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Great Gifts for Campers: Equipment and Gadgets They’ll Love

Stumped on what to get for the campers on your gift list? Fear not. The camping industry never fails to come up with great new innovation products, each one more ingenious than the last.

Here are a few gift ideas that will send your favorite campers packing – that is, packing for their next camping trip.

Kids in a tentLuci Inflatable Solar Lanterns by MPOWERD

These little gems are compact, waterproof, packable, inflatable and rechargeable. They also come in a choice of models, ranging in price from about $15 to $24. One of them even changes colors.


Eton Scorpion Multi-Purpose Digital Weather Radio

Multi-purpose is the keyword here. Priced at about $50, this versatile piece of equipment serves as a flashlight, radio and USB cell phone charger all rolled into one. And it’s solar and crank powered – no batteries required.


Camping multi toolColumbia River Knife and Tool Eat N’ Tool XL

What’s a man to do when he wants to eat dinner and open a bottle of liquid refreshment at the same time? Why, reach for his Eat N’ Tool XL, of course! This handy gadget serves as a spoon, fork and bottle opener, and it includes three hex wrenches as an added bonus. The nonstick coating makes it easy to care for, and thanks to the attached carabiner, it’s easy to keep track of, too. Priced at less than $10, it would make a great stocking stuffer.


Helinox Table One

This is one camping table that you won’t have to worry about hurting your back when lugging it from your car, truck, van or RV. Weighing in at a scant 1.3 lbs., priced at around $100 and measuring a little more than 14” when closed, it opens up to create a table 16” x 23.5” and 24” tall. It even has two cup holders, so what more could your favorite camper ask for? OK. Maybe two matching chairs from Helinox, too.


Matador Pocket Blanket

Trust us – no one expects to find a blanket in their Christmas stocking, so here’s a nice surprise. The water repellant Matador Pocket Blanket, priced at about $25, opens to a spacious size of 63”x 44”, so it’s Ideal for picnics, sleeping, napping or a day at the beach. But here’s the best part – if folds down to about 4” x 3”, so you can just pop it into your pocket or bag. And don’t worry – thanks to the blanket’s “easy pack” pattern design, no map folding or origami skills are needed.


Yosoo Double Hammock

Nothing says you care like giving the gift of relaxation. The Yosoo Double Hammock is made of super strong, quick-drying nylon parachute fabric and can hold up to 400 lbs. It even features a drawstring stuff sack where you can store, well, more stuff. Its easy-to-set-up design includes ropes and heavy duty hooks. Priced at around $20, it will give you a lot of bang for your gift-giving bucks.