The 7 best camping products from Outdoor Retailer Winter Online

It’s often hard to see everything at a trade show that could really benefit your business, and that’s perhaps even more difficult still with many shows having to resort to virtual versions under current COVID-19 restrictions. However, when it comes to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Online show, which is live from now through to mid-March, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve been busy scampering around the virtual show floor and have pulled out our favourite picks of camping products that could be perfect for you to stock and sell. 


2 Seconds Easy Tent, Decathlon

An affordable and lightweight tent that’s main feature is the speed at which it can be erected and taken down. Decathlon has poured more than 15 years of research and development into this model testing it in the French Alps, but it’s likely to be more popular with casual car campers looking for a hassle-free home from home. It features Decathlon’s Fresh & Black blackout technology and has been made with a more environmentally friendly dope-dyeing process.


Family Camper Cooksets, GSI Outdoors

You just can’t get much better than a reliable, easy to pack and stylish camping cookset – and that’s precisely what GSI Outdoors have produced with its Family Camper Cooksets. An impressive 13 different sets are available made in a wide range of styles to suit tastes and aesthetics. They also benefit from a range of technologies and specially crafted designs to suit campers, glampers, caravanners, motorhomers and just about anyone else who camps.


Optimus Gemini, Katadyn Products Inc

Good things come in twos. Size matters. There are just too many taglines you could throw at the Optimus Gemini compact double burner stove. Katadyn claims it has the smallest footprint of any double burner stove on the market, and we find it pretty hard to disagree. It can boil water in as quick as four minutes, or simmer something for an impressive 80 minutes, giving you real versatility in a package that can fit in almost any camper’s bag or pack.


Heated Sleeping Bag Liner, Ignik Outdoors

Turn pretty much any sleeping bag into a winterproof, cosy haven with this smart heated sleeping bag liner from Ignik. Utilising a material known as Radiant Carbon Strand it is able provide directional heat aimed at your body but while retaining a soft cotton-like feel. It is compatible with any 5V or 12V power source and offers three heat modes via a built-in waterproof smart control.


Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station, Goal Zero

Kiss goodbye to your gas generator with this powerful, lithium-ion battery-fuelled power station from Goal Zero. Designed to bring clean and portable power to your camping trip, the 1500X features a 2,000W AC (3500W surge) inverter, meaning you can run power-hungry devices for ages with confidence. It can even run home refrigerators and medical devices. It features a wide range of different ports and also has solar panels on the top to help keep it topped up while you’re out on the road. 


Packstack, Hillsound Equipment

Get ready to be more organised than you’ve ever been on your next camping or hiking trip with Hillsound’s impressive PackStack. This modular packliner storage system means you can prioritise your gear and store it in individual inner compartments that not only help keep you organised but also mean there’s no wasted space in your bag or rucksack. Each compartment is made from durable Cordura fabric and features a handle and YKK zipper. They are also waterproof, just to give you that extra piece of mind. 


TwisterCane BioFoam Sleeping Pads, Big Agnes

Engineered for when keeping your luggage lightweight is of utmost importance, the TwsiterCane BioFoam sleeping pads are just at home in an ultralight backcountry summer trip as they are in high Alpine conditions. They utilise a closed-cell foam technology that provides a cushioned barrier between you and the ground. Smooth on one side, tyre tread pattern on the other, they give you excellent insulation and surprisingly good padding considering their weight and thinness. Best of all, it’s made from 60 per cent sugarcane biomass in a process than helps remove carbon from the atmosphere. 


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