Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands
When it comes to camping, like most outdoor activities having quality gear is really important. Just imagine spending the day hiking 15 miles to setup camp just to have your gear break or malfunction on you.
Not an ideal situation, and I think it’s safe to say you’ll probably never buy gear from that brand again.
At ReddyYeti our mission is to showcase innovative, ethically run startups in the outdoor space that are paving the future for the outdoor industry.
Below you will find our list of Innovative Camping Gear brands that you’ll definitely want to check out. Enjoy!
22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands
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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti Membership.
NoZipp Sleeping Bags (nozipp.com/)
In my opinion, having a great sleeping bag is key for overnight hiking 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti Membership.
Bricks Bars (www.bricksbars.com/)
Continuing with more food brands, Bricks Bars strives to make Paleo Certified bars that are baked with sustainable grass fed, grass finished lean meats, organic veggies, fruit, seeds and organic coconut oil. Founded by Michael and Michele Williams, we included them on our list of the Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands because they are among the few protein bar companies that don’t add a ton of garbage to their product. Bricks Bars are high quality, great tasting, nutrient dense, real food you can eat on the go. Their bars are low in sugar, soy free, gluten free, milk free and grain free. Each Bricks Bar is full of awesome nutrients, Omega 3 fatty acids, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (or CLA) and real protein from pastured meats. If you want to give their bars a try you can get 25% off through the Reddy Yeti Membership.
Bearded Brothers (beardedbros.com)
Next on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands involves food. The food you bring on your adventures is super important. That is why we included Bearded Brothers. Founded in 2011, they make their bars with an average of seven ingredients per bar. Their organic, non-gmo energy bars will Fuel Your Adventure. Not only do they taste great, but they are gluten & soy free, low glycemic, and are a great source of fiber and protein. Founders Chris and Caleb created Bearded Brothers because they were looking for a 100% organic energy bar with pure raw ingredients that would keep up with their lifestyle. Through the ReddyYeti Membership you can get 15% off all the Bearded Brothers bars you can eat.
Forsake Footwear (http://forsake.com/)
We’re starting off the list with probably the most essential piece gear for hiking, shoes/boots. We have been following Forsake since their beginning. They’ve raised over $100,000 on kickstarter, which launched in November of 2012. They have come along way, but what makes Forsake stand out on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands is the fact that they have blended functional design with practical technology. Founders, Jake Anderson & Sam Barstow, wanted to address the issue that hiking shoes and boots are just too clunky and uncomfortable to wear all day. They didn't want to pick between comfort, performance and style. That is how Forsake was born.
Grayl has created the world’s best purifer + filter bottle. It uses no chemicals and it takes a grand total of 15 seconds to purify and filter your water when you’re on the trail. Founded in 2013 by Nancie Weston & Travis Merrigan, and based in Seattle WA, Grayl made the list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands because of their innovation to the water filtration and purification market. At 10.9 oz, the Ultralight uses Grayl’s French press-style system of pushing water from almost any source through its replaceable purifier cartridge. Clean, better-tasting water is available in just 15 seconds in what Grayl says, “may very well be the only water bottle that anyone, anywhere, will ever need”.
Point6 Hiking Socks (point6.com)
Regardless of the kind of hiking you are doing, you need socks that will protect your feet. That is exactly why we included Point6 on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands . Some may not consider them a startup, as they were founded in 2008 by the creators of SmartWool, Patty and Peter Duke. But with only 12 employees and such a high quality product, we couldn’t exclude them. Point6, which is named for 98.6 degrees F, utilizes only compact-spun Merino wool yarn -- a much tighter yarn than ring-spun yarn -- making for a much more comfortable and warmer sock. The wool is woven into a "matrix, or tic-tac-toe box," says Peter, to create a form-fitting product. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 25% off through the Reddy Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti Membership.
The Renewal Workshop:(therenewalworkshop.com)
In my opinion, this is one of the coolest startups on the list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands . The Renewal Workshop’s goal and business is to end waste in the apparel industry. Did you know there 12.7 million tons of textiles end up in the landfill each year? TRW partners with the world’s best-loved apparel brands to bring their big piles to their factory where they’re refurbished to become renewed apparel. Why is this relevant to hiking? Because you can now help reduce what’s added to our landfills every time you buy a new base layer, jacket or whatever apparel you need to get outside! Check out their indiegogo video above.
Give’r Lifestyle (www.give-r.com/)
There are few companies out there, that have an overwhelming amount of soul and character/culture. Give’r is without a doubt one of them! Giv’r on the principle of giving it your all and giving a 120% effort towards anything you are doing. We included GIve’r on our list of the Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands because of the quality of product they create, which is a direct result of the passion and effort they put into Give’r. Their product line consists of hats, beanies, shirts all the way to midlayers and the best damn glove ever: the 4-season gloves. Based in Jackson WY, they are a company filled with passion, working to spread the philosophy of Give’r. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 15% off through the Reddy Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti Membership.
Boulder Denim (boulderdenim.com)
We included Boulder Denim on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands because, whether you’re hiking short distances or spending multiple days in the backcountry, you want your pants to be comfortable and built to handle anything you throw at them. Founded by Bradley Spence & Taz Barrett in Vancouver BC, "it started as an obsession to find a comfortable pair of jeans that you could put on in the morning and wear cycling, hiking or climbing, and still look stylish for a meeting or night out.” We included Boulder Denim in our list of the Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands because their jeans use elastic material that ensures maximum mobility. Their jeans are not only hyper-elastic, but are stain resistant and hydrophobic. They’re perfect for climbing, hiking, or just lounging around. I’ve had a pair for the past year and have worn them during long drives, out with friends, climbing Mount Washington in NH and so many other adventures. They are the most comfortable pair of jeans/pants I’ve ever worn. If you want to check out their products for yourself you can get 25% off through the Reddy Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 ReddyYeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 ReddyYeti Membership.
Be Outfitter (https://beoutfitter.com)
We included Be on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti Membership and get 20% off!
Bulletprufe Denim (bulletprufe.com)
Listen, finding the perfect pair of pants for any adventure is a challenge. Let alone finding a pair that will stand the tests of time. That is exactly what Bulletprufe Denim created and exactly why we included them on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands . “It all started five or six years ago when I couldn’t find any pants that could keep up with my active lifestyle and still looked good enough to wear day to day. I scoured the globe trying to source fabric that I thought might work and then got a local seamstress who specializes in making wedding dresses to make two pairs just for myself. To be honest they weren’t much to look at, but they were super comfortable and strong enough to last me more than a few weeks. Some friends asked if I could make some for them; so we made six pairs. Then more friends, so twenty pairs. Then fifty pairs…and it’s just grown.” If you are in the marketing for a new pair of pants you can get 25% off Bulletprufe through the Reddy Yeti Membership.
Liquid Hardware (www.liquidhardware.com/)
In the market for a new water bottle? I would highly suggest Liquid Hardware. “Never Lose Your Lid. Magnetic. Every Liquid Hardware stainless steel bottle hides a rare earth magnet in its lid- a simple and effective way to ensure you Never Lose Your Lid. Just stick it to the ferromagnetic ring around the bottle's top and take a swig.
These patent pending precision crafted BPA-free bottles won't leak, drip, or break. And unlike the billions of plastic water bottles that end up in the landfill each year, these reusable bottles are built to last a lifetime. Maybe two. And their clean, classic design will never go out of style.” You can even get 25% off through the Reddy Yeti Membership.
Natti Bar (https://www.nattibar.com/)
Finding a reliable energy bar that isn’t filled with crap is kind of hard. Natti Bar makes that search a bit easier. Which is exactly why we included them on our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands . “One night around the fire on a surf trip in Baja California, these two somehow ended up on the subject of bananas: the perfect nutritional food loaded with potassium and magnesium. They decided to create a great tasting, long lasting natural snack bar that they could feel good about eating and giving to their kids.” Give Natti Bar a try through the Reddy Yeti 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 Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative 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 Yeti Membership.
That concludes our list of Innovative Camping Gear - 22 Innovative Camping Gear Brands. We hope that you found a couple new camping gear brands to try.
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