Makita USA is launching a new series of Outdoor Adventure cordless power tools and accessories.
The Makita Outdoor Adventure line aims to bring new levels of cordless performance to outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, tailgating, and more.
The tools feature an outdoor environments-inspired olive green color scheme.
The new tools are part of Makita’s 18V LXT cordless line, and offer the same features, performance, and versatility.
Some of the tool choices might seem a bit unconventional, such as the compact HEPA vacuum, but such tools are already being used beyond jobsites and DIY projects.
In press materials, Brent Withey, Makita USA VP of Brand Marketing says:
There is a greater appreciation of the outdoors as people are spending more time outside. At the same time, there are no battery-powered systems in the outdoor products category with the advanced technology and proven performance of LXT
With the new Outdoor Adventure, users now have the battery-powered products they can count on when they hit the open road. If you’re a pro contractor, a build-it-yourselfer or simply a lover of the great outdoors, Outdoor Adventure and LXT is the cordless system for you.
The new line is launching in October 2022 with (16) 18V battery-powered products, and Makita has plans to expand with a range of new function-specific products on the way.
Here’s a list of all the new Makita Outdoor Adventure products:
Cordless/Corded Work Light (ADML811) – 3,000 lumens, 3 modes, up to 11 hours runtime on 5hr battery, “ideal for group campsites or nighttime tailgate parties.”
LED Lantern/Flashlight (ADML807) – 3 lighting modes, up to 23 hours runtime with 5Ah battery, provides bright area lighting, and has a top-hook for convenient mounting.
LED Flashlight/Spotlight (ADML812) – Illuminates up to 700 yards in spot and spot/flood mode, up to 8.5 hours runtime in spot mode with 5Ah battery. Great for “when things go bump in the night on the campsite.”
LED Flashlight (ADML815) – Up to 160 lumens and up to 45 hours runtime with a 5Ah battery
Bluetooth Speaker (ADRM08) – “Powerful and portable,” and “delivers rich sound from a woofer and tweeter combo.” Features Bluetooth connectivity and an aux port. Water and dust resistant.
Bluetooth Radio (ADRM06) – “Rich stereo sound,” 2x 3.5″ side-firing speakers, FM radio, aux port, Bluetooth connectivity.
9” Fan (ADCF201Z) – Powerful fan with reduced wind noise and 3-stage “set and forget” automatic timer.
9-1/4” Oscillating Fan (ADCF203Z) – Reduced wind noise, oscillating setting increases cooling area.
Cordless Power Source (ADAP05) – Leverage an 18V LXT battery for on-the-go charging of up to to USB-compatible devices at a time.
Tire Inflator (ADMP180) – Delivering up to 120 PSI, the inflator can fill tires for cars, light trucks, off-road vehicles, bikes, and more. It can also be used to inflate lifestyle products, such as air mattresses.
Brushless 12″ Top Handle Chainsaw (ADCU10) – “Clear the trail ahead with this powerful top handle chain saw.” It can be used for everything from “car camping to the backcountry.” The chain saw delivers the power of a 22cc gas chain saw, but without the hassle of gasoline.
Brushless Wet/Dry Vacuum (ADCV11) – “Clean up the dirt and liquids from a tent, car, van, canoe and more.” It provides up to 60 minutes of runtime on a 5Ah battery.”
Blower (ADBU05) – Up to 219 MPH of blowing force to clear away dust and debris from a tent, camper, or pop-up trailer.
Coffee Maker (ADCM501Z) – Brews a 5oz cup of coffee in 5 minutes. Permanent drip filter requires no paper filters, for less to pack in or trash to pack out.
36V (18V X2) LXT® Hot Water Kettle (ADTK01Z) – Coming Soon
Cooler and Warmer (ADWC01) – Coming Soon
The Outdoor Adventure products will be available as bare tools or in kit format, depending on the type of product.
ETA: October 2022 (later for the Kettle and cooler/warmer)
This is an interesting move by Makita USA.
There are a lot of places where the new color scheme simply looks better, where bright teal (or red, or yellow, or orange) might not.
Cordless power tools are already popular for outdoor activities – beyond lifestyle or recreational use – such as for clearing trails and bolting rock climbing paths.
The way I see it, Outdoor Adventure is a line of tools specially curated and tailored to outdoor users – and anyone who finds greater appeal in the earth-tone colors.
The initial launch looks to include a selection of existing products, and the promise of future expansion holds a lot of potential.
What’s your take on this new series?