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Your experience in the backcountry depends on how well you prepare, so we're here to help you find that magical list of necessities for any venture. If you're planning on being tent bound on your next road trip, we've got reviews in everything from tents to camping showers to coffee makers…so that you won't have to leave the comforts of home, at least not all of them. For avid backpackers, we have reviews that will help you keep a light load, find the best cookware, and obtain all the essentials.

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Best Camping Tents of 2022

Best Camping Tents of 2022

From deserts to coastlines, we've tested camping tents for a decade and know a thing or two about sleeping well in the outdoors. Find out what tents have stood up to our rigorous testing...
Best Rooftop Tents

Best Rooftop Tents

Rooftop tents are all the rave, but purchasing one can turn into a bit of a headache. We selected 7 of the most popular models available today and put them to the true test.
Best Hammock of 2022

Best Hammock of 2022

How do you find the perfect hammock in a market exploding with options? You lay around a lot. We tested the top contenders in the field side-by-side to help you find the perfect option for...
Best Canopy Tent of 2022

Best Canopy Tent of 2022

If you're on the prowl for a canopy tent to suit your needs, you've come to the right place. Our experienced team has studied and tested nine canopy tents from three separate categories...
Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2022

Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2022

Looking to keep your food fresh and beers cold while you're out adventuring? We've researched and tested the best models for 8 years to bring you the top 20 options...
Best Soft Coolers of 2022

Best Soft Coolers of 2022

Which soft cooler is the best? To find out, we took fourteen of the top-rated and most popular models available and compared them side-by-side. From ice tests to beach days, we left no...
Best Powered Coolers

Best Powered Coolers

Feel like you're drowning in a sea of technical specs without a clue of what's best? Let us throw you a life raft of research and results we gained after months of testing the top powered...
The Hunt for the Best Headlamps

The Hunt for the Best Headlamps

Need a headlamp? Our comprehensive review is here to help. We researched over 50 models before subjecting the best 27 to a gauntlet of hands-on, side-by-side tests. Each product was...
Best Lanterns

Best Lanterns

We bought the best camping lanterns on the market and compared them side-by-side on our well-lit adventures across the U.S. to help you find the one that's right for you.
Best Sleeping Bags

Best Sleeping Bags

A good sleeping bag can be essential to an enjoyable camping trip. We covered a lot of campgrounds to find the best bags for every camping challenge.
Best Budget Sleeping Bag for Adults

Best Budget Sleeping Bag for Adults

Trying to make sense of all the different sleeping bags available today is a tall order. It doesn't have to be. We bought and tested 9 of the most popular sleeping bags priced low
Best Camping Mattress

Best Camping Mattress

Our search for the best camping mattress starts with sifting through over 40 models and choosing the top 12 from the bunch, then putting them head-to-head rigorous (not for our testers)...
Best Camping Cot of 2022

Best Camping Cot of 2022

Searching for a comfortable way to sleep in the great outdoors? We bought the 10 best camping cots currently available and comprehensively tested them head-to-head all to help you find the...
Best Camping Blanket of 2022

Best Camping Blanket of 2022

Hoping to stay cozy by the campfire? We are too, and we've selected 10 of the best camping blankets available to test for months of bundling and snuggling...
Best Camping Pillows of 2022

Best Camping Pillows of 2022

After side-by-side testing of 17 of the industry's top models, we feel confident that we've found some of the best camping pillow options for you. True, we did sleep on the job a lot.
Best Camping Stoves of 2022

Best Camping Stoves of 2022

Love to cook? Searching for the best camping stove for you and your crew? Then, you've come to the right place. We tested 15 of the most popular camping stoves available, putting them...
Best Camping Cookware of 2022

Best Camping Cookware of 2022

Our expert on-trail chefs took to the trails, testing 16 of the best sets out there. After cooking over 100 meals in places all over the world...
Best Camping Coffee Maker of 2022

Best Camping Coffee Maker of 2022

We drank enough coffee to blast-off into space to find the best coffee brewers for camping or backpacking. We considered options for any group size, budget, storage, or weight restriction...
Best Portable Grill of 2022

Best Portable Grill of 2022

Our comprehensive review directly compares some of the best products available, so that you can focus on what to grill up during your next outdoor adventure.
Best Camping Chairs of 2022

Best Camping Chairs of 2022

When choosing the best camping chair, we have a lot of demands. It must be portable and last through lots of use and abuse just like our other gear, but also maintain the comfort and...
Best Camping Tables of 2022

Best Camping Tables of 2022

A good camp table can make all the difference in a camper's kitchen set-up, and we're here to help you figure out which one will get the job done for you...
Best Camping Shower of 2022

Best Camping Shower of 2022

Go from camping to glamping by bringing a camp shower with you on your next outing. We've reviewed the top camping showers on the market to identify the one best suited to your needs...
Best Folding Saws of 2022

Best Folding Saws of 2022

Are you searching for the best folding saw? Our team of expert gear reviewers diligently researched over 40 different options and then purchased the top 9 saws for extensive side-by-side...
Best Pocket Knife of 2022

Best Pocket Knife of 2022

We are knife experts that understand that you don't wish to be a knife expert. You want a tool to do tasks. We've unpacked the market and cover exactly what you need to know, and nothing...
Best Multi-tool of 2022

Best Multi-tool of 2022

We directly compare 19 different models and draw on decades of experience with many more. Our findings are authoritative and based on real-world use and application. If you need a...
Best Camping Axes

Best Camping Axes

Are you looking for the best camping axe for your splitting, limbing, and kindling needs? We bought and tested 11 of the best in a head-to-head competition. Check out the review to find...
Best First Aid Kits

Best First Aid Kits

Nobody plans on needing a first aid kit, but if you do need one you will be very glad that you have it, and that the one you have meets your needs. We checked out 13 of the best on the...
Best Tent Stakes of 2022

Best Tent Stakes of 2022

Wanting to find the best tent stakes 2022 has to offer? We put in the research before buying 10 of the best to test rigorously




Recent Gear Reviews in Camping

NEMO Fillo Review
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NEMO Fillo Review

This hybrid pillow brings together the best of both worlds. It's comfortable like a compressible and adjustable and compact like an inflatable. We loved it for the majority of our camping...
REI Co-op Camp X Review
Best Buy

REI Co-op Camp X Review

Performing well across the board, this portable and affordable chair is easy to like, especially at the nice price. Its versatility has us packing it along on many occasions...
The North Face Wawona 6 Review
Editors' Choice

The North Face Wawona 6 Review

If you're looking for a large, durable, quality tent that can store your bikes, fishing rods, or a set of kids protected from the elements, this is one of the best options out there. We...
Kelty Wireless 6 Review
Best Buy

Kelty Wireless 6 Review

When it comes to value, you hit the jackpot with this tent. Size, ease-of-use, and price far outweigh the minor flaws in quality and engineering.



Camping Learning Center

How to Choose a Camping Stove

How to Choose a Camping Stove

With so many different products on the market, it can be hard to decide which camp stove is best for you. Never fear, our dedicated review team has your back! We tested the best camping...
How to Choose a Car Camping Mattress

How to Choose a Car Camping Mattress

Looking for the best, most comfy car camping mattress out there? Don't worry, we've got your back. We tested some of the best mattresses available...
How to Choose a Camping Tent

How to Choose a Camping Tent

A car camping tent can be a serious investment, with prices ranging from affordable to downright frightening. It can be overwhelming with all the highly varied applications and features...
How To Choose Camping Cookware

How To Choose Camping Cookware

Eating is universal. And eating requires equipment. It may require just one or two things, or a comprehensive kit of gear. Whatever your camping culinary preferences, we are here to...
How to Choose a Cooler

How to Choose a Cooler

How do you choose the right cooler among so many fantastical claims? We've spent years testing the best products and break down what makes a great cooler so great...
How to Choose the Right Hammock

How to Choose the Right Hammock

So you want to try camping in a hammock instead of a tent? Maybe you've heard that owning a hammock can lighten your load and provide a unique experience, but you aren't sure if you will...

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