The Eagles Nest Outfitters OneLink Hammock Shelter System is a transportable, easy to use, and lightweight option that works well for both lounging and overnight camping. Despite being a little heavier than a lightweight two-person tent, this hammock shelter is versatile, with various additions like the bug net and rain tarp. We would recommend this system for 1-2 people who want one product for both a seating area and overnight protection.
The ALPS Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season is a durable, comfortable, and easy-to-use tent that is well-suited for 3-4 people during camping trips. Despite not being the lightest weight and holding some moisture in hot weather, this is a good option for those who want a protective tent that feels roomy inside. Even though it doesn’t have the most square footage for a 4-person, the higher cross pole makes it seem like there’s more headroom, and makes leaving and entering the tent easy.
The Western Mountaineering Apache MF Sleeping Bag: 15 Degree Down is a high-end bag that is well-suited for those who want an adjustable bag that is snug without being confining, while providing a high warmth to weight ratio. Despite the high price and slightly smaller dimensions than some other mummy bags, the high quality down, anti-snag zipper, and durable outer material make this a long-lasting and wise choice for 3-season use.
The Stanley Adventure Cooler – 30-Quart is an affordable and functional option that works well for campers who want a cooler that can be used as a seat or a table, can be easily packed, and can be loaded and unloaded with only one person. Despite some issues with leaking and not keeping items cold for more than 2 days, this is a good choice for those who need to keep drinks and food cold for a weekend trip and don’t want to break the bank.
The Osprey Packs Tempest 20L Backpack for women is a breathable, comfortable, and adjustable option chock full of features, making it well-suited for all-day use. The large feature set packed into this small pack makes it a great option. While 20L may not be enough storage space for pack rats, that is a personal preference and not a design flaw of the pack.
The Osprey Packs Aura AG 65L Backpack for women is a supportive, breathable, and high-quality pack that is well-suited for those who like ample storage compartments, adjustable components, and a comfortable and breathable suspension system. Despite being slightly heavy and a little tricky to fit, for those who want a functional, durable, and above-all comfortable pack, this is a great choice.
The Klymit Double V Sleeping Pad is a comfortable, easy-to-use, and durable option that is well-suited for car camping for three-season use. Despite not being the best for cold weather and being too heavy for backpacking, this choice could be great for 1-2 people who favor a comfortable and sturdy pad for car camping excursions.
The Platypus GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System – Reservoir Kit is a durable, easy-to-use, and efficient system that purifies water quickly by using gravity. While you can’t allow the filter to freeze, and it can clog in extremely dirty water, the fast filtration rate, intuitive design, and ease of use all make one of the best choices on the market.
The Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season is a durable, roomy, and protective option, that is well-suited for shorter backpacking trips or car-camping excursions. Despite being a little heavy for extended backpacking trips, the easy set-up, nice features, and ample inside space make this a great choice for various two-person adventures.
The Primus Omnilite TI Stove is a good option for those who value versatility, durability, and packability. Light enough for solo use, but powerful and stable enough for group use, this stove is compatible with numerous liquid fuels as well as gas canisters and therefore is a nice option for long or remote trips. Two of the stoves majors flaws, which may make you think twice before shelling out the more-than-modest cost, are the finicky leather pump cup and the propensity for clogging due to the small fuel jet hole diameter. While it has plenty of upsides, this is a stove that takes some maintenance. There are definitely less highly-engineered but comparably effective options out there.