If you’re looking for a blender to take camping, there are many options to choose from.

A proper camping blender is one that does not require electricity or a power source, so that it can be taken to any remote location. A camping blender should also ideally be small, compact, and easily portable.

This article goes over some of the best options for portable (and affordable) blenders that are ideal for camping. The top picks are ones that run off of rechargeable batteries. But we’ve also included some of the other unique types of camping blenders to consider, such as manual/hand-powered blenders and gas-powered blenders!

Read on to find out which portable camping blender is best for your next camping trip!

5 Best Camping Blenders

1. BlendJet 2 Portable Blender

The BlendJet 2 is an excellent blender for camping and travelling thanks to its compact size and simple design.

It uses a USB cable to charge and is low voltage enough to be easily charged from almost any power source.

It’s also quite affordable, making it a popular option.

BlendJet 2 Specifications:

Price~$50 USD
Power sourceUSB-rechargeable 4000 mAh battery (lasts for 15+ blends, ~1.5 hrs to fully charge), 7.4V electric motor, 275 rpm.
Parts-16-oz blending cup
-Leak-proof lid with carrying strap
-6-point stainless steel blades
-Rechargeable base with one water-resistant USB-C charging port and one power button with light ring (press once for 20-second blending cycle, press twice for pulse mode)
-USB charging cable
MaterialBPA-free plastic base and cup. Stainless steel blades.
Dimensions9 x 3 in.
Weight1.34 lbs.
Warranty60 days (can purchase an extended warranty though).

BlendJet 2 Pros and Cons:


  • Lightweight, small, and compact – easily portable and storable.

  • Simple design with minimal components – easy to use, easy to clean.

  • Different modes: blend mode, pulse mode, lock mode.

  • Fairly versatile (can handle frozen ingredients with lots of liquid).

  • Relatively cheap/affordable.

  • Low voltage – can be easily charged from a variety of power sources.
  • Cannot easily blend tough/hard/frozen ingredients (ice, seeds, etc.).

  • Small/limited portion size (can purchase larger cup though).

  • Short warranty.

  • 2. BlenderX Cordless Portable Blender

    The BlenderX Cordless Portable Blender, from Modern Comfort Home Products, is another rechargeable blender that is designed for easy transport – it even comes with a carrying bag.

    BlenderX Specifications:

    Price~$115 USD
    Power source24V lithium ion rechargeable battery, 260 W motor
    Parts-20-oz cup
    -Travel lid
    -Blade assembly with protective blade cover
    -Motor base with one button operation (press and hold to blend, press to pulse) and charge status light
    -Water-resistant storage and transport bag
    MaterialBPA-free Tritan plastic cup. Stainless steel motor base. Food-grade stainless steel blades.
    Dimensions5.75 x 5.75 x 13 in.
    Weight4.64 lbs.

    BlenderX Pros and Cons:


  • Quite powerful and efficient at blending – can crush ice (with liquid)

  • Easy to use and clean

  • Comes with a water-resistant carrying case

  • No-slip rubber feet keeps the base from moving
  • Requires more voltage to charge.

  • Heavy, and base can be a bit bulky to store.

  • 3. Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Compact Blender

    The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Blender is slightly more expensive than the other options so far, but is powerful enough to crush ice and is sleek and compact in its design.

    EvolutionX Specifications:

    Price~$140 USD
    Power source7.4V lithium ion rechargeable batteries (~20 minutes of blending per charge, ~2 hrs to fully charge), 15000 rpm, Quick-Charge feature.
    Parts-16-oz cup
    -Travel lid
    -Blade assembly
    -Base with one power button, charging port, and LED charging indicator
    -USB charging cord and adaptor
    MaterialBPA-free plastic cup. Stainless steel blades.
    Dimensions3.9 x 3.5 x 11.7 in.
    Weight2.21 lbs.
    WarrantyLimited 3-year

    EvolutionX Pros and Cons:


  • Powerful and versatile – can crush ice, frozen fruits, etc.

  • Portable and lightweight.

  • Sleek and compact design. Can be taken apart to fit in smaller spaces.

  • Low voltage – can be easily charged from a variety of power sources.
  • Relatively expensive

  • 4. GSI Vortex 79365 (Hand-Cranked Blender)

    The GSI Vortex is a manually-powered blender. That’s right – that means you gotta roll up your sleeves and start cranking!

    While this blender requires a bit more effort and muscle to operate, the major advantage of this type of blender is that you can take it absolutely anywhere and you’ll always be able to blend something up. No need to bring along any extra source of power – not even batteries that need to be charged. It comes with a clamp to secure it easily to most tables.

    GSI Vortex Specifications:

    Price~$170 USD
    Power sourceManual/hand-cranked
    Parts-1.5L pitcher
    -Spill-proof, pour-through locking lid
    -Shot cap
    -Hand crank
    MaterialBPA-free Copolyester Resin and Stainless Steel
    Dimensions6.5 x 5.7 x 10.3 in.
    Weight4.75 lbs.

    GSI Vortex Pros and Cons:


  • No electricity or batteries needed – can take anywhere for any amount of time.

  • Can be used to blend up all sorts of ingredients (whatever your arms can handle!).

  • Relatively large portions.

  • Easy to use, easy to clean.
  • Expensive (especially considering it’s powered by you).

  • Cannot easily blend through tough/hard/frozen ingredients, and won’t always get a smooth blend.

  • Requires manual strength and endurance, especially for more difficult blends.

  • A little large/bulky/heavy overall.

  • 5. The TailGator (Gas-Powered Blender)

    A gas-powered blender is a unique option for camping that is sure to turn heads. Since it runs on gasoline, you don’t need any electricity or batteries at all, meaning you can take this blender (along with some fuel) to whatever remote location you feel needs a freshly blended margarita!

    Gas blenders have their own unique style – they are best suited to certain environments such as a beach party or tailgating, where you can keep the party going and have fun blending up boozy drinks for the line up of people that will inevitably form.

    The best gas-powered blender is probably the TailGator, which we briefly describe below. If you are interested in gas-powered blenders, you can read more about the top three gas-powered blenders, including the TailGator, here.

    TailGator Specifications:

    Price~$360 USD (it may be hard to get your hand on one of these as they tend to be out of stock, but this is a price I’ve come across).
    Power sourceGas (about 11oz needed to fill the tank of the blender).
    Parts-48 oz pitcher, with lid, seal ring, blades, and threaded cap.
    -Base: 25cc Poulan 2-stroke, 2.25 HP gasoline-powered engine. With drive shaft, motor coupling, trigger, cable, starter rope, fuel tank (a full tank takes 11 oz of gas), primer bubble, choke lever, stop switch, leg mount, and rubber legs.
    -Bottle of 2-cycle oil included (enough for a gallon of gas).
    MaterialStainless steel base. Break-resistant plastic pitcher.
    DimensionsAround 24 x 13 x 11 in .
    Weight10 lbs.
    Warranty-90 days – Parts and labour on the powerhead unit, including the throttle cable.
    -1 year – Sealed drive bearing.
    -Lifetime – Parts and labour on all TailGator fabricated parts, limited to the motor coupling, trigger mount, cable mount, drive shaft, leg mount, rubber legs.

    TailGator Pros and Cons:

  • No electricity or batteries needed!

  • Very powerful motor (can blend through ice easily).

  • Convenient controls and stop switch on the front of the machine.

  • Easy to use and clean.

  • Life of the party!

  • Optional carrying case makes it easier to transport.
  • Expensive

  • Noisy (sounds like a lawnmower).

  • Heavy and quite bulky.

  • No speed settings.

  • Can be difficult to get your hands on as they are often out of stock.

  • Conclusion

    That wraps up this post on the best blenders for camping, which include: Blendjet 2, BlenderX, Cuisinart EvolutionX, GSI Vortex 79365, and the TailGator. Whichever camping blender you choose will depend on what your wants, needs, and budgets are.

    Let me know in the comments – which blender would you choose? Have you tried any of these blenders for camping?

    And if you’re interested in more of the best portable blenders for travelling, camping, or just saving space, check out this post on the top 5 portable blenders!

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