A Tent With Built-In LED Lighting Eliminates Midnight Flashlight Hunts

If you're sleeping out in the woods, and suitably far enough from civilization that you wake up in complete darkness, finding your flashlight to investigate a noise outside your tent can be all but impossible. So tent-maker Big Agnes has announced a new line of temporary abodes featuring LEDs built-in to the… » 7/17/14 5:25pm 7/17/14 5:25pm

Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed color-changing shirt with what it's calling a 'Solar Camo' pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and… » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

Can't Find a VW Camper Van? This Retro Trailer Is the Next Best Thing

If your ideal vacation has you cruising the countryside in a VW Camper Van, but you're having a heck of a time finding a used one for sale, Dub-Box USA might just have a decent alternative. In fact, the company's retro-styled camper trailers are probably better option than an aging VW, thanks to modern amenities like… » 7/10/14 10:01am 7/10/14 10:01am

A Puncture-Proof Emergency Blanket That Folds Up Smaller Than a Wallet

There are some emergencies in life that don't leave you panicked. Like if you happen to stumble across a sunset at a gorgeous park and desperately need to picnic, or you've wandered into an outdoor concert and need somewhere to sit. For those moments the Matador, a nylon waterproof blanket that can easily squeeze into… » 6/27/14 5:20pm 6/27/14 5:20pm

A Sleeping Bag Designed Just For Man's Best Friend

If you'd rather bring your faithful companion with you on a camping trip than have them stuck in a kennel for a week, you're probably going to want them to be as comfortable as you are. And if they're too big to share your sleeping bag, the Noblecamper gives them their own cozy place to crash every night. » 5/22/14 5:00pm 5/22/14 5:00pm

A Hammock In a Backpack Is All You Really Need For Camping

When you think of everything you really need for a weekend of camping, what comes to mind? Food? A change of clothing? A guitar? Wrong, wrong, wrong. All you really need is a comfy place to nap away the hours. So Nick Scroggs and Fred Bane created the HackedPack, a backpack featuring the most important camping… » 5/20/14 10:20am 5/20/14 10:20am

Tents Should Have Had Built-in Air Mattresses Since Day One

A comfy air mattress can make roughing it feel a little less rough, although wrangling one inside a tent that's a little too small for your queen size bed can be a huge pain. And that's exactly the situation that inspired Dan Robertson to create the Aesent: a tent with a built-in air mattress on its base that's always… » 3/19/14 12:20pm 3/19/14 12:20pm

This Old-School Firestarting Kit Will Make You Feel Like Survivorman

At one point in time, camping was truly about getting away from it all and only relying on nature for everything you needed. But these days, most new camping gear pertains to keeping your smartphone charged. Not Francesco Faccin's Re-Fire kit, though. It's designed to make camping a little more rugged again—by letting… » 2/03/14 11:20am 2/03/14 11:20am