Car Camping

May 14, 2009
Outside Magazine
Car camping gear


1. SLUMBERJACK SILVER STOWAWAY CAMP Table This 47-by-27-inch all-aluminum-frame table sets up in a snap, can support up to 100 pounds, weighs just 16 pounds, and packs into a shoulder bag. $110;

2. BRUNTON BREWFIRE DUAL-FUEL COFFEEMAKER Campsite coffee without the mess: The eight-cup BrewFire runs on butane or propane canisters and has an easy-to-clean and reusable filter. $161

3. BRUNTON PROFILE DUO Grilled cheese or pasta? How about both: With a 12,000-BTU burner and a 10,000-BTU grill in one sleek case, this sturdy propane/butane stove has you covered. $138;

4. THE NORTH FACE TWIN PEAKS The two full zippers on this two-person, 20-degree sleeping bag make for easy access. A draft collar keeps out cold air, even if you drift apart over time. $159;

5. REI CAMP BED 3.5 SELF-INFLATING SLEEPING PAD This ultra-plush, 3.5-inch pseudo mattress turns the cold, hard ground into a featherbed. $100;

6. BIG AGNES FLYING DIAMOND 6 With two rooms, 90 square feet of floor space, and two massive vestibules, the deluxe Flying Diamond is more like a backcountry castle than a tent. $500;

7. COLEMAN LED QUAD LANTERN Heading to your tent? Simply pluck one of the four rechargeable 24-LED sides right off the lantern and you've got a flashlight. $70;