Car Camping


Keep your body and the planet clean

From chopping onions to making a mean espresso, these products will help turn backcountry outings into something slightly more gourmet

Sprays, lotions, wipes, apparel, and devices to keep mosquitoes, ticks, and flies at bay

Save money on gear we love, now through September 6

Now is one of the best times of the year to save on camping essentials

When you carry the whole world in your pocket, aid can arrive from the most unexpected places

Moab isn’t the only place to go. Explorer and professional skier Kalen Thorien shares her intel on how to find adventures off the beaten path.

The cost of your backpacking tent shouldn’t keep you awake at night. These double-wall, two-person shelters are all $300 or less, and will put your mind—and body—at ease with their dialed combinations of performance and price.

The Flying Cloud 30FB Office oozes quality, but it’s not immune to the bumps in the road

You don’t have to spend a lot to improve your vehicle setup

Bryan Rogala meets up with Outside marketing art director Julia Walley and her husband for a tour of their Sprinter van

Forget your Weber for a weekend. Here's a low-tech option for cooking whole legs, shoulders, rib racks, and more.

Forget your Weber for a weekend. Here's a low-tech option for cooking whole legs, shoulders, rib racks, and more.

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

You deserve better than freeze-dried stroganoff

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

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

Cook naturally with these open-flame barbecues

Luxury accommodations all year long, no hotel required

The CEO of Scout Campers shares his story

Relax hard so you can adventure harder

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

Bryan Rogala shows us around his Power Wagon build

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.

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.

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

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 63 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

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

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

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

For those looking to give vanlife a shot, follow these tips on renting and traveling with the family

Are electric vehicles ready for the open road and the backcountry?

We put together our favorite in-state itineraries in every region of the country, to make it easy for you to explore your own backyard

Camper vans, pop-ups, RVs, and more—if you're ready to upgrade from tent camping, you've got plenty of options. Use this handy tool to pick your ideal vehicle setup.

See 300-foot-tall redwoods, banana slugs, and more in this dreamlike landscape. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 16th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

No more "Oops, I forgot to bring the stove!" scenarios

In this video, Bryan Rogala shows us three solutions to help kick that expensive one-pound disposable-propane-tank habit

From a $25 grill to a genius s'mores contraption, this gear will take your fire pit nights to the next level

The time-tested favorite is perfect for backyard dinners and camping

Features like campsite lighting, onboard gear storage, and portable power generation are useful overlanding-inspired additions

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

Vanlife has totally mainstreamed. But if you don't have the finances to own a home on wheels, these companies have you covered.

Living in a big city doesn't mean you can't spend a weekend outdoors this summer

They're a connection to our wildest selves

Booking apps, glamping, and tricked-out Sprinter vans: over the past decade, life under the stars has been upgraded. Here's your up-to-date guide for enjoying the ultimate socially distanced weekend.

If Wes Siler can pull this simple recipe off, you can, too

From camp grounds to house blends, these brewers can handle anything

Where should you go, and how do you make it fun? Our resident dog camping expert is here to help.