Camping & Road Trip Gear

Road Worthy

The ultimate journey includes a battery-powered blender and a classy camp chair. Trust us.

Camping & Road Trip Gear
Megan Michelson

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1. TOAST Upgrade your camp cocktails with Coleman’s RoadTrip Blender. With two six-volt batteries, it mixes up to 30 pitchers of margaritas before it needs recharging via your car’s lighter. $70;

2. RELAX Not all camp recliners are created equal. Blue Ridge Chair Works’ Outer Banks Chair, a low-slung lounger with a kiln-dried ash frame and stainless-steel hardware, has mesh cup holders and four nap-inducing positions. $140;

3. COMMUNICATE Stay connected from up to 18 miles away while caravanning, hiking, and biking with Brunton’s water-resistant Roger 18 radios. Bonus: Tune in to the NOAA weather station with the integrated receiver to get the latest report for your stretch of road or trail. $129;

4. RECORD Leave thetape-and-disc clutter at home. Sony’s DCR-SR300 Handycam stores up to 28 hours of video on its internal 40GB hard drive. It also captures six-megapixel still shots and connects to your PC for one-touch DVD burning. $999;

5. CHILL Skip the emergency ice stops and keep your six-pack frosty in Sun-Mate’s four-liter Coldmate Plus portable electric cooler. It has a detachable cord for car-lighter recharging and doubles as a warmer for leftovers, thanks to a polyurethane-foam lining. $50;

6. DINE Party of four? Your table is ready. Snow Peak’s Single Action Bamboo Table makes any camp five-star. The 28-by-35-inch surface and aluminum legs fold easily for stowing in the included carrying case. $280 (long);