It doesn’t matter if you’re a camping beginner or you’ve been outdoors for life – summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful planet. but before you Journey in the woodsYou want to make sure you are equipped with the best outdoor gear for this summer.
After last year’s pandemic-induced surge in outdoor recreation and subsequent equipment shortages, the products are finally back on the shelves. This means that now is the time to update your toolkit. To help you dial in your setup, we’ve rounded up top-rated equipment from third-party companies including Therm-a-restAnd the MSRAnd the MarmotAnd the your face and more. Here’s our favorite gear of the season.
Best outdoor hiking gear for summer 2021
1. GoPro HERO9
If you’re going to be playing outdoors this summer, the HERO9 will capture unforgettable memories in stunning 5K resolution. The most advanced outdoor camera on the market, the latest GoPro camera comes with several upgrades including a new front screen, detachable lens, water resistance up to 33 feet, and the ability to shoot 5K video or 20MP photos.
2. Baggio Calda sunglasses
Whether you’re fishing in a lake or hiking up a hillside, you need to protect your eyes this summer. This premium pair of Bajío sunglasses features polarized lenses to reduce glare and transmit blue light, while its nylon frame is sturdy and lightweight—perfect for high-energy activities.
3. Vasque Breeze LT GTX
A hiking boot should be durable, comfortable, lightweight, and (ideally) water-resistant. That’s exactly what you get with these luxurious Vasque boots. The Gore-Tex upper creates a waterproof barrier that maintains breathability, while the Vibram Litebase sole manages to reduce weight while providing high traction on even the most dangerous trails.
4. Marmot Limestone Tent for 4 Persons
Going camping in the car this summer? You’ll want to invest in a quality tent, and this four-person shelter from Marmot is the best option thanks to its many outstanding features. It comes with a ventilated rainfly (no sweltering nights here), the spacious interior features two large doors, and the color-coded lattices and poles also make it easy to throw in.
5. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Topo Luxe Sleeping Pillow
The Topo Luxe is the thickest NeoAir back sleeping pillow from Therm-a-Rest to date. Four inches of loft provides exceptional comfort and good heat retention – also suitable for spring and fall camping. Double valves allow for quick inflation and deflation, and because they contain no insulation, they will pack quite a bit, making them great for stashing in a package.
[Starting at $150; thermarest.com]
6. Fjallraven Singi Two Seasons Long
Fjallraven’s commitment to sustainability and quality shines through in Singi Two Season, a luxury summer sleeper that uses traceability, ethically produced and designed for easy packing. Rated to 35 degrees, its strategic downward distribution will keep your heart warm during chilly nights in the outback.
7. MSR WindBurner Stove System Combo
Weather conditions won’t disturb your dinner if you pack this premium cooking range from the outdoor gear experts at MSR. The windproof radiant stove is paired with a 2.5L ceramic covered pot and 8-inch skillet so you can cook real food quickly. And once you’ve enjoyed a hearty meal, all the ingredients overlap each other for efficient packaging and storage.
8. Platypus PlatyPreserve
A lightweight and durable solution to bringing wine or whiskey to the backcountry, the PlatyPreserve 800ml brings the party to your camping trip. The food grade lining and dark exterior graphics preserve the flavor of your brew, weigh less than an ounce, and the nylon and polyethylene material is durable enough to withstand both the trail and rowdy nights around a campfire.
9. RinseKit Pod
Playing outdoors is a dirty business. The RinseKit Pod is the perfect solution to washing yourself and your gadgets after a full day of adventures. The 1.5-gallon self-pressure tank and spray nozzle remove dirt and grime, while the compact size makes it easy to store in the trunk or garage.
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