Judy Gross started LightHeart Gear out of her house in 2006. Today, her shelters are favorites of thru-hikers across the country.

We got our hands on the first in-house gear from the Utah-based e-retailer.

Thinking about designing your own rig? Here are some tips from a pro.

The ceiling can hold us, so we're throwing tents up there.

The year’s top shelters are quick to assemble and roomier than ever

Plus five great hammocks tested by an AT thru-hiker

Maximize your under-the-bed storage by choosing gear that packs small without compromising on function

What is it and would it really stand up to bitter storms ravaging an alien planet? 

Here’s our comprehensive guide for how to choose the right backcountry shelter

It's four inches thick and weighs nine pounds. Read: It's better than my mattress back home.

Location, location, location! This one-bedroom is close to nothing.

Twenty-two years after its founding, the e-retailer will start making in-house outdoor apparel and gear, as well as collaborating with a few select brands, like Flylow and Black Diamond, on co-branded product

As a former raft guide, I know of what I speak when I say these six tips will prevent you from having to deal with soggy gear, whether you're skiing, backpacking, or biking

Companies making gear from aluminum and steel—everything from camp stoves to bike frames—will be hit hardest by the new tariffs, economists say

At the Outdoor Retailer trade show last month, these seven standout hiking and trail running products caught my eye

A rooftop tent that coverts to a treehouse.

Setting up a tent doesn't need to be rocket science, our contributor Bryan Rogala shows us just how easy it is to sleep soundly under the stars.

Setting up camp doesn’t have to be an intimidating, unpleasant chore

Falling hard for a futuristic shelter

If weight is no issue, this is the ultimate base camp tent.

This teepee-style structure is bomber and brilliant, great for bikepacking or just regular backcountry exploring

Keep an eye out for these companies making some our favorite new gear

Quietly, is the short answer. Or as loud as you want, if you're way out in the middle of nowhere.

This tent opens like a clamshell.

With an integrated bike rack and durable build, we love the versatility of this off-road ready tent.

The result: quality gear made for the masses

Nemo’s 1.75-pound Hornet Elite 2P is shockingly livable for an ultralight shelter

This conversion adds serious space to the Defender 110

Portable abodes for every clime

Five options for your summer adventures

Watch to see what our gear editor, Jakob Schiller, loves about this light, easy to use rooftop tent.

Turn your garage clutter into cash

An ode to the pieces of gear that have lived on through generations

The Camper is a new hanging tent from Treepod, a company known for making super cool hanging forts for kids.

This tent is for the most rugged adventurers.

This tent hangs from a tree and can hold up to 500 pounds

Some house-brand items are just as good as the name-brand stuff we all know and love

A cot that turns into an elevated bombproof tent

For the ultimate in lightweight camping, ditch the tent and grab a tarp

Tents should now double as a hammock

This car camping tent requires no assembly

The best, most creative, time-saving ways to fit (and organize) all your gear into a tiny apartment

A one-person tent that hangs from the trees

They now make tiny houses that pop up like tents

The Yakima SkyRise introduces a few important upgrades to the growing rooftop-tent industry

In this video, we highlight our favorite models from the show floor, from Tepui, James Baroud and Yakima.

The 5 pieces of gear we're most excited about from this year’s event

Watch to see how this rooftop tent from Tepui won us over

Part hammock, part tent, 100 percent awesome

6 easy steps to make old products work like new

The new MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Ultralight Tent weighs in at just over 2lbs, making it one of the lightest, most packable tents in its class.

Everything you need to know before you head out camping this summer

Follow these 10 tips from repair professionals and your shelter should last approximately forever

A great trip starts with the right roof overhead

Think: A Gore-Tex jacket for your favorite hammock

The latest tech innovation in tents doesn’t reduce weight, it lights them up

Ditch the wood and the nails for this instant tree house

Square footage and height matter. But a new group of companies is advocating for adding another metric to the spec list: volume.

We love stocking stuffers, but the big-ticket hero gifts are the ones we really look forward to. Presenting eight splurges to buy—or maybe just drool over.  (Salemtown Board Co.) Salemtown Board Co. Mimosa Oak Cruiser Close to two hundred bucks might feel like a lot to spend on a skateboard,…

Old-school picks so good they've remained unchanged for decades

We asked Burner veterans for tips. What they suggested will make your stay more pleasant, but no less weird.

Caves, tepees, wall tents, those green canvas triangles that caused hypothermia in so many Boy Scouts—in one form or another, ideas borrowed from these flawed shelters appear in their modern descendents.

A super light tent with headroom to spare

Scrutinizing what kind of tent, sleeping bag, and pack you need for a multiday trip can be difficult. Here’s a comprehensive overview of how to find exactly what you need and assess it with confidence.

Because camping's more fun when it's multi-story and suspended in mid-air

The 7 commandments of shopping for a car-camping shelter

We can't all afford vanlife. But we can rent it.

Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier. —Sam Moulton Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier. —Sam Moulton (Michael Karsh) Primus FireHole 100 stove There are no fancy features and few moving parts on the FireHole ($150)—and that’s…

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

The Bikepacking Essentials of 2015

Choosing the right tent requires finding the perfect balance of price, weight, and space.

Forest-floor camping is for the birds.

The pro traveler needs cutting-edge survival gear as he explorers the farthest reaches of the planet. And his favorite place to play might surprise you. (Hint: It’s in the Midwest.)

Lightweight, durable, and comfy, this gear finds its way into Chris Solomon's pack every time he heads out the front door.

It's a long weekend, perfect for that family wilderness getaway you've been dreaming about.

When it comes to staying safe and enjoying great views, rooftop tents are the way to go.