Today is Earth Day, so we thought we’d do our own little bit by searching out some of the best eco-friendly Camping and active outdoors gear to inspire you into making some simple swaps that will help to send less plastic to landfill.
Traditionally, camping gear was utilitarian and often nasty looking, made from green or white plastic. Increasingly though, forward thinking camping manufacturers like Outwell and Vango are using more sustainable materials like Bamboo, which are not only far more aesthetically pleasing, but also more eco-friendly compared to their plastic counter-parts.
The featured camping and active outdoors products are more eco-friendly than plastic alternatives commonly available on the camping market.
1. Robens Ottawa Pot 6 Litre – £26.40
Made from stainless steel with a wooden handle on the lid, this camping cook pot can be easily recycled at the end of it’s life.
2. Cotton & Olive Finesse Bamboo Peshtemal Towels – £22.00
Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and is highly sustainable, and because it’s natural it’s also biodegradable too. We pack our Cotton & Olive towels for camping trips and holidays as they are great space savers too!
3. Vango 4 Person Bamboo Set – £33.99
The Vango 4 Person Bamboo Set includes 4 large plates, 4 smaller plates, 4 bowls and 4 mugs. It’s highly sustainable, eco-friendly, and dishwasher safe too.
4. Domyos 100 Eco Women’s Long-Sleeved Top – £4.99
Organic cotton for softness, elastane for comfort. Domyos offers gentle yoga products with a reduced environmental impact.
5. Large British Unique Recycled Wool Blanket – £21.39
These wool blankets are an ideal extra layer at night or wrapped around your shoulders beside the camp fire. These are made from recycled wool so no two blankets are the same.
6. Zuperzozial Rainbow Biodegradable Plates – £23.08
Zuperzozial make bidegradable products out of bamboo and corn and this beautiful set of 6 pastel coloured plates is 100% natural and biodegradable.
7.Retro Daisy Bamboo Eco Travel Coffee Cup – £3.99
Made from eco-friendly bamboo, this reusable mug will save you money and time on barista coffees as well as helping to save the environment.
8. Hydro Flask 21oz Standard Mouth – £23.12
Ditch plastic bottles and opt instead a reusable water bottle like this. Hydro Flask is a double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel BPA-free flask, that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours. Check out our Hydro Flask review.
9. Natural Bamboo Rainbow Toothbruses, Set of 12 – £8.99
These high quality Bamboo toothbrushes come in 100% recycled , biodegradable packaging and the handle and bristles too are both biodegradable.
10. Outwell Bamboo Crockery Set – £57.56
Outwell biodegradable bamboo 4 person crockery set.
11. Biolite Campstove 2- £129.95
Cook more naturally using biomass, twigs, pinecones and so on, additional energy is stored and can then be used to charge USB devices.
12. Robens Trekker L Bamboo Camp Table
The Robens Trekker L camp table has an Eco Friendly Bamboo top and an Aluminium frame which is widely recyclable, making it one of the most eco friendly and good looking camp tables available.
13. HUBi 10K Solar Power Kit – £250
Technical, reliable and robust, the Freeloader HUBi 10K Power System harvests solar power using a crystalline solar panel, and converts it to DC electricity to charge and power a huge range of devices. See our review of the HUBi 10k.
14. Green Olive Co ECO Friendly Organic Firelighters – £2.99
An instant lighting organic firelighter made from sawdust and vegetable oil.
15. MSR Alpine Stowaway Pot, 775ml – £18
Made from stainless steel, the MSR Alpine Stowaway 775ml Pot easily stows in your bag and with no plastic bits, these stainless steel pots are 100% recyclable.
16. Sundried Les Rouies Women’s Training Vest – £35
Sundried’s innovative and industry-leading sportswear is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
17. 5m Canvas Bell Tent By Bell Tent Boutique – £509.99
Made from 100% natural cotton canvas, this tent will rot down naturally at the end of it’s life, whilst the PVC ground sheet can be widely recycled.
18. EZY Woodburning Stove from Gather Outdoors – £74.95
The EZY Stove is a portable wood burning rocket stove. It’s award winning Swedish design means you can cook with less wood, in any conditions, including windy beaches.
19. Giant Recycled Storage Bags – £4.95
These bags are ideal for camping – big enough to fit in a double duvet and pillows in they’re ideal for packing your clothing and soft camping gear ain nd they are made from 100% recycled materials too!
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