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10 Best Gadgets & Accessories for Camping

10 Best Gadgets & Accessories for Camping


Enhance the Camping Experience with these Camping Gadgets and Accessories!

Looking to enhance your camping trips or simply find a gift for that camping enthusiast in your life? Check some of the most useful and fun camping gadgets and accessories out there, from ensuring modern comforts are met while harnessing clean green energy with a solar power station to being ready for anything with the coolest multitool. We list some of our favourite accessories in this list of the best gadgets for camping.

1. Portable Power Station and Solar Kit

Forget sipping only enough energy to charge your phone with a power bank; a power station will power your entire campervan if you want it to! Powerful portable generators like those from BLUETTI have a huge power capacity to essentially take your electricity needs on the road with you. Unlike traditional generators that use petrol or diesel to run, these simply require to be charged at an AC outlet, in your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or using solar panels. We like the lightweight power combo of the EB70 + PV200 solar panels for tent camping and the AC200P for campervan camping. What’s more, BLUETTI often has sales, so you’ll never need to pay full price – more on that toward the end of this list! For more ways to power your road trip, check out the 5 Ways to Power Your Campervan for Cheap.

Check out portable power stations on bluettipower.com.au.

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2. Water Purifying System

Carrying large bottles of water is not only heavy as hell, but it takes up a lot of much-needed space when hiking between campsites. Take less water and accompany that with the Lifestraw Purification Straw. Drink water from anywhere (except the sea) and it removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria. Check out their Gravity-Fed Water Filtration System as a portable alternative which also stores water at your campsite. 

Check out the LifeStraw or the Gravity-Fed Water Filtration System on Amazon.

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3. Collapsible Bowls and Food Storage

Grab your bowl or container and shake it into shape. Serve, eat, clean and fold it back into a small travel-sized piece of silicone. Collapsible bowls like Cartints are perfect to take meals anywhere, from the lakeshore to a snowy peak. Get inspired by some recipes in The Best Camping Meals, Inc. Camping Food List.

Check out the Cartints Store on Amazon.

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4. Camping Multitool

Be prepared for anything with this 14-in-1 Veitorld Camping Multitool. Compact and, not to mention, versatile as hell, this handy piece of gear includes a hammer, knife, serrated knife, can opener, bottle opener, slotted screwdriver, assorted hex wrench, pliers, wire cutters, a slotted and Phillips screwdriver and nail claw.

Check out the Veitorld Camping Multitool on Amazon.

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5. Microfibre Travel Towel

Travel towels are compact, hygienic and dry in a heartbeat. Traditional towels are huge, end up smelling awful, and seem to never dry when you are constantly on the move. That’s a slamdunk for microfibre, ladies and gentlemen! In conclusion, microfibre travel towels – like the 4Monster Camping Towels but there are a lot more out there – are a must-have for camping.

Check out the 4Monster Camping Towels on Amazon.

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6. Heated Camping Chair

The nights can be chilly in New Zealand whatever the season so getting any extra warmth you can when camping is extremely welcome. That’s where The Hot Seat comes in, powered by any USB power bank or power station (see above). A simple push of a button can warm your seat up to 43°C (110°F)!

Check out The Hot Seat on Amazon.

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7. Garmin inReach Messenger for Satellite Communication

Garmin might be known for their GPS fitness and adventure watches, but their nifty inReach Messenger means you no longer have to hire bulky satellite phones for added safety on those backcountry camping trips. Just download the app to allow two-way texting, SOS and location sharing anywhere in the world using WiFi, phone network and iridium satellite. It can even be used as a back-up power source for you phone in emergencies.

Check out the Garmin Store and the inReach Messenger on Amazon.

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8. Headlamp

A camping gadget that we all take for granted, a headtorch/headlamp is essential for camping. With the availability of high-intensity LEDs at a very affordable price, getting a powerful torch/flashlight has never been cheaper. The Juninp Rechargeable Headlamp is a good way to go. Whatever you choose, be sure to check that the torch you purchase actually has good lighting by comparing the lumens: the higher the better.

Check out the Juninp Rechargeable Headlamp on Amazon.

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9. Pelican Cases

The first thing to break on camping trips is usually your $1,000 phone. If you aren’t putting it in your backpack and sitting on it, you’re dropping it down a cave or leaving it out in the rain. Keep your fragile valuables safe with a Pelican case! Waterproof, dustproof, crushproof… Just try to break anything in here. White water rafting guides swear by them.

Check out the Pelican 1040 Micro Case on Amazon.

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10. Waterproof Phone Pouch

If you think the camping gadget mentioned above is a bit much, at least protect your phone from the wetter elements of camping with these Hiearcool Waterproof Phone Pouches that provide the ultimate peace of mind. The two-pack pouches (for you and a friend) are certified IPX8 waterproof with a triple-layer lock-down seal that provides complete protection against water, snow, dust and sand.

Check out the Hiearcool Waterproof Phone Pouches on Amazon.

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BLUETTI EOFY Sale – Up to $1,389 Off Power Stations and Solar Kits

As BLUETTI‘s power stations and solar kits are some of the best gadgets for camping, we couldn’t wrap up this list without sharing with you their End of Financial Year (EOFY) Sale. From 1 June to 30 June, BLUETTI is offering exclusive discounts of up to 31% on its solar generators, modular power stations, and the latest arrival, the AC180. That’s also A$420 off our favourite EB70 + PV200 and A$900 off the AC200P!

Hit the BLUETTI EOFY Sale now and get yourself one of the best camping gadgets for cheaper!

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More Camping Gadgets and Accessories

That’s it for our list of the best gadgets and accessories for camping. For more camping ideas, take a look at the following guides:

Finally, for everything to do with camping in a van, check out Vanlife: The Guide to Living in a Campervan or tent camping in The Complete Guide to Camping in New Zealand.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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