We’ve been talking a lot about road trips, and various sick rigs lately, so we figured it was time to round out the summer adventurer theme with some good old-fashioned camping. Honestly, it doesn’t get much better than escaping into the woods when the mercury rises and the summer heat is beating you down. But, before you pack your bags, make sure to check below for 8 of our favorite camping essentials that are sure to elevate your next excursion off the grid.

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Skullcandy Barricade BT Portable Speaker


The Barricade BT Bluetooth speaker from Skullcandy is not to be ignored. Now bigger, louder, and better than ever, the Barricade BT features an 8-hour battery life and fully waterproof build. Take this thing for a swim in the lake, climb a tree and toss it casually to a friend on the ground, or just hang by the campfire and enjoy some good tunes, whatever you do, rest assured the Barricade BT can handle it with ease.

Jet Boil Flash Cooking System

The new Jet Boil Flash cooking system just stepped up the game in a department we didn’t know needed improvement. By studying their previous models to improve upon efficiency the crew at Jet Boil was able to cut a full minute off the boil time with the new flash system, bringing this models cold-to-boil time down to a startling 100 seconds. It’s time to get cooking.

Leatherman Signal Multi Tool

Introducing the all-new Leatherman Signal. Leatherman has given new life to its tried-and-true multi-tool by outfitting this year's edition with new features and a sleek black presentation. Venture into the woods in comfort with 16 tools you know and love along with the addition of a new shaped diamond coated sharpener for maintaining your blades, a fire-starting ferro rod, and emergency whistle. That’s 19 tools all in one.

Coal x UCO Spackler Hat

Some brand collaborations are just meant to be. Such is the case with The Spackler SE bucket hat from Coal and UCO. Designed with the intention of shielding you from the sun during the day, and enhancing your vision at night, The Spackler SE really is the only hat you will ever need on a camping expedition. Simply slide the removable light onto the leather patch for enhanced night-seeing vision, and sleep easy knowing you will never adventure into the woods unprepared again.

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

The YETI Tundra 45 needs little introduction. Built with the same rock-solid construction the brand is known for, the Tundra 45 is the perfect medium-sized cooler for your next excursion off the beaten path. With two inches of PermaFrost™ Insulation and the same rotomolded construction as the larger models, the Tundra 45 will keep your food and drinks cold and secure, no matter the conditions. Not to mention with its capacity of over 28 beers, (at a 2:1 ice to beer ratio) you can be sure that there is plenty of room for all the suds you’d like to keep cold.

Kammock Roo Double Hammock

Packable, tear-resistant, and lightweight, the Kammock Roo Double hammock is ready to be taken on an adventure into the woods. Designed for two, the Roo Double sports plenty of room for you and a companion to lay back and enjoy the views no matter where your adventure takes you.

G-Shock DW5735D-1B Watch

Keep time off the grid with the new DW5735D-1B from G-Shock. This release is the latest limited edition watch to be released on the men’s side and is in honor of the brands 35th anniversary. Match G-Shock’s tried and true durability with a timeless vintage style that is loaded with all of the tech you might need, this watch is sure to keep you going and on time no matter the adventure.

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Portable Charger

While it is often nice to escape technology altogether when out on a camping excursion, having portable power can also be your friend. After all, how else are you going to charge those camera batteries and music supplies? The Yeti 150 from Goal Zero is their smaller and most portable power offering and charges in just 6 hours and can hold battery life for up to 6 months. Stay connected and fully charged this summer.

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