22 Cool Camping Gadgets (Review) in 2021

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Camping can be a fun activity if you gear yourself up with some cool camping gadgets in 2016 for the ultimate campsite. But what camping gadgets should you buy?

To help you find the best camping gadgets in the USA and beyond, we have put together the ultimate list. We have reviewed 22 of the best camping gadgets to make your next camping trip not just a lot more comfortable but also a lot more fun.

Check out the list and learn how some of the best camping gadgets of 2016 can improve your camping experience.

NameCategoryProduct
LifeStraw Personal Water FilterBest OverallLifeStraw Personal Water Filter
SE 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket ToolBudget PickSE 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket Tool
Tentsile Flite PlusUpgrade PickTentsile Flite Plus

1. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Our rating: 9 / 10

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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2. Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag

Our rating: 9 / 10

Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag

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Pros:

  • High quality material
  • Very durable
  • Big enough to hold a lot of items
  • Can be attached to bicycles
  • Can be attached to cars
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Touch screen stylus

This waterproof oxford cloth bag comes in mint green and several different colors including royal blue, turquoise, and black. The touch screen stylus and waterproof phone case are specifically for those who enjoy water activities.

This pack has a roll top closure and draw strings which give it the ability to be water resistant and also prevent it from getting larger than your desired size. This product is very lightweight and enables the user to take it wherever they need to go.

The Waterproof Oxford Cloth Bag also comes with an 180-degree water resistant cell phone case, which allows use while kayaking, hiking, rafting, boating, and most other outdoor activities in any weather condition.

3. AYL Starlight

Our rating: 9 / 10

AYL Starlight

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Pros:

  • Bright
  • Sturdy
  • Long battery life

Hurricane, Outdoor Activities, Emergencies & More.

Every camper who finds relief in a camping lantern will love the AYL Starlight, which is an outdoor lantern with 1,000 lumens. The bulb lasts for 10,000 hours of use. It will burn for 60 hours using the low-power mode. It dips to 6 hours when turned on a the high setting.

You can use the lantern when camping, hiking, and at your backyard BBQs. It’s a brightly lit, ultra-bright LED lantern that can help you keep things on a bright note. The lantern features a hook so you can hang it anywhere in your tent.

4. Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Press and Recipe eBook

Our rating: 9 / 10

Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Press and Recipe eBook

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Pros:

  • Makes compact and delicious cakes
  • Comes with a detailed recipe book

The Grillaholics stuffed burger press is designed to make perfectly shaped mini hamburgers with ease. The press comes with a detailed recipe book that teaches you how to create 24 amazing mini burger recipes.

The whole thing comes in one piece. You just have to decide on which of the two plates to use, stick the appropriate plate in the middle, and you are good to go.

The grillaholics comes with a one-year warranty, which means that if something goes wrong with the grilling press in the first year, you can just send it back and get a new replacement. This is a great selling point and helps both the customer and the seller.

5. MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Gear

Our rating: 9 / 10

MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Gear

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Pros:

  • Great price
  • Complete set
  • Functional

Users love this set because it will appeal to the basic camper, or somebody interested in trying out camping on a budget. Overall, it’s a good basic set. The set looks nice and the cooking equipment is functional.

The pan and pot are made of aluminum and are nonstick coated. The set comes with a divided plastic tray for food.

The set is best for warm weather camping because of the nonstick surface and lightweight material.

6. Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade

Our rating: 8 / 10

Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade

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Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Great for larger campers

Cons:

  • It could be a little bit heavier for some
  • Heavy carrier

The Gerber E-Tool is a great option for campers and backpackers who want an easy to use spade. This spade features one hand operation to make quick work of digging and even has a serrated edge for cutting through brush and roots.

It folds up nicely and is easy to carry around camping in the carrier. This makes it a favorite among campers who need a strong tool for chopping wood and digging.

This tool is well built and sturdy, allowing campers to use it for a long time. It works well for larger campers as well as smaller campers.

7. Zippo Matte Pocket Lighters

Our rating: 8 / 10

Zippo Matte Pocket Lighters

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Lighting the fireplace for a bonfire can be quite a tedious task for the inexperienced camper. The average butane lighter may not be suitable for lighting candles and paper. But if your preference is more towards classic lighters, Zippo may be the answer.

Hermetically sealed flints mean that you can use it in any weather conditions. It’s being windproof is one of the reasons why this lighter has become a staple on farms, and is appreciated by soldiers.

The spring loaded circular blade makes the refilling a breeze. A burnished matte finish gives it a dressy appearance.

8. SE 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket Tool

Our rating: 8 / 10

SE 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket Tool

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Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Very durable with its rust-resistant stainless steel construction
  • Lightweight
  • The knife blade is pretty sharp for an inexpensive product

This product is a little package that carries everything you need in a camping emergency situation. It includes a knife, scissors, screwdrivers, a saw, a box opener, and a bottle opener with a whistle.

With its compact, lightweight, portable design, it will fit in any compartment you want to take it to. You can choose to put it on your keychain, or stash it in your backpack, or leave it in your glove box.

This is a high-quality mini tool for any emergency situation. It is made from high-carbon stainless steel which is very durable and has very low maintenance costs.

9. X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets

Our rating: 8 / 10

X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets

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Pros:

  • Durable and sturdy
  • Contains flint and whistle to alert those in case of danger
  • Outdoor survival tool and scrapers neatly packed in this paracord bracelet
  • Great for survival during outdoor adventures such as camping, hiking, backpacking and more
  • Produces great sparks after striking flint

Good luck getting this to fit your wrist. It’s a good 2 inches wide.

The X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelet is a survival bracelet designed to be worn on your wrist. Its flint & fire starter are all hidden in a waterproof compartment. Its whistle allows you to alert anyone within earshot of your situation, while the scraper allows you access to the gears or anything else trapped in mud.

Paracord is tough and durable despite its delicate look. It can be woven up to 1,000 ft and is the ideal survival gear for the outdoors.

10. SUAOKI Led Camping Lanterns

Our rating: 8 / 10

SUAOKI Led Camping Lanterns

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Pros:

  • Packed with 3 LED lights in each lantern for convenient lighting
  • The lantern can switch from white to color lighting.
  • It glows with a cool vibe and provides a soft illumination that pretty much covers a 20 square feet area.
  • They can be conveniently hung in the tent
  • Can be used for rechargeable batteries as a charging station. You can charge your phone, mp3 player and other digital devices with it
  • With this device, you can easily read a book with a soft illumination in the night
  • With its ‘App’ you can easily switch between the different lighting modes with just a tap.
  • Worry-free and reliable battery lifetime
  • You can use these flashlights for up to eight hours if it is fully charged.
  • The acrylic material makes the lanterns durable and shatterproof. They can withstand all kinds of weather.

Cons:

  • They are not too bright.
  • The USB charging cable doesn’t come with the package …which is weird.

11. Coleman Camp Propane Grill/Stove

Our rating: 8 / 10

Coleman Camp Propane Grill/Stove

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Pros:

  • Comes complete with a table and all the hooks you need
  • Installs easily
  • Easy to use, just a case of putting in the gas, lighting it, turning the wheel on the gas bottle to supply gas and then spinning the knob on the grill to turn gas on and off.
  • Easily attaches to most conventional campers

Coleman once again proves that they are one of the top rated companies that design and bring to market some of the best camping tools and accessory. As you would expect from the company, this stove is simple and does what it is designed to do.

During our testing of this product, we were able to put meat on the grill and cook it over some charcoal, which was not the case with many of the other stoves on the market.

We should point out that we have only tried this product on campers as we would expect that it would be too bulky to be able to fit on more conventional backpacking camping equipment.

12. BioLite Campstove 2 Wood Burning Electricity Generating & USB Charging Camp Stove

Our rating: 8 / 10

BioLite Campstove 2 Wood Burning Electricity Generating & USB Charging Camp Stove

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Before you go to a camp site or embark on a retreat, you should read this one for sure. We cannot think of a better way to start out your adventure than BioLite Campstove 2.

It features a battery that is connected to a USB port that can be used to charge your portable devices. It also comes with a Bluetooth device and can be connected to your smartphone or tablet. You can use it to make coffee and tea or even to boil up your favorite meal. The best part is, it burns biomass just like wood or paper.

13. Rockpals 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger

Our rating: 8 / 10

Rockpals 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger

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And 2 AC Sockets, Dual Inputs, Foldable Solar Power in the Camping Tent, Car, Starter Kit.

Rockpals 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger is perfect for outdoor camping, fishing, hiking, tailgating, hunting, RV, picnic, beach, anywhere you can get a little sun shine! It came with the the water-proof connection cables, and everything you need to charge your portable aa solar sound system or other USB chargeable devices, make yourself a solar power system at great price. Just connect the solar panel with Suaoki Portable Generator, Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack / USB device, the connectors match with both of them.

If you want to power up your Yeti power station, Goal Zero Yeti, eg1000, eg 3000 / portable solar generator,.

14. Wacaco Minipresso NS

Our rating: 8 / 10

Wacaco Minipresso NS

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Pros:

  • Choose Your Desired Temperature This grill product does not have much of a temperature range. The highest temperature you can choose is 250 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest is 150 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Power and Weight Balance While comparing the grill to other models, this product’s weight ratio is 7.5 pounds per one-square-inch. This means that the lighter the grill, the more durable the material is. This ensures that it lasts longer than the usual. The one-square-inch ratio also shows that this grill is designed with power in consideration. This means that even with a lightweight material, it can still hold its weight against wind.

And Backpacking, Anywhere, Black and Red.

A solid product, and highly recommended by customers. It is a great value for money and a very useful gadget for campers. It is light and easy to use. It is the best companion to have your coffee, espresso or lattes made in the great outdoors while you enjoy the fantastic views.

A few users reported that the product breaks easily, but overall, it is a great product! This is a solid product, and highly recommended by customers. It is a great value for money and a very useful gadget for campers.

15. Tentsile Flite Plus

Our rating: 8 / 10

Tentsile Flite Plus

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Introduces some unique features
  • Lots of space
  • Easy to set up/take down
  • Comes with a rainfly

Cons:

  • The red color is a little too bright.
  • The canopy could be a little less transparent.

If you are looking for a tent that is a little different from the rest, the Tentsile Flite could be a good pick for you. It is the first tent of its kind to offer you a play houselike tent that you can set up in the middle of a tree.

Available in six different colors, the Flite is simply easy to use. It also comes with rainfly and all the included features make it a comfortable and durable tent.

The four internal dividers can help you create a roomier space and ensure you are not too close to your partner or to whoever is sharing the tent.

16. Coleman Folding Double Wash Basin

Our rating: 8 / 10

Coleman Folding Double Wash Basin

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Pros:

  • Doesn’t take up much space
  • Functions as a tent or wash basin
  • Constructed of heavy-duty material
  • Wearable belt included
  • Inexpensive

17. Thermacell MR150 Portable Mosquito Repeller

Our rating: 8 / 10

Thermacell MR150 Portable Mosquito Repeller

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Pros:

  • Really works. No more mosquitos at the campsite.
  • No fog, no mess
  • Fuel tablet lasts about 12 hours. Repellent mats lasts 24 hours each.
  • Not greasy like previous versions
  • Great range for the product. About 15 feet.
  • Solid construction. No plastics here.

18. Texsport Instant Portable Outdoor Camping Shower Privacy Shelter Changing Room

Our rating: 7 / 10

Texsport Instant Portable Outdoor Camping Shower Privacy Shelter Changing Room

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Pros:

  • The Texsport Instant Portable Outdoor Camping Shower and Changing Room is a great piece of gear to throw in the RV or a big tent and keep there for just such an emergency.

19. SUAOKI Collapsible Clover Style 18 Led Brightest Camping Tent Lanterns

Our rating: 6 / 10

SUAOKI Collapsible Clover Style 18 Led Brightest Camping Tent Lanterns

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Pros:

  • Total 12 LEDs: 18PCS high power LEDs
  • Additional Features:
  • Waterproof
  • All in one
  • Great for camping

Cons:

  • It is slightly heavy
  • The plastic is a little cheap
  • Yellow Bulbs

In all, the lantern is worth the price, except for the above-mentioned cons.

Let it light up your camping trip and night.

Notice: Since the lantern can be charged via solar power itself, you do not need to worry about the power shortage during your family camping nearby the dense forest. So it can be used as a good emergency light for your car as well.

20. Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet

Our rating: 6 / 10

Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet

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The Reliance Luggable Loo doesn’t let other portable toilets put it in shame with regards to size or features. It easily and quickly sets up with its turn-key design. The assembly is similar to setting up a tent.

No tools are needed to put it together, which makes it a favorite of people who go camping and RV-ing.

Its 5-gallon capacity gives users the confidence that they can go for long periods of time without having to empty their commode as many times as they would with other smaller sized containers.

21. Igloo Trailmate Journey

Our rating: 5 / 10

Igloo Trailmate Journey

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This is another very interesting cooler from Igloo that is a fairly recent entry into the market.

It is a wheeled cooler, which means it can be easily moved from one location to another even when it’s filled with items. It’s a pretty versatile cooler, and here’s why:

It has a rugged tubular steel frame, making it very durable. This model also has a dual bracket system, which can hold a variety of items inside the cooler such as chairs, games, and tents. This can make the cooler very versatile and can keep you occupied on your camping trip.

22. Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower System w/Handheld Showerhead

Our rating: 2 / 10

Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower System w/Handheld Showerhead

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Pros:

  • Can be used for camping and hiking, even with other human powered devices
  • Can be placed almost anywhere, including off-grid estates
  • Has satisfactory battery life
  • Simple to use
  • Comes with several accessories for your convenience
  • Made of decent quality material

Cons:

  • Uses AA batteries, which can be inconvenient if you forgot to pack your charger
  • Showering capabilities are not as good as advertised
  • Bulky

Off-Grid Estates, RVs & Cottages, Boating & Fishing, Trave.

This bathing system is great for outdoor trips, especially if you need to use this in combination with hand-powered devices. This system is good if you are not using a lot of power, but will run out of juice fast if you are using something that is electrical.

Conclusion

This article is all about camping gadgets which are trending in 2021. These are available in the market in a wide range of categories including ready made tents to lightning protection. There are also other things like portable solar panels for power need along with GPS, flashlights, and lanterns. These camping gadgets offer a great set of features at a reasonable price.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
LifeStraw Personal Water FilterBest OverallLifeStraw Personal Water Filter
SE 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket ToolBudget PickSE 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket Tool
Tentsile Flite PlusUpgrade PickTentsile Flite Plus