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high and dry

Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

To soothe the discomfort of a damp, rocky and generally pokey forest floor when camping, ground-bound tenters have to make sure they’ve come equipped, which is a drag en route. The Blue Ridge Camping Hammock ($140) combines the comforts of being high, dry and comfortably cradled during your next forest foray.

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No assembly required

Kelty Mach 6 Air Pitch Tent

Camping is awesome. Simple as that. Where it does get a bit hairy, though, is in the construction of your own personal nature suite, the tent. Even at the best of times, getting one put together and upright is still a chore. It gets exponentially worse with every brew you consume — a number that…

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This kind of space would run you around $1,800/month in the city

Stoic Arx XL 2 Tent

If you’ve avoided enjoying the great outdoors because you can’t stand being cramped into a stifling claustrophobic tent, check out Stoic’s Arx Xl2 ($188), a tall camper 2-person tent that’s as lightweight as it is spacious. Although the entire structure takes up just 28 square feet of ground, the long and wide dimensions allow for campers…

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Bivy Be Gone!

Easton Kilo 1P Tent

We all get to the point where we just want to be alone. For those who use camping excursions as that outlet, rejoice. The Easton Kilo 1P ($348) is here. Weighing in at a hair over two pounds with short folding poles, it fits in nearly any pack perfectly and unnoticeably. It’s time to replace…

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Putting the camp back in camping

Poler Camping Equipment

One look at Poler’s product line which includes phenomenal names such as the Duffaluffagus ($80), and items like the Napsack ($130), a wearable sleeping bag with sleeve holes and a hood, and you’ll quickly understand this is no Patagonia in the making. Instead, they’d rather focus on creating some hard-hitting camping gear with a pinch…

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Summer's portable penthouse

Tepui Roof Top Tents

Now that summer’s just around the bend, it’s time to start thinking about making the most of your weekends again. But, if your idea of car camping is heading for the nearest KOA with a Honda Civic jammed full of Sports Authority clearance rack tents, it might just be time to rethink your strategy. Instead,…

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Ripping the tent out of tentative

FieldCandy Tents

FieldCandy is a trail blazing tent company that brings a hipster sensibility to the great outdoors. As they see it, a tent’s exterior should reflect the personality of the camper. So instead of pumping out generic shelters, they’ve collaborated with a collection of designers, including Terry Pastor — who created the iconic album artwork for…

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YardStash

As much as we want “YardStash” to refer to especially epic upper lip sweaters, the term has already been claimed by a company who hopes you’ll buy a tent, instead of a shed, when your gear overfloweth. To keep things safe from the elements, the shelter sports weather-proof coated heavy duty polyester with a reinforced…

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Bear Grylls Meets Optimus Prime

JakPak All-In-One Jacket, Sleeping Bag & Tent

Preparing for a wet outing in the woods normally involves packing a solid rain shell, a warm sleeping bag and a weather-proof tent. Thanks to some seriously resourceful engineering, the JakPak Jacket ($250) serves as all three — granted with some sacrifices. Made from waterproof, flame retardant material, the jacket features an integrated and detachable…

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Tent, evolved

Jet Tent

Built by Aussie firm, Oztent, the Jet Tent ($1,099-$1,599) combines smart engineering with aircraft-quality materials and mechanisms to make tent setup a breezy affair — something that’s all too often lacking in large, multi-person tents. Coming in 3-6 person sizes, the Jet Tent is made of 100% waterproof Rip-Stop polycotton canvas, single-direction visibility mesh screens,…

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A Tent Without Poles

Nemo Morpho 2P

What’s next – a car without wheels? From the, “why didn’t I think of that” category comes the NEMO Morpho 2P ($350), a lightweight backpacking tent that eschews conventional aluminum poles for support in favor of collapsible “airbeams.” Poles have been a necessary evil of tent construction forever and though modern tent poles are light…

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Portable Protection From the Elements Done Right

Nemo Gogo LE Bivy

Bivy sacks represent an excellent shelter solution for any trailblazer seeking all-weather protection without dealing with the weight or pack bulk of a tent. Nemo’s Gogo LE Bivy represents a better solution than competing models though on a variety of fronts. First of all, thanks to its added length, the Gogo LE provides sleeper’s with…

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Featherlight. Weatherstrong.

Marmot Den 4P Tent

With space for a family of four(+dog) or just a group of friends(+gear), the Marmot Den 4P Tent is an essential for any camping excursion that involves more bodies than just your own. The Den 4P provides 64 square feet of sleeping space and an additional 25 square foot vestibule, when you utilize the fully…

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Hannibal Rooftop Rack and Tent

From the Sahara to the Adirondacks there’s nothing quite like going on a camping excursion in a Land Rover (substitute Toyota’s Land Cruiser, GM’s Hummer or any Jeep depending on preference). Why mess with a ground tent when you can loft yourself to the roof of your truck? Avoid wet ground, critters, and bears (we…

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Eureka N!ergy 1210 Tent

Camping doesn’t always have to be so rough. The Eureka N!ergy 1210 tent brings you the ability to sleep eight in two rooms with two doors and a gear loft. It has 4 windows, 2 mesh roof vents and sidewalls to let in light and air. Even more interesting is it’s ability to use the…