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A brisk journey to determine the top products in our Hike and Camp category
These were the products we couldn't wait to test
You’ve probably never appreciated hang time like this before
Whether you’re bedding down in a state forest campground or deep in the wilderness, these nine sleeping bags will keep you warm and cozy
These adventure-ready rigs will help you stay out longer
23 testers snoozed on nineteen pads. These are the very best of the year.
12 testers road-tripped over 8,200 miles with 45 car camping accessories in their trunks. These ten survived the long haul.
We hiked, ran, skied, and climbed through the night to find the best illumination of the year
Our team of testers vetted 37 cooking gadgets. These five are worthy of your precious trunk space.
Eight testers tried seven new car-camping tents. These three came out on top.
13 tents went out into the wild. Only 7 made it back out.
The days of broken tines and stomach aches are over
Get better Zs with this advice from two seasoned sleep experts
The Happier Camper HC1 Studio isn't just pretty
After two years of testing, our writer says the Colorado Teardrops Summit Pinnacle gets the job done and more
After enduring a wet, cold hunting trip, I’m going to make a versatile, ultra-lightweight shelter an essential piece of my backpacking kit
Which of these popular aprés accessories burns brighter?
Led by one of the outdoors' biggest retailers, some manufacturers may soon ditch women's and men's sleeping bags for nonbinary ones made to fit a wide variety of bodies
Highlights from the first-ever Outside Gear Summit
The CRKT Chogan Hammer makes quick work of campfire wood and tent stakes
These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather
I’ll level with you, dear reader: while I don’t trust gear reviews that don’t name at least a few cons, the only con here is the hefty price
One man’s lifelong quest for camp comfort
A product of obsessive attention to detail, these new water jugs and faucet reinvent water storage for the outdoors
Hatchets, saws, and axes have a place—and it’s not in the backcountry
Using vintage vibes, natural fibers, and old-school designs, this Salt Lake City–based manufacturer has inspired a devoted user base—and Instagram fans—all over the world
The tough and maneuverable Roadie 48 is a winner
The essentials for overlanding aren’t as complicated as you might think
The store isn’t just good for bulk buys or $1.50 hot dog combos. There are some great outdoor deals, too.
The knowledge you need to find the most effective gear on a budget
For comfort and storage space, this shelter is hard to beat
A portable three-person tent for deep backcountry adventures
You’d be hard pressed to find a better deal on a fully built camper van
Take the whole family along in this distinctive camper
This is the most innovative camper we’ve tested in years
With the right tent you can protect yourself from the weather, spread out in luxury, and settle into a home away from home
These bags and pads will keep you warm and promote healthy sleep without weighing down your pack
These shelters score major comfort points
The comfiest base-camp bedding
This shelter is a versatile three-season performer
Feast-making cookware that won’t slow you down
The best gear for staying put outside
A five-star kit for base-camp meals
We’ve come a long way from the chlorine troughs of yesteryear
Watch as the Moon family sets out on a camping adventure in the all-new Toyota Tundra
Starlink promises to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote areas currently underserved by wired internet. Naturally, we had to test it.
Heading out on your first overnight? Use this handy list as your guide to packing for a three-season backpacking trip.
Be prepared for any impromptu outing with this spontaneity-ready gear kit
Aventon’s Sinch Ebike changes the game for car campers, with a compact design that folds up in seconds and a robust 40-mile average range
I was a lifelong glamping skeptic, but after seeing how much my four-year-old enjoyed the comforts of a Stella Bell tent, I’ve given up on the hate. We’re glampers now.
Jake Lah’s genius with aluminum poles has turned him into the wizard behind many of the world’s best outdoor shelters
Is it possible to add heat to normal tent efficiently and effectively—without starting a fire? I spent the past two years finding out.
Staying warm in your tent all season long is no simple feat. Wes Siler has some thoughts on your options.
Comfort and convenience are key after a long day of chasing game
We’ve beat these pieces up in the field, and now they’re steeply discounted during REI’s Cyber Week sale, which lasts now through December 6.
These are our favorite pieces that won’t break the bank
There’s a perfect bottle, mug, cooler, or cookware for everyone on your list, all in one place
Bryan Rogala takes a tour of the Earth Traveler Teardrop Trailers shop in Santa Fe and takes one out for a spin
Make cold, snowy sites feel like home
Equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be able to pick the right sleeping bag for you and, most important, stay warm
Keep your body and the planet clean
Upgrade your cold-weather camping routine with a canvas tent
We asked survival experts for advice on how to use them for much more than the obvious
Sprays, lotions, wipes, apparel, and devices to keep mosquitoes, ticks, and flies at bay
At $1,500, is the Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid4 expensive? Definitely. But it’s also revolutionizing outdoor shelters.
Save money on gear we love, now through September 6
Now is one of the best times of the year to save on camping essentials
One should be a staple in your outdoor kit
The cost of your backpacking tent shouldn’t keep you awake at night. These double-wall, two-person shelters are all $300 or less, and will put your mind—and body—at ease with their dialed combinations of performance and price.
From your adventure dog’s safety and comfort to following Leave No Trace principles and proper food storage, Ollie and his dad Stephen have some note-worthy tips for car camping together
All you have to do is go outside and try something new
Here's how pro-travelers plan their trips before the rubber meets the road.
Guess who’s opening their door for an exclusive OURv tour?
You don’t have to spend a lot to improve your vehicle setup
Tips from a gear tester who lives in a city known for theft
Your body will thank you
We’ve beaten these pieces up in the field, and now they’re up to 50 percent off at Backcountry through July 5…
Show Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. how you’re getting outside this summer, and you could win big