Shopping Picks in Essential Camping Gear
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We're used to thinking about GPS in terms of navigating on land. The SkyScout uses it for the heavens. Point this little device at some stars and it'll give you a text and audio description of the constellation - its name, history, mythology, and more. The built-in field guide contains astronomy lessons, night sky tours, biographies, and guides to comets, and the device is easy enough for kids to use.
How high-tech can compression sacks get? Very. Sea to Summit's eVent compression dry sacks don't have valves; instead they have air-permeable bases made out of waterproof fabric, so air can be pushed out without letting water get back in. The lightweight, waterproof sacks feature roll-top closure, 4 straps, and double-stitched, taped seams.
Designed for peak performance in real world conditions (wind, rain, sleet, and even snow), the MSR Reactor has auto-start ignition (no matches required), an internal regulator that keeps the flame output consistent regardless of temperature or amount of fuel, and the whole stove system fits securely inside the pot with a locking lid and handle for easy packing.
Winner of an Editors' Choice Green Award, the Pacific Outdoor Eco Thermo 6 sleeping pad combines green construction, 3-season warmth, and a little extra insulation in the foot area for toasty toes. The fabric and insulation are made from bamboo, there's no dye in the fabric, the stuff-sack's cord is made out of hemp, and even the aluminum valve is made from recycled materials. Available in men's and women's sizes, the pad is 2.5"... more
Because gourmet cooks like to go camping too. Jetboil's new Group Cooking System has a 1.5-liter pot made from hard-anodized aluminum for even heating and superior heat transfer, with a wide aperture for easy frying and simmering, an insulating Neoprene cozy, and a snap on plastic lid for secure storage. All components, as well as fuel, stow within the pot so you can take it anywhere. See all Jetboil products.
This men's and women's jacket is made of a new fabric called Fusion, which is both waterproof and windproof but also has the soft feel, stretch, breatheability, and comfort of a soft shell. Features include an articulated hood with stretch panels for complete coverage, a watertight full front zip, welded chest pocket, two hand warmer pockets, two rear mesh core vents for increased airflow, and articulated sleeves for maximum range of motion. More... more
Designed to conform to your body for total comfort on day hikes, this affordable day pack features contoured, no-chafe shoulder straps, a padded high-density foam back panel and a fully adjustable, removable sternum strap. Its channeled back and wicking mesh keep you cool as you hike. Available in several sizes and colors.
A lightweight 3-season tent that comes in two sizes: for 2 people or for 3 people. The tents have 2 doors (so you don't have to crawl over each other to get out), 2 vestibules for storing your gear, and a new Dual Diameter pole design for fast and easy setup. More Marmot tents.
With four way stretch and lightly brushed inner, Mountain Hardwear's lightweight, windproof, water-repellant Torch is a great soft shell for ice and alpine climbing. It has an interior MP3 player pocket with earphone exit and remote control exit, as well as laminated cuffs with Velcro closure, welded hand and chest pockets with water tight zips, and one-handed hood adjustment. Available in men's and women's sizes. More Mountain Hardwear apparel.
This 3-person, 40 square-foot tent is one of MSR's "fast & light" tents: Setup is a snap, and it weighs less than 7 pounds. It's got 2 stay-dry entrances and 2 large vestibules for storing gear or preparing food. Use it as a double-wall tent for full protection or as a freestanding tarp shelter with optional footprint to save weight. More 3-person tents.
Made of Siliconized Cordura, one of the lightest and toughest waterproof nylon fabrics available, these dry sacks have double stitched and tape sealed seams, so you'll never have to endure a sopping wet sleeping bag again. Available in several colors and sizes. See all Sea to Summit gear.
The Diad is a waterproof jacket that's ultra lightweight, compressible, and most importantly, comfortable. Reversed zippers prevent abrasion; armpit zips let you air out and stay comfortable; breathable fabric wicks moisture away; and taped seams keep water out. Available in men's and women's sizes. More North Face jackets.
Made to withstand multi-day treks, this durable hiker is packed with high-tech comfort features like memory foam for a customized fit and an innovative Gore-Tex membrane that locks out water but allows moisture to escape so feet stay dry. More Timberland hikers.
This 20-degree, 3-season sleeping bag won Backpacker Magazine's Gold Award, which basically means it has joined the hall of fame because it's so good. Interestingly, the women's version is designed specifically for a woman's body, with more insulation, since women apparently get colder at night. More North Face sleeping bags.
Smith Slider District sunglasses have this nifty interchangeable lens system, so you can switch out the lenses depending on light conditions. The Polarized shades come with 4 different sets of lenses and provide 100% UVA/B/C protection. Plus they look and feel good. More sunglasses.
Garmin's Foretrex 101 is intuitive and easy to use; it's small enough to fit on your wrist; it's waterproof; and it works: It stores 500 waypoints, acquires satellite signals fast, and holds reception in all but the thickest woods. And for a GPS unit, it's pretty cheap. More GPS units.
Salomon GCS Pro shoes have a Ground Control System that provides stability, comfort, and shock absorption. They're lightweight, comfortable, made entirely of synthetic products, and have a convenient one-pull lacing system.
The North Face Catalyst pack has a pivotal suspension system. The Load Equalizer allows the pack to flex side-to-side with the natural movement of your hips and back, so you can squat, bend, and hike comfortably with up to 70 pounds of gear on your back. More camping gear by The North Face.