Tents, sleeping bags, pads, backpacks, and cookware for camping — we review all the gear you need for the Great Outdoors.

iKamper Skycamp

iKamper Skycamp: Sleep on the Roof With a Family of 4

The iKamper Skycamp gives the whole family room to camp on top of your car or truck. We put it to the test in the mountains of Colorado.
Tentsile Universe fishing

‘All-Terrain Tent’ Pitches on Land, Sea, and Air

Years ago, Tentsile told you to chuck its tent into a tree. Now it wants you to throw it in a lake.

Gear Overhaul: Mountain Hardwear Doubles Down on Climbing for 2019

Mountain Hardwear hits the reset button for 2019, harking back to its alpine roots. Nothing on its equipment line goes untouched for the reboot. We joined the brand on the Grand Teton to get the story first.

Hitch Mount Hammocking, No Trees Needed

The McLean Metalworks Hammock Mount lets you hang from the hitch or tire of your adventuremobile.
Black Diamond The Distance tent

First Look: Black Diamond Revamps Tents for 2019

Beginning in January, Black Diamond will release all-new tents and lineup updates for the first time in a decade.
Best Backpack Cooler Review

Best Cooler Backpack Review: 6 Brands Put to the Test

We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.
Gore Range

The 10 Best Hikes You’ve Never Heard Of

These backpacking trips in the United States deserve John Muir Trail-level hype and Narrows-style recognition — but no one knows yet. Ditch the crowds on these weekend adventures that have been solitude glutton-approved.

WakaWaka Lights Up Campsites & Developing World

There are many solar and lighting options in the outdoors. WakaWaka's solution addresses a serious problem in the developing world.

Why Enlightened Equipment Quilts Are All the Rage

Go to a thru-hike campsite, and chances are you'll see an Enlightened Equipment quilt. This is why long distance hikers love the lightweight sleeping quilt.

A Better Campfire? ‘CrazyRussianHacker’ Shows How

Is this the best way to set up a long-lasting campfire?

Sleep Well: Camp With a Real Pillow

You can skimp on a good pillow when camping. But don't.
Cauldryn Fyre V2

Brew, Blend, Shine: Multitool Mug Does It All

Brew coffee, blend a margarita, even zap bugs. The Cauldryn Fyre V2 totally reimagines the travel bottle.
bear safe

5 Things You Should Always Store in a Bear Safe

Bears are big, strong, and love to eat. That's why you need to keep your food in a bear safe when camping in bear country.
Katadyn BeFree 3L Filter Review

Fast & Clean: Katadyn BeFree 3L Gravity Filter First Look

Katadyn's newest gravity filter is easy to set up, filters water quickly, and collapses so you hardly notice it in your pack. We tested it in rocky mountain streams for this first look review.
Navigate Continental Divide Trail

Outdoor Office: Big Agnes to Thru-Hike Colorado

Sleeping-bag maker Big Agnes will send more than 70 employees on an awareness-raising thru-hike of Colorado's Continental Divide Trail.

Rooftop Tents and the Love-Hate Paradox

Rooftop tents can be both awesome and annoying at the same time. One man explains his love-hate relationship with sleeping on top of a car.

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.

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.
YETI Hopper Backflip cooler backpack

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.
sea to summit

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.