Tentsile suspended tent in woodland

Cool Camping Gear: 26 Camp Gadgets You Need in Your Life

Camping is the perfect opportunity to get active and explore nature. It also offers lots of down time. Relaxing in the fresh air and taking in the wonderful sights and sounds of life outdoors. And with all that free time and headspace swilling around the campsite, it really is no wonder that so many new and (mostly) useful cool camping gadgets and camping accessories are out there. The thoughts of the avid camper will unavoidably drift towards new ideas for the ultimate cool camping setup. As a result, and luckily for us camping nuts, a whole host of cool camping gear and accessories is born!

Want in on all the new camping swag?

Check out our favourite and insanely innovative items of super cool camping gear that have caught our eye recently.

26 items of cool camping gear and accessories

Lamzac Hangout couch

Lamzac Hangout

If you love the outdoors but can’t bear a night away from the comfort of your own bed, then the luxury of the Lamzac Hangout makes a pretty cosy substitute. It doesn’t take hours of pumping to inflate it either, just open it up and capture the air that fills it before sealing the end – ideal for the truly lazy camper or festival goer.

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Scrubba wash bag

Scrubba Wash Bag

Solve the lack of kitchen sink in your backpack with your very own portable washing machine. Ideal for long distance trekkers to really get the grime out of those sweat soaked socks or for intrepid travellers without access to cleaning facilities.

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Pint Canteen bottle and cup

The Pint Canteen

Add a bit of class to your campfire tipple with this stylish yet utilitarian little vessel that covers all your beverage needs. The Pint Canteen is a solid water bottle when you’re on the move, and moonlights as a thermal goblet, keeping your beer cool or your hot choccie piping. Our favourite bit of really unique camping gear.

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Thermarest Treo camping chair

Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair

If you love a bit of laid back luxury at camp, then bag a seat on the Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair. Not only is the well made frame strong and comfortable, but the whole thing also compacts down and is contained within its non-skid feet. Never before has a camping chair been so portable, light and easy.

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Luminaid LED lantern - cool camping gear

LuminAid Packlite Spectra Lantern

En masse, these hand-sized collapsible LED lanterns add a magical ambiance to the campsite, and are a great addition to your cool festival accessories collection. But they are equally useful as single lanterns, providing enough light to read or cook by, and the solar panels fully recharge the batteries during the daylight hours.

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Hydro hammock bath - cool camping set ups

Hydro Hammock Bath

Create your own private paradise with the heated and portable Hydro Hammock. Enjoy by candlelight at the campsite, warm up with a beachside post-surf soak, wallow in a wintery wonderland, or just get into the swing of things anywhere you fancy. The luxury of glamping has just been upped to the next level, so jump on in and relax. A must for all cool camping set ups.

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Hydro Hammock


FlameStower Charger - cool camping gear

FlameStower Charger

FlameStower has revolutionised the technological freedom of campers and trekkers with its ability to turn energy from the heat of your campfire or stove into battery juice for your devices. The dawn chorus won’t be the only tweeting that’ll wake you up in the morning!

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Tentsile suspended tent in woodland - amazing tents

Tentsile Connect Tree Tent

Reach new heights and make your treehouse dreams come true with a night monkeying around in a Tentsile Tree Tent. This suspended canvas platform enables it’s inhabitants to connect with nature on a whole new level, and you’ll never have the battle to find flat ground to pitch your tent on again.

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Biolite NanoGrid - cool camping gear

BioLite NanoGrid

BioLite sure know how get energy to wherever you need it. Not content with a single device charging system, they have created the NanoGrid that provides a portable lighting and energy hub to create a home-from-home feel about your campsite setup. The powerful Li-Ion batteries can be recharged from your wall at home, car or computer and then share power to any of your USB rechargeable gear.

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Gobq Grill - cool camping set ups

Gobq Grill

This cool contraption just turned Friday night beach BBQs into an any night of the week event. Its speedy 20 second setup and lightweight portable nature, (it fits into a small backpack), makes the Gobq Grill a convenient way to feast with friends any time, any place.

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Blackfire Clamplight Lantern - cool camping gear

Blackfire Clamplight Lantern

Like no other flashlight in the world, this clever Clamplight not only provides excellent light quality, but is also doubles as a lantern. The integrated clamp turns it into a super useful addition to any outdoor adventure – light up your tent, fix it on your bike or illuminate the camp kitchen.

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Topeak Bikamper Tent - amazing tents

Topeak Bikamper

Gain ultimate freedom on your next cycling adventure with the Bikamper. This lightweight and compact 3 season tent gives you just enough shelter for a good night’s sleep, wherever you end up. The perfect solution for serious bikepackers and cycling adventurers alike.

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Fieldcandy tent - really cool tents

FieldCandy Tent

Turn heads this festival season with the fun and quirkiness of FieldCandy tent designs. These ain’t no ordinary novelty tents – really cool tents don’t just look good – these are high quality tents that will stand up to whatever weather conditions come your way. Plus, negotiating your way through the city of tents never got so easy with your own distinctive landmark to guide you to your bed.

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Helinox camping table - cool camping furniture

Helinox Table

Enjoying a meal at the table is a welcome luxury for weary wilderness wanders. But with the Helinox weighing in at under 700g, there’s no harm in adding it to your backpack for a spot of civilised dining. Equally as useful for park picnics or cards on the beach, and it packs down to the size of an umbrella in no time. What a clever bit of cool camping furniture.

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Mixbin emergency charger - cool survival gear

Mixbin Instant Charger

On the face of it, this single use phone charger seems somewhat wasteful. However, when used as an emergency back up for wilderness camping or remote travelling, the Mixbin Instant Charger could be a potential lifesaver. It also holds 100% of its charge for an incredible 5 years. Cool survival gear doesn’t just come in blade form!

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Wise Owl Outfitters WiseFly Rain Tarp

Wise Owl Outfitters WiseFly Rain Tarp

The Wise Owl Outfitters WiseFly Rain Tarp provides protection from the elements on all kinds of camping adventures: a sun shelter when festival camping, a windbreak at an oceanside campfire, or a waterproof cover over your hammock camping setup. Wherever your adventures may take you, from the backyard to the backcountry, a good rain tarp is an invaluable piece of gear to carry with you. And when it’s only 1.19lbs / 540g you might even consider replacing your tent with it altogether!

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stakelights

UCO StakeLight Tent Stakes

Finding your tent in the dark can be tricky. Even when located there is the assault course of guy ropes and stakes to navigate. The UCO StakeLight solves all this by adding an LED light to a robust v-shaped tent stake. Powered by single AAA batteries, these bright tent stakes omit 17 lumens of light. Enough to avoid tripping or stubbing your toe, but not bright enough to attract bugs or ruin your night vision. Ideal for finding your tent in the backcountry after a night walk.

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windcatcher

Windcatcher AirPad

It’s the end of a tough day of hiking in sideways rain. You’ve managed to get your tent up without having a breakdown and now you have to find the energy from somewhere to blow up your new mat that claims to be self-inflating. Sigh.

But wait, you went and bought the Windcatcher AirPad which inflates in seconds. Literally seconds! And REALLY inflates – to a luxurious 4 inches deep. Score! Whilst it may seem like magic, it’s all down to the unique valve that amplifies your breath 10 times by pulling in surrounding air. It deflates just as quickly and packs down to a nicely compact 8.5 x 4.5 inches. Also highly suited to emergency naps, last minute overnight guests and sunbathing!

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Rumpl-Blanket

Rumpl Blanket

If you are a glamper at heart then this stylish thermal blanket is an accessory not to miss out on. Its warmth and cosiness make it an ideal addition to a winter picnic, summer stargazing session or simply for some extra toastiness snuggling up in front of your favourite adventure movie.

Made from the same materials as high-end synthetic sleeping bags, it repels water and is super durable. It is available in a variety of nature-inspired quilted patterns, colours and sizes. Lightweight, compact and machine washable, the chic luxury of the Rumpl is a useful and versatile addition to a lifetime of adventures.

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Lifeventure-mug

Lifeventure Thermal Mug

Ever found yourself dying for a cuppa but half way up a mountain and hours from civilisation? Or stuck in a traffic jam having missed your morning coffee kick? Fear not, this highly versatile vacuum insulated mug keeps hot drinks hot for up to 4 hours, so no need to miss out any longer! The Lifeventure thermal mug holds 300ml (the size of a large cup of tea) and with its sleek and stylish design, and watertight screw top, it’s as much at home in your handbag as it is in your hiking pack.

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Zippo-hand-warmer

Zippo hand warmer

Gone are the days of disposable hand warmers. They only tease you with something that resembles warmth and then fades away to tepid as fast as it arrived. A bit like a lukewarm cup of tea – nothing but false hope and disappointment. The Zippo Hand Warmer, however, provides actual long-lasting warmth for winter campers and hikers. Once filled with fuel and ignited, the butane lighter fluid causes a catalytic reaction that burns without flames for over 12 hours. So hold onto those precious fingers forever and finally enjoy winter in the wild with happy hot hands.

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Swedish Firesteel

Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Strike Fire Starter

This is an invaluable little gadget that should feature in the survival kit of every camper. The simplicity of the steel and flint produces a 2,980ºC spark to light your campfire, gas stove or even use as an emergency signal. It performs equally well in wet weather and at high altitude, and the ergonomic grip makes for easy striking (3,000 to 12,000 strikes). To round it off nicely, Light My Fire have improved on the original fire starter design, with a built-in emergency whistle which is moulded into the handle.

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Lifestraw Go

LifeStraw Go Water Bottle

Keeping hydrated when you’re out in the wilderness is pretty high up there on the list of survival “do’s” – and with the award-winning LifeStraw Go technology, it couldn’t be easier. Providing you can find water, all you need to do is scoop up the water and sip through the flip-top bite valve. This lightweight water filtering solution removes 99.9999% of baddies (not including viruses) from otherwise unreliable water sources, and leaves no nasty aftertaste. So no more wasting time and gas, boiling up dirty water. Oh, and the bottle is BPA-free too!

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Kammok Wallaby Hammock

Kammok Wallaby Hammock

Whether it’s to rest your weary bones for a mid hike lunch stop, or just to hang out at the campground, hop into the Kammok Wallaby and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one! Small enough to fit inside your pack without substituting it for any other gear, and light enough to barely notice the added weight in your pack at all. The question is not: why bring a hammock on your adventures, but why not! And when it’s big enough for two people to snuggle up in, or one person to sleep comfortably in, taking it every camping adventure really is a must.

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Jiva coffee

Jiva Coffee Cubes

Take some Jiva Coffee Cubes along on your next adventure and you’ll be enjoying a delicious Colombian brew wherever you go. Made by mixing the finest Colombian coffee with 100% unprocessed panela (raw cane sugar), these little cubes might just change your mind about instant coffee. Stir one into a cup of hot water and 30 seconds later you’ll have a traditional South American cup of joe. The cubes come in a range of flavours and are individually wrapped making them perfect for backpacking, camping and hiking.

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Lightspeed Outdoors Sundown Camp Quilt

Lightspeed Outdoors Sundown Camp Quilt

Take the chill off those cool fall evenings at camp and wrap yourself in a cosy Lightspeed Outdoors Sundown Camp Quilt. This must-have addition to your camping gear list isn’t just for keeping you cosy and warm. It’s one of those super useful multi-functional items that can be used year round, inside or outside making it ideal for:

  • Use as a picnic blanket – especially when the ground is slightly damp
  • Sleeping under on summer camping trips when it’s too warm for a sleeping bag
  • Snuggling under on the sofa in the middle of winter
  • Wrapping round you when sitting round the campfire
  • Using as an extra sleeping layer when camping in the cooler autumn nights
  • Use when hammock camping instead of a sleeping bag

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Having cool camping gear is one of the reasons why many people love camping so much. I mean, forget about all the amazing health benefits of camping and the pure fun of just getting outside! Seriously though, having the best cool camping gear is a super fun way to get the most out of exploring the great outdoors. And most of this cool camping gear is actually pretty darn useful, too!

Enjoying being cool, happy campers!

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