(photo: Inga Hendrickson)

The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.


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(Courtesy Nemo)

Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)

This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.

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(Courtesy The North Face)

The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)

Say hello to the most versatile piece of footwear you will ever own. Insulated with Primaloft, it’s warm and rugged for rocky hikes and cozy enough to replace your fireside slippers.

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(Courtesy Goal Zero)

Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Battery ($699)

This is the tool you bring along when throwing the wildest party your local campground has ever seen. The Yeti pumps out 328 watts of power to keep speakers bumping or gadgets juiced.

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(Courtesy MiiR)

Miir Camp Cup ($25)

We use Miir’s attractive steel Camp cup—with its double-walled insulation and powder-coated exterior—at home in the mornings as much as we do on the trail.

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(Courtesy Coleman)

Coleman HyperFlame FyreCadet Stove ($140)

The two burners on the propane FyreCadet have enough space between them to fry up a mess of bacon on one side and a big pan of scrambled eggs on the other. Firepower is serious: 11,000 BTU.

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(Courtesy Klymit)

Klymit Double V Pad ($130) 

The 47-inch-wide Double V is ideal for couples, eliminating the chasm you get when pushing two pads together.

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(Courtesy Pelican)

Pelican 30-Quart Cooler ($275)

Beer is every campsite’s most important accessory—followed closely by the cooler to keep it cold. Get your hands on this Pelican, with its heavy-duty latches and built-in bottle opener.

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(Courtesy Yeti)

Yeti Rambler Jug ($150)

This one-gallon Yeti growler is overkill, which is why we love it. The stainless-steel body looks like it could withstand mortar fire.

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(Courtesy MSR)

MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set ($80)

Lightweight isn’t a major consideration when you’re throwing everything into the trunk. But it’s still nice to have nesting ceramic-coated pots like these for nonstick campsite meals.

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From 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide Lead photo: Inga Hendrickson

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