One of my favorite things about going camping is being able to try out new unique camping gear that I just got my hands on.
Over the last couple of years with RY Outfitters, we’ve discovered quite of a few new camping gear brands and we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of them with you.
Below you will find our list of 13 unique camping gear brands.
Has created a fuel free camping stove known as the GoSun Sport. “Bake, roast or steam a meal for two people in minutes, reaching up to 550°F (290°C). The Sport™ sets the bar for portable solar ovens. GoSun is a young company comprised of designers, engineers, and change-makers, intent on serving the world with unparalleled green cooking solutions. We are passionate about our products and how they power our customers’ lives. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 15% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
Skin repair for the modern athlete and adventurer. You can think of BLDG as progression of neosporin “Scientifically advanced, all natural skin & wound repair for the treatment of cuts, scrapes, rashes, sunburns and other skin irritations.” We included BLDG on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear Brands because everyone’s first aid kit should include this stuff. Not only does it work great, but it’s all natural so you won’t have to worry about it affecting the environment. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 25% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
Gobi Gear (www.gobigear.com)
Have you ever gone camping and not been able to find something in your bag? Yea, it happens to us as well. Gobi Gear was created around the idea of helping people find their stuff easily in their packs. They first launched the SgSa, which is a bag with broken up compartments that fits inside of your pack. This gives you the ability to pack smart and place specific items in compartments so you don’t lose that pair of socks. This is why we added them to our list of the list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 10% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
Power Practical (https://powerpractical.com)
Founded in 2011, Power Practical offers a variety of products perfect for all your camping adventures. They made our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear Brands because of their Sparkr Flashlight & Lighter, which combines the a flashlight with an electric fire starter. In addition, they have created the Luminnoodle which is a flexible, waterproof, USB-powered LED strip that changes colors, has a dinner and comes in a variety of lengths. They are perfect for your campsite or even around the yard or house. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 25% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
Founded in 2010 by Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta with the goal of bringing solar light to the poorest parts of the world. They did this by created a portable inflatable solar light that lasts for more than 30 hours. We included LUminAID on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear Brands because their “solar lanterns charge fully in the sun and provide up to 30 hours of LED light. They are completely waterproof and float and require no external batteries. Moreover, our lanterns pack flat and weigh just under 3 ounces, making them an ideal aid item for easy transport and distribution. In a box that an aid agency might ship 8 traditional lanterns or flashlights, they can fit 50 LuminAID lights. Solar rechargeable lighting provides a better alternative to the dangerous and toxic kerosene lanterns and candles that are often used for lighting after disasters and in off-grid areas. “ If you want to check out their solar lanterns for yourself you can get 25% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
NoZipp Sleeping Bags (nozipp.com/)
In my opinion, having a great sleeping bag is key for overnight camping trips. You want a bag that can handle any temperature and that has a zipper that doesn’t get stuck when you get in and out. This is why we included NoZipp on our list of the unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands. Created by Taylor Henderson, No Zipp was founded on a tinkering desire to solve problems. After an epic zipper struggle in 2014, the idea to make less annoying and consistent gear was seeded. After many revisions, and too many nights sleeping in subpar prototypes, the NoZipp sleeping bag was born. Never deal with a zipper snag again. No Zipp has replaced zippers with high strength, precisely aligned magnets. The patent pending system provides a quicker and more reliable opening and closure method. If you want to check out their sleeping bags for yourself you can get 15% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
Created in 2012 Luci®, is an inflatable solar light, with the goal of making an affordable clean energy product that people could use in any situation — from outdoor camping adventures to backyard parties to everyday living for people in developing countries without electricity. This is exactly why we included them on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear Brands. “Luci taps into a source of light that’s limitless and readily available to everyone on our planet — the sun. Advancements in renewable tech have given us the means to literally put the power of the sun into a device that fits in the palm of your hand.” If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 25% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
If you are an avid hike/outdoor enthusiast then you probably own a version of a Camelbak, right? We’ll even if you don’t, you should check out the DolfinPack which is perfect for all of you outdoor adventures. DolfinPack made the list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands because they made a more versatile hydration pack. You can take it in the water, and it won’t bounce up and down on your back, and is so form-fitting that you forget it was there. You can literally do anything with this hydration pack. Founded in 2014 by two friends who wanted to be able to bring water on all of their adventures without it being a hassle. Get your hands on one for your next adventure! If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 20% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
CNOC Outdoors (www.cnocoutdoors.com/)
When it comes to hiking and camping gear, having ultra light gear is super important. Saving weight can really help you throughout your journey, which is exactly why we included CNOC on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear Brands. “At Cnoc Outdoors, we make products we couldn’t find as users in the outdoors activity market. We make light outdoors gear, that is functional in a way we haven’t seen, and all at a reasonable price point.” If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 15% off through the Reddy Team Membership.
Green Traveler (www.mygreentraveler.com)
What is the best way to pack a lunch for a hike? Maybe a sandwich bag or maybe you just eat energy bars while you’re out in the backcountry? For those that like to eat a bit better while on the trail. We would highly recommend getting your hands on a Green Traveler. Green Traveler, is a California-based company that designs reusable, conveniently portable containers and accessories for food in everyday life. Our products can be used for anything you can imagine on any adventure, but they were designed for daily use when commuting to work or school. We included them on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands because of their mission to improve the way we eat on and off the trial, while also cutting down on our waste. If you want to get your hands on a Green Traveler you can get 20% off through the RY Outfitters Membership.
Outdoor Element (www.outdoorelement.com)
Most active hikers and campers know what a survival bracelet is. But how many survival bracelets have a fishing hook, braided fishing line, and fire starting tinder inside of the paracord. Pretty unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands right? “With about a year and a half of R&D we successfully developed market ready prototypes that were thoroughly field tested. During this journey we spent countless hours with CAD software, turned a drill press into an end mill, sacrificed several kitchen knives, super glued our fingers together, caught fish, and started lots of fires. We have met and corresponded with several vendors and have positioned ourselves for the next milestone.” If you want to check out all Outdoor Elements has to offer you can get 25% off their products through the RY Outfitters Membership.
Be Outfitter (https://beoutfitter.com)
We included Be on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands because their Tahquitz pack is awesome. I took mine backpacking through Europe and it was the only bag I needed for the entire trip. “In our exploits we found that we ourselves weren’t being catered to by existing outdoor products. We were in a gap that on one end centered around technical performance and lacked in approachability. The other end focused on a “cool” look yet was likely to fail in rough conditions. That didn’t fit us. We aren’t summiting the highest peaks but we admire performance gear. We like fashion but realize the difference between innovative design and shit that looks good. We aren’t professionals in anything, but we work to be well-versed in everything. We get out to make memories and we need the right gear that make these moments accessible.” Get your hands on a Tahquitz bag through the Reddy Team Membership and get 20% off!
Waymark Gear Company (waymarkgearco.com)
Having the right backpack for all your hikes and adventures is key. It can drastically change your experience.Waymark Gear is on our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear brands because of their attention to detail and craftsmanship. “Waymark Gear Company® is an online outdoor gear company specializing in selling customizable, hand-crafted Heavy-Duty-Ultralight™ backpacks and accessories tailored to Thru-hikers, Section hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts looking to drop pounds in your overall base weight. Our goal is to provide you the customer with a one on one experience creating your own unique pack that fits your exact needs and personality.” Get 20% of your Waymark pack through the Reddy Team Membership.
That concludes our list of unique camping gear – 13 unique camping gear Brands. We hope that you found a couple new camping gear brands to try.
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You can also hear the stories of many of these startups from the voices of the founders on the RY Outfitters Podcast.