Setting up a tent doesn’t have to feel like some frustrating sobriety test. This after-party–friendly two-person shelter pops up in seconds and packs away just as easily. And because car camping is more fun with friends, Alite made this tent modular, so multiple Shacks can be zipped together.
For campers who’d rather count z’s than ounces, this 20° sleeping bag has a roomier profile that will make side sleepers rejoice. The real clinchers, though, are the unique two-layer blanket system for regulating temperature and a two-way zipper that allows you to stick your feet out of the bag.
It may look retro, but the Fyrecadet camp stove boils water twice as fast as your dad’s old-school Coleman. An interchangeable grill-griddle cooktop expands your culinary options, covering you from bacon and pancakes in the morning straight on through to a BBQ dinner. It stows like a briefcase.
How do you make a simple lantern more useful? You don’t—you make it more fun. Besides the Lightwave’s impressive 700 lumens and phone-charging capabilities, it also has integrated Technicolor lights that flash to the beat of your favorite tunes and a robust onboard Bluetooth speaker.
When lugging an unwieldy hard-sided cooler is too cumber- some, the soft-but-tough, arctic-cold Hopper is your go-to portable fridge. It holds 36 cans of beer with ice—enough to last you and your friends an entire afternoon at the main stage. Once empty, it can double as a shoulder tote.
It’s hard to find a chair with the weight-to-comfort ratio of the less-than-two-pound Helinox One. It keeps you cool with breathable mesh backing and, when paired with the ultrastable Table One, makes a great place to mix up some strong sundowners.