Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be comfortable. Core Equipment’s saucer-shaped chair offers a cozy, oversized seating area, along with a quilted seat and a padded headrest. Its fold-up steel frame can hold up to 300 lb, and it includes a built-in cupholder, and a carrying bag. Available in grey or wine red.
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Just because you’re away from your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t serve up an amazing meal for your friends and family. Emma Frisch’s cookbook for the outdoors not only includes recipes and menus, but shopping and equipment lists to help make dining under the stars a truly memorable experience.
The world’s first air mattress designed to fit inside hammocks. The Hammock V protects you from cold and wind coming in from the bottom and the sides of the hammock. It also has non-slip zones to make sure it stays in place. An insulated version is also available.
This heavy-duty outdoor blanket is made from lightweight, dual-layer polypropylene with corner grommets. It works as a waterproof tarp, an impromptu shelter, or an emergency blanket. Its Mylar side reflects heat, and also can help signal for help by reflecting light. Measures 60″ x 82″ when opened, and stows in a zipper pouch.
Presto’s Nomad Traveling Slow Cooker is easy to carry, transport and clean. It has a capacity of 8 qt. and has a see-through lid and an erasabe whiteboard so you can easily identify its contents. It has four settings and keeps food warm for hours. It does need a 120VAC outlet though. Also available in a 6 qt. version.
Kammok’s Mantis is a single-person hammock that doubles as a tent. It weighs just under 3 pounds, including its insect net and a rainfly. A single person can set it up in about a minute, and the rainfly can be removed to pack even lighter or to customize your setup.
Keep your cool on hot and sticky summer days with a real air conditioning unit that runs on battery power. It can reduce air temperature by up to 30ºF in as little as 10 minutes, and runs entirely on battery or via a car cigarette lighter. It lasts up to 5 hours per charge and has a sleep mode for keeping your camping tent cool at night.
This compact trailer is incredibly versatile, in its ability to be used as either a camper or for hauling gear. Its metal structure can transport all kinds of equipment, while its optional pop-up tent can hold a workspace, dining table, or air mattresses, while its roof can carry kayaks, bicycles, or ski for your outdoor adventures.
Take your overlanding adventures to the next level and trick out your truck bed with a full kitchen. This slide-out unit packs a refrigerator, pressurized sink, propane stove, and an off-grid electric power system, as well as drawers for storage. It’s built from riveted and welded aluminum and fits most mid-size and full-size trucks.
These thick, oversize wool blankets are perfect for keeping warm at sporting events, concerts, camping, or even on your sofa watching TV. Each 64″ x 88″ blanket weighs in at a hefty 4.8 lbs, and is made from 80% wool and 20% hypoallergenic synthetics to make it soft and machine-washable.
This airy-looking LED lantern kicks out up to 1000 lumens of light in high brightness mode, or 50 lumens in low mode. It’s powered by Coleman’s OneSource interchangeable battery packs, which can be used in other gadgets like flashlights, fans, speakers, and tent lighting. It can also be used to recharge smartphones.
Heimplanet’s innovative The Cave tent is a true wonder, using an inflatable airframe and ripstop nylon to pack up small, then set up in just a minute without any help. We took some time to enjoy this modern tent out on our back deck while sheltering in place in Chicago this Summer.
ReferenceReady’s card sets are a great addition to your outdoor load-out, offering diagrams of how to tie a number of useful knots. They come in camping/backpacking, boating, fishing, climbing, and equine versions. Each set is printed on waterproof plastic cards, and comes with a mini carabiner. Also sold as a 57 knot set.
UCO’s camping lantern provides a warm and natural source of light and heat. It has three spring-loaded candle tubes to keep them stable, and is made from lightweight aluminum with glass windows. Its top heat shield can be used to warm up small amounts of food or water. 9-hour candle refills available here.
This rugged duffel bag from Prometheus Design Werx maximizes storage space with its squared-off shape. It’s great for carrying all kinds of supplies for overlanding and camping. It has a rain flap around its zipper, mesh organizer pockets, and two removable EDCO panels. It also has a spot for optional content identification patches.
UCO’s Sprout is a camping lantern that delivers up to 100 lumens of diffuse light. It measures only 2.5″x 2.5″x 1.9″ and weighs just 2.7oz. Its light is dimmable and can be switched to blue for nightlight use. Its lanyard attaches magnetically for easy connection and removal. Available in AAA and rechargeable battery versions.
This camping tool combines a spoon and fork, with along with a sharp knife blade. Its ABS plastic sheath protects your hand while eating and doubles as an emergency whistle. The stainless steel utensil also works as a bottle opener and has a saw-tooth back edge which can be used for scaling fish.
MRF Multitools’ Adventur 3.0 is a card-sized multitool that gives you 40 tools in one compact package. You can use it as an axe, a spear, a shovel, a knife, a wrench, a screwdriver, a can opener and much more. It’s available in stainless, gunmetal, or patina steel, as well as titanium.
This packable tent can store in the trunk of your SUV or crossover, and gives you an enclosed living space perfect for camping or day trips. The 6.5 foot-tall cube sets up in 3 to 5 minutes, and is waterproof, UV-resistant, and has integrated mosquito netting. Save an extra 20% off with code SUMMERSAVE20 (exp 5.26.20)
Nebo’s collapsible lantern doubles as a watertight bucket. It folds down to just 2.2″ thick, and expands to hold up to 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of contents. With its lid on, it works as a lantern, and its puck-shaped magnetic light is removable. It’s perfect for doing under sink repairs, or for carrying bathing supplies when camping.
Outdoor Edge’s ChowPal is a set of stainless steel utensils. You get a fork, a spoon and a knife that folds into the spoon. The fork is also a wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a can opener and a bottle opener. The fork and spoon can be locked into each other when not in use.
This red, white, and black bandana/wall hanging from Parks Project reminds us to be good citizens and leave things how we found them when camping and enjoying the great outdoors. Every purchase supports the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Measures 22″ x 21″.
Drinkware company MiiR presents a special edition of their insulated 12oz Camp Cup, with wonderful wraparound art by Kyler Martz that recognizes the feelings of isolation, but solidarity that many of us are going through these days. $5 of each purchase will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
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