Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you...
Like its predecessors, it’s easy to fix in the field. Add it all up and you’ve got the most versatile, reliable stove we’ve ever tested.
Best for bigger dudes or anyone who is hard on their poles.
It’s especially handy in cold temperatures, as the grippy handle and amply sized tools are easy to manipulate with gloves on.
To screen out sediment from muddy streams, add the $15 filter.
Need gadgets on the trail? This is the best insurance policy we’ve found.
Your sleeping bag is only as good as the pad underneath it. We recommend either of these two: the Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core, which employs both horizontal and vertical baffles, resulting in a...
We’ve been fans of Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir pads for years.
It takes most of the pain out of washing dishes.
As with most Montbell products, the fit is athletic, there are no extraneous bells or whistles, and it’s highly packable.
Truth be told, we employed this foam-padded icebox while road-tripping as often as we did once we’d reached the campsite.
The coolest feature is the included utensil set (spatula, spoon, cutting board) that attaches to the stove via magnets.
Who says you can't eat, drink, and sleep in your car as well as you do at home? These products, from the three-gallon Nemo Helio portable shower to the low-profile, synthetically-insulated Montbell...
No picnic table at the campsite, you say? No problem.
Headlamps, flashlights, and lanterns keep getting lighter, brighter, and smarter. Here are our picks for everything from bike commuting to car camping, including the 75-lumen Black Diamond Sprinter...