Tents, sleeping bags, pads, backpacks, and cookware for camping — we review all the gear you need for the Great Outdoors.
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.
Buy It for Life: Iconic Gear That Hasn’t Changed
Sometimes a piece of gear comes along that’s so good, messing with it will only make it worse.
Tested: Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt With ‘Hideaway Hood’
Quilts are lighter, cheaper, and nearly fail-safe. The zipperless down throws have become synonymous with fast-and-light endeavors. And now, Sierra Designs offers a hooded quilt.
MSR WindBurner Duo Review: Twice the Volume, Same Boil Speed
After countless backcountry hunting expeditions, the MSR Windburner Duo has proved itself invaluable. It boils a lot of water quickly, which means less waiting for morning coffee and sunset dinners.
Rooftop Rebirth: Tepui Upcycles Used Tent Covers
The popular rooftop tent maker just introduced an initiative to reduce waste while making adventure gear from your travel cover scraps.
Teton Crest Trail Backpacking Gear List: Everything We Brought Hiking
Our editor took detailed notes on each item he and his wife carried on a four-day backpacking trip in the Teton Range. Here’s their comprehensive packing list categorized by gear, food, and apparel.
Truck, Boat, Gear: Hatch Offers Unique Rentals For Montana Anglers
With Hatch Adventures, rent a Toyota Tacoma or Jeep Wrangler equipped with a top-mounted Go Fast Camper platform and a rowing drift boat.
Cycling to Shooting: ‘Modular Flashlight’ Boasts Myriad Outdoor Uses
Change colors, add lumens, charge devices, strap to bikes (or guns), make a lantern, and more: The DanForce G1 Pro flashlight teeters between gimmicky Kickstarter and full-featured outdoor tool.
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Review: Ultralight 2-Person Tent
Big Agnes managed to expertly shave weight without sacrificing comfort in its Tiger Wall UL2 tent, reviewed here. After a number of backpacking trips, this ultralight two-person, two-vestibule tent has secured a top spot in our backpacking arsenal.
Camp Elevated: Tepui Launches Full Line of Car-Camping Gear
Tepui has made its name in the rooftop tent world. Now, the brand expands into a suite of car-camping goodies with a kitchen, lounge set, and duffel bag.
Tents vs. Hammocks: How a Traditional Camper Took to Sleeping in Trees
Hammock-life brand Kammok tried to sell me — a lifelong tent-user — on hanging versus traditional camping. So I went along with the brand for overnights in Texas heat and cool Colorado mountain stops to see how hammock-camping stacks up.
Thinnest Rooftop Tent? Go Fast Campers ‘Platform’ Gets Skinny
The Go Fast Campers (GFC) Platform Tent takes the rooftop tent (RTT) to new levels of quality. This new RTT is lightweight, crazy thin, feature-rich, and 100 percent American made.
Take Shelter: 9 Eye-Catching Tents for 2019
Each year, brands manage to push the design envelope on one of the most core pieces of outdoor gear — tents. For 2019, brands shaved grams, used cutting-edge fabrics, and designed tents for bikes.
Lightweight Lumens: 1.3-Ounce Petzl Bindi Headlamp Review
Petzl’s super-compact, ultralight headlamp is excellent for the front country, urban escapes, and EDC use.
3D-Printed Camp Stove Is ‘Windproof,’ Made With Lasers
The PeakBoil camp stove is made from layers of laser-heated molten steel. Its designers make the bold claim that it outperformed conventional options on a windy mountaintop in the Swiss Alps.
Hard Shell, Soft Top: iKamper Unveils X-Cover Rooftop Tent With Gear Rack
Before year-end, iKamper will release the X-Cover, touted by the brand as the world’s first ‘coverless’ four-person rooftop tent with an integrated gear rack.
New YETI: Daypack, Dog Bowl, Camp Blanket, and More
With the same trademark burliness claims as its coolers, YETI continues its march through the product aisles — now catering to commuters, slumberers, and Fido.