Unnecessary (but Insanely Comfy) Camping Gear We Love
The best thing about car camping? Bringing all the amenities.
Roughing it is out. These luxuries will make your campsite feel like an open-air extension of your living room.
L.L.Bean Men’s Fleece-Lined Flannel Shirt ($89)
You no longer have to choose between your favorite hoodie, flannel, and fleece: they’ve been wrapped into one shirt that’s as good for chopping wood as for reading by the fire.
Big Agnes Camp Robber Bedroll ($300)
Tired of your partner stealing the covers under the stars? The Camp Robber blanket zips into its own fitted double-pad cover that, besides preventing hogging, has a pair of slots to keep your pillows from coming loose at night.
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks ($25)
Arch and ankle support keep these socks in place on your foot and calf, and extra-heavy cushioning makes them thick and warm. They’re peerless for camp lounging.
Haflinger Classic Grizzly Slippers ($125)
These slippers tick all the boxes for cool-weather camp footwear: open heel, good traction, soft wool upper, and a cork midsole that molds to your foot.
Miir Coffee Canister Storage and Pourigami Pour-Over ($30 each)
You should never compromise on camp coffee. The Coffee Canister’s accordion-style seal keeps air out so your grounds stay fresh. The Pourigami packs down so well, you’ll be tempted to carry it every day.
MPowerd Luci Explore Light ($75)
The conveniences of your nightstand are packed into the solar-powered Luci Explore: timed lights, charger, and Bluetooth speaker.
Patagonia Crosstrek Fleece Bottoms ($99)
Cozy on the inside and stretchy all around, these fleece-lined tights offer full range of movement with an extra hit of warmth.
Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle ($35)
There’s a reason Stanley has been making vessels like this since 1913: they just work. This one will keep your favorite beverage hot for 20 hours.
Yeti Trailhead Dog Bed ($300)
Don’t bark at the price. The Trailhead is a two-for-one: the inner pad is removable and useful when space is tight; the outer bed is great at home. Both have a waterproof base.
Snow Peak Takibi Fire and Grill Pit ($320)
Setup of this portable pit is as simple as it gets, so you can spend less time making camp and more time relaxing by the fire. It slides into an easy-to-carry canvas travel bag and stows flat until your next s’mores session.