The ADF Sprinters Spring Buyers Gear Guide
The Spring season is here, so we put together a list of gear perfect for anyone, whether they are fellow van lifers or someone who enjoys the outdoors. With equipment varying from Rumpl blankets, which are ideal for both inside the van and out, to Eno Hammocks, which are great for when you pull up to your camping spot and want to “hang” beneath the trees – you really won’t go wrong picking from this list. We put together eight of our favorite products for this year’s Spring Gear Guide, so keep reading to see what they are.
Eagles Nest Outfitters is a company that is based in Asheville, NC – home of the highest peaks of the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains. They are passionate about the outdoors and put a lot of their energy into creating innovative products and supporting organizations that help protect and preserve the outdoors to continue our adventures for years to come. Their hammocks are soft, fast-drying, and breathable. The best part, they compress down to the size of a grapefruit, making it a perfect addition for any van. Suitable to hang from your roof rack or between the trees, this is a product you’ll want with you on this year’s adventures. Click here to add yours to your cart today.
A campervan is a perfect way for the entire family to enjoy the outdoors and one of the most rewarding experiences you can have with one another. Many of our customers are traveling with their babies and toddlers and obviously, safety is their number one concern. While we take all the precautions in creating a safe and secure conversion, we also recommend other brands and products that have the same attention to detail and quality.
Clek is a Canadian brand that creates award-winning infant car seats and booster seats that combine safety with parent-friendly ease-of-use and modern style. Their car seats and accessories unite superior design, engineering excellence, and world-class manufacturing. The result? The craftsmanship of these seats is designed to keep your kids happy and comfortable, allowing you to relax and focus on the ride.
We’ve tested them ourselves and found that they were easy to install and take in and out of the van. They’re also a comfortable car seat, so your child will be able to enjoy the drive just as much as you. From Infant Car Seats to Boosters, they have you covered and have even made them compatible with your favorite strollers. To check them out, click the link here and learn if their car seat is right for you and your crew!
Rumpl is a company that is based in the perfectly cozy testing climate of Portland, OR. Their story started in the back of a van, but it’s far more interesting than that. They found themselves stranded in freezing temperatures with a van that wouldn’t start and no cell service around on a trip through California. Bundled in their sleeping bags waiting for someone to come, the conversation of the sleeping bag blanket started. These blankets are some of our favorites and are the best travel companions. Whether you’re traveling this season via a plane, train, or van, this blanket will be one you keep with you. Click here to see all of the possibilities, and they even have an NFL collection for the football fan in your family.
It’s essential to pack small when you’re packing for a trip, especially when your trip takes place in a campervan. Space luxury is key which is why Nomadix made it on our gear guide list. Nomadix is a team that creates gear to inspire your next adventure and provide you with a product that will last for every adventure after. Specifically, we want to highlight their Original Towels. Dubbed as “The Only Towel You Need,” we couldn’t agree more. Their towels are a MicroTerry fabric made from post-consumer recycled materials and are odor resistant, sand resistant, quick-drying, and packs down small. To learn about their other adventure products, click here.
Having high-quality and high-performing appliances is usually on the top of the list when converting a van. Dometic wants it to be easy for you to call the whole world your home and strives to provide intelligent and reliable products so that your adventures can go as remote and as long as you want. From Drop-In Cooktops, Sinks, Refrigerators, and more, ADF has tried and tested each and chose to use Dometic products in each conversion. To learn more about their other outdoor products, click here.
We couldn’t include a gear guide that didn’t mention ADF Sprinter’s sister company, DIY Adventure Van Co. They have spent years learning which conversion accessories work and which don’t, providing you with the best quality products that will last as long as your conversion. See below for a list of products that will keep you comfortable this winter.
These custom-tailored curtains allow you to keep your van warm during the winter months and keep the heat out during the summer months while providing the utmost privacy.
There’s no question space limited inside a van, so if you had to choose between a mobile or stationary table, which one would you pick? With Adventure Van Co’s Lagun Table Mount, you can put your table away and out of sight when not in use, maximizing your interior space.
These space-saving panels mount directly to your car’s hood and have the ability to provide 80 watts of charging power to your van.
At GSI Outdoors, their passion is to bring great food to the great outdoors. They said it, and we believe it, but food “always tastes better when cooked and eaten outside.” They have spent years dedicating their energy to providing quality cookware for every adventure, whether it’s backpacking, living in a campervan, or quick trips to the park. Being a part of the campervan community, we understand space is essential, so we always recommend GSIs Bugaboo Camper set and their Destination Kitchen Set. These are two compact products and offer you everything you need from cooking to eating to cleaning. Click here to see their complete gear list and find what works best for you.
Regardless of your adventure, it’s essential to stay hydrated the entire time, and with a Klean Kanteen Bottle, you can keep your beverages at their desired temperature all day long. Their story began in Chico, California, when they sold their first BPA-free stainless steel bottle to help eliminate plastic waste worldwide. This family-owned company uses a self-reflexive process to help drive business decisions. They’re a Climate Neutral Certified brand and have donated over 3.4 million dollars and counting. In addition to water bottles, they also lunch boxes, steel straws, and more. To grab your next adventure gear, click here!