Technology Goes Camping // Gadgets + Gear for the Great Outdoors
Thanks to a new generation of high tech camping ge Camping a more high-tech experience since experience than our parents remember. You can now experience nature with comfort, convenience and connectivity without any outdoor skill or safety knowledge. Supplies have become more lightweight, efficient, and durable, enhancing the overall experience. Best of all camping has become an activity that can be enjoyed year round thanks to synthetic material technology. Summer is quickly escaping us and the crowds and high season prices that come along with camping are soon to pass. Gather up some friends and head to the hills (or lake…or mountain) Here are our top picks for camping with full connectivity + comfort all year long.
1. MICA FL 2 tent by The North Face ($379) finally, a tent that is both lightweight and spacious. At just over 3 lbs (thanks to the full mesh body and nylon ripstop fly) the Mica boasts an impressive 38.5 inches of headroom and fits 2 people with ample space.
2. Ace Hotel x Alpha Industries Fishtail Parka ($300) Based on the classic US Army M-65 fishtail parka this waterproof coat is crafted with a washed nylon shell and seam-sealed to keep out rain. Functionality and style at its finest. waterproof coat is crafted with a washed nylon shell and seam-sealed to keep out the rain.
3. Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp ($59.95) This revolutionary and versatile 100-lumen headlamp is light weight, water proof and kind to the environment. Chose from a variety of settings including dimming, night vision, and lockout. USB charging cable, 3 recharable batteries, and 3 alkaline batteries included.
4. Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Pro ($99.95) Impact and splash resistant design and a 6000 mAh capacity to keep your devices charged no matter how rugged your weekend gets.
5. ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers by ECOXGEAR ($99.00) This unique and rugged speaker is not only water proof- it floats. Do everything from stream music to to answering your incoming calls over the built in speaker phone. The battery charges from dead-empty to completely full in about 2 hours using an AC adapter that attaches via USB.
6. Ignite DriDown by Kelty ($199.95) This versitile sleeping bag weights less then 4 lbs and is stuffed with ultra water-resistant 600-fill DriDown. The silky-smooth 50-denier polyester micro pongee liner and form-fitting hood ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.
7. Larkin by Boreas Backpack ($99.99) Don’t be fooled by the clean, minimalist design. The lightweight 210 ripstop nylon fabric is penetrated with silicone for waterproof strength that won’t wear over time. The EVA z-foam back panel adjusts with your movement and spine, making for maximum comfort all day long.