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Best Camping Equipment For 2016

Our latest, must have camping equipment... By Cotswold Outdoor
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With campsites and wild camping locations already being picked for spring and summer, the next important item on the checklist is kit. Our Equipment Buyer Dave has picked his favourite camping equipment for 2016, from stylish Primus stoves to luxury LED lamps, guaranteed to make your next trip a breeze.  

Jetboil Micromo Stove

New for 2016 with a compact 800ml cooking cup the Micromo camping stove weighs 340g, great for hikers and backpackers keeping weight to a minimum. Slick in windy conditions, the wind-blocking shroud and premium valve regulator allow for easy simmer control, with a boil time of just over 2 minutes, so you can kickback and tuck into your post walk feast in no time. Compatible with Jetboil Jetpower Fuel 100g camping gas.

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Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark Sleeping Bag

Designed for adventure racing the HyperLamina Spark sleeping bag is featherlight with a snug fitting mummy shape and body mapped thermal Q insulation around the core and feet for maximum warmth in areas where you need it most, whilst saving weight in areas where you don’t. The half length centre zip, adjustable face gasket and the lamina welded construction block unwanted drafts and reduce cold spots, sealing in warmth. Comfortable in temperatures down to 0°C , it’s the ultimate choice for all your summer adventures. Available in a longer length for those who need the extra room.

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Outwell Sargas LED Lamp

Light up the night with Sargas LED Lamp from Outwell. It collapses for easy packing as well as featuring an adjustable hanging function on a 5m cable and a dimmer switch so you can set the mood in camp when the daylight fades.

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Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Classic Bottle With Loop Cap 1900ml

Bigger than most, this whopping 1900ml insulated, stainless steel bottle from Klean Kanteen keeps your favourite drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours, whilst the leakproof loop cap prevents any spills. Handy for keeping around camp or taking on days out to rehydrate the group.

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Terra Nova Laser Competition 1 2016

Exclusive to Cotswold Outdoor, the Terra Nova Laser Competition 1 2016 is designed with adventure racers and solo backpackers in mind, this ultra lightweight, 3 season tent weighs in at 970g with just one main pole and short external end poles providing an easy to pitch home from home in the wilderness. With enough space inside you’ll be able to rest and store your kit before heading off again. The Laser Competition 2 2016 is perfect for two adventurers.

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Stanley Happy Hour Cocktail Set

When the kids have gone to bed crack out the campfire cosmopolitans, margaritas and mojhitos, and toast to the day’s adventure. Made of stainless steel both the shaker and the cups are hardwearing and will last for many camping trips to come. Packing up neatly they’ll fit inside your rucksack and they’ll make a great gift too.

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Camelbak Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle 600ml

The ideal solution for those who like to get out all year round, keeping drinks cool for up to 24 hours on the hottest of days as well as keeping them warm for up to 6 hours on cooler days. The leak proof lid prevents any spills whilst the wide angled spout allows for quick hydration when you stop for a rest break.

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Primus Onja Duo Stove

This smart two burner stove from Primus comes in handy on camping trips or days out, combining a folding cooking system in a messenger bag style. The steel construction and heavy duty leather fabric protects the stove from knocks and general use. Once unfolded the stove is stable enough to accommodate larger cooking pots when cooking for a group. This double burner runs on lightweight backpacking canisters that tuck away neatly inside the chassis. A removable oak cutting board lid sits on top of the stove, coming in handy when preparing and serving food. Bon Appetit!

Available to order from May.

Expertly picked by:

Dave Housley - Equipment Buyer

Dave Housley our equipment buyer has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for over 30 years and has amassed a wealth of knowledge about outdoor kit. His favourite outdoor pursuit is currently Mountain Biking but he has also climbed and travelled in the Alps, the USA and Nepal and more recently visited a number of active Volcanos just for fun.