Camping is the perfect way to relax and escape your everyday life. For some people, however, escaping is hard. You cannot always drop out of the business world for some R&R that traditionally requires a disconnect from technology. For that matter, you may not want to let go of your tech toys for a weekend trip. Thankfully, the camping world has adapted. If you need your gadgets even in the woods, your entire camping gear list can be laden with the newest camping tools.
Orange Solar Powered Concept Tent
There is nothing about this concept tent that we cannot fall in love with. The moving solar panels let Orange’s Solar Tent take in as much sun as possible throughout the day at your campsite. The solar energy powers a heated floor, a wireless charging dock – complete with wireless Internet, and “glo-cation technology,” which allows an owner to find their tent by triggering a warm glow through text message. We long for the day when this concept tent is a reality.
No more lugging huge branches to your campsite or packing in gas tanks. Instead, collect a few twigs and cook with theBioLiteCampStove. This amazing little guy has a hotplate on top for cooking your dinner and converts the excess energy into electricity. So, yes, you can charge your iPhone with your camp stove.
Tech-lover or rugged outdoorsman – you still begin to long for a shower after a night in the woods. Thankfully, Advanced Elements has a solar-powered solution. After just three hours in the sun, the water in the Summer Shower sack heats to 110°. Hang the bag on a tree branch, turn on the showerhead, and you have a luxuriously hot shower from water at that creek near your campsite.
Braven Wireless Speaker
Sure, you are in the woods, but why shouldn’t you enjoy some soothing tunes while you prepare dinner? The Braven Wireless Speaker is tiny, so it will not take up too much space in your backpack. It is Bluetooth enabled, so you just need to turn no your favorite iTunes playlist to hear incredibly clear music. Destined to be an overachiever, the speaker also has a charging station on its side.
Chaheati Heated Chair
It’s no chenille blanket, but the Chaheati Chair will still keep you warm while you play your evening round of Angry Birds by the campfire. This folding chair looks indistinguishable from any other camping or tailgating chair. Thanks to a rechargeable battery and four temperature settings, the Chaheati keeps you comfortable after a day of hiking, in the summer or winter.