Essential Road Trip Gear

Your First Car Camping Kit

Here at Outside, we often write about the newest—and priciest—outdoor gear. But when it comes to car camping, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to build a solid kit. Read more.


The Best Car-Camping Gear

We have a special place in our hearts for car camping. Super rugged it is not—and with the latest gear, it's downright luxurious. Read more.

(Inga Hendrickson)

Outfit Your Campsite for the Family

Behold: The 7 pieces of gear to make your campsite family ready. Read more.

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How to Choose a Roof Rack

Here’s a revelation: The roof of almost any make or model passenger car, SUV, or crossover you drive was only rated to hold 165 pounds. Read more.

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17 Adventure-Ready Vehicles

From sleek electric cars to a cool (and surprisingly fuel-efficient) truck, we present the best new vehicles of 2015. Read more.

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The 10 Best Road Trip Albums

When you’re on the road, there are times when Pandora or satellite radio just doesn’t quite capture the mood or scenery of the moment. That’s when it’s time to turn to one of these classic records. Read more.

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