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The best…outdoor gear

Etón Raptor Solar Charger, Kelty Folding Cooler, and more

Etón Raptor Solar Charger
Eliminate the need for multiple tools. This solar-powered charger with USB and mini-USB outputs also holds its own as a compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, stopwatch, alarm, flashlight, and even bottle opener.
$100, etoncorp.com
Source: Backpacker 

Kelty Folding Cooler
The soft sides of these sturdy coolers collapse for easy transport and storage. With four cup holders molded into each hard plastic top, they also make handsome ad hoc coffee tables.
$46–$76, kelty.com
Source: Backpacker 

Sea to Summit Specialist Solo
This one-person, 1.4-pound tent is “svelter than an iPad.” Its asymmetrical design cuts down on fabric needs, so it packs down to a size not much larger than a water bottle.
$429, campsaver.com
Source: Popular Science 

The Jompy
A new way to boil water or cook over a campfire. Place the coiled aluminum tubing over the flames and it will draw water from a bottle and boil it in as little as 45 seconds, even while doubling as a stovetop heating coil.
$81–$97, jompy.co.uk
Source: Gizmodo.com 

CamelBak All Clear UV Bottle
You’ll “fear no water source” with this innovative bottle. CamelBak claims that in 60 seconds, its built-in, battery-powered UV light kills 99.99 percent of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
$99, rei.com
Source:
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