As outdoor enthusiasts and full time digital nomads, we love to travel off-grid while still being able to charge our cell phones, laptops and stay connected while out in nature. The following list consists of tech gear that we take on the road wherever we go, no matter if we travel with a travel trailer or go minimal camping by truck and tent. Please note: To support our cause, we use affiliate links and may receive a commission for purchases made through these links at no cost to you. We are not sponsored by anyone and list only gear that we are personally use and love. We selected the items we recommend purely based on personal satisfaction and because we like their quality.
We love the Zamp Portable Solar Panel Kit. It is currently the only 200 watt portable solar panel on the market and a great way to charge the RV battery or Truck battery when wild camping. It’s made with monocrystalline solar cells and comes with a 15 Amp waterproof solar charge controller with display. It is super simple to use, just connect the alligator clips to the RV or car battery and position the panel towards the sun and let it charge. The portable solar panel allows us to park our truck or travel trailer in the shade while the panel is soaking up the sun in direct sunlight. It also gives us more flexibility in comparison with a fixed solar panel, since we have the choice to use it for the RV or for the Truck, as we quite often leave the trailer and go truck camping out in the wild for several days.
Suaoki 444Wh/120,000mAh Portable Solar Generator Lithium ion Power Source Power Supply with Quiet 300W DC/AC Inverter, 12V Car, DC/AC/USB Outputs, Charged by Solar Panel/AC Outlet/Cars
There are a few rechargeable generators out there on the market and the goal zero yeti has been discussed widely in the RV community. We decided to get the Suaoki 444Wh portable generator because it is small and lightweight but equally powerful and is chargeable via solar panels, as well as via AC or 12V outlets. If using solar panel to charge, one has the choice of using any make or brand as long as the output voltage for the solar panel is 14-40V and the maximum input current is 10A and the maximum watts 120W.
We love this power generator as it’s the perfect companion for any camping or off-grid situation while needing power for laptops when working remotely, charging multiple phones and camera batteries or using other small appliances. We even bring it with us when working remotely at cafes and restaurants that don’t have electric outlets available.
Apple MPDK2LL/A 13″ MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.3GHz Intel i7 Dual Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel Iris 550 Graphics, Space Gray
This MacBook Pro is a true workhorse and the perfect companion for remote work as a digital nomad. It is lightweight and small enough for any backpack or laptop bag, at the same time it provides enough power for working on entire projects including web design, photo processing, video editing, programming etc.
Luci Lights are our favorite lights for both indoor and outdoor use. These small inflatable wonder lights are waterproof, shatterproof and easy to store. We attach them onto hooks and hang it from our backpack to let it charge during the day then use the light during the night. Super easy to bring wherever you go. It charges via sun and even on cloudy days. It comes in a warm egg-shell, clear light and also in different colors.
Solar Powered Panel Phone Charger Portable Dual USB for iPhone 6 6s 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 S7 Edge, Android BlitzWolf 15W Foldable Water Resistant SunPower Charger with 2 USB Port
We love this portable solar panel because it is super lightweight, small and water resistant, great for backpacking, day trips and every day use. It is a high efficiency solar charger that can charge cell phones, small battery packs or other USB devises. We attach it to our backpacks during backpacking trips or put it outside in the sunlight wherever we are staying at and then let the sun do all the work while charging our phones. During cloudy skies, it will automatically turn on to charge when illuminated by the sun. It does not hold charge though as there is no battery pack attached but it is a convenient way to charge small USB devices when being off-grid and on the go.
This is our favorite backpacking gear that we have used over the last few years.
This backpack is lightweight, versatile and its ergonomic built makes it as comfortable as possible with an open pore structure to keep moisture away from the body. It has many pockets that help keeping your backpacking adventure practical.
A simple yet practical stainless steel cup with folding handles for easy storage. We use it as a cup and as our bowls – for pretty much all our meals and hot- and cold drinks when backpacking and hiking and even when camping in a tent or during Van Life.
We love this water filter because it’s a simple setup, easy to fill from any water source and fills up our hydration packs pretty quick via gravity filtration. It packs into a small pouch and is lightweight to bring for any adventure.
We love this bear resistant canister because it is easy to use, it’s transparent with a wide opening so we can easily find and grab items. The lid is rain-proof and the canister is very durable, we even use it as a seat sometimes when out in the woods and when we travel in our van. During Van Life it has a dual purpose and we even use it as a garbage-can which works great as well.
We really love these bamboo utensils. We use it every day during Van Life, bring it in our backpacks and daypacks when traveling through cities and nature alike. It is Eco-Friendly, durable, biodegradable, easy to clean, small and lightweights and prevents the use of plastic ware when eating out or buying take-away foods on the go.
A classic sleeping pad for good reason. It is of great quality, durable, made for all seasons, self-inflating and comfortable even in cold conditions. It packs into a small roll and is lightweight. We always sleep well on this pad, and the padding is great even for a side-lying position.
After a long day of backpacking it is great to have a sleeping bag that keeps you warm during those cold nights up in the mountains or in the desert. These bags are ultralight, roll into a small bag and the mummy-cut helps to keep your body temperature comfortable from head to toes.
We love adventures and enjoy outdoor activities wherever we go. This list includes our favorite gear that we use when kayaking, hiking and cycling to keep things fun and practical. We bring it with us during Van Life and whenever we travel with our Travel Trailer. Please note: To support our cause, we use affiliate links and may receive a commission for purchases made through these links at no cost to you. We are not sponsored by anyone, we selected the items we recommend purely based on personal satisfaction and because we love their quality.
After researching inflatable kayaks, this one was a total winner for several reasons. The Innova Sunny Kayak is hand made in the Czech Republic by a company that has manufactured inflatable boats since 1956 and values eco-consciousness. The Innova Sunny is made of Nitrylon, a PVC-free material which is stronger, more abrasion and puncture resistant than PVC but more eco-friendly. The company also was the first to create an inflatable kayak and canoe recycling program that turns recycled kayaks into rubber mulch. The kayak is also great as it can be used as a one person or tandem kayak. It weighs only 33 lbs and is 12′ 7″ inches long, is inflated and set up in less than 10 minutes, dries off quickly and folds up into a backpack. It comes with a tracking fin and is easy to paddle, runs smooth and tracks nicely in the water. We love this kayak and take it wherever there is an option to paddle.
A great and inexpensive option for a light-weight quality paddle that can be stored easily as it’s a push-button two-piece paddle design. It allows for adjusting the blades to be in-line or feathered at 60 degrees for right or left hand control. It is made of Polypropylene and lightweight tempered Aluminum and is sturdy enough to be banged around during our full time travel adventures.
We chose this pump over others because it had great reviews and so far it definitely held it’s promise. We love this pump because the tubing can be taken off for easier storage and it comes with a valve that allows both inflating and deflating. That definitely helps when deflating the kayak completely to pack it up and store it away.
A great vest does not have to be expensive! This U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type III Life Jacket is made for paddlers and allows great arm mobility. It has a sculpted foam design that conforms to the body, and mesh ventilation in the front and back with low back mesh that allows for comfort when sitting on a high back seat. The vest is lightweight and not bulky and due to adjustable straps snug while comfortable for all kinds of recreational paddle sports.
Swiss Army Knives are one of a kind with great functionality and quality. With a variety of multi-tools to choose from, we love the Victorinox Fieldmaster because it is a great choice for a pocket knife with the most used tools for life on the road and out in the wild. We never leave on an adventure without it!
This knife is built specifically for combat and survival situations and is a great companion on any adventure. It cuts through almost anything and has a practical sheath system and can be mounted to carry on your belt, backpack etc.
This is a great and very comfortable hiking shoe. It is lightweight, made with breathable mesh lining, has a sturdy sole with a soft bed due to its Air Cushion comfort technology. A great option for every-day walking.
Oh how we love this wool base layer from Icebreaker. It is made from 100% Merino Wool which is naturally wicking and odor resistant, cooling in hot weather and insulates in cold weather. It is a must have for anyone who likes to be active, can be worn as a base layer during cold outdoor activities or just by itself during activities such as hiking, running, skiing or biking etc. It comes in several colors, has a sleek design and we bring it wherever we go as a layer for every day use. From active sports to relaxing around the campsite or working in a cold air conditioned place, this is a top you will love and keep forever.
A great bag for any outdoor adventurer! It comes in different sizes and colors, is very lightweight yet sturdy and allows for easy storage of items and gadgets to keep them safe and sealed from water in any wet situation. We use it when kayaking, backpacking and even bicycling to store our cameras, cell phones and other gear to keep them safe from moisture and water.
We love this hammock for several reasons: Two people can lay in it comfortably, it’s an easy and fast setup and it packs into a small bag, the straps are super strong and durable, it is water-resistant and light-weight. The perfect companion to relax wherever there are trees or posts available, be it at the beach, in the woods or at a campsite.
A great pump that comes in handy if needed during our bike rides. It’s small enough to bring it with you in your backpack or bike-bag or mount it on your bike frame.
This is one of our favorite Eco-Friendly Van Life and Camping items. The system is super easy, just fill the bag with water, lay it out in the sun and wait a couple of hours for a beautiful hot shower! Nothing better than getting a nice cleansing open-air shower after a long hike, adventure or workout outdoors!
We love this wash because it is biodegradable, concentrated and smells great too. An ideal companion for any outdoor activity to wash your hands, shower or wash up after a sweaty day out in nature.