The Exped Megamat Duo 10 Sleeping Pad is a warm and comfortable car-camping mattress. Its thick and durable construction make this sleeping pad ideal for car camping when weight and packability isn’t a consideration. Roll out this mattress well before bedtime, in order to give the self-inflating mechanism plenty of time to fill with air, and you’ll enjoy a warm and comfortable night’s sleep.
The ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Air Pad – Double is a good middle-of-the-road option for two campers on a long weekend away. The heavier weight makes the pad unsuitable for long backpacking trips or solo adventures, but the comfort, padding, easy inflation, and durability makes this pad a top choice for two.
The Marmot Helium Sleeping Bag: 15 Degree Down is a solid option for backpackers and campers looking for a warm and comfortable bag. While some users find the lack of a neck baffle and heavier weight construction to be less-than-ideal, this bag is a still a solid performer.
The Black Diamond Ahwahnee Tent: 2-Person 4-Season offers lots of headroom and great protection from foul weather, and is made to last. With two large doors that offer good ventilation and views, and fully waterproof walls, this tent is well-suited for four-season adventures, although it is not ideal for very windy conditions if not set up very carefully against the wind. The internal pole system has a learning curve, but many users like the design once they have some practice setting it up, and stand by the high price of this tent for its durability and weatherproofing.
The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator offers power to those looking for an off-the-grid getaway, or power for emergency uses, although it is most effective when fully charged by a power outlet, and topped-off using solar panels (sold separately). This generator is popular with people using CPAP machines while camping for a few days, and also has multiple ports for charging devices simultaneously. This does not have the capacity to power kitchen appliances, but for specific uses and portability this generator is a solid choice, although the battery may not last long enough to justify the price.
The Optimus Svea Stove is a long-lasting, durable, and efficient stove that you can be assured will last multiple camping trips over the years. The reliability and fuel-efficiency make this a top choice for campers and hikers needing a stove for their next backpacking or camping trip.
The ALPS Mountaineering Double Wide Sleeping Bag: 20 Degree Synthetic is a soft and cozy option for people who are not worried about weight or space, making it particularly suitable for car camping. This bag is very spacious and also zips into two for individual sleeping, but will not pack down very small, even when in two pieces. Space issues aside, this bag is good quality and has a great price, particularly for the comfort and warmth is provides.
The Osprey Packs Aether AG 70L Backpack is an ideal option for backpackers who need to carry a substantial amount of weight. The comfort, functionality, and breathability provided make this a top-of-the-line choice for all outdoor adventures and trips.
Kelty Noah’s Tarp is a durable, full-coverage, and adjustable shelter that is suitable for uses ranging from car camping to picnicking. The weatherproof abilities and tie-tabs allow for a versatile and packable tent option.
The Marmot Tungsten 3P Tent is a great 3 season tent for the beginner backpacker looking for their first quality tent, or an avid car camper looking for something smaller and easier. This awesome tent comes with everything you need including the fly and footprint, and its biggest draw is its luxurious roominess with vertical sidewalls, 40 sq ft of space, and 46 inch peak height. This tent may not be the lightest shelter around, but for the price, it’s a great start for high end quality.