Best For Getting Clean
- Advanced Elements Gallon Summer Shower Solar Shower
Best For Cooking
- Go Anywhere BBQ by Weber
Best For Fixing Gear
- Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Repair Tape
Camping is fun – but not everyone enjoys open fires and digging through dirt barehanded to make that happen. While you’ll probably be the sort of person that likes the outdoors if you’re out camping, you may miss some of the creature comforts of home. Thankfully, there are often cool tech solutions for common camping issues – and we’ve collected some of the coolest camping gadgets to make your next camping trip just a little more high-tech.
Here are some awesome gadgets to take with you the next time you brave the wilderness!
- Double-walled and insulated
- UV cleaning
- Lithium battery that lasts for up to a month
- 240mm x 70mm
- 550ml capacity
- Insulated, keeps hot for up to 4 hours and cold for up to 12
If you’re worried about or scared of drinking unclean water on a camping trip, the WakeCup bottle is a great help. The bottle uses UV light to kill the vast majority of bacteria that could be in the water. While it isn’t a guarantee that the water you put inside will be perfect drinking quality, it can help you feel a bit safer about the water you drink.
Additionally, the insulated bottle can also keep your drinks hot or cold so you can still enjoy a cold drink after a couple of hours on a hike or in the heat of summer! 3 minutes of UV light are enough to eliminate germs, odour, and taste. Please still exercise caution when deciding to drink untreated water.
- Charcoal-fuelled grill
- Plated steel cooking grate
- Heavy-gauge steel fuel grate
- 36.9cm H X 53.4cm W X 31cm D
- 42 X 26 cm cooking area
- 6.78kg carry weight
Cooking in the wild is risky – not only does open fire always carry certain risks but setting up a fire pit isn’t exactly easy – a portable grill is usually a far better option. It means you have to carry some extra stuff with you, but you’ll also have an easier time feeding yourself and your parties. The Weber Go Anywhere is a great portable grill with enough space to grill multiple things at once, and good protective features for your hands and your environment.
Since the grill is decently big, you can also use it outside of camping trips, for example for a small backyard grilling session back home. There is also a carry bag that’s great for protecting your grill from rain showers, for example – but even without the relatively expensive add-on, you’re sure to have a great grill experience with the grill – just stick to areas where grilling is allowed!
- Shower head can be turned on and off
- Velcro pockets for accessories
- Wide carry/hanging handle
- 2.5-gallon capacity (other sizes available)
- Extra-large filling valve with twist-off closure
- Temperature gauge on the back
Taking a shower in nature isn’t always an option – however, that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to be clean after a sweaty hike! That’s where this shower comes in handy. You fill it with water, hang it in the sun, and when the water has reached a good temperature, you can take a quick shower! The limited water capacity means you won’t be able to take long luxurious showers like at home, however, when out and about, it makes a long exhausting day much more bearable.
The water stored in this shower can reach quite a good temperature – as much as 37 degrees Celcius if you’re patient enough during a sunny day, meaning you can expect a genuinely pleasant shower – and if it’s too warm, you can add in some colder water to get the temperature back to your preference. The 2.5-gallon shower is big enough for one person – there are also larger versions available for multiple people to shower with one ‘tank’.
- 3 colours – sage, clear and black
- Nylon materials
- Powerful adhesive
- 50cm x 7.5cm tape strips
- 3 strips per pack
- Waterproof sealing
“Even Flex tape can’t fix this” isn’t something you want to hear during a camping trip – and unfortunately, a ripped jacket, tent, or sleeping bag is quite common. That doesn’t have to be a big issue though – as long as you have the right repair materials with you. That’s where this tape is a great thing to pack. It’s light, affordable, and capable of fixing up most minor and some not-so-minor issues you might encounter with your gear!
The tape is available in 3 different colours including a clear version – so you can try to match your tape to different materials your gear might be made out of. Despite this, the repairs might end up being quite visible, but they WILL be reliable, which is the most important part.
That was our roundup of the best budget camping tech in 2022. Have you recently bought some budget camping tech? What sold you on it and what has your experience been with it so far? Let us know down below.