Camping Gear

Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Onewheel

Onewheel

It wasn’t too long ago the idea of gliding over the hills and open prairies with an electric board beneath your feet was something from a science fiction novel, or at the very least, something you might see on an ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Women’s Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

Down is an incredible insulator. It does a rock-star job of trapping heat, while being incredibly light. However, if down were a superhero it’s weakness would be water. Once it gets wet it’s useless for the rest of the day, ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Combo Meal Spikeball Set

combo meal spikeball set

We are constantly on the lookout for gear, music, and games, really anything that makes camping more enjoyable. Playing games that get us up and moving around the campsite is great, but it’s hard to find something that pleases everyone; ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Stanley Adventure Happy Hour 2X System

Stanley Adventure Happy Hour 2X System

Picture this: you and your friends have planned all year for your annual camping trip. You meet up from across the country, and make the four mile trek into the wilderness from where you can park your vehicles and begin ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Kid-O-Bunk by Disc-O-Bed

Kid-O-Bunk by Disc-O-Bed

Last summer, we fell in love with the Disc-O-Bed–a full size, bunk cot system that’s become a staple of our car camping adventures. This past summer, when we were introduced to its smaller counterpart the Kid-O-Bed, we knew that they ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Lawson Hammock

Lawson Hammock

Hammocks have been around for more than 500 years. They were primarily made from rope, and the design didn’t change much for several hundred years. When nylon entered the scene, backpacking and camping with hammocks became much easier. Nylon hammocks ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: La Sportiva Core High GTX

La Sportiva Core High GTX

No matter how hard companies try to make a breathable, fully-waterproof hiker, most fall short, and with good reason. To make something truly waterproof while keeping the boot breathable is almost counterintuitive. Breathability is allowing air to enter the boot. ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Leatherman Tread

Leatherman Tread

There are few names more common on lists of everyday carry gear than Leatherman, and it’s not hard to understand why. The brand has long been synonymous with quality, dependability and adaptability; yet not every situation calls for, or allows, ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

When we’re looking for a camping knife we generally have things we’d like to see. One is low maintenance. It’s nice to have a knife you can toss in the camp box and not worry about it. It needs to ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Point6 Merino Wool Socks

Point6 Merino Wool Socks

Experienced outdoors folks of every flavor know a secret. One of the best pick-me-ups you can carry in your daypack is a dry pair of merino wool socks to change out at lunchtime. On a cold, wet day those socks ...

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