Portable camping gadgets are indispensable companions for campers, hikers and outdoor lovers. These innovative tools can significantly enhance your camping experience, offering convenience, safety, and efficiency and allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors while staying well-prepared and connected. Investing in good-quality camping gadgets adds comfort and ensures a memorable and enjoyable adventure.
All the gadgets featured below come highly recommended by people like you, with four-star or above ratings from trusted outdoor and leisure retailers.
Our top picks
Lifesystems Camping First Aid Kit
The Lifesystems Camping First Aid Kit is a comprehensive and essential companion for outdoor enthusiasts. With carefully selected supplies to handle common minor injuries, it ensures safety when out and about. Its compact design makes it easy to carry, ensuring you're well-prepared for any adventure.
Recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Compact and water-resistant
Contains tweezers, safety pins, scissors, vinyl gloves, spot check thermometer, crepe, triangular calico and open woven bandages, hygienic cleansing wipes, zinc oxide, duct and micropore tape, 4-Ply gauze swabs, burn gel sachets, sterile eye wash, pack of assorted plasters, wound dressings and closure strips, eye-pad wound dressing, and primary care leaflet.
ALTRUIST Sunscreen offers superior SPF protection for your skin. Developed with dermatologists, it ensures effective sun protection with its unique formula, perfect for all skin types. The 1L bottle provides excellent value for money, making it a smart choice for UV defence.
Recommended by dermatologists
Fast absorption and non-sticky
Formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin
Fragrance-free with a low risk of allergy and vegan
The QUECHUA Camping Cooler is a practical solution for campers. With a 35-litre capacity and the ability to preserve cold temperatures for up to 17 hours, it's perfect for keeping your refreshments chilled during long journeys or camping trips. Its simple and modern design adds a touch of style to your outdoor adventures while ensuring your drinks and snacks remain cool and refreshing.
Keeps food fresh for 17 hours without ice packs
Large zip opening with three internal pockets, one outer net pocket and a removable divider
The 11-piece Stanley Even-Heat Camp Pro camping cookware set from Stanley is a versatile and durable choice for all the camp cooks out there. Crafted from stainless steel, it includes essential accessories for campfire culinary adventures. Its compact design and quality materials ensure a convenient and enjoyable cooking experience in the great outdoors.
Made from 18/8 stainless steel and BPA-Free
Locking pot and pan handles
Nesting set for easy storage
Comes with a collapsible cutting board, spatula, spoon and two trivets
The Royal Easy-Up Kitchen Stand is a practical and portable solution for outdoor cooking. Its user-friendly design allows for quick assembly, providing a stable and convenient platform for meal preparation while camping.
Aluminium finished shelves and zip cupboard storage
The QUECHUA Camping Lamp 100 Lumens is an indispensable tool for campers and outdoor lovers. With a powerful 100-lumen output, it provides ample illumination. Its compact size and stylish design make it both functional and smart, ensuring a well-lit and enjoyable camping experience.
Compact and lightweight design
Rain-resistant (rated IPX4, protects against rain and splashes)
Long-lasting battery life, up to 130 hours
Three power modes; low (20 lumens), medium (50 lumens) and high (100 lumens)
The Orbit Innovations Collapsible Washing Bowl is a practical and space-saving solution for camping and outdoor travel. Its collapsible design makes it easy to store and transport, while its durable materials ensure reliability.
The QUECHUA Camping Bedside Table is a practical addition to any camper's collection. Its clever design offers a convenient surface for essentials like a lamp or phone, enhancing your camping experience. Its compact size and portability make it a valuable asset for campers, ensuring comfort and organisation.
Compact and lightweight design (weighs just 1kg)
One removable shelf, storage area and two mesh pockets
With a soft lining and high-quality insulation, this Camper Lux Double Sleeping Bag ensures couples a restful and comfortable night's sleep. Its durable design and practical features make it an ideal companion for camping and outdoor adventures, blending functionality with luxury for a memorable camping experience.
Built-in pillow so leave your pillows at home
Features a zip-off hood for versatility
Folds up into compact square pouch
Can be zipped apart into two single sleeping bags
PFC-free - dirt and water repellent without being treated with harsh chemicals
Size: Total length 235cm / body length 200cm / width 150cm
Buoyant and durable, the Ruffwear Float Coat™ Dog Life Jacket is designed for water safety. Engineered with high-quality materials, this innovative float coat ensures warmth and comfort for your four-legged friends and peace of mind for you.
Available in two colours - red and blue
Comes in four sizes - S, M, L and XL
Strong, low-profile handle is optimally positioned to help dogs out of water
Telescoping neck closure adjusts for a range of dog sizes and is permanently attached and secure
Easy-to-clip, sheltered buckles keep straps firmly in place over time
Reflective hi-vis for visibility in low-light conditions and loop for attaching The Beacon™ (available separately)
The Outdoor Revolution 4-in-1 Lumi Solar Fan Lantern is a multifunctional device that serves as a lantern, fan, power bank, and insect repellent, making it an ideal companion for camping and outdoor activities. Its solar-powered feature ensures sustainable energy usage, and the compact design enhances portability.
3x speed fan - low/med/high.
Multi-function LED lights with 3 brightness settings and mosquito safe amber light setting
Offering reliable warmth without compromising on freedom of movement, Haago Warmers feature a sleek design and functional features, ensuring comfort in chilly weather. Perfect for those seeking both style and practicality in their outdoor wardrobe.
Crafted with durability in mind, the Sea to Summit Folding Serving Spoon is perfect for on-the-go food prep. Its innovative design allows for easy storage, making it a convenient and practical addition to your outdoor culinary arsenal.
Crafted for convenience, the Multimat Compact Kumfie Folding Sit Mat provides a comfortable seating solution during outdoor activities. Its compact design ensures portability, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a lightweight and practical seating option on-the-go.
Measures 38cm x 29cm and weighs just 40g
Waterproof and durable outer layer
Made from comfortable foam
Assorted colours (but you can't choose which colour you'll receive)
All 'our top picks' items are featured in Destinations Magazine Edition 11 (October 2023).
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Have you ever thought about camping in the winter? It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are several benefits to giving it a try! From fewer crowds and beautiful snowy landscapes to cosy campfire nights and unique recreational opportunities, winter camping can be a fun and rewarding experience. Just make sure you come prepared with the right gear to stay warm and comfortable.