The Coolest Cooler
We found this amazing cooler on Kickstarter. It was designed by Ryan Grepper who wanted to create the perfect outdoor cooler that does more than your average cooler. The Coolest keeps the good times rolling with it’s state of the art accessories. To name a few features that I think makes this cooler the “Coolest” is the built-in bottle opener, storage for 4 matching Coolest plates and knives, ice divider and cutting board, usb charger, custom-made Bluetooth outdoor speaker and the best part is the 18 volt ice-crushing blender for your summer drinks! Unfortunately, the Coolest isn’t fully on the market at this time – there’s only one prototype in the world right now. It’s worth keeping your eye on this product because it is super cool!
The LifeStraw gives the outdoor enthusiast a safe way to drink water directly from any unfiltered water source! The LifeStraw boasts the most advanced water filtration available today that filters out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa. Filtration of the water requires no chemicals and is BPA free.
The Solo Stove
The Solo Stove was fully funded through Kickstarter with the goal of $20,000 and reached well above their expectations with a useful $102,612 in the end. The Solo Stove comes in backpacker size at 9 oz., which is light enough to go on any trip. This stove is designed to efficiently burn wood off twigs and broken sticks instead of fuel. The air intake holes located on the bottom of the stove are designed to channel air to the bottom of the fire while at the same time, channels warm air up between the walls of the stove. This way of using preheated oxygen feeding back into the firebox through the smaller holes at the top of the stove causes a secondary combustion. The Solo Stove is made to burn the wood in a process that is well rounded and burns more complete then most camp fire stoves. Priced at $99.00, however currently on sale at $69.99.
The Scrubba Wash Bag
The Scrubba wash bag makes it easy to clean clothing or towels while still enjoying a rugged getaway. In 6 quick steps you can go from a dirty mess to smelling and looking fresh. All you need is water and you are ready to go! Weighing in at less than 5 ounces while delivery machine wash quality, the Scrubba wash bag is an easy choice for campers, backpackers and travelers alike. Priced at $49.95 on Amazon.
The KLAX is a multi-purpose tool made from a 5/16” thick steel plate. The features of the KLAX’s are a stainless steel ax blade, built-in Ulu Knife, knife blade, hammer head, gut hook, hex wrench set, 1/4” bit drive socket, bottle opener, lanyard hole, carabiner, ruler and the KLAX clamping system. You can pre-order one off of the link above for a delivery date of March 2015. Priced at $160.00.
The Hummingbird Hammock
The Hummingbird Hammock is the lightest and smallest packing hammock on the market today, nearly 30% lighter than any other competitors. Combined with the Ultralight Tree Straps, the hammock and straps weigh in at only 7.3 ounces. The Hummingbird Hammock was crafted using skydiving materials as well as designed and constructed with techniques borrowed from the Parachute Industry Association. This makes the Hummingbird Hammock incredibly durable and reliable in nearly any situation. Priced at $74.95 on Amazon.
The Windcatcher AirPad 2
By using a couple simple exhales into the Windcatcher AirPad 2 you can have a full blown air mattress ready to use in seconds! The Windcatcher product was another successful Kickstarter campaign. It was fully funded with the goal of $50,000 ending in $149,405! Owner and creator Ryan Frayne wanted to offer a mattress that would require less time to inflate which required no power or pumping for the user. The Windcatcher AirPad 2 does just want Ryan envisioned. The trick is when you blow into the Windcatcher AirPad 2 you create a line of fast moving, low pressure air. Due to low pressure air having a higher air pressure, the surrounding air is then sucked into the low pressure air stream. This makes the air entering the mattress at least 10 to 15 times greater than the air you expelled from your lungs. Priced at $89.95 with pre-orders coming soon, the first set of orders are currently sold out.
The FieldCandy Tent
You can show off a side of your personality with a unique tent by FieldCandy. Based out of the United Kingdom the company FieldCandy has been busy producing a wide range of stylish designs. Imagination is the foundation to the designs of each tent offered on their website. Priced at $312 on Amazon.
There you have it, our list of Cool New Camping Gear 2015. If you know of any other cool camping gear that didn’t make our list and you think it is worth sharing, please let us know. We love your input!