Gotta Have Gifts & Gear

December 23, 2010


If there’s one thing we know, it’s that campers are a very unique group. For them, the typical gifts of ties and perfume pale in comparison to a new set of RV blocks. So if you’re either still looking for a great gift to give, or if you don’t get what you’ve been dreaming of, consider one of these unconventional, camping-friendly gifts.

Stay warm with these fantastic handmade wool arm warmers. You can keep toasty while still being able to text, write or best of all, roast marshmallows over kampfire. They really make a great, one-of-a-kind gift.

Protect your I.D. while you’re out having a great time. The PacSafe RFIDsafe 50 wallet makes sure that no one can use a scanner to get your credit card, passport or other coded travel information. Plus, it’s super-sturdy.

Roast hot dogs or get your toes toasty warm with the Little Red Campfire. Natural-looking logs mean that you don’t have to worry about searching for firewood, and they generate no ash, no mess and no smoke. The self-contained unit is easy to carry, store and use.

If your idea of a great winter camping getaway includes a nice hike or some time on the slopes, grab the Mobex Omni-Heat Backpack from Columbia. Its reflective technology keeps the hydration pack and hose free of ice.

Stay moving and you can power your own mp3 player, cellphone or handheld GPS. With the nPower PEG, you can even eliminate the need to carry extra batteries or solar panels.

It may look like a floating toy for your pool, but it’s really the latest technology in lightweight sleeping pads. Klymit’s Inertia X-Frame pad weighs less than a pound, and is specially designed to make your night’s sleep a good one through body-mapping technology.

And finally, our kampers have gone wild this year over two great Coleman products, the Quad-Lantern (yep, it’s still a hot item) and the Instant Tent, that sets up in just 60 seconds. If you’re a Coleman fan (like we are) check out these two must-have items or visit their website to check out their latest gear.

So tell us…did we miss any? What’s something you’re giving–or that you’d love to receive–this year?

  • Melodee

    Wish I’d known about that sleeping pad. My husband loves tent camping, but his back kills him when he just usees his sleeping pad. Looks cool too.