The Best Base Camp Gear of 2019
And fend off your campmates’ envy
GSI Glacier Base Camper Medium Cookset ($80)
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.
Stanley Adventure Series Happy Hour Cocktail Set ($35)
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?
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Pale Ale
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.
Kelty Get Your Sh*t Together Original G Bags ($12 and up)
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.
JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker ($300)
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?
Big Agnes Soul Kitchen Table ($130)
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.
Kuju Premium Single-Origin Coffee ($30 for ten)
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.
GSI Gourmet Griddle ($55)
Pockets of nonstick, scratch-resistant Teflon in this stainless-steel griddle make cleanup easy after you whip up a mess of pancakes.
Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Battery ($300)
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.