25 Cool Camping Gadgets for 2020

Cool Camping Gadgets for 2019

Heading out into the backcountry? Check out this incredible list of cool camping gadgets for 2020. With everything from wood-burning stoves that can power your smartphone to the most versatile biodegradable soap in the business, this post is sure to have something for everyone!

Donate to a Worthy Cause

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast dropping some dough on cool camping gadgets for 2020, consider sending some help to an organization who strives to keep this world beautiful! Charity Navigator is a great tool to verify the quality of many non-profit organizations so you can find the one which best aligns with your interests.

This post from Blue and Green Tomorrow can be a useful start to get an idea of some charities with an environmental focus. Or if you’re looking to support the National Park Service, there are many ways to send your financial support.

Collapsible Camping Sink

collapsible camping sink

When it comes time to do the dishes in the back-country, you need a well-designed device that packs down small but can handle a lot of dishes. The UST FlexWare Collapsible Sink fits the bill perfectly and is one of the best in the industry.

Down Camping Blanket

When you’re under the stars but need something to bundle up with, leave the blanket from grandma at home and pack a lightweight camping blanket instead. Horizon Hound’s Down Camping Blanket is an industry favorite which will keep you nice and toasty when you’re hanging out under the stars.

Ultra-Portable Expresso Machine

Gotta have your caffeine fix in the back-country or while on the road? Forget about instant coffee and check out the Wacaco Nanopresso. This is one of the most lightweight and compact designs around, and a very cool camping gadget for 2020. No more waiting for a barista to get an incredible cup of espresso.

Wood-Burning Campstove

BioLite Campstove

If you like multi-purposes devices, then you’re going to love this stove. The BioLite Campstove uses nothing but sticks to cook food, boil water, AND charge devices. Yes, you read that right. A portable, wood-burning stove that can charge your phone. What a world we live in. Buy the Campstove 2 Bundle from Moosejaw or Amazon.

Coffee Press

BioLite Coffee Press

Want a built-in coffee press to go along with your incredible wood-burning stove? Get this made-to-fit BioLite Coffee Press accessory to keep that caffeine fix going strong. This is a must-buy for any coffee lover interested in getting the BioLite stove, a cool camping gadget for 2020. Available from Moosejaw or Amazon.

Camp Chef Grill

Camp Chef Tahoe Grill

If a small campstove just doesn’t do it for you, check out Camp Chef’s line of portable grills. The Camp Chef Tahoe Deluxe 3 Burner Grill is built for big cooking jobs. Family reunions, tailgate parties, backyard barbecues, scout troop campouts you name it, this stove can handle it. Three 30,000 BTU burners and a large 608 sq. inch cooking area gives you the power and space to cook multiple items at once.

Nylon Cooler Bag

The perfect drink cooler is light, small, and has a large capacity. Meet the Polar Bear nylon line of coolers, rated to 24 hours of chill time in temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. When you want something that’s easy to walk with but still packs a lot of cooling power, it’s a perfect idea.

YETI Cooler

It’s impossible to mention coolers without bringing up the gold-standard. YETI coolers are strong and great at their job. Yes, they are pricey but you can be certain that you’re getting one of the absolute best coolers on the market today, making it a cool camping gadget for 2020. So put defrosted food in your rearview mirror and get the YETI Tundra 45 today. Available from Moosejaw and Amazon.

Classic Steel Cooler

Coleman Steel Belted Cooler

YETI not really doing it for you? Then go with the throwback option: Coleman Steel-Belted Portable Cooler. This cooler has been the sidekick to many outdoor adventures near and far. You can’t go wrong with it.

Insulated Water Bottle

Hydroflask Insulated Bottle

Staying hydrated when enjoying the great outdoors is always a top priority. Some water bottles are built better than others, and this Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is incredible. So keep water nearby at all times with this cool camping gadget for 2020. Available from Moosejaw and Amazon.

Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven

A classic cooker that doesn’t quit, the Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven is great for preparing and serving memorable meals. Pre-seasoned and ready to go for all of your backcountry needs. No better way to serve up a family-sized meal than throwing it all in one pot and letting it simmer over the fire.

Camping Utensil Set

Always losing those precious utensils while at the campsite? Fear no more. This 13-piece stainless steel picnic utensil set by Wealers is sure to solve your problems. With a perfectly suited pouch to keep all your utensils in one compact location, add this to your camping kitchen supplies and forget about searching through the bin to find a lost spoon again.

Titanium Camping Cutlery Set

titanium utensil set

Step up your cutlery game with this awesome utility set. Made of durable and lightweight titanium, this set includes the ultimate three-piece combo: knife, fork, and spoon. They perfect for backpacking and can be held together by the included carabiner.

Flexible Cutting Mats

Camping for Foodies Cooking Mat for camping

It’s all too easy to overlook one of the most important parts of any kitchen: the cutting board. This great set of Flexible Cutting Mats by Camping for Foodies includes three mats which are easy to take with on your outdoor adventure. Chop the onion, dice the tomato, and complete any kitchen task with the help of these useful mats.

Men’s Hiker Cushion Sock

Darn Tough Micro Crew Socks, the cool camping socks

We’ve recommended Darn Tough socks before and we’re going to do it again. Darn Tough socks come in a wide variety of styles, thicknesses, and fits. But what they don’t come in is a low-quality version which will quickly fail you. These socks are built to last and hold up to their name. So grab yourself a paid of the Darn Tough micro crew cushion socks for some of the best camping and hiking socks around. Available from Moosejaw or Amazon.

Men’s Hiking Socks

Darn Tough Micro Crew Socks, the cool camping socks

Another great sock brand is Smartwool. Their winter-specific socks have been many people’s go-to for a long time, but they are really stepping up their game with the hiking and camping socks too. Check out the Smartwool Hike Light Crew Socks for a great lightweight option. Available on Moosejaw or Amazon.

Compact First Aid Kit

TripWorthy First Aid Kit

When you get far away from it all, you’re also getting far away from emergency services. You should always brush up on your first-aid skills and make sure you have at least some type of first aid kit with you. The Tripworthy Compact First Aid Kit comes with all of the basics and can help in those situations when things don’t go exactly as planned. We also highly recommend you add anything to this kit which may be necessary for your particular needs. But this will give you a good start. Available from Moosejaw or Amazon.

Outdoor Survival Kit

True Oak Survival Kit

So you have a first aid kit, right? Then why would you need a “survival” kit? A lot of reasons. This compact group of tools is not a means to dress a small wound or deal with an allergy. It is a way to be prepared. This True Oak Complete Outdoor Survival Kit comes with a knife, rod & striker, compass, flashlight, multi-tool, paracord, and much more. Keep this handy and be prepared to survive with the cool camping gadget for 2020.

Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa

Air Sofa

The WEKAPO inflatable hammock is a hot new product that lets you hang out in total comfort, wherever you might find yourself! It also makes an awesome gift for anyone who loves to spend time in the great outdoors. It is the perfect way to bring a nice, comfortable sofa along for the outdoor adventure in the woods or on the sand.

2-Person Inflatable Kayak

Intex Inflatable Kayak

Would you rather have your inflatable on the water instead of the ground? Then check out the Intex Explorer K2 Kayak. This 2-person inflatable kayak allows you to get out on the water without strapping a heavy hard-sided boat to the top of your rig. Take this cool camping gadget with, blow it up, and head on out into the rapids.

Quick Drying Travel Towel

Microfiber Camping Towel

Don’t forget your towel. And don’t ruin the ones in your bathroom. Instead, go for the Quick Drying Microfiber Travel Towel from Ultimate Towels. The built-in hanging loop and included mesh bag really add to this towel’s usefulness.

Biodegradable Soap

Dr. Bronner's Biodegradable Soap

It might sound a bit odd to recommend a specific soap, but once you understand Dr. Bronner’s, you won’t forget it. This smooth and luxurious soap with no synthetic detergents or preservatives can be used on your hands, face, or hair, or dilute your soap for a multi-use cleaning product. Can even be used to wash your dishes! And best of all, its impact on the environment is much lower than most soaps. So if you want to keep the backcountry pristine, check out this versatile option.

Plant-Based Insect Repellent

DEET-free Insect Repellent

Repel mosquitoes for up to 6 hours with this DEET free insect repellent. Finding a DEET alternative that protects you during outdoor adventures can be difficult. Luckily Repel offers a plant-based insect repellent that also provides lasting protection.

Portable Mosquito Repeller

Thermacell Mosquito Repeller, a cool camping gadget

The Thermacell Mosquito Repeller effectively repels mosquitoes without using DEET or the hassle of sprays. Using cartridge-based technology, it creates a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection for bug-free comfort, making it a very cool camping gadget. Ideal for use while you are camping, hunting, fishing, gardening and around the backyard.

Where to Find More Camping Gadgets

Didn’t find what you want? Or want to browse some of the best gear around? Check out REI.

With the ability to purchase online and pick up in store, you can get what you need right away and be certain to buy from an outstanding organization. If you don’t already have one, become an REI member to get an annual dividend and incredible deals.

Summary of Cool Camping Gadgets

With so many cool camping gadgets, what will you choose? Don’t forget to get something for your camping friends and family!

Want to view some other interesting gadgets that are great for camping or traveling? Check out our Unique Travel Gifts!

Have any cool camping gadgets that aren’t on this list? Leave a comment below so everyone can check them out!

Plan Your Camping Trip

Figure Out Where to Go
Check out our guide on how to Find the Best Campsites.

Looking for More Gear?
Review our Top 5 Camping Gear from 2018.

Pack Your Bags
Wondering what to pack? Check out our Essential Camping Gear List.

Grab a Book
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8 thoughts on “25 Cool Camping Gadgets for 2020”

  1. Hey Michael,
    I’ve gone through your article. It was fascinating to read. I am sure these are the best gadgets that make my camping the best. Thank you for your information. Keep your work like this. I am eagerly waiting for more informative articles from you.

    1. Hey Kim! There are some amazing products out there. I’m glad you’re enjoying the content and there’s more coming around the corner. In the meantime, don’t miss the post about Camping Solar Panels! Thanks for the supportive comment!

  2. It’s amazing how our lives are getting better with the help of tools and gadgets tech companies come up with these days. They’re not just for cit dwellers as there are gadgets meant for outdoor activities as well.

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