New Products - New Ideas - Fall 2010
24 New Products That Will Have You Camping In Style
From the November, 2010 issue of Rvmagonline
By Bobby Black
While you may already have basic camping gear, not everyone likes to rough it all of the time. Why not take your in-camp comfort to new heights by trying a few of our newest 24 discoveries! You and your family and friends might just wonder how you lived without them for so long.
Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool...
Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool
No camper should go without a top-quality pocket knife, and the Gerber Crucial takes that concept to the next level. The tough, easy-to-use multi-tool features a partially serrated cutting blade, pliers, wire-cutters, flat/cross-head screwdrivers, bottle opener, blunt tip for prying/scraping, and carabiner clip. Details: $58, (800) 950-6161, www.gerbergear.com.
Mighty Mite Dog Tent Include...
Mighty Mite Dog Tent
Include Fido in the family camping fun by giving him his own tent. The Mighty Mite's special integrated poles let you fully pitch the tent in approximately 10 seconds. Available in three styles to accommodate dogs (or other pets) of various sizes. Comes complete with tent stakes and bag. Details: $55-$70, (888) 528-3414, www.mightymitedoggear.com.
Engel MR40 Portable Fridge...
Engel MR40 Portable Fridge
Keep food and drinks fresh and ice-cold...without the ice! Engel's newest refrigerator/freezer combo holds nearly 40 liters and is highly efficient on either 12-volt or DC power. Ideal for vehicle or boat use, it can be mounted and run safely at nearly any angle. Details: $749, (561) 743-7919, www.engel-usa.com.
Range of Light Water Bottles...
Range of Light Water Bottles
Founded by the great-grandson of legendary environmentalist John Muir, Range of Light offers a number of high-quality products, including tough stainless steel, PBA-free water bottles. The bottle's large opening will pass ice cubes, and its self-sealing cap can be clipped or roped. Details: $10, (916) 797-0228, www.gorangeoflight.com.
Kamp Rite Tent Cot Is it...
Kamp Rite Tent Cot
Is it a tent or a cot? Both, actually. The heavy-duty Kamp Rite Tent Cot sets up in seconds to form a safe and cozy off-ground shelter. Available in single and double models, each hassle-free unit features a thick sleeping pad, waterproof rainfly, and storage bag. Details: $159-$299, (800) 709-9905, www.kamprite.com.
Geomate Jr. Geocaching is...
Geocaching is a great family hobby that lets you explore new areas and discover hidden treasures along the way. Preloaded with more than 250,000 cache sites across the nation, the Geomate Jr. is a fun, easy-to-use GPS unit that also helps teach kids the fundamentals of navigation. Details: $69.95, (510) 868-2655, www.mygeomate.com.
Squeeze Breeze Misting Fan...
Squeeze Breeze Misting Fan
Keep the heat at bay with a personal water mister. Add water and ice cubes, power up the foam-covered safety blades, squeeze the pump lever, and cool your ambient air temp by up to 30 percent. Available in a variety of colors; includes two AA batteries. Details: $11.99, (800) 535-2057, www.everythingsummercamp.com.
Coleman Sling Chair Soft...
Coleman Sling Chair
Soft camp chairs have their place, but you can relax in comfort, style, and stability with a Coleman sling chair. Reminiscent of patio furniture, they hold up to 225 pounds, fold compactly in seconds, and include a special cupholder that handles any glass with ease. Details: $59.99, (800) 835-3278, www.coleman.com.
GSI Outdoors Partyware Leave...
GSI Outdoors Partyware
Leave no drink behind with GSI Outdoors' array of durable wine, beer, margarita, and martini glasses. Made from lightweight BPA-free plastic or aluminum, each space-saving glass internally "nests" its stem for packing convenience. Details: $5.95-$12.95, (800) 704-4474, www.gsioutdoors.com.
12-Volt "Tailgater" Blender...
12-Volt "Tailgater" Blender
Perfect both for the morning smoothie and the evening margarita, this 12-volt powered blender is great for entertaining families on the go. Similar to high-quality home units, the 48-ounce Waring Pro Tailgater features a 15-foot cord, chrome base, and break-resistant carafe. Details: $190, (800) 492-7464, www.waringproducts.com.
Mountainsmith K-9 Cube The...
Mountainsmith K-9 Cube
The K-9 Cube makes pet travel simple. The all-inclusive, compartmentalized bag is easy to clean, compact, and secure. The cubes feature collapsible food/water bowls, a lined food storage area, drop-down tray, mesh pockets, and even a soft travel Frisbee. Details: $60, (800) 551-5889, www.mountainsmith.com.
PlatyPreserve Wine Bag Wine...
PlatyPreserve Wine Bag
Wine lovers, you're in luck! Take your favorite varietal along without having to deal with bottles or spoilage. The compact PlatyPreserve lets you squeeze out air to seal in taste and freshness. Long-lasting and reusable, they are available individually or in a pack of four. Details: $9.95 ($29.95/four-pack), (206) 505-9500, www.cascadedesigns.com/platypus.