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Finally, sleeping-pad insulation will be tested to a standardized methodology. Here's why that matters for all your camping trips starting in 2020.

Layer them over a pair of leggings and they will keep your lower half toasty warm

A good system will save you time before, during, and after your next getaway

Elevate your camping experience

Treat it right and you'll have a workhorse that will last you decades

New to camping? Watch for our tips on picking a solid tent that will make your first camping trip a breeze. 

Don't let cold temperatures prevent you from getting out there

The Enlightened Equipment Revelation quilt offers the most customizable—and comfortable—night of sleep you can get

A designer's quest to make the world's greatest piece of cutlery tells us a lot about the tireless creators of our favorite things

Sierra Designs made the trip from their headquarters to give our editors a look at some new gear. Here are a few highlights.

This simple tool has become absolutely essential for anyone camping in the West

Sometimes the best campsite is a few steps out the back door

Ready to go backpacking but don't know where to begin? Start with buying the right pack.

10 testers. 20 sleeping bags. 6 months. Here are the results.

Escapod makes a rugged off-road trailer but with high-quality amenities making it truly comfortable.

If you’re still balling up a sweatshirt to use as a pillow, you’re doing it wrong

Skip the crowds in Yosemite Valley and head for higher ground in Tuolumne Meadows

Never leave your best friend behind when you head into the backcountry

Your choice of sleeping pad will determine whether you sleep well or not

With 700-fill down and a rating to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, this bag is ready for a lifetime of adventures

Four pros dish on their tricks for getting out in the warmer months.

Gone are the days of guessing how much fuel’s left in your camp stove’s canister

Tried-and-true practices to prevent an early death for your tent

Throwing a lit party doesn’t have to be expensive

Which rewards you with the most bang for your buck?

Watch to see editor Bryan Rogala’s guide to lowering your base weight before hitting the trail. 

Sleeping in a tent doesn’t have to mean roughing it

Here's gear editor Ariella Gintzler’s favorite product from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer.

Lightweight and tasty—these five camp meals are sure to keep you full on trail

Camping at undeveloped sites can be intimidating. This kit will give you some peace of mind.

Do you really need a bag designed for women? It comes down to your height and sleeping body temperature.

One of the things we love about car camping is the ability to get outdoors without sacrificing the comfort of a good meal.

Comfortable, secure, and convenient, the Scat Belt works with any type of clothing

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All you really need is to pick a sweet spot and pack a big tent, a thick air mattress, a two-burner stove (one for coffee, one for bacon), and a cooler of beer. But if you want to step it up a notch, bring along these items, too.

Take lounging in the woods seriously with these six picks

When in doubt, don't light that campfire

When space is precious, turn to these key products to help you save big

Lightweight, packable tools to help you get the job done

Whether you’re just getting into backpacking or want to upgrade your kit, you can't go wrong with this tiny cooking setup

With everything in one storage bin, you'll have little excuse not to get outside

Get cozy under the stars (and in front of the camera) with one of these blankets

The simple silk cocoon is a key piece of four-season gear

Take the cookout farther out

The Luci lantern just turned it up a notch

Tools to keep your beer cold and your gear organized

Watch to see what Outside editor Bryan Rogala, loves about Roofnest's Sparrow tent. 

Inspired by packs, a new breed of coolers are on the rise

Heading out on an overlanding trip? Bring one of these.

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable

The year’s top shelters are quick to assemble and roomier than ever

Creature comforts for the car-camping set

Keep your pup safe, hydrated, and entertained on the trail

The hangable berth is evolving

Plus five great hammocks tested by an AT thru-hiker

It's one of the most indispensable pieces of gear I own

It'll elevate your camp-cooking game for decades—for just $130

Sweat the small stuff (so they don't have to)

What is it and would it really stand up to bitter storms ravaging an alien planet? 

It's 50 percent lighter than traditional cast iron skillets

It burns kerosene, unleaded gasoline, canister fuel, and alcohol

It's four inches thick and weighs nine pounds. Read: It's better than my mattress back home.

Never settle for freeze-dried meals again

Car camping is one of our favorite ways to get outside, and the biggest bonus is that you can bring more gear with you.

I put six of the most popular models through a vigorous test that included lots of hardcore beer drinking and reclined lounging

Winter camping can seem daunting, but with the right tools it can be an incredible way to experience the outdoors in a new way

This may just replace the century-old portage pack

These accessories can make your old hammock feel new

Watch to see what our gear editor, Ariella Ginzler, loves about the Primus Kuchoma Grill. 

The gear we're lusting after this spring

I learned that the little things make the biggest difference, but ultimately, it mostly comes down to style and personal preference. And we're totally OK with that.

We partnered with camp cooking gurus Fresh Off the Grid to show you how to re-season a cast iron pan. 

The outdoor community made filtration a must for a reason

Including a classic like Crocs to a pair of $100 down booties

Our columnist, Bryan Rogala, breaks down the components of what makes up a great sleeping pad.

We crowdsourced reviews on this crucial piece of gear

The $50 tool will save you from the runs caused by bacteria, protozoa, or particulates found in U.S. backcountry water sources