First Look: The 11 Best Camping Gadgets for 2017

11 of the Best Camping Gadgets For 2017

Nothing beats that thrill of trying out new gadgets! If you’re like us, the beginning of the year always means checking out the newest, best camping gadgets coming up for the next season.

Some of the many upcoming cool camping gadgets for 2017 have been announced so far, and we’re here to share them with you.

We brought you your first look for the best camping gadgets on the market last year, and now we’re doing it again for 2017.

While you still have to wait for some of these products to officially launch, it’s never too early to start shopping around and get excited about camping season.

This year, there are some really awesome must have camping items that we are super excited to try. From the lightest camping chair you’ll ever use to a flameless lighter that holds up even in the wind, there’s something here for every budget and lifestyle.

Here’s your first look at some of the best camping gadgets coming your way this year!

Lightweight camping backpack. One of the must have camping gadgets this year.


1. The Alpine 50 Pack

If you’re into cool new hiking gear, you have to check out The North Face’s new Alpine 50 Pack. The material is fused together instead of stitched, which makes it super light yet extremely durable.

It can hold up to 50 pounds, but weighs as little as 2 pounds when empty. Perfect for those long backpacking and hiking trips!

Campfire Defender tool. One of the best camping tools and gadgets coming soon.

2. The Campfire Defender

The Campfire Defender is a tarp you can stake over your fire to control it when it’s not in use, complete with an air vent for control. So if you need to leave your campfire overnight, this tarp will help control the embers from escaping or blowing away.

It will also keep your fire pit dry so it’s never too wet for a fire, and it can keep your embers going when it rains.

The fuel free lighter. One of the neatest camping gadgets out now.

3. The Fuel-Free, Rechargeable Lighter

This little lighter doesn’t use fuel and is flameless, so it’s much safer to use and will still work in the wind or rain. It has a built-in rechargeable battery and can be recharged by USB. It’s perfect for camping and hiking in any type of weather, with minimal packing required.


4. The Backpacker Repeller

Coming soon in 2017, the Backpacker Repeller is a cool little camping gadget that creates a 15 by 15 foot “zone of protection” against mosquitos and bugs. It attaches to your camp stove fuel canister and emits a cloud of repellant that surrounds your area like an invisible bubble.

New lightweight axe. Cool camping gadgets of 2017.

5. The Pulaski Axe

The Pulaski Axe, by Barebones Living, was presented at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show last month. It’s a beautiful, compact axe that packs a huge punch. It’s the size of a light axe, but will do the work of a heavier one. As a bonus, it’s so nice to look at you won’t help but want to show it off.

Lightweight hammock. A new camping gadget in 2017.

6. The Ultralight Hammock

Sea to Summit’s new Ultralight Hammock barely weighs 5 ounces, but it can hold up to 300 pounds. The specially designed fabric is meant to be as durable as possible in a lightweight package.

This is a must have camping gadget for anyone who enjoys their relaxation time at the campsite or on a backpacking trip!

Bug repellent blanket. New camping gadgets for your 2017 hiking and camping trip.

7. Bug Repellent Picnic Blanket

This picnic blanket is made using permethrin, a bug repelling chemical, as well as other properties that will stay in the blanket, regardless of how many times you wash it. So whether you’re doing a day trip to the beach, setting up a picnic, or playing at your campsite, ants won’t ruin your meal.

Extendable lantern for camping. This best new camping gear gives you the most light.

8. The Sitka Lantern

The Sitka Lantern, made by UCO, is an elevating lantern that can be adjusted height-wise to change the amount of light it provides. You can raise it at a range of 32 to 66 cm, and there’s also an adjustment dial on the front for the light power. It’s designed to reduce LED glare, so your eyes will be safe and sound. It also runs on batteries and has a USB power output.


9. The Folding Canoe

Have you ever heard of origami canoes? They are some of the new camping gadgets that have come out recently, and they are changing the way we experience the outdoors.

The MyCanoe is an origami canoe that folds into a box! Now you don’t need a big chunky canoe to enjoy your camping trip! You can just pack one in with the rest of your supplies.

Camping pizza oven. Must having camping gear for glampers.

10. The Camping Pizza Oven

Do you love pizza so much you can’t get through a camping trip without it? Then we have good news! The Snow Peak Field Oven lets you enjoy pizza any time you want, wherever you pitch your tent.

It’s fully collapsible and comes with a carrying bag. So it won’t even take up too much extra space in your trunk. If you love glamping, this is a must have camping gadget that needs to be on your list.

Lightweight camping chair.

11. The 1 Kilogram Camping Chair

This is one of the lightest, easiest chairs you might ever sit on around your campfire. The Leki Breeze folding chair is extremely compact. So it’ll take barely seconds to set up or take down, and it weighs just one kilogram!

Now that’s efficient comfort.

Many campers must have camping gear as soon as it comes out.

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