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Best Car Camping Gear – With summer 2018 turning into something hot, the need to go to a traditional holiday destination abroad can, once this, potentially give way to a holiday in my beloved old Blighty. And because the weather is so good, you might also consider enjoying the outdoors.
But away are the days when it takes four hours to set up a tent and the same length to boil a glass of water. Today’s camping equipment is innovative, ingenious and, in some cases, inflatable. Here we have selected the best kit option on the market today that should serve an experienced camper as well as beginners.
Roof tent: Roof GT
Roof tents are generally found on top of roughest Land Rover, but the world’s first inflatable roof tent can be installed on almost any car with a standard roof beam to provide a two-person sleeping pod with 130cm interior height. It is recognized that the possibility of a very thin bears attack in the UK, but given a packet only for W1m x D1m x H15cm, is 2 / 3rds lighter than a typical roof tent, weighs only 25kg and can be used as a raft in calm water, WIRED is happy for space extra at boot.
Price: € 2,190 from gentletent.com
Pole-free tent: Heimplanet Cave
Last seen pitched on alien planets at Netflix’s Lost in Space, Heimplanet’s Cave looks every bit of a tent of choice for pangalactic adventurers. As to whether a beautiful blowing design will keep anyone safe from extraterrestrials open for debate, but back to planet Earth, 4.8 kg, the polar-free geodesic design means it will survive wind blows – which can overcome 112mph – while being an idiot- proof to swim and be completely resistant to unwanted late night festival shocks.
Price: £ 565 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Camping mattress / mattress: Exped Megamat Duo 10M
With a thickness of 10 cm and incorporating a wrapped insulation of foam and a self-inflated air space, this extraordinary design is more than a mattress than a traditional camping mat. Measuring 104 x 183cm is designed for two, or luxurious for one, and offers the ultimate comfort – a world away from the blow-up mattress you’ve ever laid out – and packing it to 55x30cm. Comes with simple but effective hand pop to top up, it also has a one-way deflection valve so packing will not be easy.
Price: £ 260 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Lights: Barebones Forest Lantern
Add a chic little frontier to your camp with retro-look metal gas-style lamps that hide completely modern dimmable LEDs that will last for three hours on a full beam, and up to 80 when used as a glowing nightlight, or you can place Li- Ion for good use and top-up of your smartphone.
Price: £ 50 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Sleeping bag: Rab Neutrino Endurance 600
The technically most technically sophisticated three-seater sockets on the planet, Neutrino Endurance 600 has hydrophobic hydrophobic high-powered, full-handed, hydrophobic hydrophobic material that offers all the insulating properties from below, but does not shrink if it gets wet , plus ultra-light Pertex Quantum inner liner treated with Polygiene Stay Fresh odor treatment treatments that help reduce odor-causing bacteria by more than 99 percent, meaning you do not have to wash near you as often as you’d expect.
Price: £ 430 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Firepit: BioLite FirePit
Enjoy the stunned, smoke-free heat of the fires thanks to the latest BioLite innovations that combine firepit with a powerful 10,400 mAh Li-Ion fan (which also boosts your smartphone’s battery) that keeps the coals burning for up to 24 hours (assuming you keep adding logs) . And just because they can, you can also control your fire size through the Bluetooth app. Available in August.
Price: Rp. TB from bioliteenergy.com
Water filter: LifeStraw Universal
Thanks to the extraordinary two-stage water filtration system from Lifestraw, WIRED has been drunk from a muddy mud puddle more than was once considered plausible, but with 99.999999 percent bacteria, 99,999 parasites and microplastics removed instantly, it was a safe and life-saving discovery . And with the Universal launch you can now add their water filtration system to your existing water bottle with an adapter kit that will suit the Hydro Flask (see below), Klean Kanteen, Camelbak and Nalgene, and for every product sold the brand provides years worth safe drinking water for a child in a community that needs clean H2O.
Price: £ 40 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
GPS unit: Garmin inReach Mini
Weighing just 100g, this pocket-sized gadget combines 100 percent of global Iridium GPS signals – the required subscription – and two-way satellite communications, so wherever you are, you can stay in touch via SMS or send SOS alerts anytime to the emergency response center international GEOS. Admittedly, the 23mm screen does not limit the GPS functionality, but will provide the exact location, compass and waypoint and can be linked to the Garmin Earthmate app for a complete set of color maps and features.
Price: £ 299 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Gas stove: Snow Peak Gigapower LI Stove GS-1000
Made in Japan using stainless steel components, aluminum and brass, this 37cm burner stands proudly on four legs of folding. It has been designed to make catering for the masses fast and efficient with the support of a flip-out pot that creates a secure base for the largest pot and a nice reverse gas cannister holder. Outstanding heat output of 34,000 BTU and can boil one liter of water in 2.5 minutes but pack small and weighs only 1.8kg.
Price: £ 560 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Generator: Goal Zero Yeti 400 Generator Solar Lithium
Nothing for go-light, this 7.7 kg lithium battery pack has a maximum output power of 300W, 428Wh (10.8V, 39.6 Ah) capacity and a host of ports including 3x USB, 120W DC and 220Volt AC Inverter for off-grid energy . In practice it means you will be able to juice your laptop seven times, watch TV for four hours (if you take your camping television) or store almost every smartphone in the camp well ahead of the red zone. Billed through electricity or connected to a solar panel.
Price: £ 850 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
Bottled water / Thermos: Bottle Hydro Flask
Using a TempShield vacuum insulation trick, this modern thermos bottle is made of stainless steels to keep cold drinks and hot drinks for hours (the beer stays cool for up to 24 hours, while your tea should be steamed for up to six hours). Both the Oral and Mouth Wide Standard versions will accommodate ice cubes, and both have an isolated Flex Cap. Perhaps most importantly, pro-grade 18/8 stainless steel protects against flavor transfers, so Saturday’s IPA will not taste like a gin and tonic Friday night.
Price: £ 27 | Check prices at Amazon.co.uk
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