The Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Poles are lightweight, adjustable, and reliable for use in tough terrain. Despite some concerns about the durability of the poles over multiple hiking seasons, if you are searching for easily adjustable and compact poles, this could be a good choice.
The BioLite FirePit is easy-to-use, functional, and adjustable for cooking food, sitting around a fire, and using in a variety of outdoor conditions. Even though it has some durability concerns in terms of rust, this fire-pit is versatile, clean, and lightweight.
The Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter is a lightweight, packable, and durable option that is specifically-suited for beach days and short weekend excursions. With an easy to set up construction, this shelter can accommodate a few people who want to get away from the elements. We recommend trying this shelter before purchasing it, as it might not provide enough shade and wind protection for tougher conditions.
The Big Agnes Sentinel Sleeping Bag: 30 Degree Down is a roomy, comfortable, and adjustable option that works well for 2 people during 3-season use. With hood adjustability, a divider between hoods, and a roomy foot box, this bag focuses on personalization while still letting you snuggle with your adventure partner. Although it is a bit heavy for long-distance trekking and is at the high end of the price spectrum, if you frequently camp or go on short hiking trips with a friend, this could be a smart option.
The Big Agnes Q-Core Deluxe Sleeping Pad is a durable, comfortable, and padded option that provides a restful sleep for campers, hunters, side-sleepers, and hikers in a variety of weather conditions. Although this pad is a bit heavy to bring on long-distance hiking treks, for short excursions, this pad is durable, quiet, and long-lasting.
The Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum HV Tent: 1-Person 3-Season is a lightweight, packable, and weatherproof option that provides ample protection and compatibility for an extended, 1-person backpacking trip. Even though you will be spending a fortune on this tent, if you want a long-lasting, high-tech, and lightweight option, this could be a smart option.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 MtnGLO Tent: 2-Person 3-Season is a versatile option that works well for car camping, long-distance hiking, backpacking, and weekend trips. With two-person functionality, plenty of interior space, and weather protection, this tent is a good choice to bring nearly all-year-round for outdoor adventures. If you are looking for an easy-to-use, temperature-regulating, and lightweight tent, this could be a smart option.
The Big Agnes Blacktail 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season is a durable, spacious, and versatile tent that can work well for 2 or 3 people in various weather conditions. Even though you might be spending a lot of money, you will be investing in a long-term, waterproof, and functional option that is great for beginners and expert campers alike.
The YETI Tundra Haul Cooler is a durable, high-quality, and functional option that works well for keeping food and drink cold for multiple days, withstanding tough conditions, and smoothly rolling over uneven and bumpy terrain. Once you decide the high price is worth the investment, this cooler will last multiple camping seasons.
The Western Mountaineering Sequoia MF Sleeping Bag: 5 Degree Down is a comfortable, warm, and packable option that will keep your temperature regulated in 3 or 4-season weather. Even though this bag might not provide enough warmth for sub-zero temperatures, it will keep you cozy for all other conditions, lasting multiple seasons and taking up very little room in your backpacking bag.