The 13 Best Outdoor Gadgets That Are so Portable They Fit in Your Pocket


13 of the Best Outdoor Gadgets That Fit in Your Pocket

We already gave you a first look at the cool new camping gadgets that are coming out this year. Now, we’re bringing you a look at some of the best outdoor gadgets– that fit in your pocket!

Pocket-sized gadgets are the perfect solution to packing light when you’re backpacking or camping in the backwoods. Your journey is a little easier when you’re not weighed down by tools and equipment.

And guess what? Most of these gadgets are $50 or less!

Even if you’re just taking the kids to your favorite family campground, you still don’t want to be stressed out with packing everything you need and fitting it into your trunk.

Here are some of the best outdoor gadgets that are pocket-sized, compact, and light. Perfect for every camper’s needs!

hiking backpack with outdoor equipment. 13 Best outdoor gadgets for this year.


1. The 3-in-1 Camping Utensil

This handy utensil combines a fork, knife, and a spoon. One end is your spoon, while the other end is your fork, with a serrated edge on one side for the knife.

There’s also a no-slip grip in the middle so you don’t drop it in the dirt.

3 in 1 cooking utensil. Clever camping gadgets that make camp cooking better.


2. The Keychain Fire Starter

This little gadget lets you start a campfire wherever you are. All you have to do is attach it to your keychain and you’ll know you always have fire and warmth at your fingertips.

Portable fire starter. Best outdoor gadgets to use this year.


3. Mosquito Repellant Wristbands

Mosquito repellant wristbands are an effective and handy solution to carrying around cans of bug spray. You just keep them on your wrist, and it will emit mosquito repellant for hours.

While some bug sprays wash off when you get wet or sweat, these wristbands last through the elements. They come in packs of 5, so you can share them with your fellow hikers.

Bug repellant wristband. Small camping gadgets to keep away bugs.


4. Credit Card Sized Folding Knife

Knives are an essential tool you need for camping, but they can get bulky. This credit card-shaped knife fits in your wallet, or your pocket, so it barely takes up extra space.

It comes in the card shape, but folds out to become a functioning knife. Once you’re done, just clean it off and fold it back up for next time.

Credit card folding knife. Cool camping gadgets that are compact.


5. Folding Knife With Light

This is another folding knife option, but this one includes a light. It’s super handy for cutting or preparing food after dark, or cutting some twigs to roast marshmallows.

The blade is just under 4 inches, which is perfect for portability.

Folding light up knife. Cool Outdoor Gadgets You Can Take Anywhere.


6. The Ultimate Pocket Knife

Take your Swiss Army knife to the next level with this ultimate pocket knife. It features 33 different functions, including scissors, a can opener, and pliers.

Most of the smaller tools you might need are included in this one cool camping gadget, so you only need to pack one item.

Ultimate Swiss Army knife. Best outdoor gadgets to try this year.


7. Waterproof Cash Canister Keychain

Don’t want to take your wallet with you? Just bring the essentials- on your keychain.

This waterproof cash canister holds your rolled up cash if you need it incase of an emergency. It’s perfect for taking a daytime hike or a trip to the beach, and will keep your money safe.

Cash stash portable keychain. Cool Outdoor Gadgets You Can Take Anywhere.


8. The Fire Fork

This genius little gadget makes cooking over the campfire a breeze. It simply attaches to any stick to convert it into a roasting tool.

While it’s super compact, it’s also study enough to hold anything from a marshmallow to a sausage.

No more shaving down branches to make roasting sticks. Now, spend less time making your tools and more time using them to make dinner– or s’mores!

Campfire roasting stick extensions. Cool campfire tools you can take with you.


9. The Plastic Bottle Shower

This little camping tool turns your plastic bottle into a portable shower. Just fill a plastic 1 or 2 liter bottle with water, screw on the gadget, and start getting clean!


10. The Pocket Blanket

Blankets can be bulky and hard to pack. But not this pocket-sized one!

The Matador Pocket Blanket folds up into a package that fits in the palm of your hand, but when it’s unfolded there’s room for up to 4 people.

It’s extremely light, but rest assured, it’s made of nylon and durable material that won’t puncture if you accidentally set it up on a rock.

Matador folding blanket. The best outdoor gadget for summer fun.


11. The Portable Sink

This portable kitchen sink comes in 3 different sizes, and is a super compact way to make sure you do your dishes anywhere you are. Don’t resort to hazardous disposable dishes when washing them has never been easier.

It folds up into a package the size of your hand, and when it unfolds it holds either 5, 10, or 20 liters of water- enough to wash your utensils and dishes, and then fold it back up!

The sink also doubles as a dog bowl incase you’ve brought your canine companion with you.

Sea to Summit Portable Kitchen Sink.


12. The Pocket Torch

This handy gadget turns any disposable lighter into a mini torch. It’s wind-resistant and can actually increase the lifespan of your lighter by up to 60%.

Perfect for getting your fire going quick and easy!

Pocket torch. A cool outdoor gadget that turns a lighter into a mini torch.


13. The Lipstick-Sized Lantern

This tiny lantern packs a huge source of light in its compact frame. It emits about 33 feet of light, so it’s perfect for use in your tent or while you’re making dinner at night.

It runs on just one AA battery, and depending on which setting you keep it on, can last anywhere from 90 minutes to 23 hours.

Mini lantern. Must have camping accessories for all campers.


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