32 Camping Must-Haves for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

32 Camping Must-Haves for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You don’t have to rough it to experience nature at its finest.

Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker, a casual car camper, or a glamper who appreciates all the comforts of home, the call of the wild is strong this time of year. Gear up for adventure with our top camping essentials (and a few other fun goodies) that will amp up any summer getaway.

L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Camp Blanket
Whether at camp, the family room, the big game or a campsite, stay warm and cozy with this lightweight camp blanket. Inspired by our Mountain Classic Anorak, this comfortable blanket is the perfect lightweight companion on every trip.
Stoic Driftwood 2 Tent
Get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city, whether it's you and your best friend, you and your best furry, four-legged friend, or just you and your thoughts. We recommend setting up the Driftwood 2 Tent by a babbling brook, or perhaps on red desert rocks overlooking a stunning view.
YETI Hondo Base Camp Chair
Frustrated by flimsy chairs with fabric that tears and frames that break, we created the most durable and comfortable piece of outdoor furniture on the market. Hondo is built to last season after season and keep sitters supported ‘til the fire dies or the stories run out – whichever comes first.
Uberleben Original Kuksa Mug
Handcarved from natural hardwood, the elegant craftsmanship of the Uberleben Original Kuksa 8 oz. mug connects you even more to nature as an essential camp cup for fresh brew or cool spring water.
Hillsound Equipment BTR Camping Stool
A compact, packable camp stool that’s far, far better than a rock. After mastering the crampon game, Hillsound Equipment set out to make other aspects of outdoor exploration safer and more accessible—starting with an ultra lightweight, perfectly packable stool.
YETI Tundra Wheeled Cooler
The first-ever YETI cooler on wheels is the answer to taking Tundra's legendary toughness and unmatched insulation power the extra mile. And nothing was sacrificed in the making of this cold-holding powerhouse, ensuring the Haul lives up to the Tundra name.
REI Co-op Kingdom Insulated Sleep System 40
Proof that sleeping outdoors doesn't have to mean roughing it, the REI Co-op Kingdom Insulated Sleep System 40 includes a queen-size air mattress, padded cover, insulated quilt and a top sheet.
Nocs Standard Issue 8x25 Waterproof Binoculars
Compact enough to be at the ready in your glove compartment or on your window ledge, these rugged binoculars are also waterproof and fogproof.
Rab Outpost 500 Down Sleeping Bag
Rugged, high-performance sleeping bags filled with responsible down.
The Get Out Classic Bell Tent
Our iconic canvas bell tent. Perfect for larger spaces and longer term set ups. Add a guest bedroom to your backyard. Or kick your camping experience up a notch. Large enough to fit a queen bed. Each tent features fully screened windows and doors for bug free airflow.
Nemo Equipment Stargaze Luxury Recliner
La-Z-Boy luxury at a fraction of the size.
Everdure CUBE Portable Charcoal Grill
BBQ is a total go. Close your eyes and imagine firing up the coals out on the beach...or snacking on barbecue chicken right on your campsite. Then, open them—and take in this portable charcoal grill. It does all that and more, thanks to its very-smart design.
Stanley Classic Stay Hot French Press - 48 Oz
Listen up coffee lovers: you can now enjoy a steaming hot cup of liquid goodness four hours after you made it with the Classic Stay Hot French Press from Stanley.
Pendleton Roll-Up Blanket
Ready for adventure, this wipe-clean, nylon-backed blanket has a functional roll-up design and convenient carrying handle. Plaids are woven in our American mills.
Nemo Equipment Aurora 2P Footprint Entry Level Tent
A backpacking tent with impressive internal volume and two vestibules. In their 18-year history, Nemo Equipment’s outdoor wares have been called the best by the likes of Time, Men’s Journal, Popular Science, and Backpacker. We wholeheartedly agree with the assessments.
BioLite HeadLamp 330
Experience top-tier performance with a fit unlike any headlamp you’ve experienced thanks to our proprietary 3D SlimFit Construction. With a front profile of only 9mm and weighing only 69g, the headlamp sits flush on the forehead without worry of bounce or slippage.
Luno Air Mattress 2.0
Finally, a restful night’s sleep on four wheels. The Luno Air Mattress 2.0 inflates in just a few minutes to create a comfortable sleeping surface in your vehicle, big enough for two campers.
Yellow Leaf Big Sur Hammock
Take in towering cliffs or beachside tide pools in comfort. The sand and the sun-bleached cliffs of the California coastline are captured in the khaki weave of the Big Sur Hammock. This one is for relaxing in maximum comfort, and even for sharing with a friend.
Primus Campfire Chef's Knife
Do some great cooking in the great outdoors with this newest camping essential: a chef's knife with a rugged oak handle and a flexible stainless steel blade.
Crow Canyon Home Vintage 12oz Mug
These classic enamel mugs have a smooth white surface and are great for daily use, indoors or outside for picnics, barbecues and camping. A traditional vessel with a modern design, our mug is perfect for coffee, a hot toddy, or your potion of choice.
Skeem Design Citronella Verbena Outdoor Body Spray
This FDA-proven bug repellent works by masking the odors that attract biting insects. With all-natural citronella oil and a fresh verbena scent.
REI Co-op Outward Day Shelter
West Elm partnered with outdoor gear specialist REI on a line of products to make your adventures more comfortable.
REI Co-op Outward Shade Shelter
It's a cabana you can carry. The REI Co-op Outward Shade Shelter has unique A-frame design that's optimized for shade in a compact size.
Jetboil Flash Stove
Click on the Jetboil Flash Stove's easy-to-use ignition and hum a show tune—by the time you hit the second chorus (a hundred seconds), you'll have steaming hot delight.
Snow Peak Ti Single 450 Colored Cup
The Ti-Single Colored Mug is made of brightly anodized titanium. Designed for everyday use and backcountry excursions, the Ti-Single Mug can be placed directly over a heat source for cooking or warming.
Osprey Kyte 46 Pack
Exploring the sandstone canyons of the desert, thwacking through routes filled with pokey brush and trees, or clearing wilderness trails with Pulaski ax in hand—this is what the women’s-specific Kyte 46 was made for.
Rumpl Puffy Outdoor Blanket
Fluff the magic blanket. If you’re ever looking for this very-clever blanket, just look at the intersection of “duvet” and “sleeping bag.” A happy medium between the two, the original outdoor Puffy is packable, portable, and warm as all get-out.
Primus Tupike 2-Burner Camping Stove
This double-burner stove lightweight and compact enough to bring to the campground and with the capacity to feed large groups is a camp chef's dream come true.
Primus Litech Lightweight Camp Cookware
Dinner is served.  Emphasis on lightweight, this outdoor cookware is meant to be easily portable, super efficient, and a cinch to clean up. These camping heroes are crafted from high-quality, hard anodized aluminum and have a nonstick ceramic coating on the interior—the result is...
Full Windsor The Muncher - Multi-Tool Utensil
This ain’t your dad’s camp spork. This is The Muncher, an incredibly useful update to the classic utilitarian utensil.
Barebones Living Flatware Set
Minimalist, utilitarian, and modern. The Flatware Set brings something different to the table. Choose from Polished or Matte finishes for a one-of-a-kind look that plays beautifully against our enamelware. Set of 2....
VSSL Camp Supplies Waterproof Flashlight
An ingenious waterproof flashlight secures a secret stash of gear—everything you need handy while camping out (intentionally or unexpectedly).

We love the products we feature and hope you do, too. If you buy something through a link on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. 

Related Reading:

Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp

YETI’s Camping Chair Is a Beast in the Category, Just as You’d Expect

Published

Last Updated

Save

Get the Shop Newsletter

Smart shopping for the design obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products.