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New Rules of Camping

Unnecessary (but Insanely Comfy) Camping Gear We Love

The best thing about car camping? Bringing all the amenities.

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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)

(Courtesy L.L. Bean)

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.

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Big Agnes Camp Robber Bedroll ($300)

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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.

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Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks ($25)

(Courtesy Smartwool)

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.

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Haflinger Classic Grizzly Slippers ($125)

(Courtesy Halfinger)

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.

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Miir Coffee Canister Storage and Pourigami Pour-Over ($30 each)

(Courtesy Miir)

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.

Canister Pour-Over

MPowerd Luci Explore Light ($75)

(Courtesy MPOWERD)

The conveniences of your nightstand are packed into the solar-powered Luci Explore: timed lights, charger, and Bluetooth speaker.

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Patagonia ­Crosstrek Fleece Bottoms ($99)

(Courtesy Patagonia)

Cozy on the inside and stretchy all around, these fleece-lined tights offer full range of movement with an extra hit of warmth.

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Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle ($35)

(Courtesy Stanley)

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.

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Yeti Trailhead Dog Bed ($300)

(Courtesy Yeti)

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.

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Snow Peak Takibi Fire and Grill Pit ($320)

(Courtesy Snow Peak)

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.

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