Matt Johnson

The Coolest Camp Gear for 2023

Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Apr 29, 2023Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Whether you’re just starting your camping journey or have been an avid camper for years, having the coolest camp gear can make all the difference.

We’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of the coolest camp gear on the market to make your camping trips more enjoyable, comfortable, and safer.

Sure, you may have thought of some of this, but we’re sure there’s at least one item you’ve never considered.

How we chose the camping gear.

We considered a few things when we set out to create this list of cool camping gadgets.

Of course, we didn’t want to inundate you with various boring camping equipment simply, so we looked for products that are accessible, lightweight, and actually useful.

We also wanted to find products with unique features or modern designs. This will help take your camping experience to the next level.

Standout and truly unique camping gear.

First and foremost, we looked at the features that make each item stand out from the rest. We didn’t want to put together the same ol’ list of camping gear, so we looked for things that offered something truly unique.

We wanted to give you ideas for your outdoor adventures that you might not have thought of before.

How did the cool camping gear rate?

We also paid close attention to user reviews so that you can trust these items are top-notch. We didn’t just find the first product with the most five-star ratings. Instead, we read hundreds of reviews to ensure we found only the best camping gear available.

Then we took the gear a step further and tried it out. We purchased each item and tested it to ensure it held up in the wild.

The right price for the cool camping gadgets.

Last but not least, we kept an eye on price points and quality to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth. Nobody likes buying gear that breaks down easily or is too expensive. After all, you’re camping! You’re going to be rough. Items will get dropped. All sorts of things are going to happen. That’s why we chose tough, reliable products that won’t break the bank.

The best cool camping gadgets we tried and loved.

Now that you have an idea of how we chose the coolest camp gear, here’s what we found.

We think you’ll find some really cool camping gadgets that will make your outdoor adventures better and more enjoyable.

Coleman Digital Propane Gauge.

Coleman Digital Propane Gauge

Have you ever used a small propane grill and ran out of fuel just as the steaks reached perfection? It’s the absolute worst thing ever. Wasted steaks, and you’re hungry. That’s a terrible combination.

Stop worrying about running out of fuel with this tremendous digital propane gauge. It attaches directly to the tank and has an LCD that shows you how much fuel you have left.

What we love the most about this is that it’s extremely small and can fit in your pocket. Toss it in a pouch in your bag, and you won’t even know it’s there.

Keep in mind that this is only good for the small 2 lb tanks and not your standard RV tanks that are typically 20 or 30-pounders.

The Ultimate Camping Kitchen Set: KUB by Warden Outdoors

Camping Kitchen Kit All in One

Food and the great outdoors go hand in hand, so why not have an excellent setup for mealtime? This kitchen utensil box (KUB) is the perfect companion for your outdoor trips.

This stainless steel camping cookware set is designed to be lightweight yet sturdy enough to handle all your cooking needs. It has a cutting board and utensils that fold flat, saving you even more space.

It is literally everything you need to cook in one handy set. From forks, to plates, to the essential can-opener, it has it all.

The thing we love the most about this is that all the pieces fit together nicely in a compact case, making it easy to transport. No more packing random kitchen stuff in a box.

While we wouldn’t take it hiking, it’s great for car camping or even packing away in your travel trailer.

All-in-One Sleeping Kit: The Ultimate Camping Bedroll.

Trekroll Ultimate Camping Bedroll

Getting a good night’s sleep is paramount when you’re on an outdoor adventure, so why not make sure you’re as comfortable as possible?

This all-in-one sleeping kit is perfect for camping trips. It includes a built-in air mattress, air pillow, and an attached sleeping bag to sleep comfortably without the hassle of packing extra pillows and blankets. Gone are the days of roughing it on the ground, at least when you have this camping mattress.

The best part about this camping bedroll is how durable and mobile it is. The roll itself can be carried on your back, and the materials are weather-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about it getting wet or dirty.

It’s an excellent solution for anyone looking for a reliable sleeping pad that won’t take up too much space when packed away. Whether you have one of those massive luxurious tents for camping or even a small 2-person tent, it’ll fit in anything.

Camping Fan with LED Lantern.

Coolest Camp Gear Fan and LED Combo

Another gadget we absolutely love is this camping fan with an LED lantern. It’s a great way to keep cool while you sleep and also has an LED light that helps you get around at night.

It even comes with rechargeable batteries and can be set up in seconds. The fan is adjustable so you can adjust the airflow according to your needs.

The best part of this essential piece of outdoor gear is that it’s so versatile. It can be used as a fan, light, or both simultaneously, making it great for any situation. We personally like to hang it in our camping tent to keep us cool while we sleep or give us a little light once the sun goes down.

We love combining multiple uses into one device, and this fan/lantern combo does just that.

Breeo Smokeless Fire Pit.

Breeo Smokeless Fire Pit

This is easily the best camping stove on the market. The Breeo smokeless fire pit is a revolutionary new way to cook, and it’s perfect for any camping need you can think of.

It’s designed to be smokeless, so you won’t have that annoying cloud of smoke following you around while cooking with this camp stove.

Whether you want to keep warm on a cool summer night or you’re heating up dinner, this fire pit is perfect for the job. It’s also lightweight and easy to transport, so it’s great for any camping trip.

We love that it keeps the smoke at bay, and it also looks great too.

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle.

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Something we never thought of before until we heard about it was the Nomader collapsible water bottle. This a great way to save space while packing for a camping trip as well as help protect the environment by using fewer plastic bottles.

The Nomader bottle is made of BPA-free silicone and collapses down to 1/3 its original size when empty. It’s also leak-proof, so you don’t have to worry about spilling water all over your pack. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe and has a built-in carabiner clip for easy carrying.

We love that this bottle is reusable and perfect for any type of outdoor adventure. Whether you’re camping, hiking, or just out and about, this bottle will keep you hydrated without taking up too much precious space.

In fact, we love this bottle so much that we even use it when we’re at home. We still use the Coldest Water Bottle on those hot days.

19-in-1 Compact Survival Kit.

Compact Survival Kit with Everything You Need

There are so many instances when you’re out camping, and a survival kit can come in handy. Being prepared for any situation is always a good idea, so why not have one of the most comprehensive survival kits on hand? It’s an easy no-brainer.

Although this kit is super tiny, which means the carry bag won’t take up too much space, it has everything you need for just about any situation or emergency. Everything from a compass, survival knife, and fire starter to a whistle, paracord, and carabiner can be found in this 19-in-1 survival kit.

We love that it has so many essential tools for any kind of outdoor activity or even just for general everyday use. This is a must-have when you’re camping, and we take ours everywhere.

50000mAh Solar Power Bank.

50000mAh Solar Power Battery Bank

We live in a world where our phones have become necessary, and being out of range for long periods can be pretty stressful. But with this 50,000mAh solar power bank, you don’t have to worry about your device running out of juice.

This power bank is designed to charge all your electronics quickly and efficiently using the sun’s rays. It has a high-efficiency solar panel, multiple USB ports, and one type-C port so that you can charge multiple devices at the same time. It can be charged by both solar and plug-in power. Typically, we leave it on the picnic table and just let it catch some rays.

We love the convenience of this power bank, as it’s always ready to go when we need it. Plus, it’s made of durable ABS material, ensuring it won’t break down or stop working on you. We could easily charge our phones around 7 times without this running out of juice. After all, 50,000mAh is a massive battery bank.

Having one of these power banks with us when we’re camping is a must-have, as it helps us stay connected even when we’re out in the wilderness.

Muzen Bluetooth Speaker.

Muzen Bluetooth Speaker

There are literally thousands of Bluetooth speakers on the market, but none of them quite live up to the Muzen Bluetooth speaker. This little powerhouse has a powerful sound that can fill any room with clear and loud music. When we tried it out we played music on it for just over 11 hours until it finally died. So this little box will keep going.

What makes this stand out from the rest is how durable and compact it is. It’s designed to be shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof so that it can withstand any kind of outdoor adventure. It also has a built-in light, which is kinda cool.

We’ve tried tons of Bluetooth speakers over the years, but we love this one the most because it’s extremely lightweight, has excellent battery life, and is easily the most durable we’ve ever used. On our recent Glamping Arizona trip this small speaker played almost non-stop. We love it.

Makita Rechargeable Coffee Maker.

Makita Portable Rechargable Coffee Maker

So this one isn’t the most portable; It’s not like you’ll take it hiking with you, but it’s definitely great for car camping. This Makita Rechargeable Coffee making machine is the ultimate way to start your morning while camping.

It’s powered by either a 10.8V, 14.4V or 18V Makita lithium-ion battery, so you don’t need any external power sources to use it. Charge up a couple of batteries before you hit the road, and you’re good to go.

You read that right. It is a battery-powered coffee maker!

It has an adjustable temperature control and can make up to 4 cups of coffee at a time. It’s literally the first thing we do when we wake up.

We love this coffee maker because it’s so convenient and easy to use, plus it’s easy to clean and store away when you’re done using it. It also comes with a stainless steel carafe and a separate water tank, making refilling easier.

This coffee maker on hand while camping is an absolute must-have and is something we never go without.

Honorable mentions.

That rounds off our top camping gadget must-haves, but if you’re looking for a few more items to add to your list, here are some honorable mentions.

  • Lighting. A headlamp is always great for those late-night walks or hikes in the woods.
      • First Aid Kit. Always bring a first-aid kit just in case of any accidents. These range from extremely small to very robust.
      • Hammock. A lightweight and portable hammock is always great for relaxing after a long day of exploring.
      • Well-Made Cooler. You’ll want to keep your food and drinks cold and fresh, so pick up a well-made cooler that can handle the elements.
      • Folding chairs. There are many great and comfy folding camping chairs on the market, perfect for lounging around the campfire.
      • Tent. You’ll want to invest in a sturdy and waterproof tent that can stand up to different weather conditions. You can find a camping tent with lights inside, which makes it even better.
      • Camping Stove. I know we mentioned the Breeo, but you might want something smaller and a bit more portable. There are lots of great options out there.

      Prepare for your next camping trip!

      These are just a few of the products that make our camping trips much more enjoyable and comfortable. From emergency survival kits to coffee makers, these tools make it easy for us to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

      With the right gear, nothing can stop us from exploring.

      We’ll continue adding more must-haves for our camping trips, but for now, we hope this list will help you prepare for your next adventure.


      Matt Johnson

      Senior Content Writer

      Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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