The Best New Camping Gadgets And Accessories For 2019
The best camping gadgets make outdoor life easier – and are lots of fun to use.
Here’s a round up of some of the new accessories that you’ll find in the shops in 2019.
ROBENS TONGASS WATER BOTTLES
The Outback range of classic white enamel cooking accessories from Robens conjures up images of early American pioneers brewing up coffee over an open fire. The range has been expanded for 2019 to include enamel pots, pans, espresso cups and these stylish 1L steel flasks.
OUTWELL FULMAR DRINKS COOLER
Tough and sturdy, the Fulmar collection of coolers is designed to be used on site, at the beach or at festivals – in fact anywhere you don’t have electric power. They can be filled with ice or frozen blocks to keep food and drink cool for up to five days. It comes in 30 and 60-litre coolboxes and a 5.8-litre drinks cooler – that is ideal to use as a water dispenser in the tent.
GOAL ZERO SHERPA CHARGERS
Like it or not, technology is a vital part of most people’s camping kit these days so keeping your devices going when you’re off-grid is essential. Goal Zero’s new range of Sherpa chargers can all be powered up with solar panels or via the mains. There are three different sizes – the 15 is great for charging your smartphone and other smaller gear, the 40 will charge your tablet and the 100AC works on laptops, tablets and USB powered devices. It also has a wireless charging option.
THERMACELL HALO MINI
Midges and mosquitos are the bane of campers’ lives… this compact insect repellent device is lightweight and portable enough to take virtually anywhere outdoors to create an insect-free zone around your tent. The technology uses heat to disperse the scent-free repellent into the air, so no need for smelly candles, sprays or lotions when you’re sitting outside in the evening.
KAMPA BEER GLASS
Cheers to Kampa for this. A pair of polycarbonate drinking glasses that are virtually unbreakable and at 660ml, are just the right size for a jumbo bottle of beer!
HYDRO FLASK 21oz BOTTLES
Everyone knows we need to cut down on single use cups and bottles and that’s why products like Hydro Flask are becoming so popular. In 2019, the award-winning American insulated bottle designer is introducing four new spring-like colours to its range - Frost, Jade, Watermelon and Lilac. The 21oz Standard Mouth bottle is available in all four colours and is also compatible with Hydro Flask’s insulated sports cap. Various shades will appear in the 16oz True Pint for a refreshing beer on the campsite as well as the 12oz Wide Mouth Kids bottle.
OUTWELL SAN JUAN FAN
After the sweltering summer of 2018, this will be top of many campers’ wish list. The San Juan fan (try saying that after a couple of beers!) is quiet enough to set up next to your bed and powerful enough to keep you cool at night. The rubber blades are designed for safety.
LIFEVENTURE CHARGER WALLET
What a time to be alive. The new RFiD Charger Wallet is a technological marvel, that not only shields your credit card data from illegal scanners and reduces the risk of accidental contactless payments but also allows you to charge your phone. From your actual wallet! The wallet is made from water-resistant fabric and includes various practical pockets for cards, ID and cash. The power bank is easy to recharge via the provided micro USB cable.
LITTLELIFE VOYAGER S5
The Voyager S5 packs all of the brand’s best-loved child carrier features in one model, making it ideal for parents wanting to introduce babies and toddlers to the the great outdoors. It features a fully-adjustable back system that can be altered to fit adults of all shapes and sizes. Mesh fabrics ensure the carrier is cool and comfortable for longer walks and there are padded shoulder straps and a supportive, pivoting waist belt for comfort and weight distribution. It even has a rear view mirror to allow you to keep an eye on your passenger during solo walks. Other features include an anatomically shaped child seat, side wings for easy access to the seating area, an integrated neck support, face pad and a large base pocket for storing nappies and other essentials.
The Eddy+ is CamelBak’s new premium water bottle to help you do your bit to keep single-use plastics out of landfill. The new bottle is vacuum insulated, made from powder-coated stainless steel and comes in a range of vibrant colours. It also features a new leak and spill-proof cap with a faster flow rate and large grab handle.
No batteries required for this cute little camping lamp – it’s charged up using a USB and is perfect for lighting up smaller corners of your tent in low mode or larger living areas in higher mode. Made out of silicone and available in four colours, it’s rugged enough for outdoor use and small enough to pack away in the boot easily.
EXTREMITIES REFLECTIVE THINNY TOUCH GLOVES
A lightweight glove that is perfect on its own or as a base layer in freezing conditions. Designed with touchscreen technology on the thumb and forefinger, it means you don’t have to expose your fingers to the cold when you post a pic to Instagram or use your GPS. Not only are these gloves thermal, but they are reflective too; they’ll reflect light from any bright source making you more visible and feeling safer.
GP DESIGN M-SERIES POWERBANK
GP Batteries is the biggest battery brand in the world you’ve probably never heard of. But their commitment to keeping you powered up doesn’t stop at traditional batteries. Not only do they supply a wide range of rechargeable batteries but they also produce some nifty power banks. The GP M-series PowerBank fits comfortably in your pocket or bag, and has a sleek design in a range of colours. The PowerBank lets you rapidly charge up to three devices at the same time and comes with a range of options on capacity, from 5000mAh to 15,000mAh.