With the New Year just months away, camping outfitters from all over the nation are beginning to release their annual product reviews. Whether you’re looking to weather the winter months or are planning ahead for this spring, this guide will help you decide which gear is right for you. Here’s an overview of the top camping gear and goodies from 2015.
Many people are reluctant to pitch a tent in the winter months for fear of freezing throughout the night. With this tent, you’ll be prepared to weather whatever mother nature sends your way. This single wall, multi-vent tent will keep the cold elements out while keeping the inside of the tent warm and dry. It’s lightweight and great in harsh conditions.
This spacious 8 person tent is perfect for hosting family or friends. It’s durable, waterproof structure will protect you from pesky critters and weather hazards. Not only does this tent have a removable divider between its two rooms, but it also has 7 windows for full ventilation. The name speaks for itself– you’ll have it set up before you know it!
This thermo grill packed, cold-weather sleeping bag will keep you warm in temperatures as low as -40. Its internal thermo-grill design allows the camper to vent body heat while regulating internal temperatures, preventing the bag from getting too hot or too cold. This bag was the winner of Backpacker magazine’s 2015 Editor’s Choice Award.
There’s nothing worse than wearing bulky gloves and trying to use your hands. These gloves are a crowd favorite because they are both lightweight and durable, enabling you to keep your hands warm without sacrificing your dexterity. The windproof shell combined with the leather palm and mid-sized gauntlet to cover your jacket sleeves will keep the cold air out and go about your tasks unscathed by the cold.
Not only is this shirt stylish, but it’s also lightweight and loose. It’s Polartec micro fleece lends itself to insulate the body without hugging every inch of you. If the traditionally form-fitting thermals make you feel claustrophobic and uncomfortable, this shirt is the one for you.
This jacket is all about quality. It has 225 grams of 800 fill power European goose down that will keep you warm under the most severe conditions. Its two-way aquaguard zip will keep water from getting in, and its velcro, size-adjustable cuffs on the sleeves allow you to custom fit your jacket to your body. This is the jacket to get for all your winter outdoor activities!
These leggings are the perfect base for your winter layering. In contrast to most athletic compression leggings, Under Armour has designed its Clutchfit to expand during movement rather than bunch up and constrict. The 4-way stretch fabric allows you to move more freely while the leggings adjust to your movements. Its iso-chill mesh panels helps vent and regulate body heat to keep you from getting too hot.
Tired of choking down meals while camping? Congratulations, your lousy camping meal days are over! JetBoil’s MiniMo cooking system allows you to actually cook, not just place food atop a fire and hope for the best. The hot new feature for this cooking system is its simmer control which will help you get the dish you desire and even have you going back for seconds!
This award-winning cook set is compact, perfect for traveling, and is essential for your campsite. The set includes two bowls, two sporks, two insulated mugs with lids, a boiling pot with a multifaceted lid that locks and has a straining feature, and a stove bag and a welded stuff-sack for dirty dishes. This is everything you need in one set.
There’s nothing worse than trying to hold a flashlight in your mouth or pinched between your shoulder and your neck while trying to go about your business in the dark. This 390 lumens, lightweight headlamp is the answer to your nighttime camping needs. Its pure beam focus system allows you to shift between a wide angle flood light, or a more narrow focused beam. This quality headlamp that is impact resistant and weather resistant, has nearly unbreakable LED light and a lifetime warranty.
Yeti coolers have gained a ton of attention lately for their products thermal abilities to keep items both hot and cold for an outrageous amount of time. It’s no surprise then that their tumblers are receiving equal amounts of praise. These tumblers are designed with double-wall vacuum insulation that is able to keep drinks hot/ cold twice as long as traditional plastic containers. When camping, you don’t have the time to make another pot of coffee because your cup got cold before you could drink it. These are the mugs you need to keep your beverages just how you like them.
Winter is quickly settling in up here in Wyoming. We hope that this guide will help you prepare for your cold weather camping experience. If you’re looking for a place to store your RV during the snowy season, please check out our RV storage deals and let us help you this winter.
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