Forget about “New year, new me”– because if you’re an adventurer or an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll know that "New year, new gear" is the real slogan for 2022! Or, at least it’s the goal we’re all after, and one we’re pleased to inform you is easily achievable. That’s because the wide array of options available for upgrading your camping gear this year are endless, and we’re not just talking about opting for a new sleeping bag. To get the most out of your outdoor adventure, you need the right equipment to ensure you can enjoy it comfortably, safely and in style. To that end, we've decided to share with you our list of the best outdoor gear for 2022, which you can get your hands on right now.
First, we’ll kick off with a basic list of must-haves to ensure you have a hassle-free trip when out camping in nature. Then, we’re going to dive into the best Hokolite models designed to help you light the way to a better camping experience all around. Say goodbye to tattered old tents and faulty lanterns or flailing around in the dark to find your toothbrush, and hello to top-tier equipment and stellar lighting tools that will take any and all frustration away.
Whether you want to set up camp in the rugged mountains of a national park, on the sandy shores of a wild beach, or under the lush greenery of a dense forest, the following camping gear is guaranteed to make your next outdoor adventure fun and enjoyable.
Here are the basic items you will need for camping, use the list below to get started and ensure you’ve got the main things down:
- A tent in good condition, and one that is large enough for you
- A comfortable down sleeping bag (down is designed to keep you warmer for longer)
- A camping table and chairs for relaxing by the campfire and preparing meals
- An outdoor blanket to keep warm while spending time outdoors
- A portable generator box for a backup power supply (should your campsite not have on-site plug points)
- A gas burner for making coffee or cooking meals with ease
- A mountaineering backpack that’s able to adequately carry all your equipment on the go
- Non-perishable foods (such as dried fruit, peanut butter, or energy bars)
- Access to wood and fire lighters to make a campfire
- A working, durable flashlight with a steady power supply
- A sharpened pocket knife for extra convenience and safety
Camping Lighting Essentials
Hokolite has been in the outdoor lighting industry for 15 years and has always been committed to creating the perfect LED product to suit any and all requirements and occasions. Our experts have carefully reviewed our product line and recommend that you prepare a variety of lighting gear with different functions, each according to your various camping needs. Below we’re going to focus on four Hokolite models – all of which have been field-tested and reviewed. What are you waiting for? Read on for the full details on our top recommendations!
THE BEST COMFORT HEADLIGHT: THE 2-IN-1 HEADLIGHT
Here at Hokolite, we love all things rechargeable, and for good reason! In addition to being better for the environment, rechargeable batteries ensure that you’re spending far less money and extra time on weaker throw-away power sources. That’s why we strongly believe that you should upgrade all of your AAA headlights to this incredible two-in-one rechargeable headlight. Rechargeable design, no need to buy batteries repeatedly, and convenient and speedy charging? What’s not to love!
This wide beam motion-sensor headlight is different from other traditional headlights on the market, given that it has both LED and COB lighting. The brightness of the LED headlights can reach a satisfactory 1300 lumens, while the COB lighting angle can reach a whopping 230-degrees, and the headlights have added high brightness and an extra wide range. In addition, the 90-degrees can be rotated to adjust the lighting angle, and the LED headlights can be retracted to realize the focusing function.
This headlamp comes with six different light modes to meet various lighting needs during camping or exploring outdoors. For example, if you need to get up to grab a snack or go to the bathroom in the dark, you can input the low light mode to protect your eyes from the harsh glare. And with added motion sensor design, you can flexibly control the light just by simply waving your hand in front of the beam, freeing your hands up to conduct extra tasks.
The headlight flashlight is made of a flexible silicone material, which is non-slip and not easy to fall off, and can be easily folded to your desired angle. The headlight itself is only 6.6 ounces, and the adjustable headband ensures you won’t experience any discomfort or headaches due to the weight and tightness of the flashlight.
If you desire a hands-free and extremely versatile flashlight while out camping and exploring nature, then this two-in-one headlamp is most definitely the one for you.
- Maximum Lumens: 1300
- Maximum burn time: 8 hours
- Power supply: rechargeable
- Weight: 2.4 oz
THE BEST AMBIANCE CAMPING LIGHT: RETRO CAMPING LIGHT
This small retro camping light might not be the biggest or brightest camping light on the block, but it certainly does the trick when it comes to adequate lighting suited to most camping situations. It’s also very aesthetically pleasing, and great value for money.
The best thing about this retro camping light is that it is made of unique high quality bronzed plastic, giving it a classic Camping Catalog feel. This rechargeable camping light is a combination of retro style and the latest COB technology, expertly designed for those who love to have fun with friends and family outdoors in nature, while still pursuing a comfortable lifestyle. Think camping enthusiasts with a knack for photography and visual appeal.
Not only does this quaint camping light provide up to 1500 lumens of high lighting, but it also has the ability to illuminate a wide angle range of 360-degrees. The dimming button design also allows the brightness to be easily adjusted from low to high and everything in between, giving you full control to select the level of illumination you prefer.
What’s more, this cool retro camping light comes equipped with a sturdy metal folding hook, allowing you to hang it on your tent or a tree branch when your hands need to be free, or you require constant illumination while busy with other tasks. Lantern torches are powered by high-capacity rechargeable batteries, expertly designed for long-term lighting. This camping light is also equipped with a USB port, so that you can easily charge any of your devices while out and about.
We wholeheartedly recommend this product to those who want to camp with a wonderful, warm ambiance. It's also a lot more affordable than other options, making it the ideal retro camping light for campers on a budget, who still wish to experience the magic of old school lighting made modern.
- Maximum Lumens: 1500
- Maximum burn time: 9 hours
- Power supply: rechargeable
- Weight: 11.7 oz
THE BEST MINI FLASHLIGHT: MULTIFUNCTIONAL KEYCHAIN LIGHT
The great outdoors is highly unpredictable, and you never know when you may need a handy tool available while out camping. That’s why the importance of having access to something extremely portable and convenient, such as this versatile mini keychain light, cannot be understated. This multifunctional keychain flashlight emits up to 800 lumens of light and offers 360-degree illumination, all the while still maintaining a portable size and minimalist design. It also comes with three unique lighting modes to meet your various nighttime camping needs.
This model is a portable pocket flashlight that’s host to multiple exciting functions. It comes equipped with a mountaineering gate, a key ring, screw holes, a folding stand, bottle opener and even a magnet. The 180-degrees foldable stand allows the light to be positioned at different angles or hung in a variety of certain positions, while the magnet base allows the light to stick easily onto any metal – freeing up your hands for added convenience when conducting tasks around the campsite.
And, when it's time to recharge, you can simply connect your flashlight to any USB power source to reduce battery drain and save on battery replacement costs. This multifunctional flashlight is also completely waterproof and impact resistant, so you can use it in an abundance of different activities such as camping, hiking, walking, fishing and canoeing. Regardless of your hobbies, this model is a spectacular helper for any outing.
If you need a simple, small and reliable light source to navigate in the dark, then this mini keychain light is the one for you! It can help you get through the darkest nights, and features all the functions one usually seeks when on the hunt for an adequate camping light – only half the size and half the cost.
- Maximum Lumens: 800
- Maximum burn time: 6 hours
- Power supply: rechargeable
- Weight: 2.08 oz
THE BEST PERFORMING LIGHT: DUAL-HEADED WORK LIGHT
If you’re a lover of top-performing work lights that look stylish too, then you don't want to miss this one! This dual-ended ultimate omni-directional work light features a powerful 2500 lumens, dual COB outputs and a red alert light function. You can easily turn on one light or two lights at will, or choose to fix the light angle to various positions within a 360-degree range – a great function to provide an excellent light source in rustic camping situations.
It's also extremely lightweight, compact and durable for its small size. It doesn't take up too much space in your hand or backpack, and has a swivel stand that can be folded up and used as a lantern for added convenience. The bracket also contains magnets that hold the flashlight firmly to any applicable surface, allowing you and your family to be truly hands-free and focus on spending time together or readying your campsite for the evening.
This model is also completely rechargeable, which as we already know, means less impact on the environment – and your wallet! It comes complete with a complimentary USB cable and a power bank to charge any of your USB-powered devices while out and about, meaning less to pack and to carry. The battery indicator shows the remaining power in both power sources, and can be used as an emergency power source when needed.
When you're out camping in the unknown, this dual-head work light is a great choice for everyday use and during the occasional emergency repair when needed. Better safe than sorry, right?
- Maximum Lumens: 2500
- Maximum burn time: 10 hours
- Power supply: rechargeable
- Weight: 1.06 lbs
From small handheld lights that can fit on your keychain or inside your pocket, to stylish state-of-the art models that can stick via magnet to any surface, we’re sure that after reading this guide you’ve found the flashlight for you. Now that you know exactly which equipment you need to get started, and which lighting essentials are suited to each of your individual needs, you’re ready to get going on your next 2022 adventure!
With these options for camping gear, you'll be all set to head out hiking, fishing, surfing, backpacking, camping or even glamping – no matter the occasion, Hokolite has got your back. All that’s left for you to do, is pick the perfect lighting tool for you! Come to the store to pick up your camping gear and the flashlight of your choice today, or visit our online store now for delivery to your door!