Top gadgets for camping

Camping is all about leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life - including mod cons - behind. But some gadgets for camping can make your experience more enjoyable. Some camping gear is just for fun, while others are so practical you'll wonder how you ever camped without them. Here are four gadgets from the latter category...

Top gadgets for camping

Joby Gorillatorch - This bright LED torch has flexible legs that can sit flat on the ground or grip around branches, poles and even human heads, making it perfect for shedding light on the move or at the capsite. It is dimmable and has a battery life (three AA batteries) of up to 80 hours, making it perfect for a long weekend away in the wilderness.

Brunton Flip-N-Drip portable coffee maker - Can't do without your morning coffee? Boil water in the carafe, attach the filter and mug, then just flip it upside down and you'll soon be sipping on your favourite brew. And you thought you'd have to make do with instant blend!

VAN BERLO TentLED - Sick of tripping over tent lines in the dark? Avoid looking like a clutz by attaching a couple of these clever lights, which clip onto lines and intensify their brightness depending on the ambient light.

Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink - When you're trying to pack light, it's hard to find a pot big enough for washing dishes, or yourself, for that matter. This clever collapsible container can hold up to 20 litres of hot soapy water, then fold away neatly into its little pouch.

Top gadgets for camping that we'd like to see invented

If there are any tech guys reading, please take note...

  • A pump that doesn't weigh a tonne - blow up mattresses are the way to go when camping!
  • A solar powered stove - we don't know if it's possible but it would definitely be more environmentally friendly than burning logs
  • A battery powered bug repellent

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