Camping brought to you byArtboard 1 Tents, sleeping bags, pads, backpacks, and cookware for camping — we review all the gear you need for the Great Outdoors. REI Sale: 10 Pieces of Gear That Will Last at Least 10 Years There are literally thousands of items on sale at REI right now. We combed through to find 10 that will survive a decade of outdoor adventures or more. No Softie: Get to Know YETI’s ‘BackFlip’ Cooler Backpack What, where, even why to carry: YETI explains the ins and outs of its increasingly popular cooler backpack the BackFlip. Our Favorite Camp Cookware On Sale Now If you're looking to outfit your backpacking kitchen for summer hikes, several top products are on sale through Memorial Day. Grab a deal, hit the trail, and get cooking. How To Choose A Tent: An Explainer With camping season upon us, we're here to help you find the best tent for your outdoor pursuits. From tent features to sleeping capacity, we cover it all. Therm-a-Rest Calls the Parsec Its Most Balanced Sleeping Bag Yet: Here’s Why Therm-a-Rest says this versatile 20-degree-rated bag might be its most effective and well-rounded sleep system to date. Hydro Flask Water Bottles Are Awesome, and Now Half Price The brand Hydro Flask makes some great products. And now you can score some at REI at a crazy discount. Camp Meals On Sale: Stock Up for Backpacking Planning hikes this summer? Score deals on dehydrated meals, hydration, and bars during REI's anniversary sale. Free Gear Fridays: Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag Giveaway Win a Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag in this week's Free Gear Friday giveaway! Click to enter now. 10 Days Of Deals 10 Days Of Deals Created with Sketch. Full Price Be Damned: How We’d Spend Our REI Discount REI’s anniversary sale is here and we want to help you navigate the sea of deals. Check out what our editors would love to add to their gear closets. Two-Wheel Deals: Bikepacking Essentials On Sale Summer is almost here, and cycling and camp season is in full swing. So that means it's time to gear up for bikepacking! Check out our top picks for products on sale now. Get Vertical: 4 Essentials to Start Climbing You don't need much to start climbing. In fact, you only need four items. Check out these beginner picks for climbing shoes, harnesses, chalk bags, and helmets. All Camping Coverage Camp for Free on Public Land: ‘Dispersed Camping’ 101 No campground, just a spot on the side of the road on public land, dispersed camping is free, fun, and easier than you might expect. Free Gear Fridays: Eureka! Midori Two-Person Tent Giveaway Win a Eureka! Midori two-person tent in this week's Free Gear Friday giveaway! Click to enter now. How To: Camping With a Dog Camping is more fun with a dog. Grab a Midori tent from Eureka! and spend the night under the stars, making memories to last a lifetime. Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained All the info you need to understand the steel in your knife blade. 10 Off-Road Trailers & Teardrops Under $10,000 Equal parts comfort and roughing it, these burly pull-behinds provide a place to lay your head at night and are meant to venture off the beaten path. Check out these trailers and teardrops under (or just a hair above) $10,000. Car-Friendly Camp Trailer Triples in Size Meet the Tipoon – a modular, mobile, lightweight pod that goes from tow mode to camp mode at the push of a button. NY Offers Free Camping and Gear Lottery New York will award 65 lucky families a "First-Time Camper" weekend with all the gear and instruction for a night under the stars. MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent Review: Weather Storms in Style Forced to spend outside time inside your tent? MSR builds its new adventure touring tent for those bad weather days with a spacious vestibule to hang out and store all your gear. Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018: Let’s Get Cooking From solo canister stoves to four-season multi-fuel options, we tested and found the best backpacking stoves. All-Weather Basecamp: NEMO Chogori 2P Mountaineering Tent Review We tested the four-season Nemo Chogori mountaineering tent – blurring the lines between single- and double-wall design – through wind, rain, and snow. Tent Tech: Light, Tough, & Waterproof With Dyneema Fabric A cottage manufacturer out of Japan just launched a single-wall tent that weighs under 2 pounds but is meant to face the challenges of alpine climbing and mountaineering. And the brand's secret is in its name: DSM Dyneema. 6 Mistakes From My First Bikepacking Trip Desolate campsites and gorgeous scenery, bikepacking takes you fast to places you can't reach by car. But it requires some know-how and planning. Learn from my first trip and avoid these beginner bikepacking mistakes.