camping

More People Would Camp If All Trailers Had Home Theatres

Heading into the great outdoors is supposed to be about getting away from it all. And for the most part, the campers and trailers from Germany’s Dethleffs let you do just that, and in relative comfort. But at the Dusseldorf Caravan show the company showed off its Mini Movie Campy concept; a portable home theatre that brings even more of the comforts of home into the woods.


This Cool Camping Gadget Pours Like A Kettle But Cooks Like A Pot

The team at Biolite, who brought you the ingenious Camp Stove that also charges gadgets, have returned with a new way to heat your outdoorsy eats and drinks. This month, the company is introducing the KettlePot, which is — you guessed it! — a kettle and a pot combined into one very convenient vessel.


Tiny Pop-Up Trailer Hides All Your Camping Needs

It’s still not exactly ‘roughing it’, but this remarkably modular camping trailer provides many of the comforts of home without having to resort to hitting the road in a gigantic bus-like motorhome. When collapsed, Campa’s All Terrain Trailer looks more like a hot dog vendor’s cart than a place to spend the night, but it’s surprisingly equipped for such a tiny home away from home.


A Sleeping Bag That Ditches Zippers So You Don't Feel Like A Mummy

If the thought of drifting off in a sleeping bag, only to wake up in the middle of the night all twisted and constricted, leaves you feeling anxious and claustrophobic, Sierra Designs wants to help. With its new Backcountry Bed 800 sleeping bag it’s banished constricting zippers, instead opting for a double layered design that feels more like sleeping in your comfy bed.


Forge Your Own Path With This Collapsible Trail-Clearing Multi-Tool

If you’d rather take the path less followed when you hit the great outdoors, it might need a little TLC along the route. And that’s where the lightweight collapsible Trail Boss will serve as your perfect hiking partner. It lets you carry four long-handled tools in a compact pack, so you can make short work of fallen branches, exposed roots or whatever else hinders your progress.


A Camping Lantern That Keeps Your Gadgets Glowing Too

If you’re on the hunt for the best way to accessorise your fancy new solar-powered tent, Goal Zero thinks its new Lighthouse 250 Lantern and USB Power Hub is exactly what the outdoors type who refuses to disconnect can use. Its internal rechargeable battery is good for up to 48 hours of illumination, but it’s also happy to share its charge with your dying power-hungry gadgets.


Brave The Amazon With A Stand Up Paddleboard That Turns Into A Tent

As paddleboarding surges in popularity, it looks like it could soon replace the canoe as the defacto mode of transport for weekend camping excursions. A company called Coreban has teamed up with celebrity outdoorsmen Bear Grylls to create the Ultimate Adventure Tent: an inflatable paddleboard that gets you to your campsite and gives you a comfy place to sleep once you’re there.


A Cleverly Curved Axe Head Turns Anyone Into Paul Bunyan

They say if you build a better mouse trap the world will beat a path to your door. But if you live in the woods, and come up with an ingenious way to improve something as simple as an axe head, the world will be able to clear cut a path to your door. Because cutting down trees and turning them into cords of firewood just got infinitely easier with the Vipukirves axe.


A Simple Design Tweak Makes Sleeping Bags Less Like Straight Jackets

A tapering mummy-style sleeping bag is easier to travel with since they can be compressed extremely compact. But if you suffer from even a smidgen of claustrophobia, spending a night in one can be like sleeping in a straight jacket.


Disposable Garbage Bag Tents Are The Cleverest Way To Keep Camping Clean

Music festivals generate a lot of litter. Heaps of it. Litterally. It’s been a problem for ages, but Glad has come up with a clever design solution that solves at least part of the problem: a garbage bag tent.