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The Great Outdoors: Cool Camping Gear

06/29/2018 04:48PM

Camping is the ultimate summer vaca. It’s affordable, allows you to unplug while recharging your soul, and provides the primo fresh-air fix; throw in the stargazing, s’mores, and alfresco dining and you have the recipe for summertime success. Make this year’s trip extra effortless with our ultimate “Cool Camping Gear Checklist”—items that’ll keep you safe and stylish. In no particular order…

 

Ursack Major Bear Bag. This USA-made (and Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary-tested!) bear-resistant food sack promises to keep the critters away. Stuff up to 10.67 liters (approximately five days of food) in the bulletproof bag and leave your “mama bear” worries behind. $79.95, www.ursack.com/product/ursack-major-formerly-s29-3-allwhite

 


ENO DoubleNest Hammock. This lightweight, easy-to-setup hammock—available in a rainbow of color combos and made by the OG of hammock brands, Eagles Nest Outfitters—comfortably fits one or two adults. The roomy design and durable nylon taffeta fabric is built to last and keep you chillin’ like a camping villain morning, noon, and night. $69.95 at www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/shop/hammocks/doublenest-hammock

 


GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Base Camper Large. Silence the hangry growls of your entire camp crew by whipping up an alfresco feast with this compact cook set that comes inclusive of both a three-liter and five-liter pot with strainer lids, a Teflon-coated nine-inch fry pan, cutting board, folding pot gripper, and mesh storage stuff sack. From breakfast skillets and hearty stews to potatoes and pasta, it’s bound to be your new best friend. $94.95 at www.gsioutdoors.com/bugaboo-base-camper-large.html   

 

Eureka! Suma 2 Person Tent. For those headed off-the-beaten-campground path, rest easy with thisthree-season,two-person tent from Eureka! that features a minimalist one-door design and sets up super fast. Weighing in at a light three pounds, 13 ounces, with plenty of perks like three storage pockets and one gear loft, it offers the ultimate bang for your backpacker’s buck. $139.95 at www.eurekacamping.johnsonoutdoors.com/tents/backpacking/suma-2-person-tent

 

YETI Tundra 45. This built-to-last premium cooler is easy on the eyes and literally cool, with its two inches of PermaFrost Insulation, which keeps contents icy cold even in triple-digit temps. Pack up to 28 cans of beer or soda and 34 pounds of ice, and let the adventures begin. $299.99 at www.yeti.com/hard-coolers/tundra-45-cooler 

 

Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle. Drink up with this stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulated bottle that ensures water keeps cool (up to 24 hours) and cocoa hot (up to 12 hours). BPA- and phthalate-free, it fits most backcountry water filters and has a wide opening for faster fill. Cheers to that! $39.95 at www.rei.com/product/100105/hydro-flask-wide-mouth-vacuum-water-bottle-32-fl-oz


By Megan Wiskus

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