Solar Camping Gift Guide | 5 Gifts Your Sun Loving Friends Will Love
When it comes to camping, it’s important to leave no trace. It’s also great to keep your pack as light as possible. Solar-powered gadgets help with both of those problems--whether you’re saving weight using a solar-powered lantern or brushing your teeth with eco-friendly toothpaste (or without toothpaste at all). Chances are, you have a friend who’s obsessed with solar gadgetry--if you don’t, you might be that friend. If so, here are five solar camping gifts they’ll love.
Coleman Five-Gallon Solar Shower
Washing off the day in a cold lake or stream is invigorating, to be sure. But for a bit more comfort in your camping experience, look no further than the Coleman Solar Shower. With a 5-gallon capacity, it holds enough water for multiple showers, and uses the sun to heat the water inside and keep it warm once filled. It comes in at around $20, making it a reasonably priced gift.
Somewhere on the spectrum between a gag gift and a cool gadget sits the Soladey solar-powered toothbrush. It’s the only solar toothbrush on the market, and works like a solar calculator--it can be used when exposed to any light source. It also requires no toothpaste, instead relying on vibrations to remove plaque from your teeth. With four extra toothbrush heads included, you’ll be set for a while--just make sure you brush your teeth before the sun goes down.
Even if that stream you’ve made camp by is crystal clear, it could still have harmful microorganisms hanging out in the water. The Puralytics water purifier renders that concern irrelevant by its solar-activated purification. And with a capacity of 3 liters, you’ll have more than enough for a day of drinking. Normally, this water purifier retails for around $100 USD, but Amazon currently has it available for a fraction of that price. So if you’re looking for a practical, quality gift for your solar camping buddy, there’s never been a better time to pick one of these bad boys up.
Save yourself or your friends the trouble of packing extra weight in batteries or fuel with this rugged solar-powered lantern. It collapses for easy transportation and can be inflated when it’s needed. It has four settings--low, bright, super bright, and 1-second flashing--which let it be used for regular lighting needs or as an emergency signal
This solar-powered, Bluetooth, water-resistant speaker doubles as a charger for your phone, so you won’t have to worry about your phone running out of juice while you and your friends are jamming. This gift is at the pricier end of our spectrum, coming in at around $50, so it might be something to get for someone you really like--or, you know, yourself.