The Best Winter Camping Gear of 2021
Make even the coldest nights cozy
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SlingFin Arctic 6 Dome Tent ($2,750)
It may be pricey, but the Arctic 6 is a unique alpine tent with a stove port. It’s ideal for base, with clever features like a removable floor and reach-through vents.
Klymit Drift Camp Pillow ($35 and up)
The Drift is our favorite backcountry frill. Just flip the durable polyester-ripstop shell to reveal soft cotton-jersey fabric covering supportive memory foam.
Somewear Satellite Communicator ($350)
This four-ounce GPS tracker provides lightweight peace of mind. An update extends battery life to more than ten days and adds custom check-in intervals and app tracking.
Petzl Iko Core Headlamp ($90)
The most notable feature of this 500-lumen, 2.8- ounce light is the new barely-there semi-rigid plastic band. A rear housing takes either the included rechargeable battery or AAAs and perfectly balances seven LEDs up front.
Sea to Summit Comfort Deluxe SI Mat ($230)
At four inches thick and 5.8 pounds, Sea to Summit’s new 6.5 R-value pad may be hefty, but it almost feels like a bed. A high-flow valve makes setup and takedown easy.
The North Face Eco Trail Down 0 Sleeping Bag ($139 and up)
A reasonably priced full-featured winter bag is hard to find, and this one is entirely recycled. A J-shaped zip makes for quick venting, and extra width is good for active sleepers.
Winnerwell Fastfold Titanium Stove ($499)
This wood-burning stove packs down to the size of an avalanche shovel and weighs just over four pounds. No more stuffing feet into frozen boots.
Marmot WarmCube Featherless Hoodie ($500)
Marmot’s clustered polyester insulation mimics 700-fill down but won’t wet out, while baffles isolate the fill, eliminating cold spots.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Prism Pack ($395)
For a 43.5-liter hauler that weighs in under two pounds, this Dyneema pack is durable and impressively kitted out: it boasts an ice-ax loop, A-frame ski carry, an external crampon pocket, and a removable lid.