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…

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

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.

This bag is made from 40-denier ripstop nylon with synthetic insulation that’s rated to 30 degrees. Tester Graham Averill says his DoggyBag has held up to ritualistic circling and scratching from his dog, Rocket, until the pup finds just the right spot to sleep. “After he settles down, it’s easy…

Rumpl teamed up with Loki the Wolfdog to create this portable bed. Its self-inflating sleeping pad gives your pup two inches of cushion, and is wrapped in a recycled poly face with a reversible fleece side for warmth. Columnist Wes Siler spent five days camping with Loki and…

Bryan Rogala shows off one of his favorite truck upgrades: the Decked drawer system

Vast mountains, majestic waterfalls, and a hungry bear are some of what our 62 Parks traveler encountered at her 30th park on her quest to visit every park in the U.S.

The holiday is a great opportunity to spread the stoke—and the love

This season you're going to want an adventuremobile you can post up in at the base of the ski area. Here are some good ones.

Bryan Rogala walks you through adding a heater to your camper

Wildlife and endless grasslands to explore in a remote corner of North Dakota made the 27th park on our 62 Parks columnist's list a must-visit destination

Bryan Rogala walks you through the best upgrades you can make to your camper

The key to an adventure that's fun for everyone: lower your expectations, squash insecurities, and bring along plenty of creature comforts

This stackable pint won our Gear Guy’s test of the best insulated cups. “It had the best insulation of the bunch, and the base fits nicely in a cupholder,” he wrote. “I’ll never complain about a beer mug that can pull double duty for coffee in the…

Whether you're shopping for others or yourself, these sales are the best opportunities to save big on gear this year

The Selk'bag is here to help you survive a pandemic winter

Stay warm and get outside more during these colder months with smart gear picks

How does the 2021 Basecamp X measure up to #vanlife?

The Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 is the best filter of its kind

After a summer of testing, here are our favorite tools

Getting off the ground makes you feel like you're lying in an actual bed

Here are the items that are keeping us sane as we head toward winter

Our 62 Parks Traveler meets bison and sees surreal geography at this South Dakota stop, the 23rd visit on her journey to see every U.S. national park

These slippers are one of our gear editor’s all-time favorites. Each pair is handcrafted from toasty 100 percent pure, natural wool, which naturally wicks moisture from your feet so they’re always warm and dry. Plus, the rubber sole allows you to wear them outside.

“There are plenty of puffy blankets on the market, but the Rumpl Down Puffy takes the cake,” our tester wrote. This compressible, 600-fill down blanket will keep you warm on your next stargazing outing. It’s versatile, too: “The Down Puffy can be your sleeping bag stand-in on a summer…

A father-daughter duo tackle the world's cheapest build-out and give you the guide to try it yourself

No need to opt for a military-grade cooler when a classic Igloo does the job. This 16-quart model has ample room for on-the-go meals, but is small enough to stash on the seat floor or trunk. Throw in a few Ziplocs of ice, and the Playmate will keep your snacks…

Fire pits are nothing new, but at eight pounds, Fireside Outdoor’s version is one of the lightest we’ve tested. We loved how easy it was to set up (a little over a minute) on a variety of surfaces. We didn’t have to worry about damaging the patio we tested it…

Having fun on an overnight adventure with your kids is all about preparation

Explore the dwellings and terrain of the Ancestral Pueblo people at this western Colorado park. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 20th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park.

You can make backyard-style meals wherever your adventure itch takes you

We called this brilliant 18-foot string of solar-powered lights “our favorite car-camping illumination” in the 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. You’ll get 20 hours of soft light on the low setting and eight hours on high, more than enough to add a touch of class to evenings at camp.

The ins and outs of staying clean (and safe) at camp

A fun trip can turn to crap fast if you don't come prepared

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