Camping Accessories: 10 Accessories You Need to Check Out

Camping Accessories: 10 Accessories You Need to Check Out

Just a night or two under the stars puts the comforts of daily life into perspective, and ordinary gadgets take on magical properties. Today, camping accessories are using magic to solve the discomfort of the outdoors. The old camp goods didn’t go far beyond a tent, stove, and maybe a lantern, but today a cornucopia of camping accessories awaits before heading out to the mountains, beach, or meadows for a break. We reviewed ten useful camping accessories you may not even know exist.

Camping Accessories FAQ 

1. What Is a Camping Accessory?

2. Who Takes an Espresso Machine Camping?

3. How Do Campers Prioritize What to Take?

4. Where Can You Buy Camping Accessories?

5. What Is Glamping?

How We Reviewed

We reviewed popular products, using the broadest definition of “camping accessories” and included Features, Pros & Cons, Price, Where to Buy, and Warranty. The list of items aren’t comparable to one another but give a taste of some camping wizardry on the market today.

Overall Price Range of Camping Accessories

Camp gear ranges all over the board in terms of price. Small items can be quite affordable and larger accessories, like tents and stoves, will require a significant investment. Price is highly dependent, in most cases, on whether the item is a core accessory (like a tent or sleeping bag) or something you can live without (like a specialized cooler).

What We Reviewed

  • 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent from CORE Equipment
  • BioLite CampStove 2
  • Wacaco Minipresso
  • Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Waterproof Super Portable Bluetooth
  • Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Kit
  • Aquafree Waterproof Drybag
  • TOURIT’s 30 Cans Soft Pack Cooler Bag
  • BoxNet Mosquito Net
  • Thermacell MR150 Portable Mosquito Repeller
  • Polar Gear Premium 6L Personal Cooler
CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent - 14' x 9'
  • Instant 60 Second Setup; Sleeps 9 people; Fits two queen air mattresses; Center Height:78
  • CORE H20 Block Technology and adjustable ground vent
  • Features room divider and wall storage pockets keep items neat and off the tent floor

Features

Tents that assemble themselves are the latest innovation in camping accessories, and this roomy three-section tent is a great buy for families.

The Cabin Tent sets up in minutes, includes zippered windows and doors, has a room divider, and comes with a waterproof ground covered. The zippers are easy to use and high-quality, and all windows (of which there are two large and two small) have mesh to create a breeze. The top of this tent can also be zippered back for hot nights to reveal a screened top. This tent sleeps nine comfortably.

PROS

  • Hassle-free instant set up   
  • Roomy and tall
  • Multiple windows
  • Room dividers

CONS

  • Somewhat pricey
  • More room than you might need
  • List Element

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $200.

The manufacturer includes a warranty for damage within the first year, and two-year protection can be purchased for less than $10.

BioLite CampStove Campstove 2 Wood Burning & USB Charging Camp Stove
  • The award-winning BioLite CampStove's latest upgrade features 50% more power, an...
  • Burning only wood, the CampStove 2's fan creates a smokeless fire that can cook meals and...
  • Stove generates 3W power to charge devices

Features

Camp stoves are a camping accessory that has made evolutionary leaps in the last couple of decades. Gone is your dad’s clunky Coleman; it has been replaced by lightweight, versatile, and easy to fuel versions. The BioLite turns flames into electricity for cooking and charging devices at the same time.

This little wonder includes a receptacle for the fire, fans to make the fire smokefree, a portable grill, and a kettle pot. A flexible USB cable, called a FlexLight, plugs into the stove to provide light for the cooking experience. The unit includes an onboard battery and a smart LED dashboard.

PROS

  • Converts fire to electricity   
  • Boil or grill food
  • Light to see the stove after dark
  • Lightweight
  • Fan keeps the fire smoke to a minimum
  • Simple to operate

CONS

  • Requires making a fire

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $120.

Information about full warranty details can be found at Amazon, but the company replaces parts or damage free.

Wacaco Minipresso GR, Portable Espresso Machine, Compatible Ground...
  • COMPACT & FEATHERWEIGHT - Whether you're going away for few hours or few weeks, space and...
  • INNOVATIVE & POWERFUL - Minipresso's ease of use is derived from it’s innovative design....
  • CONVENIENT & EVOLUTIVE - Minipresso doesn't require compressed air, N2O cartridges or...

Features

You can’t deeply appreciate a quality cup of coffee until you experience it outdoors.

This handheld espresso maker is small and lightweight; it requires no electricity, cartridges, or compressed air and requires only water and coffee beans. Works via a semi-automatic piston for simple operation.

PROS

  • Handheld
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • LightIncludes its own cupweight
  • Space saver

CONS

  • Maybe unnecessary for camping
  • Requires carrying beans separately

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $40.

One-year warranty on parts is standard.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Stone...
  • Super-portable Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly big, clear, crisp 360-degree sound and...
  • 10 hours of musical happiness on a single battery charge
  • waterproof, floats and serenades you in the shower, pool or rain  (IPX7-rated waterproof...

Features

If you are taking a speaker into the woods or to the beach, this handy little item is hard to beat for performance and portability.

The Wonderboom includes large buttons to negotiate in the dark, has ten hours of battery life, is entirely waterproof, extremely lightweight, connects wirelessly up to 100 feet, has 360degree sound, and comes in a variety of bright colors.

PROS

  • Waterproof 
  • 360-degree sound
  • Variety of colors
  • Affordable
  • Remote wireless
  • Top carrying strap for hanging

CONS

  • It might bother your neighbors

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $70.

This item includes a one-year warranty and can be returned to manufacture if it malfunctions for a replacement.

Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Kit [31-000701]
  • 16 essential tools in a zippered, waterproof bag that is easily packed
  • Contains Clutch multi-tool, mini light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire...
  • Land to air rescue instructions

Features

Want to accessorize your accessories? This all-in-one kit provides for most emergency situations in the woods.

Sixteen necessities are included in a durable, zippered bag including nylon rope, a compass, a multi-tool, and a whistle. A handy sewing kit, space blanket, and a small round of wire come with the kit. For a complete list of items, check out this kit on Amazon.

PROS

  • Multiple accessories ready to go  
  • Includes emergency provisions
  • Easy to store due to the small size

CONS

  • All accessories may not be necessary
  • Some items have one time use

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $50.

Comes with a warranty, and full details are available on the manufacturer’s website.

MORECOO Waterproof Bag Floating Ultra Light Dry Bag Outdoor Sports...
  • Waterproof Guarantee: Lightweight waterproof bag is made from high-quality ripstop PVC...
  • Durable : super-thick wear-resistant PVC material, not easy to be ripped, punctured, and...
  • Bright Colors and Medium Size: 4 stylish and bright colors waterproof bag that makes you...

Features

Drybags are made to be fully waterproof but are also useful if you camp in moist or dewy conditions because they prevent any water from covering your gear. Great for keeping kitchen gear, clothing, or sleeping bags dry no matter the conditions. Small Dry bags are handy for protecting cameras, wallets, and any paperwork.

The Aquafree comes in five different sizes. It rolls up and creates easy carrying capacity when the straps lock together in a quick snap system. A carabiner can be attached to the strap. Durable, steel reinforced material is designed to keep gear dry when stored in this bag, even when it is submerged.

PROS

  • Keeps gear dry 
  • Range of sizes
  • Standard roll-up style
  • Smaller sizes affordable

CONS

  • Strap takes a little getting used to

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $7 to $20 on Amazon. Check Walmart for availability.

Comes with a replacement warranty for any rips, tears, or problems.

TOURIT Soft Cooler 30 Cans Leak-Proof Soft Pack Cooler Bag Waterproof...
  • ADVANCED COOLING PERFORMANCE: High quality insulation in 3 unique layers work together to...
  • 100% LEAKPROOF and IMPACT RESISTANT: TOURIT soft cooler features a waterproof and tough...
  • BPA FREE and FDA APPROVED: The liner of soft-sided coolers made from BPA free material,...

Features

A durable foam bag that replaces a cooler with a sleek oval design and extra features that make it stand out from the cooler crowd.

The TOURIT uses an oval shape and rigid foam to create a handy ellipsoid shape, with a sturdy airtight zipper, multiple reinforced handles, and great cooling capacity. It is made for beverages but doubles as a picnic basket and includes a bottle opener.

PROS

  • Leakproof      
  • Mold resistant
  • Cools beverages for 3 days
  • Holds 30 cans plus ice

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Can’t use as table

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $130

Fully covered for two years through the manufacturer.

Lifesystems Moustiquaire 1 personne Blanc
  • White mesh, 196 holes per sq. inch
  • EX8 AntiMosquito treated (lasts up to 2 years or 35 washes)
  • 4 x hanging cords pre-attached & 4 x hooks included

Features

Mosquito problems can ruin a beautiful wilderness escape quicker than an early morning car alarm. Don’t take chances. This lightweight item is worth it if a hint of mosquitoes or other bugs is in the air. The name “boxnet” describes its shape, as it sets up like a box to create a full room of mosquito-free delight.

This net erects for freestanding use or can be placed over a tent. Depending on the size of the tent, positioning it to protect the whole tent can be awkward, so most use it as a place to sit bug-free but retain a view. For any hot, humid, moist, or buggy terrain, this net keeps out mosquitoes and virtually any bug all the way down to gnat and fruit fly size. Fully erect, it can accommodate a small air mattress on its floor.

PROS

  • Complete mosquito protection  
  • Versatile, for sleeping or sitting
  • Easy to assemble

CONS

  • Requires full assembly to function
  • Looks unusual

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $15.

A full one-year warranty is standard, and extra protection can be had for a nominal fee.

Portable Mosquito Repeller | Thermacell MR150; Discontinued by...
  • Large Area of Protection — Lightweight and conveniently sized, the repeller keeps...
  • DEET-Free, Scent-Free, Spray-Free —More time can be spent in the great outdoors without...
  • Family-Friendly and Easy to Use — Thermacell MR150 Portable Mosquito Repeller is highly...

Features

This is the latest and greatest attempt to defeat the camper’s number one enemy. This repellent doesn’t use netting or spray but instead sends out a shield created by naturally repellant flowers. A control device activates a warm pad that creates a mosquito-free zone.

This portable mosquito protection kit is affordable and comes with a fuel cartridge that once turned on, repels mosquitoes effectively. This handheld device needs only to be activated to begin repelling mosquitoes, and it works effectively for small areas up to fifteen feet.

PROS

  • Innovative netting alternative 
  • Up to 15 feet of protection
  • Effective
  • Includes 12 hours of protection

CONS

  • Each mat lasts only 4 hours
  • Requires extra fuel cells

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $20.

The Thermacell includes a one-year warranty, and any product that does not function can be returned for a free replacement (shipping charges may apply).

Features

This little powerhouse replaces the rigid cooler, comes with a food safe lining, and a decent interior space.

Personal coolers have infiltrated the cooler market and now come in a more convenient bag cooler form. The Polar Gear is a medium-sized, well-insulated cooler bag that has the capacity to fold down when not in use (space saver), but its thick-walled insulating properties rival rigid foam coolers. A flap means you can retrieve beverages without fishing through the ice, and it is easy to clean and wipe down. It includes an ice pack and double zippers and has a 30L capacity.

PROS

  • Comes with an ice pack      
  • Great size for families
  • Flap means access from top or side
  • Carrying strap and top handle

CONS

  • May not be big enough for large families
  • Can’t set things on top

PRICE

Warranty

This product can be found on Amazon for around $15.

It has a one-year warranty, and the company will replace defective products.

Comparison

The Verdict

Every camping accessory on this list fulfills its job. We like the Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repellant best because it opens up a whole new way to be 100%  mosquito free in most camping conditions. But, the second most impressive item is the pricey 30-can TOURIT soft bag cooler because of its great look and amazing cooling power.

Daniel Ryan
 

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 0 comments

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestCheck Our Feed