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ÁETEM's bags make it possible to explore longer and farther

We see a ton of new gear here at Gizmag. Less often, we see gear that empowers people to experience the world in new ways. ÁETEM is a German company that was created by a group of people passionate about experiencing the world in a new way. That new way is called seatrekking, and ÁETEM's upcoming line of rugged waterproof packs is designed to meet its demands.  Read More

Mr. Quicksplit in wood-splitting action

If you don’t camp or have a fireplace, then you probably don’t know this, but ... making kindling can be darn difficult. A simple-but-clever new device known as Mr. Quicksplit, however, looks like it makes the process a lot easier.  Read More

The Napsack looks like a giant hoodie, but is also a sleeping bag

The Napsack is a new product from Poler that is part sleeping bag, part hoodie. In a similar vein to the Selk'Bag, it has the warmth and cushioning of a run-of-the-mill sleeping bag, but it is completely wearable like a hooded sweatshirt.  Read More

The Tree Tent is a low-impact luxury tent, designed to be easily transported

Providing the obvious safety concerns can be addressed, suspending a tent off-ground seems a good idea: less creepy-crawlies and no need for dry, flat ground, for starters. It’s understandable then, that we've seen a few examples of the concept, with the Tensile, Cocoon Tree Pod, and even an entire resort dedicated to off-ground camping appearing in recent years. Luminair is the latest company to take a stab at it, producing a design which looks elegant, and even luxurious.  Read More

The Cocoon Tree is a pod  that can be suspended from trees and contains a sleeping area bi...

The modern tree house is not just for wannabe Johnny Weissmullers, they've now become a luxury item – as demonstrated recently with the ErlebNest, HemLoft and MirrorCube. The aptly-named Cocoon Tree pod is not so much a house as a bed. It can be suspended amid the trees or erected on legs, assembled and installed without any particular skillset and comes in Beach and Jungle varieties.  Read More

JETBeam offers four different DD models

JETBeam has designed what it claims is the world's first flashlight with an integrated digital display. The small screen displays information about light output and remaining battery life, preventing you from getting left in the dark.  Read More

The lethal and versatile Crovel Tactical is properly weighted to allow the user to sling i...

The Crovel Tactical by Gearup Center is part lethal weapon and part outdoors multi-tool, packing three sharp edges, a saw, a spike, and a bottle opener into a compact three-pound (1.3-kg) shovel, which is correctly weighted for hurling like a throwing axe. With a keen eye on marketing, the company cites the Crovel Tactical as an ideal piece of kit for survivalists, campers, and budding zombie-slayers.  Read More

The Dinoot Trailer is a modular camping and gear hauling trailer

The Dinoot Trailer from Compact Camping Concepts is a modular fiberglass camping trailer that you build and customize. Dinoot provides the necessary components and accessories, and you put in the sweat and muscle to make it the ultimate gear-hauling camper for your needs.  Read More

The KANZ Field Power Desk is designed to serve as a self-sufficient mobile work station

Do you know one of those people who are constantly checking their work emails on their smartphone, even when they’re supposed to be relaxing on a camping trip? Well, this might be the perfect thing for them, should they wish to take that type of behavior to the extreme – it’s the KANZ Field Power Desk, and it’s probably the closest thing you’ll find to an office in the woods.  Read More

Bog in a Bag is a portable way to 'use the bathroom' anywhere

Have you ever tried to poop in a small plastic bag? Outside of a childhood dare or college prank, the answer is probably an emphatic NO. In certain backcountry and river camping scenarios, however, that's exactly what you're expected to do. The Bog in a Bag gives you a better way of doing that dirty work.  Read More

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