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April 22, 2010

Vango Compact Kitchen

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Camping chefs rejoice! The Vango Compact Kitchen has everything you need to make a culinary masterpiece in the wilderness. Offering plenty of worktop space, room for a stove and shelving for all your food, the Compact Kitchen is quick and easy to assemble. Made with a 600D polyester body and equipped with a windshield, this Vango camping kitchen provides amazing cooking and storage space and it keeps food safe from bugs when not in use. If you’re looking for a smaller size, there’s also the Camping Kitchen that’s also available. Other features include storage pockets and removable shelves. Vango.

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April 21, 2010

Girasol Solar Coffee Maker

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Enjoy a cup of java without worrying about hurting the environment with the Girasol Solar Coffee Maker. Running on solar energy, the Girlasol is the brainchild of industrial designer Christopher G. Patton, who wanted to give caffeine-addicted campers a boost without producing any negative effects on the environment. Designed for as a project commissioned by the Universidad de Quintana Roo in southern Mexico, the Girasol – which means sunflower in Spanish – won’t pollute the surroundings by burning wood or charcoal. Griasol.

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April 9, 2010

BioLite Camping Stove

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An ultra low emission, wood burning camping stove, the BioLite let’s you make a meal when you’re not near any reliable electricity supply. Harnessing the fire’s own waste heat to drive its process, the BioLite cuts wood consumption by 50%, reduces smoke emissions by 95% and nearly eliminates black carbon. Portable, efficient, and powerful, this camping stove’s heat powers a small fan that blows air back into the stove – and there’s enough energy left over to charge portable electronics through a USB port. The BioLite will retail for around $80. BioLite.

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April 2, 2010

Brunton Polaris LED Lantern

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Light up the night with the Brunton Polaris LED Lantern. Illuminating your campsite with a natural-looking light instead of the glaring, white light of a typical LED, the Polaris emits a warm orange glow similar to a propane lantern. Offering you 360 degrees of light with no dead spots, this Brunton lantern comes with a switch between high and low for optimal light output, and its nonslip rubberized housing ensures a tight grip while you’re moving it around. It even comes equipped with a durable aluminum clip that lets you hang it inside a tent or from a tree branch. There’s also the Polaris XL, coming to stores this April. The Polaris sells for $52.50. Brunton.

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March 31, 2010

Solio Classic Solar Charger

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Stay plugged into civilization no matter where you are with the Solio Classic Solar Charger. Giving you the ability to go green in style, the Classic gives your cell phone, iPod, camera and anything else that runs on batteries plenty of juice while your enjoy the great outdoors. This Solio solar charger comes with Interchangeable Power Tips that allow you to carry one charger for all your electronics, including MP3 players, portable gaming devices, cameras, cell phones, and GPS. Dependable and durable, just stick the Classic under the sun for an hour and it will give you enough energy for 40 minutes of music or 15 minutes of talk time on your cell phone. Stay connected for $99.95. Solio.

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March 17, 2010

ICON Modus 1 LED Flashlight

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Pierce the wilderness darkness with the ICON Modus 1 LED Flashlight. Sporting a flashy, uber-modern design, the Modus 1 is as functional as it is stylish. Surrounded by a rugged polymer body that is waterproof and provides amazing durability, this ICON flashlight output offers 50 lumen on high setting and 6 lumen on low, and can run for up to 70 hours. Fitting securely in palm of you hand, the Modus 1’s power-regulated LED maximizes output and runtime, and its solid Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens always gives you a focused beam. It also comes with a "clickie" tailcap switch that lets you switch easily between the two output levels. ICON.

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March 16, 2010

Silva X-Trail Headlamp

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For serious outdoor sports, strap on the Silva X-Trail Headlamp. Boasting Intelligent Light technology, the X-Trail combines a strong, focused distance light with a wide angle flood light for close vision, which gives you peripheral and long distance vision at the same time. Its high-power LED reaches up to 75 meters into the night, its two wide-beam LEDs provide a floodlight close to you and you have a choice between five light modes and levels. Equipped with an extra wide, anti-slip headband, this Silva headlamp stays in place, not matter how rocky the terrain may get. An added bonus is how light it is – that’s because its four AA battery compartment gets carried on your waist or in your pocket. There’s also an X-Trail Plus that comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack. The X-Trail retails for$120. Silva.

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March 12, 2010

Snow Peak’s Hozuki LED Lantern

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Add a little ambiance to you next camping adventure with Snow Peak’s Hozuki LED Lantern add to the ambiance of a fun-filled camping adventure. With the option to be hung, carried or set on the table top, the Hozuki is made of a durable soft silicone and features a cool candle mode that sets the LED to react to sound or wind. This Snow Peak lantern has 3 brightness settings and a dimmer setting, which lets you choose the perfect amount of lighting. It comes equipped with an integrated hook to carry the lantern or hang it from a loop inside your tent, or you can flip the lantern upside down and set it on top of the hook for use as a tabletop light. You can even plug it in with a USB mini cable while you're working on your laptop computer. Get lit up for $89.95. Snow Peak.

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GSI Pinnacle Dualist Cook System

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Fully integrated and self-contained, the GSI Pinnacle Dualist Cook System has everything you and a fellow camper need to cook up a storm. With nonstick coating and BPA-free plastic lids, the Pinnacle Dualist comes complete with 2 insulated mugs with lids, 2 bowls, 2 telescoping foons and a hard-anodized pot with strainer lid. For easy carrying, this GSI cook system packs up neatly – the mugs sit securely in the bowls, which nest in the pot. Plus, its silicone-coated handle provides a comfortable, secure grip, while its handle locks into place for cooking and secures the entire set for transport. For fast and efficient cooking, the Pinnacle Dualist’s aluminum pot distributes heat evenly and is extremely lightweight and abrasion resistant. The Pinnacle Dualist retails for $59.95. GSI Outdoors.

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March 8, 2010

Garmin Edge 500 GPS

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Explore the trails with confidence with the Garmin Edge 500 GPS. A lightweight GPS-based cycling computer for performance-driven cyclists, the low-profile Edge 500 easily attaches to your stem or handlebar and its HotFix satellite prediction precisely calculates your position. Able to track your speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, this Garmin GPS device also comes equipped with a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation. It even comes with course features that help you compare numerous rides over the same route, as well as Auto Pause, Auto Lap and temperature readings. Once you get home, connect the Edge 500 to your computer and the internet to analyze your performance. $249.99. Garmin.

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March 5, 2010

Monatauk Gnat Camping Stove

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The Monatauk Gnat Camping Stove is nothing to swat at! Weighing in at 1.6 ounces, the Gnat is being touted as the “world’s lightest production camp stove.” Ideal for backpackers who want to leave the weight behind, this Monatauk camping stove is made from titanium and has an aluminum base. Putting out 11,000 BTU, the Gnat works with butane canisters and can boil a liter of water in less than four minutes. It measures 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.5 inches when it’s folded, and packs away in a hard plastic case when not in use. Get cooking for $59.99. Monatauk.

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February 26, 2010

Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter

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Clean water will always be at your disposal with the Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Filter. Lightweight and easy to use, the Hiker PRO is perfect for long camping trips or day-long hiking excursions. Outfitted with a removable filter protector to extend cartridge life in challenging conditions, this Katadyn water filter removes particles, protozoa, and bacteria down to 0.3 microns in size. Installing and removing the input and output hoses is easy, thanks to its quick connect fittings, and its adapter sends the filtered water directly into your hydration pack or reservoir. The Hiker Pro also comes equipped with a glass-fiber element that is pleated for increased surface area to handle silt and muddy water, as well as an activated-carbon core that adsorbs chemicals and pesticides to improve taste of water. It retails for $64.95. Katadyn.

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February 24, 2010

Petzl Tikka Plus2 Headlamp

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See where you’re going on your next nighttime outdoor adventure with some help from the Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp. Equipped with five lighting modes (three continuous and two strobe), the Tikka Plus2 integrates two light sources for versatility - one white LED and one red LED - while a special lens optimizes the reach of the beam to 35m. To change the setting, this Petzl headlamp comes with a push-button switch so you can pick the right light for the task at hand. Running on 3 AAA alkaline batteries, it is also compatible with lithium batteries, which are lighter and perform well in cold temperatures. The Tikka Plus2’s white light gives you up to 140 hours of use, while the red light provides up to 100 hours. Other features include a tilting headlamp and an adjustable elastic headband. Light up the night for $39.95. Petzl.

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February 23, 2010

Coleman Signature Series All-in-One Cook System

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Your camping cooking options are limitless when you use the Coleman Signature Series All-in-One Cook System. Offering a range of possibilities in one portable unit, the Signature Series All-in-One Cook System comes equipped with a base, burner, grill and griddle that can be changed around to accommodate your cooking needs, whether they be grilling or boiling. And each of its parts come together and lock in place for convenience and portability. Outfitted with an adjustable cooking control and 5,000-BTU burner output, this Coleman camping stove starts up easily, thanks to its InstaStart matchless lighting that ignites the propane. It also has a removable cook-top for easy cleaning, and you can add the Coleman Signature Series Slow Cooker Add On for more crock-pot-style meal options. Make a feast for $119.99. Coleman.

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February 17, 2010

Primus EtaPower Easy Fuel Stove

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Get efficient with the Primus EtaPower Easy Fuel Stove. Thanks to its high efficiency, the EtaPower offers fast boiling times, less fuel consumption, a lower total weight and is environmentally friendly. With a boiling time of 2.5 minutes, this Primus stove can cook up a feast for up to four people, and when you add any Primus pot to the cooking mix, the becomes 50% faster and more efficient. Other features include a burner stand, a windscreen, a 2.1 l EtaPower pot, a frying pan, a handle and a bag that can be used to insulate the pot. Get cooking for $132. Primus.

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