Crowdfunding Outdoor Gear

Published on May 14, 2015

Crowdfunding has been become very popular over the last couple of years. The idea behind it is to fund a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large group of people. Usually the projects are past the early stages of development and just need money to scale up. 

There are many websites to help fund projects or ventures that interest you, two of the big players are and The person looking for funding generally describes the invention, posts a video and really details where people who pledge money can see the progress of the project. The person who pledges money is then rewarded by unique prizes. Depending how much you contribute the better the prize is. 

Websites like these have spurred a whole new market and are allowing bright people with great ideas get their product to market. This has affected the RV and camping industry. Here are some of the best crowdfunding campaigns for those who love the outdoors. 

Modern Electric Bike

Koben Electric BikeThe Koben modern electric bike is perfect for the family that loves to explore the new campgrounds with some wheels. The idea behind it is a powerful battery that allows you to go farther and faster than you ever dreamed on a modern bike. The way it works is as  you pedal, the motor seamlessly augments your input and gives you a supernatural boost for effortless power and exhilarating speed. So you can say goodbye to this old bikes you used to explore and say hello to this innovative technology. The campaign is still going on with 22 days left if you would like to help make this bike a reality. 


Gentletent Air tentIf you have ever put together a modern tent, then you know that it can take a little bit of work. Especially if you arrive at your campsite at sundown and you have to use headlamps. Well a group of  passionate campers decided to do something about the long and complicated functionality of modern tents. They created something called the Gentletent. Gentletents are air-filled camping tents containing no rods and poles. While others are sorting out tent parts and „building“-up tents, you just have to inflate the tent and save a lot of time! This campaign is on indiegogo and currently has 25 days left. 

Coolest Cooler 

Coolest CoolerThe Coolest Cooler is considered to be a modern day hero. It broke a crowdfunding record raising the most money ever through a crowdfunding site. Ryan Grepper the founder has originally set a modest goal of $125,000 and when the campaign was finished he had raised over 13 million dollars. So what is the Coolest Cooler?  Well basically it takes the pain out of planning your next great adventure.The Coolest is the only all-in-one outdoor entertainment solution you’ll need for tailgating, camping, picnics, beach parties, barbecues, and anytime you’re enjoying the great outdoors. It comes with: blender, speakers, tie-down-straps, wheels, USB charger, light, open, built in storage. Check out their website and buy one today. 


Biolite stoveOne of the most innovative of the outdoor categories goes to Biolite. The Biolite Campstove is was got this company started. This little device generates usable electricity from a fire. The electricity can be used for LED lights, mobile phones, and other personal devices. You can use it to power your devices while you make your meals with BioLite's TEG technology.They recently used the success of their biolite to create the Biolite Homestove that is much bigger. Compared to a traditional fire there is 91% less carbon monoxide, 94% less smoke% and 50% less fuel. This stove was built for the 3 billion people that still cook over smoky indoor wood fires, who do not have access to electricity. It’s great to see a company use their success to try and make a difference in the world. 

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Most of these have already completed their campaigns, but air tents and modern electric bike still have time to go, so if you want to help these campaigns reach their goal click on the links above. The power of websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo is a great way to create the next generation of camping gear and accessories.

Here at Starrs RV we  offer a great selection of Recreational Vehicles. If you are going to use any of this outdoor gear you're going to need a place to sleep and a way to get there. Contact us with any questions you might have regarding any of our inventory.