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Contributor Amy Marturana Winderl called the Roadtrip 285 the best portable grill for a crowd: “We tested this 20,000-BTU propane grill when we had family visiting and were able to cook enough chicken thighs and legs for six people,” she wrote. “Two foldout side tables were convenient…

Our Gear Guy loves the 32-ounce version of this tumbler. With one of these suckers, he can “nurse a single pour for hours without having to worry about lukewarm beer.” The same goes for hot drinks—a fresh cup of coffee will stay warm for up to six…

The serving bowl’s stainless steel, double-wall insulated construction keeps potluck meals hot or cold at the camp kitchen. “I use these bowls and serving spoons in the kitchen at home, and it’s nice to know they’re burly enough to throw in my camping bin for a weekend trip spent in…

This bag is where our camp kitchen gear lives. It stands up on its own, is built with a burly fabric that’s easy to wash, and has three big mesh outer pockets to stash wet utensils and plates. Bonus: an interior mesh zip pocket is handy for storing spices, lighters,…

It’s time to radically reimagine the silhouette of the American outdoors vehicle

If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do

This lightweight blanket makes any car camping trip better, plain and simple. “A durable waterproof bottom puts up with wet grass or rocky dirt, and the flannel top is comfy to sit on and easy to clean,” wrote our tester Jakob Schiller.

We featured the Yeti 150 in our 2016 roundup of road trip essentials. “The 12-pound, toaster-size Yeti 150 offers USB, 12-volt, and AC ports. Wall-charge it before your trip, and connect Goal Zero’s solar panels to keep it humming for days on end,” wrote our tester.

The Rendezvous is rated as one of the best camp chairs on Amazon. One reviewer praised the chair for its simple design: “[It’s] incredibly sturdy, and there is no need for a cup holder since you are so low to the ground.”…

You deserve better than freeze-dried stroganoff

Six items guaranteed to elevate your family’s next outdoor adventure

In her guide to perfecting a car-camping date, contributor Johanna Flashman called the MondoKing 3D “more comfortable than my mattress at home.” It comes in handy year-round, too: “It also has an R-value of seven, making it perfect for winter camping in below-freezing temperatures.”…

The MiniMo is a newer version of the original Flash model: it has a “wider, shorter pot that still holds a liter of water and boils it in just a few minutes,” wrote tester Graham Averill. “Also cool: the stove and pot click together into one apparatus,…

If trail weight is an issue, you can’t beat Hydro Flask’s Trail Series bottles, which are 25 percent lighter than their original versions. They’re still double-wall insulated to keep beverages cold for hours. You can fit two pints in their larger, 32-ounce bottle making it perfect for a happy hour…

This seat holds its own against competitors that are twice as expensive

The CEO of Scout Campers shares his story

Relax hard so you can adventure harder

Cook naturally with these open-flame barbecues

Luxury accommodations all year long, no hotel required

Stay comfortable, safe, and prepared

We asked a gear consignment pro how to save money and still sleep well outside

Some #vanlife upgrades are worth the money. Others are not.

Spoiler: it’s all about ditching single-use items

Mother’s Day is May 9. She deserves some sweet outdoor gear.

After the year we just had, she deserves something nice

One man’s search for a spot of shade next to his truck

Just because you’re car camping doesn’t mean you can’t snuggle. Kelty’s popular love seat is like a camp couch, made from quilted 600-denier polyester and reclined for added comfort. The adjustable armrests have cupholders (a must, really). Be warned: the Discovery ain’t light at 15 pounds, but the added coziness…

Our Gear Guy called the Lowball the only Yeti product you actually need. “I’ve been using this tumbler almost every day since August 2015, and after four and a half years of heavy use, it still works just as well as the day I got it,” he wrote.

Editor Maren Larsen called this bag “the best gift she’s ever received.” While the original version of the Lamina she tested is discontinued, this is the newest model. “The inside feels like a cloud wrapped in silk sheets, thanks to the polyester-taffeta lining,” she wrote. Read her full review…

Bryan Rogala shows us around his Power Wagon build

Columnist Graham Averill rounded up his favorite headlamps back in 2017, and some models on his list still hold up today, like the 280-lumen Inova STS. Averill liked its “swipe-to-shine interface that works just like your iPhone: slide your finger across the top of the headlamp to…

Some brands offer portable tent systems that promise an authentic wood-fired sweat experience—at a fraction of the cost of permanent installs

A classic among backpackers, the PocketRocket is one of columnist Graham Averill’s favorite camp stoves: “I refuse to get rid of my PocketRocket, because this featherweight beauty works every time, even after years of use,” he wrote. “I can use it with any cookware, unlike some stoves…

There’s nothing quite like swimming in Oregon’s Crater Lake for the first time, an experience our 62 Parks Traveler enjoyed at her 32nd park on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

The Coleman Classic is one of our Gear Guy’s top choices for car camping. “The two 10,000-BTU burners take a little while to heat things up, but no one should be in a rush when out camping,” he wrote. “If anything ever breaks on a Classic—which rarely…

In addition to providing comfort on frigid nights at camp, a zero-degree bag like the Oberon “will keep you warm should you need to wait out a blizzard on the side of the road,” our tester wrote. Columnist Wes Siler also recommends keeping it…

From cork floors to wool insulation, here’s what you need to build out an environmentally responsible rig

Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park is an undiscovered hiker’s dream, and it’s the 31st stop on our 62 Parks Traveler’s quest to visit every park in the U.S.

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