Revamp Your Basecamp

A first look at four major upgrades for your campsite

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The Best New Car-Camping Gear

At the summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, gear makers unveil next summer’s wares. Here’s a sneak peak of what we're excited to check out in person:

Jetboil Joule
Stanley Pro-Grade 16 Quart Adventure Cooler
Easton Syclone Poles
Barebones Safari Tent

Revamp Your Base Camp: Jetboil Joule

4 major upgrades for your campsite

Jetboil Joule camping gear cooking
(Broudy/Donohue Photography )

The first portable cooking system to be as user friendly and safe as a canister stove, with the power and cold weather performance of a liquid fuel stove, the four-season Joule group basecamping stove boils a liter of water in 2 minutes 40 seconds. Its isobutane/propane fuel canister is inverted to feed liquid, rather than gaseous, fuel into a control valve. The control valve regulates the fuel pressure to a very low level through an extra-large orifice jet in the burner.

The combination of the pressure drop through the regulator and the routing of the fuel line through the burner flame means the Joule fully vaporizes its fuel before it reaches the burner. The result: a solid, consistent flame below 0° F with no performance loss as the canister runs out. For the serious alpinist, Jetboil will also be selling the Alpinist accessory kit ($29), which includes a windscreen and hanging kit that add flexibility to where you cook, while protecting the flame in inclement weather.

Available Spring 2014, $170

Revamp Your Base Camp: Stanley Pro-Grade 16 Quart Adventure Cooler

4 major upgrades for your campsite

Adventure 15qt Cooler Beer Bicycling Bicyclist Cyclist Dirt Dirt Road Muddy Outdoors Stanley Stanley Pro-Grade 16 Quart Adve
(Courtesy of Stanley)

The masters of insulated bottles and one-handed mugs bring campers yet another must-have product, the Adventure Cooler. Stanley says it’ll keep your burgers and beer cold for 36 hours. A leak-resistant gasket locks the cold inside its foam lid and body, which are 250% better insulated than others in a comparable price range. An adjustable tie down means you can strap it to your roof if need be. And when you get into camp, kick back—the flat top doubles as a seat.

Available Spring ’14, $65

Revamp Your Base Camp: Easton Syclone Poles

4 major upgrades for your campsite

Easton Syclone Poles camping tents tent poles
(Courtesy of Easton)

Made from aerospace-grade composite materials wound from every direction into a tube, Easton’s new Syclone tent pole is the most resilient tent pole ever made. Syclone poles can flex further and take more turbulent abuse than any other pole material—they’re 80% less likely to bend or fail than aluminum poles in wind and flex-testing. Both lab tests and in-field results show Syclone poles flex further than carbon or aluminum. The clincher: they weigh the same and cost the same as aluminum poles. Find them in the  Slickrock 2-person (4 lb 12oz) and 3-person (5lb 12oz) tents.

Available Spring 2014, $350

Revamp Your Base Camp: Barebones Safari Tent

4 major upgrades for your campsite

Barebones Safari Tent
(Courtesy of Barebones)

Whether you’re setting up base camp in the African veldt or glamping in your backyard, the Barebones Safari tent has 120 square feet of floor space where you can recline or roam freely. Built with a heavy-duty aluminum and nylon frame and with a weatherproof Cordura shell and floor, the Safari tents keep out the weather winter and summer. The aluminum frame anchors to concrete, wood or dirt. Screened windows and doors keep you cool and keep out the critters. And an expandable floor means you can sleep eight or more.

Available now, $2000

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