Even with travel making its comeback, many are finding solace in their own backyard rather than flying to a new destination. Many of my friends and family have taken up camping to scratch that travel itch, and I’m welcoming the idea with open arms. So much so that I decided to create this camping essentials guide after spending time researching products for my future camping plans.
1. Victorinox Swiss Army Replica 1897
2022 marks the 125th anniversary of the original Swiss Army knife. To celebrate, Victorinox is releasing a replica of the 1897 original. Conspicuously missing the cross logo — the company didn’t get the trademark on it until 1909 — it has the same six functions, including a reamer/punch, can opener, small blade, large blade, screwdriver, and corkscrew.
Limited to just 9,999 pieces worldwide, this collector’s item also features vulcanized fiber scales, Elsener Schwyz embossing on the large blade, and individual numbering. It arrives in a canvas sheath, inside special commemorative packaging.
2. Yeti Trail Head Camp Chair
Yeti made a name for themselves right out of the gate with their over-engineered, tough-as-nails products that quickly became a favorite among hunters, sportspeople, athletes, and outdoorspeople worldwide. The Trailhead Camp Chair is the perfect example of why: built to be the toughest camp chair around without sacrificing comfort. With a cold one in the included cupholder, there’s no other chair we’d instead rest our weary bones in after a long day of fun in the outdoors.
3. Bübi Bottle 22 oz
If you enjoy spending time with mother nature, then perhaps you should also try to buy environmentally friendly products. The Bübi Bottle is made from 100% medical-grade silicone that’s easy to clean, heat resistant, sleek, and compact.
4. Yeti Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler
The Hopper M20 Soft Cooler allows you to put the day on your back – literally. This hands-free cooler comfortably straps on like a backpack to keep you mobile, while a strip of ultra-strong magnets keeps the cold locked in. The new MagShield Access opens wide, so you can quickly load in beer, ice, or your favorite sandwiches. Attach accessories such as the Rambler Bottle Sling or Sidekick Dry Gear Case to the HitchPoint Grid to keep valuable gear at your fingertips.
5. Fenix TK20R V2.0 Rechargeable Flashlight
The Fenix TK20R v2.0 is the latest tactical flashlight with powerful upgrades and features. Capable of 3000 lumen max output, this handheld torch can reach up to 519 yards of throw. Similar to its predecessor, the TK16 v2.0, the new TK20R v2.0 features a dual tail switch design for easy one-handed operation. The TK20R v2.0 maintains the classic tactical profile at six inches, making it a perfect choice as a duty light, or everyday carry with the included carry clip, lanyard, and adjustable holster.