Tents, sleeping bags, pads, backpacks, and cookware for camping — we review all the gear you need for the Great Outdoors.
Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers: Drink Up Safely
From lightweight chemical purifiers to fast-acting pumps and large-quantity gravity filters, we’ve rounded up the best water filters and purifiers for the backcountry and beyond.
Camping Sale: This Sub-$150 Tent Gets the Job Done
I’ve slept in the Backcountry Lodgepole roughly 10 times this summer and fall and have been impressed. The Lodgepole isn’t flashy, but it’s exactly what many people need in a tent: shelter from the elements at an incredibly low price point.
Big Hair, Big Heels, Big Fun: Tea Brand Launches Adult Summer Camp
From high-heel hikes to axe throwing, Camp TAZO welcomes everyone to ‘get out of your comfort zone.’ But organizers note that if you’re uncomfortable around drag queens, it might not be your cup of tea.
HBO Launches Outdoor Sitcom ‘Camping’
Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, and Juliette Lewis star in ‘Camping.’ The show points towards the outdoors emergence into the mainstream.
Best Camping Chairs (That Rock)
From struts to curves to suspension, here are the best outdoor rocking chairs for enhanced camping relaxation.
Pedal, Rest, Repeat: Rapha Launches Sleep System for Bikepackers
From bike bibs to sleeping bags, Rapha expands to keep cyclists comfortable from the starting line to the campsite.
Kammok Bobcat Trail Quilt Review: Blanket Transforms for Hammock Camping
A minimalist sleeping bag, a blanket, a top quilt, and an underquilt all in one cozy package, Kammok’s new Bobcat Trail Quilt packs a soft, feathery punch!
‘Refuge’ Camp Fest Offers Outdoor Community for People of Color
At the Refuge Outdoor Festival, an inaugural campout for inclusion, participants got into the nitty-gritty of hiking, camping, bird watching — and relating to one another. They came away a community eager for next year’s event.
MSR’s Lightest Freestanding 2-Person Tent Is 50% Off
For just $220, it’s hard not to pull the trigger on the MSR FreeLite 2 — a very light and versatile two-person tent.
Solo Stove Goes Bigger, Smaller: Crushes Funding Goal
The smokeless firepit we loved reboots with both jumbo and more portable models. And the response has been huge.
Save $140 on This Roomy Big Agnes 2-Person Tent
Marked down from $400 to $260, the Big Agnes Tufly SL2+ is a backpacking tent that doesn’t skimp on comfort.
Big Agnes Double Sleeping Pad, Bag Review: Cuddling in the Backcountry
We’re always up for a review that involves some cuddling. In this gear test, we took Big Agnes’ Sentinel 30 double sleeping bag and Q-Core SLX insulated double sleeping pad into the backcountry. Spoiler: We’re never going back to separate mummy bags.
I Tried the Camp Sleep System Made for the Restless
Zenbivy builds on a revolutionary design with its zipperless, hooded quilt. I took one of its latest prototypes, the Zenbivy Light, high in the Rocky Mountains for this review.
No Stove Needed: Omeals Self-Heating Backpacking Meal Review
Omeals are a unique and fresh take on backcountry cuisine. The self-heating meals are no more expensive than freeze-dried backpacking meals and are easily prepared with no stove and very little liquid.
Dyneema ‘REpack’ Feed Bag Lightens Load for Dehydrated Meals
Painfully simple yet surprisingly high-tech, the REpack aims to change how you eat at the campsite.
REI Co-op Tarn 40 Review: Pack Grows With Your Child
REI built the Tarn 40 for kids. But while the REI Tarn 40 is a starter backpack meant to grow with children, it’s still made with durability, comfort, and utility in mind.
First Look: BioLite ‘No-Bounce’ Ultralight HeadLamp
BioLite says its first headlamp gives users a unique experience thanks to its super-light, comfortable design. We gave it a brief test and found it a capable camp companion during this first look.