can hold your survival kit and other items since it’s roomy enough and lightweight (2.5 pounds), waterproof, and very comfortable. Go here for yours
26. 2 in 1 Trunk and Backseat Organizer
This little organizer provides more convenience for your car travelling adventures. It saves space, easily hangs over the seat and a great idea if you’re tired of placing small items on the floor of your trunk (only to get squashed and/or break). And the best part is that you don’t have to remove it when you get to your campsite. Get yours here
27. Marshmallow S’mores Roasting Sticks
Looking to make the time around the campfire much more fun than it already is? Give each child their favorite-colored roasting stick. These sticks stop kids from getting burnt, they are made with quality cookware, super fun to use and easy to clean. Go here for the roasting sticks
28. Baby Nursery Organizer
When you’re camping with a baby, everything you and the baby needs should be at your disposal when it’s needed. You can make that happen with this clothing and diapers organizer. It’s easy to clean, sturdy, contains 5 pockets and 3 straps for easy hanging inside tents and on picnic tables. Get your nursery organizer here
29. Dry Bag Sack
The Dry Bag sack is available in many different colors. It is lightweight and durable, and guaranteed to keep the contents inside waterproof. Keep all your valuable insides (mobile phones, GPS systems and other powered devices) and never worry about them getting wet again. Go here for the price
30. Camping Cutlery Utensil Set
If the other set was too big and bulky, this one is a great alternative especially if you’re going backpacking and not family camping. It offers a stainless steel fork, knife, spoon and bottle opener. It’s incredibly lightweight and compact due to the small pouch it comes in. Get the price now
Be the “high tech” camper in your family with this awesome, pocket-sized gadget. It measures the direction of the wind, wind chill, temperature, humidity, and much more. You can even see if it’s safe to fly your drone since you can check the wind speed! Get yours now
32. Smokeless Solid Fuel Tablets
These fuel tablets are smokeless and one of the best little firestarters I’ve used throughout my years of camping. They are available in multiple size options and comes in waterproof packaging. They are highly affordable and worth every penny if you ask me. Get yours now
33. Food Chopper and Manual Food Processor
The ZYLISS food chopper will make cooking in the outdoors a breeze. Yes, really. It blends ingredients in a matter of seconds and contains booster arms so food doesn’t stick. You can use it for preparing meals, blending, chopping and even pureeing ingredients. Get yours here
34. Toplus 2 PACK Car Trash Bags
Keep your car clean while you travel to and from your campsite. The Toplus bag is durable and environmental-friendly. You can either use it for holding rubbish bags or storage for your valuables. Just hang it over the back of your car seat and it’s ready to go. Go here for more information
35. LED Flashlight Gloves
Some might say you can’t use these for camping but I beg to differ. They are good for working on your RV at nighttime, night walking in the forest, night fishing and mountain camping. These are breathable, easy to use and durable. Oh and did I say they are highly affordable too? Get your gloves here
36. LED Flashlight Lantern with Holster
This is an emergency flashlight, and actually one of the higher quality ones I’ve seen might I add. It offers many great features, such as the: broad and focus beam, ultra bright CREE LED, 3 toggle modes, magnetic base for hands-free work, work light and emergency red flashing mode. Get the flashlight here
37. 10 in 1 Paracord Survival Grenade
Survive your camping trip if you ever get lost with the 10 in 1 Paracord Survival Grenade. Why? It offers 10 different items that make surviving in the wilderness much easier. And because it’s so light, compact and easy to carry, it should always be on you at all times. Get your survival grenade now
38. Multi-Tool with Case
As you can see, I’m all for convenience in the great outdoors. If it has multiple uses I’m going to take advantage of it. This multi-tool is so compact and versatile, it doesn’t corrode or break easily, and it’s durable enough to withstand anything it’s used on. Get it here
39. Inflatable Solar Lantern
These are surprisingly lightweight considering how versatile and shatterproof they are! They provide between 6-12 hours of light. Even though it takes 6 hours to charge it more than makes up for it with the 15 sq ft of light, two brightness settings and emergency flashing light. Go here for more info
40. Portable Travel Bags
This bag offers a large capacity that can be used for not only makeup but also toiletries. I like it because it is durable and lightweight. The detail hasn’t been skimped over, so the manufacturers have clearly taken their time with the design. You know it’s going to be high quality and worth the price when they don’t rush a product. Get more info here
41. Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case
The UCO Match Kit provides a waterproof case, 25 stormproof matches and 3 strikers. They are easy to light and all burn up to 15 seconds each. And even after being in the water they will still light up. The overall weight is 1.7 oz. Get more information
42. Stout Drop Point Blade
Sometimes you just wish you had a knife on you at all times, to help you with every day activities. Well the Stout Drop Blade is THAT knife. It locks like a vault and built like a tank. So it definitely can withstand anything mother nature throws at it! Get yours here
43. Universal Flexible Grip Holder
Whether you’re trying to get a perfect photo for Instagram or your Facebook page for friends to see, you need something to hold your phone while you strike your pose. It’s made of rubber so it doesn’t scratch your equipment and universal so it fits any powered device. Get it now
44. Tactical Pocket Folding Collection Knife
I wanted to include this because of the visual aspect and the cheap price it offers. It has a flaming design and a stainless steel blade. It’s fast and smooth, and ready to go as soon as you need it. To finish of this great product the manufactures provide a rainbow finish pocket clip to go with it. Get your one today
45. Heat Resistant Grilling BBQ Gloves
Protect your hands while you cook over the campfire or the BBQ. These silicone gloves withstand heat all the way up to 425 Degrees Fahrenheit. They are comfortable, provide superior grip and a good choice for when handling frozen foods too. Go here for info
46. Survival Credit Card Knife
Why I like this gadget is because it’s SO convenient. It’s wallet-sized and provides a bunch of items to help you stay alive if you ever get lost in the wild. It has 22 tools in one, such as: fish hooks, snare locks, arrow heads, fork, sewing needles, saw blades, and much more. Get your credit card knife here
47. 3-in-1 Food Water Bowls
A very good choice for dog lovers that take their dog camping often. This set offers a double-sided pet brush and pet bowl – all waterproof and collapsible so they take up virtually no space. Get the bowls here
48. Waterproof Travel Organizer
This waterproof travel organizer is scratch-resistant, water-resistant and provides premium padding so it stays comfortable. The main compartment is HUGE. There is even additional pockets for more storage options. The hook makes it easy to hang up and out of the way so your tent and campsite stays tidy. Go here for more info
49. Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Available in a bunch of different styles, this army pocket knife will soon become your new best friend when you see everything it offers. It only measures 3-1/4 inches long but offers a large knife blade, can opener, corkscrew, screwdriver and more. The lifetime warranty means you are covered against defects for the life of the knife. Get the knife now
50. Stealth Cam Trail Camera
Know what the animals get up to in and around your campsite with this trail camera. Just wrap it around a tree and you have a surveillance camera that takes pictures and videos every time it detects movement. Of course if you let your imagination run wild you can use it for many other activities too. Go here for your trail cam
I’m always on the lookout for the “latest and greatest” tech gadgets, so you can count on me to mention all the cool camping gadgets on my blog.
My favorite one in this list is the ChillaX Inflatable Lounger.
Even if you’re not on a camping trip you can relax at the beach, at a friends party, family event, poolside party, the park. Literally anywhere.
Another cool gadget is the Paracord Grenade. This is pretty much vital for a camping trip, because you never know if you’re going to get lost or not.
So the least you can do is be prepared!
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12 thoughts on “50 Cool Camping Gadgets in 2017”
Thanks for the post!
I have the inflatable lounger and it is awesome.
I want one so bad. Summer’s around the corner here in NZ so I’ll be getting one just before it does. I’ll be all ready 🙂
I am an avid camper also. I have 4 children so camping is an inexpensive way to vacation, even if it is just for the weekend. I have several of the gadgets you have listed here, but I found a few I don’t have and want. The inflatable lounger and 13watt solar charger are definitely on my list, as well as just about everything else on here. I will be back on your site in the very near future.
Absolutely. Camping is still one of, if not THEE most inexpensive vacation to go on. Yes! The inflatable lounger is what I’ll be getting too. Thank you for the comment and have a nice day.
I have to admit…these are some of the coolest gadgets and necessities I have ever seen for camping. Great selection of stuff! Now I want to plan my next trip!
Thanks for all your hard work!
It was my pleasure. I have a few on this list already but there is still a lot I want to get. I have heaps of time before summer hit New Zealand anyway!
A lot of awesome gadgets. There’s so many useful gadgets I don’t know which one I wanna buy first, but I personally want the portable chain saw that would really come in handy and I also want to get the solar charger. There’s also this other camping device that is a portable grill stand that goes over the fire that one is pretty awesome I saw it on a YouTube video. Anyway, great list and have a good evening.
Good choice. The pocket chainsaw is actually one of my favorites on this list. I don’t know if I absolutely need one yet, however, if I start backpacking the wilderness a lot more then I may consider it in the future.
The solar charger I have already. It’s so useful on camping trips, especially when you want to relax in your tent and listen to some music at night!
I haven’t seen the portable grill stand. I’ll check it out anyway, as I might be creating a part 2 of this article 😀
Thanks for your kind comment Casey. I hope you have a great day also!
Wow. there is a lot of gadgets for the avid camper. I don’t camp but now I want to. Heck, I want all the above just for using around the house and cook outs. I am so impressed with the way you reviewed each item. This will be bookmarked.
Thank you for the bookmark! That means a lot.
Hi Brandon! As a scout for 10 years, I must tell you that many of these objects made us slack some time ago! The list is very well organized and informative and now I know objects I never thought existed. Keep up the good work you’ve done!
Yes, it is a struggle to balance the gadget/tech side of camping with primitive. Too much technology can and will make you slack off in the wild, because you have so many devices at your disposal. With the help of the solar charger, you will never run out of power!