Mike Chino

7 Green Gadgets for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

by , 09/08/13

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Summer is almost over, which means it’s high time to hit the road on an outdoor adventure while you still can! Fortunately, thanks to the latest green gadgets, you can delve into the wilderness without giving up modern convenience — whether you’re hiking, biking, climbing or camping. From portable and powerful Energizer® LED Lights to an energy-generating stove and a space-age water-filtering bottle, read on for our top green gadgets to bring modern convenience to the great outdoors.

Brought to you by Energizer®. Click here to learn more about Energizer® Portable Lights with Light Fusion Technology.

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Energizer® Light Fusion LED 3 in 1 Flashlight

If you need a single light that can take you from the trail to your camp’s kitchen to your tent at night, look no further than Energizer®‘s ultra-versatile 3 in 1 LED flashlight. This clever multifunctional light features a bright 100 lumen directional beam that works great as a regular flashlight — or you can flip out a pair of legs and swivel the head to turn it into a tripod task light for more focused tasks like preparing camp food. The grip of the light also features a bright 150 lumen lamp that casts a wide swath of light — powerful and portable enough for illuminating the interior of a tent.

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Oko Water Filtering Bottle

You might have seen water filtering bottles before, but none of them compare to the Oko Bottle. This high-tech BPA-free bottle uses NASA space station filtration technology to remove 99.997% of common waterborne contaminants. In fact, it’s so effective that it can actually turn Coca Cola into clear, drinkable water. Oko’s “electro-absorbtive” filter passes water through over 400 2-micron-wide pores that contract to capture harmful agents. Built-in silver ions then kill bacteria on contact. Tests show that the bottle is able to remove 99.94% of e-coli, 99.997% of cryptosporidium, and 99.9999% of giardia lamblia. Oko Bottles are available in a variety of sizes and colors, and each bottle can effectively filter 100 gallons of water.

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BioLite Energy Generating Campstove

Cooking in the great outdoors is generally a challenge or a chore – the last thing most people want to do after a long day’s hike is dig a fire pit and wait for the embers to cool down enough to cook. BioLite‘s compact camp stove starts up in a snap, and unlike propane stoves, the only fuel it needs is a handful of kindling. But the best part is the stove’s thermoelectric element, which effectively converts waste heat from your cooking fire into electricity that can be used to charge any gadget with a USB cable. BioLite’s energy-generating camp stove is perfect if your cell phone needs an extra bit of juice for an important call, or if your camera batteries are running low.

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Voltaic OffGrid Solar Backpack

Solar backpacks offer a great way to generate energy on the go, but what if you need to charge your gear at camp while hiking through the shady woods? Voltaic’s OffGrid Backpack offers a clever solution —  simply pop out the solar panel and set it in a sunny spot, then hit the trail with the durable 1500-cubic-inch daypack. The solar panel generates four watts at peak output, and five hours in the sun is enough to charge a typical phone.

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Energizer® Light Fusion LED Pop Up Lantern

Those who favor the function and feel of classic camp lanterns are sure to like Energizer®‘s new Light Fusion LED Pop Up Lantern. The lantern’s durable water-resistant shell is hardier than glass lamps, and it folds down into a compact, lightweight package when not in use. The lantern’s dimmable 150 lumen LED light source is diffused and distributed in an omnidirectional pattern by Energizer®‘s Light Fusion technology. A plastic strap secures the lantern when closed, and it loops around to form a handle/hanger when in use making this lantern portable and powerful.

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Earl Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Hiking through treacherous, unfamiliar terrain can quickly take a turn for the worse if you’re not prepared. Enter Earl, the world’s first solar-powered backcountry survival tablet. This durable, lightweight tablet computer can replace a whole load of gear by storing maps and guidebooks and serving as a GPS tracker and radio. A set of photovoltaic panels yields 20 hours of operation for every five hours in the sun, and the device’s GPS chipset plots coordinates on over 300,000 trails from everytrail.com — you’ll never get lost again.

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Energizer® LED Light Fusion Folding Lantern

Flashlights and headlamps are great for focusing on specific tasks, but if you really want to bathe your campsite in light, opt for Energizer®‘s new LED Folding Lantern. This super bright 300 lumen light emits a broad swath of omnidirectional light thanks to Energizer®‘s Light Fusion technology. The lamp’s low-energy LEDs shine through a versatile diffuser that can be extended to cast light where you need it most, and its handy dimmer switch lets you tailor its output to the task at hand, conserving energy. Super portable and powerful, the whole thing packs flat to a scant 1.6 inches wide, and at 1.3 pounds it’s one of the brightest and lightest lanterns on the market.

Brought to you by Energizer®. Click here to learn more about Energizer® Portable Lights with Light Fusion Technology.

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5 Comments

  1. Alyssa Alimurung Alyssa Alimurung September 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Oh that campstove and pop-up lantern look awesome awesome!

  2. Bryan Tomp August 30, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I would need 2 of all just in case lol

  3. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin August 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Uhm, can I have everything?

  4. Yuka Yoneda Yuka Yoneda August 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Most of these would be great for disaster situations as well.

  5. Diane Pham Diane Pham August 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    That bottle is amazing! Want!

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