The Top Ten Gifts For Campers – Cool Camping gadget Gifts
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So Christmas is right around the corner and you maybe considering what to get the outdoor’s enthusiast on your list. If you are not personally into camping, hiking, or hunting this may make finding the perfect camping gadget gift a bit difficult. Luckily I am here to give you the top ten gifts for the campers and outdoor’s enthusiast close to you.
1.d. light S300 Lantern
So for the outdoors folk looking for a multi use lighting system the d. light is an option that offers a multitude of extra options. The S300 is first an impressive lantern and it’s intent was to provide rural homes and third world countries with a replacement for a standard kerosene lamp, which the designer had seen burn the son of a close friend. The S300 is an excellent gift for campers and outdoorsmen and women looking for a light option that can be used off the grid.
The S300 can be charged either by plugging it into the wall, and letting it’s solar panel do the work. The solar panel is detachable and features a beefy 4 foot cord for convenience. The S300 takes about 8 hours of sunlight to fully charge and can function on it’s highest setting for 4 hours. Speaking of settings the device has four separate settings, nightlight, low, mid, and high. The lantern also the ability to charge USB devices like cellphones, certain flashlights and GPS units. The unit is less than a pound and features a tough exterior perfect for backpacking. The unit is bright enough to light up a campsite for a few hours or provide a night light for kids for 16 hours.
2.Sog Entrenching tool
The SOG Entrenching tool, of E-tool is a departure from the traditional work SOG does, creating high quality edged tools. When they set down to design an E-Tool they weren’t just going to take an old design and slap SOG on it. They took a tool and made a gadget. This E-tool collapses and folds small enough to be easily strapped to a pack with it’s it ballistic nylon sheath.
The shovel head has a carbon end to guarantee an always sharp and dependable shovel blade. The SOG E-tool is capable of cutting through roots, vines, and small plants, as well as breaking apart the hardest clay. The SOG e-tool has a hidden surprises as a well, a saw blade hidden within the handle that can be attached to the end of the handle to form a long handled cutting implement. This complements the E-tool well since running into thick branches can quickly undermine digging efforts.
An e-tool is always a handy tool for campers and can be used for a variety of tasks. The SOG E-tool is a premium tool that is designed to take a beating and keep kicking. If you are planning to surprise the camper or hunter in your life this holiday season the SOG E-tool makes an excellent, albeit heavy, stocking stuffer.
The Aygear H13 is probably one of the most unique jackets out there. Redesigning the idea of a jacket isn’t an easy task to do, I mean it’s been done for a few hundred years so what makes the Ayegear H13 any better than the last hundred years of jackets? Well the jacket addresses the different needs the modern adult has, and seamlessly crosses the line into gadget territory.
The AyeGear H13 features over 13 pockets, with the majority of them being hidden. Most people would expect a jacket full of pockets to look as stylish as a photographer’s vest. This isn’t the case with the AyeGear H13. The Ayegear features a touch screen internal pocket for smart phones, a tablet sized pocket, a pocket with an elastic band to secure a water bottle, pockets for every gadgets and gizmo you choose to carry, as well as a pair of headphones that run from right near the collar.
The Ayegear isn’t just chock full of pockets. It’s a heavyweight, high quality jacket that is designed to last and last. It’s sewn with pattern designed for strength and the zipper feels solid in the hand. The AyeGear H13 is a stylish jacket for the tech obsessed camper who needs a little style in their wardrobe.
4.Salomon Men’s Quest 4D GTX Backpacking boot
I personally hate a mouthful of a title when it comes to my gear, but luckily that’s the only hit I can make against Salomon Men’s Quest 4D GTX backpacking boot, which from now on will be called the Salomon GTX for posterity sake.
The Salomon GTX features some standard premium boot features, including a waterproof internal bootie, internal waterproof goretex, rubber heel and toe rand, and ultra strong laces. What sets the Salomon GTX apart is how it utterly blows every other boot out of the water. The Salomon GTX features what they call control flex technology. This technology allows the boot to be tighter on the ankle than the foot. This provides the ankle with more support and prevents undue strain.
The Salomon GTX features a rapid break in period to maximize their usefulness. The Salomon GTX has a gusseted tongue that locks out debris to protect the user’s feet. The Salomon GTX is a heavy duty boot that can go where other boots don’t dare to travel.
5. 5.11 Tactical Strike Pants
When it comes to camping, hiking, fishing, or hunting the average pair of jeans simply isn’t going to do it. Even a pair of designer jeans isn’t going to hold up when called to duty. For the hardcore enthusiast on your list a solid pair of 5.11 pants is bound to please. The 5.11 Tactical Strike Pants offers both a stylish and functional option for outdoors wear.
This pants are made to be extremely resilient for police and military use, but are a great option for outdoorsman due to their reliable, and rugged nature. The elastic waistband allows for flexibility when hiking and a greater degree of comfort since they conform to you as you move. The pants also contains a set of discrete cargo pockets that are sag free and streamlined.
These pants come with discreet knee pocket to allow for the storage of knee pads, which work wonders when taking a knee on a rough area. The flex tac material prevents the material from ripping, and allows for unparalleled movement over rough terrain. The material is ultra tough and capable of resisting tears and rips, but it remains lightweight and breathable. The 5.11 Tactical Strike pants are perfect for hiking, camping, fishing, and nearly any outdoor activity you can throw at them.
6.Goal Zero Rock Out 2
For the camper who likes to entertain the Goal Zero Rock Out 2 is a strong contender for product of the year. Let’s be honest on occasion we all appreciate music, even when we are outdoors. The perfect thing to set the mood around the classic American camp fire is just a bit of music. The Goal Zero is a rechargeable portable speaker that is extremely robust and capable of staying strong in the roughest outdoors.
The Goal Zero is completely waterproof case, and can be powered by either charging it via USB, or by solar power. The Goal Zero can be chained together with other Goal Zeros to create a surround sound effect, or simply boost the music. The Goal Zero even comes with a bungee cord to allow you to secure the speaker anywhere from your belt to your backpack for mobile music.
The Goal Zero is probably one of the best ideas out there, the fact it’s robust, loud, and presents clear and high definition music makes this devices hard to beat. Paired with the ability to be charged by the sun and you have an excellent gift for the gadget inclined outdoorsman.
7.Brunton Hydrogen Reactor
When the need for energy arises in a camping, or hiking situation, or god forbid a disaster situation your options are limited. Most campers seek to get off the grid and can’t exactly plug their Ipad into the wall. Solar power is popular and can be an effective method, but takes quite a bit of patience to fully charge most devices. Hydrogen reactor sound pretty awesome, and personally I picture some large industrial style machinery.
Recently a few hydrogen reactors have been brought down to man portable size, roughly the same size as a laptop. The Brunton Hydrogen reactor generates enough power from a Brunton hydrogen cell to charge an Iphone 6 times. The Brunton Hydrogen reactor takes cores produced by Brunton to create the electricity, and these cores come separate, but are affordable. The Brunton can also stay charged and act as a portable battery for long hikes. It is odorless, environmentally friendly, and capable of being carried on a hike and charging items at the same time. It’s essentially completely silent, with just the odd puff here and there. The Brunton Hydrogen reactor is an excellent gift idea for your environmentally conscious camper, or prepper.
8.Goal Zero Portable Torch
Another device by Goal Zero has made it’s way on this list, and for good reason. They produce some of the most innovative pieces of outdoor equipment on the market. The Goal Zero brand merges technology with traditional outdoors and gives the end user an excellent product. The Portable Torch by Goal Zero is both a portable light source and power hub that can be charged in a multitude of ways.
The battery is a large 4,400 mAh lithium battery, and it can be charged by either solar power or by hand crank. The hand crank allows for the highly efficient 1 to 10 ratio of power. Mean one minute of cranking provides 10 minutes of light. This allows the device to be charged anywhere, at anytime. The device provides a 250 lumen output to provide a bright 180 lumen spotlight, and a 70 lumen floodlight. The device can last up to a stunning 48 hours on it’s low setting. A third option is for a red light which is a low intensity option to preserve night vision or signal for help.
The device also comes with a usb charger to allow the user to charge devices like cell phones, gps units, flashlights, and anything else that’s USB compatible. The Goal One Portable torch makes the perfect surprise for anyone on your list who needs a portable power source.
The Garmin Oregon is an incredibly modern, high tech gadget designed to help everyone from backpackers to trail runners find their way across the country. The Garmin Oregon is a bit different than a standard GPS unit though. The Oregon is similar in size to your average cell phone and shares numerous features with modern smart phones.
This makes the device easy to use and easy to master. The device is especially friendly for those who like to move and would like an easy to use device. The Garmin Oregon uses a touch screen interface, that is full color with a 3 inch screen. This allows the user to interact with maps, plot points, pan, and zoom at their heart’s content. The Garmin runs off two double As, and lasts for up to 8 hours of heavy use.
The Oregon 650t also comes equipped with an 8MP camera for capturing your greatest moments in the outdoors. The Oregon comes with a 4gb storage, and that’s enough room for quite a few pictures. Oregon 650T is a high tech gps that can catch a signal in places most phones would be a dead zone.
The Gunbox biometric safe is a state of the art gun safe that is truly out of this world. This safe doesn’t even look like a safe, in fact it throws off the traditional looks of old school gun safes with a middle finger and a wave goodbye. The Gunbox is sleek, with the right curves in all the right places, resembling a device closer to any of Apple’s latest I device.
The Device can be opened with programmable fingerprint recognition and is capable of holding multiple sets of fingerprints. The scanner is remarkably accurate and a very capable scanner. Another opening option is an RFID card, wristband, or sticker. Attach the sticker to nearly anything and the device can be opened rapidly.
The device is powered with either a car or wall charger and comes equipped with a battery backup. If the battery dies, and the power is completely gone the device also have a physical backup key system. The device is perfect for transporting a firearm on any camping trip, or even as a safe in general, it’s not limited to guns. It has the ability to plug in USB devices and charge them from the AC power source or the battery. This makes the Gunbox a safe and a portable battery pack.