For pressing needs in the outback

GSI Personal Java Press

Sports and Outdoors : Camping By Photo by Campmor

There’s nothing like the great outdoors, and for your money, that first cup of coffee on a cool wilderness morning is as good as it gets. But such serenity is easily undermined by a flat, bitter cup of instant coffee. Your delicate French press doesn’t really fit in the woods, but that shouldn’t keep you from a perfectly brewed and balanced cup of joe. We’re woodsmen after all, not savages.

Thankfully, our friends over at GSI Outdoors, who you might remember from such Gear Patrol posts as the Pinnacle Base Camper Cookware, the Mini Espresso Maker, and the Outdoors Pinnacle Cook Set, have the answer: the GSI Personal JavaPress ($30) – in camo, naturally.

This little gem comes equipped with a durable carafe, as well as an insulated drinking mug so the coffee doesn’t over brew and turn into tar. The silicone ring plunger corrals any renegade grounds, leaving only pure-filtered java goodness. We love finding gear that brings a bit of refinement and convenience to the outdoors. And while pressed coffee might take a bit longer to brew, that’s kind of the point.

Buy Now: $30