From car camping with your family to base camping at the foot of your next serious adventure, you’ll want to have the right gear for the occasion. Below our staff at Switchback Travel breaks down the best camping gear of 2017 from tents and sleeping bags to cookware and chairs. Because weight and packability aren’t nearly the concerns that they are with backpacking, camping gear provides much more in the way of creature comforts and bells and whistles. The sleeping pads are plush, the tents spacious, and the cooking experience much more gourmet than you would have deep in the backcountry where you carry in everything on your back. Enjoy!

Camping Tents

Best Camping Tents of 2017

Spacious, bulky and feature-rich, tents for camping are made for a relatively luxurious experience in the outdoors. These behemoths offer plenty of room to set up cots or even chairs and a table for card games on a rainy day...
Camping Sleeping Bags

Best Camping Sleeping Bags of 2016

No matter where your travels take you, from national parks to backwoods to back porches, a sleeping bag for camping remains a trusty companion. Since space and weight are not at a...
Headlamp for camping

Best Headlamps of 2016

If you've ever gone camping, hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, trail running, or nearly anything else in the outdoors, chances are you've used a headlamp...
Camping Stove

Best Camping Stoves of 2016

You can leave your dehydrated, salty and unsatisfying meals at home—today’s camping stoves bring a whole new level of gourmet to your car camping and base camping adventures. Unlike for backpacking, there’s no need to scour...
Camping Chairs

Best Camping Chairs of 2016

Thoughts of camping chairs may conjure up images of $15 specials out front a big box retailer, but let’s reorient ourselves to a slightly higher standard. We expect a proper camping chair to not only fold up...