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While the G-POD may resemble a cabin from the London Eye’s giant Ferris wheel, the prefabricated pod does come with some backyard benefits. The futuristic looking pod is a portable unit that comes in four different options, designed to create a backyard lounge, dining room or office. Created by the British garden specialists, Ornate Garden in Birmingham, U.K., the G-POD series features rotating or fixed spheres that create a practical outdoor living addition. Read More

Whether you're sitting just outside the lines of a baseball diamond on a mid-April night or camping at 10,000 feet in July, a thin piece of canvas isn't really enough to keep you warm. And yet that's all that stands between your backside and the cold air molecules below. The Toasty Tush uses some simple design to make your camp chair a little warmer. Read More

Shelter Co. strikes an interesting balance between the doting comforts of glamping and the rough, rustic flavor of traditional bag-on-the-ground camping. The company calls itself a "pop up lodging service catering to groups looking for an outdoor experience." You pick out a location (or ask for their expert opinion on suitable spots), and Shelter Co. does the legwork. Read More

If you've ever camped, you know how difficult it can be to stay organized. There's so much gear that you need just to eat, sleep and relax, and if you lose just one piece, it could ruin your whole trip. My Camp Kitchen is a kitchen storage solution that keeps all your cooking and eating gear in one neat package. Read More

While a good quality sleeping bag is a solid investment for keeping the crisp night air at bay, said bag can quickly become an oven when the ambient temperature heads northwards. Add to this the cramped nature of snoozing in a sack and you get a recipe for discomfort that some of us find hard to bear. The Zippered Vents Sleeping Bag aims to overcome these issues with a design that brings a little versatility to the equation. Read More

You can buy various forms of sheltered hammocks. Some are completely open, leaving you to sleep under the stars. Some have mosquito netting to protect you from pests. Some have waterproof protection for use in foul weather. Some have added insulation on the underside to keep you warm in winter or cooler spring weather. The Exped Ergo Combi has it all. It packs every type of protection that you could possibly want in the outdoors - save maybe for carnivore repellant - into a package in which you'll never have to worry about hard, cold dirt or poking sticks and rocks. Read More

We're constantly being told to drink lots of fluids, but buying fresh bottled water is expensive and a waste of resources, and while reusable drink-flasks (or old plastic bottles) can be refilled, they take up space when not in use. The Bübi Bottle offers a simple-yet-elegant solution to the problem - it's scrunchable. Read More

The Teal Camper gives campers an interesting way of combining the sturdy, hard-sided living quarters of a camping trailer with the easy storage of a smaller pop-up or tent. The camper is shipped to your door as a series of panels, and assembles into a two-person dwelling within about 90 minutes. When your camping season is over, you break it back down and store it neatly. Read More
The Heatstick from Danish company Heatgear attempts to give backpackers and military personnel a better alternative to the camping stove. Not only is it lightweight, but this flameless heat source can also cook while you hike. Read More
The fearsome midnight pee: it's an experience that every camper would prefer to avoid. Yet long nights mixed with (lots of) cheap, light beer and chilly tents have a way of making wee-hour tinkles an inescapable part of the outdoor experience. The Snugpak Chrysalis sleeping bag arms you with a new weapon in the fight to break out of your tent and turn the faucet on high: a built-in LED light. Read More
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