Upgrade Your Camping Gear
Here's what you need to pack for an elevated overnight in the great outdoors.
Heading out into the wilderness for a night or two—perhaps in celebration of this summer's National Park Service centennial—or going to an adult sleepaway camp doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get down and dirty. This luxe gear will help you achieve an authentic camping experience without sacrificing comfort and style:
OSPREY ATMOS AG 65L, $260
This roomy pack has you covered for any adventure. In addition to an integrated rain cover, it also has two front panel pockets, plus a large main compartment that’s accessible from both the top and front of the bag. The Atmos AG also features a breathable mesh backpanel that gives you more flexibility to move on the trail, an adjustable harness and hip belt for added stability, and a trekking pole attachment.
BIG AGNES RED CANYON 4 MTNGLO WITH GOAL ZERO, $700
With remote-controlled LED lights built right into its interior, this high-tech, four-person tent will keep your “room” illuminated. The Canyon 4 also features a solar panel (and back-up battery) that provides power to charge your devices, a built-in fan and lantern, plus plenty of mesh pockets to stash your stuff.
JETBOIL GENESIS BASE CAMP SYSTEM, $350
Bring a full kitchen along, without actually carrying an oven. This small two-burner stove comes with a 10-inch eco-friendly ceramic non-stick frying pan, a five-liter pot, a satellite burner and a valve to control cooking temperatures, so you have everything you need to make a delicious meal anywhere you go. Plus, it all folds up together making it very easy to tote around.
EVRGRN CAMPFIRE ROCKER, $99
This durable, lightweight chair is easy to pack, so there's no excuse not a have a comfy seat near your tent.
COLEMAN NOSTALGIA LANTERN, $150
This throwback metal lantern is part of Coleman’s vintage-inspired 2016 National Park Service Centennial commemorative line. It’s bright and battery-powered, giving you plenty of light even after the campfire goes out.
THERM-A-REST VENTANA DUO, $270
The soft, technical, well-insulated (yet still perfect for summer) Ventana works wonderfully as a single sleeping bag, but it also unzips easily to comfortably cover you, your partner and both of your mats, too.
STANLEY CLASSIC VACUUM GROWLER, $50
Keep beer cold (and carbonated) for up to 24 hours in this 64-ounce, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel growler.
HYDRO FLASK 32 OZ WIDE MOUTH WATER BOTTLE, $40
It's important to stay hydrated when you're camping in the summer, and this stainless steel, BPA-free bottle keeps your water cold for hours on end.
IGLOO TRAILMATE, $300
If you’re off-roading it, take this all-terrain cooler with you. It stores up to 144 cans, holds ice up to five days, offers an extra bottle opener and cup holders, and it also provides extra, water-resistant storage for your other essentials.
PENDLETON GLACIER ROLL-UP BLANKET, $299
Make sure your fireside picnics look the part with a cozy wool blanket from made-in-Oregon brand Pendleton. This particular design is inspired by Glacier National Park and comes with a removable, weather-resistant, waxed cotton backing, plus a sturdy handle and straps for carrying.
THULE VERSANT 70L WOMEN’S BACKPACKING PACK, $280
Designed specifically for women, this is more than just a pretty pack. It has an adjustable torso strap and hipbelt that ensures a better fit, easy-to-access front and side pockets, a big main compartment, a waterproof bottom liner and a rain cover to keep everything dry when needed.