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2019 Summer Buyer's Guide

The Best Base Camp Gear of 2019

And fend off your campmates’ envy

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GSI Glacier Base Camper Medium Cookset ($80)

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Made of stainless steel, this nesting cookset comes with two- and three-liter pots (with stamped graduations and strainer lids) and a nine-inch frying pan. All have collapsible handles for easy storage.

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Stanley Adventure Series Happy Hour Cocktail Set ($35)

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Get classy at the campground with this nesting stainless-steel cocktail set, complete with 20-ounce shaker, strainer lid, jigger cap, citrus reamer, and two sturdy double-wall rocks glasses. Margs, anyone?

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Pale Ale

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There’s a reason Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the Official Beer of Camping: hop-driven flavors of pine and citrus in a pack-ready can from a brewery named for the mountains themselves.

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Kelty Get Your Sh*t Together Original G Bags ($12 and up)

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Keep gear organized and conquer the garage-to-car shuffle with Kelty’s canvas and wire-frame bags. The padded tote is good for keeping essentials close at hand.

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JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker ($300)

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The waterproof Xtreme 2 features four drivers and two bass radiators for bold sound, plus a lithium-ion battery good for up to 15 hours of play on a charge. It comes with a shoulder strap and a bottle opener, because why not?

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Big Agnes Soul Kitchen Table ($130)

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Sure, a little “trail spice” never hurt anyone, but we prefer to keep our food out of the dirt. The four-pound Soul Kitchen makes it easy by raising prep two feet off the ground. It snaps together like a tent and packs down just as small.

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Kuju Premium Single-Origin Coffee ($30 for ten)

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Kuju filled this single-serve, pour-over coffee packet with grounds sourced from Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Simply place one over your cup, pour boiling water over the coffee grounds, and enjoy.

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GSI Gourmet Griddle ($55)

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Pockets of nonstick, scratch-resistant Teflon in this stainless-steel griddle make cleanup easy after you whip up a mess of pancakes.

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Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Battery ($300)

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Equipped with all the ports you’ll ever need (two USB-C, two USB-A, one Qi wireless, and one AC), this lithium-ion power bank packs enough juice to charge your phone eight times.

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The 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide