Car Camping


The retail giant wants to increase participation and diversity in the outdoors by lowering the cost barrier

In this video, Bryan Rogala shows us a few simple projects that will improve any adventure rig, no matter what you drive

The Extreme Off-Road Deluxe Camper from Hiker Trailer packs a ton of features into a surprisingly wallet-friendly package

The countrywide TP shortages inspired us to see if we've been missing out on the ultimate camping bathroom hack

Whether you're hauling expensive gear or sleeping out of your vehicle, you'll be happy that you took the time to add this simple upgrade

If you're going to invest in making your home-office setup more comfortable, get items that will pull double duty once we can all travel again

Sorry, but there's almost no way to do this responsibly and safely right now

In this video, Bryan Rogala shows us his favorite air compressor and why he never leaves it behind

Assemble a camp kitchen that is both inexpensive and functional

This Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30 will protect your gear, keep it organized, and can go anywhere.

Light enough for backpacking and bright enough to illuminate an entire campsite, this is exactly what you need when it's safe to get back out there again

The best thing about going car camping? Cooking. Here, Wes Siler details his setup.

Versatility is key when it comes to using a truck as an adventure rig, and that's why a simple camper shell is all you really need

Go to this massive California destination for the hiking, but stay for its spectacularly colorful early mornings. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's third stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Because an organized road-tripper is a happy road-tripper

From beers on the river to a family picnic, the Compass has you covered

See what it looks like to trailer camp at a ski resort parking lot in winter

Vehicle rental sites like Outdoorsy and Turo are insanely popular, but like becoming a host on Airbnb, there is a lot you should consider before leaving your prized adventuremobile with people from the internet. One vanlord shares his wisdom.

The company is bringing its camping game to pop-tops—and we can't wait

As told by Emily Clausen, Outside's email marketing specialist and a former culinary chef

Or why you should absolutely make room in your bag for those shrimp skewers on your next trip

Thinking of taking your next road trip overseas? Keep these five tips in mind for your next overlanding adventure.

So you want a rooftop tent? Here's what you need to know before deciding which type best suits your needs.

This adjustable truck bed rack is a great alternative to traditional roof racks for any truck

Crossbars, boxes, and other roof systems can turn even the smallest vehicle into a full-on adventuremobile

If you're looking for a proper off-road trailer that won't require taking out a second mortgage, this tow-behind model is the one for you

Invest in these splurge-worthy gifts for the whole crew

A steak so good it will blow your mind how easy it is to make if you have a good grill. Wes Siler walks us through his secret method.

Make life on the road more comfortable with these essential items for your adventure van.

Consider purchasing these five essential tools before building out an adventure van

Forget the hatchet—the Buck Compadre Froe has your camp wood-processing needs covered

Prepare for the worst and never be caught off guard

The most reliable partner I've ever had

In these Airstream dwellers' experience, your tow rig can make all the difference for life on the road

The brand's classic design continues to impress me

Airstreams are built incredibly tough, and with a few simple modifications, they can be the perfect mobile adventure base camp.

The clock is winding down. Don't dwell on summer's missed opportunities—make new ones.

Never taken your pup out overnight? Wes Siler has some tips and tricks that will make the experience a little easier.

Overwhelmed by crowds of people sleeping in their vans and trucks, outdoor dream towns are taking actions that could end a way of life

What happened when one writer looked beyond the open road, the staged snapshots, and the hashtag

The Classic Give'r gloves have been our gear editor Jeremy Rellosa's most used, versatile, and durable cold-weather work gloves

Because you shouldn't have to go without your morning kick in the pants, no matter where you are

Living out of your car doesn’t mean you need to rough it. Here’s the gear worth splurging on to up your glamping game.

A guide to ruling the galley on your next weekend out

Stay safe in the wilderness and shave down pack weight with this customizable setup

You know that special feeling when you meet a stranger during an adventure, form a bond, vow to keep in touch—and then the whole thing fizzles out? Don’t feel alone. As Chuck Thompson explains, firefly relationships are an outdoor rite of passage, and in their own strange way, they’re magic.

Not all camping mattresses are built the same

Brianna and Keith Madia cook a mean skillet meal from their home sweet home—a van named Bertha

Stasher's Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag should replace your supply of Ziplocs

If you want extreme luxury while car camping, GCI's FirePit Rocker is just the seat in which to rest your rear

A Rubbermaid bin stocked with everything you need for camping is one of the best ways to organize your gear

New two-person sleep systems are lighter, plusher, and more affordable

Including an easy-to-set-up tent, an ultralight camp chair, and a sleeping bag made almost completely from recycled materials

Packing—or even sleeping in—your small station wagon requires extra planning. Here are our favorite tricks for taking your Subie on long trips.

The ins and outs of overnighting in the actual wilderness

We cover the necessities, plus a few extras and friendly pointers

Outside editor Emily Reed went to Walmart and bought a full camping kit to spend a night under the stars. Here's how it performed.

Here's a guarantee: if you show up to Overland Expo West, you'll of course see some incredible Jeeps and Toyota Tacomas. But the real way to take in this annual gathering in Flagstaff, Arizona, is to walk past the cliché Sprinter van build-outs and keep your eyes peeled for the trucks, vans, and other four-wheel-drive campers that are one of a kind. We spent all weekend tracking down some of these gems.

How you organize your gear is just as important as the gear you take

Camping on top of your car or truck is easier than ever

And fend off your campmates’ envy

There’s no painful mortgage, but a few key factors should guide your decision when shopping for a tent

A truly game-changing long-haul camper

Don’t bring a tree tent to Antarctica, and other sound advice

Nine life-saving tips I learned the hard way

Proper storage means you get outside faster—without forgetting anything important

Not every shelter requires futzing with poles, guylines, and rain flies

Its integrated strip of white LEDs automatically turns on when you open the lid

The winner gets a place of honor in my camp kitchen

We toured hundreds of impressive new models at this month's RV Experience event. These six stood out.

Our editors have been looking forward to their dividends all year long. Here's what they're spending them on.

For those of us who aren’t backcountry beasts, there’s the 2 Seconds pop-up tent

The first mass-produced, off-road-ready camper to be sold in the U.S. in decades is a winner