When it comes to outdoor adventure, the right gear makes all the difference. Whether you’re camping or mountain biking, there’s a lot of cool tech gear on the market for the nature lover.
Here are four cool tech gadgets that add value to your next trip, and won’t weigh you down.
This nice bit of gear looks like a water bottle, but is actually a water-resistant, wireless,Bluetooth outdoor speaker. With a battery life of about 15 hours you can clip it into your bottle holder and set the perfect soundtrack to your ride. It is water, mud, ice, sand and shock resistant meaning that you can take it anywhere – and can also be clipped onto backpacks or easily fitted into side pockets or cup holders. Plus, it is cunningly disguised as a water bottle meaning that it’s less likely to get stolen!
Whilst we’re on the subject of water bottles, the award-winning LifeStraw Go water bottle enables you to get safe and clean drinking water from any water source. Take this bottle with you on any ride, hike or even a day at the beach, fill it with water from any source at its filters will remove E. coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium oocysts, as well as many other waterborne contaminants. It can be used indefinitely and means that you don’t have to lug around liters of water.
The BioLite camp stove lets you use twigs and bits of wood which you have found on your travels to power it, cook your dinner and uses the same heat energy to allow you to charge your gadgets through a USB port. On a full burn, the stove can boil a liter of water in about 4 minutes and 20 minutes of full charging will give you about an hour of talk time on your Smartphone.
There are a number of situations when you’re out adventuring that a portable shower can be useful. Of course, there is showing itself, but also washing the dishes, cleaning bikes down, washing the dog, you name it. The ingenious NemoHelio TM portable shower gives you the pressure that you need to get you really clean through a foot pump, whilst sitting on the ground and includes an 11 liter water tank and 7 foot hose and can be packed away into a tidy little carrying case.
There’s nothing like getting out into the great outdoors and these gadgets are ideal to make the experience even better. By making life a bit easier, you can really enjoy what nature has to offer.