The best camping gear for your next overnight adventure

The best camping gear for your next overnight adventure

Camping is going to be huge this summer, whether that means backcountry hiking, glamping or simply setting up a tent in the backyard. Here’s the best gear to pack.

A projector set

Packard bell home theater projector and screen, $130

Packard’s projector casts an image up to nearly four metres away. It includes built-in speakers and comes with a portable screen, HDMI cable, remote and power adapter.

A set of ambient string lights

BioLite sightlight string lights, $25

This USB-powered light system features four dimmable 150-lumen LED lights on a three-metre cord. It’s also equipped with a daisy-chain output, should you want to connect another set.


A spacious (and planet-friendly) tent

The North Face eco trail two-person tent, $350

The North Face’s easy-to-assemble two-person tent is made with recycled polyester and features mesh wall panels for maximum ventilation.


A high-capacity cooler

Yeti tundra haul hard cooler, $530

Yeti’s insulated, roomy cooler can hold up to 55 pounds of ice and has puncture-resistant wheels for hassle-free transportation.


A comfy hammock

Eno doublenest hammock print, $100

Made with durable and quick-drying nylon taffeta, this hammock is wide enough to hold two. Plus, it can easily be folded away into a tote bag or backpack.


A multi-functional coffee system

Snow Peak silver field coffee master system 760 ml, $245

The Japanese brand Snow Peak makes a versatile stainless steel coffee set that can be used as either a percolator or a pour-over system.


A water-resistant blanket

Patagonia macro puff quilt, $315

This nylon-ripstop quilt is stuffed with PlumaFill—a synthetic insulated material that mimics down—and coated with a durable water-repellent finish that keeps the blanket warm, even when wet.


A reliable cooktop stove

Coleman PerfectFlow two-burner stove, $110

Coleman’s two-burner stove features a pressure-control technology to ensure a steady heat supply. It’s also fitted with wind-blocking side panels so your flames don’t dwindle mid-fry.


A packable sleeping pad

NEMO equipment astro long wide sleeping pad, $130

This sleeping pad is about the size of a standard Nalgene bottle when packed away, but measures 1.93 metres long when inflated. Bonus: it’s also super-soft and incredibly quiet.


A mosquito repeller

Sail anti-mosquito bulb, $30

Mosquitos can drain the fun out of any camping excursion. This USB-rechargable UV LED lamp keeps them at bay, whether hung inside a tent or hooked onto a backpack.