What are you doing this summer? Why not go outside and enjoy the many benefits nature has to offer?

If you are planning your Great Camping Trip this summer, you’ll need cool camping gear. Don’t let unpreparedness get you down!

Investing in quality camping gear could save you time, money, and possibly your life. These gadgets are designed to keep you comfortable, warm, and help you camp better.

Whether it’s personal water filtration systems or amazing camping stoves, we’ve compiled a list of must-have cool camping gear for this summer season.

Collapsible Silicone Kettle

This is a must-have for even the most basic of campsites. You can make so many meals — including coffee or tea. Many boxed meals that you find at the grocery store only need hot water.

This collapsible silicone kettle takes up almost no room in your bag and is extremely versatile.

Sometimes a cup of coffee in the morning is all you need to give that extra pep.

Personal Water Filter

If you are a camper who is often on the go, the LifeStraw could save your life someday. The Swiss made personal water filter uses a 2-stage filtration process which removes bacteria, protozoa, chlorine, and bad taste.

The best part? You can use it on any body of water! The muckiest, nastiest lake or river doesn’t stand a chance against LifeStraw.

5 Gallon Solar Shower

A solar shower is the best bang for your buck on this list. For around $10, you can have a hot shower wherever you are. All you need is a place up high to hang your solar shower and some sun! Leave it out during the day and after a few hours, you can enjoy the luxuries of a nice hot shower.

It even comes with a hose and nozzle to make it feel (somewhat) like a real shower. We’ve tested these out for years, and they have always come in handy for every camping trip.

Campfire Defender

Save your fire through the night with the Campfire Defender. This ingenious invention protects your campfire for up to 8 hours, so you can wake up to hot coals ready to go in the morning. It also protects your fire from weather such as rain, snow, wind, or sleet.

Throw it on the fire before you go to bed, and don’t worry about it until morning. It can also help safely put out your campfire in a pinch. You can adjust the vents to allow air flow and extinguish the fire quickly.

It comes inside the Pro Camper Kit which also has a two fire stakes, 8 glow in the dark tent stakes, LED flashlight, utility gloves, and a canvas bag. It also has excellent reviews on Amazon.

Campsmart Caravan Awning

Are you looking for the ultimate in cool camping gear? Treat yourself to a caravan canopy awning and never worry about rain on your camping trip again!

These caravan awnings attach easily to the side of your camper and seriously up your game.

Once attached, it offers a whole community space for your family and friends to enjoy.

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Osprey Men’s Atmos 65 AG Backpack

We’ve scoured high and low to find you the best of the best in camping backpacks. This backpack is both heavy duty and lightweight, perfect for campers setting off for a long hike.

This backpack carries a suspension system and adjustable straps to distribute the weight evenly. It also has a ventilation system to keep your back dry during the summer months.

There are five exterior pockets and three slip pockets. As well as compression straps to balance the weight across the back.

A removable floating top lid provides extra space if needed. If you need to shed as much weight as possible, it can be removed as well. The Osprey Men’s Atmos 6 Backpack also comes with a Flapjacket to keep your belongings safe from the weather while hiking.

BioLite Camp Stove

Calling this merely a camp stove would be an understatement. The BioLite Camp Stove burns wood and creates electricity to power your cell phone, GPS, and other gadgets.

All you need is a few twigs you’ve picked up on your hike! You have a fully functional camp stove and a power source for charging your electronics. If that’s not enough, it also has an internal battery to help get your fire started on those cold nights.

A bit pricey, but definitely worth it. You can order it as a bundle which comes with the campfire wood stove and grill attachment and have everything you need. Whether you are camping outdoors or facing a power outage at your house, this camp stove/charger is a must-have.

CampChef Serpa Table

Looking for cool camping gear that is also practical? This table from CampChef is the perfect prep, storage, and adjustable camping table. It has an aluminum top for easy cleaning and four separate zipped storage boxes.

The legs are adjustable for lounging height or cooking height, and the entire table folds into itself for storage. There are handles on each side, and the aluminum top can be removed for better traveling.

Although this table is not ideal for backpacking, this table can bring your camping experience to the next level. A must-have for cooking at the campsite.

What’s Your Favorite Cool Camping Gear?

What are you waiting for? Adventure is calling! If there are cool camping gear items that we missed, let us know.

Tell us about your favorite travel gadgets that you can’t live without in the comments below.

If you’re planning a hiking trip, check out our list of best-hiking pieces to take along with you. Or, take a look at our favorite hiking trails in Lake Tahoe for some ideas.

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