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Get ready for your next camping trip with the best gear

Owen Reeves shares the latest and greatest in camping products.
July 20, 2022 1:14 p.m. EST
July 20, 2022 1:14 p.m. EST

Looking for the best camping gear in 2022? We were, too so we enlisted outdoor expert Owen Reeves to help us round up the camping essentials to have this season. Scroll on to shop the must-have gear you’ll love having on hand on your next trip.


Keep the lights on with these reliable lanterns.

SHOP: Black Diamond Moji LED Lantern; $24.95 at MEC | BioLite Alpenglow 500 Lanterrn; $99.95 at MEC

Garmin inReach Mini 2

This product helps to improve GPS reception and features a long battery life. you can send and receive text messages and emails anywhere on the planet and stay connected even when there’s no phone coverage.

SHOP: Garmin inReach Mini 2; $529.99 at MEC


If there is no tree nearby your campsite, you can hang your hammock off this portable stand. This one-person hammock is best for lounging or uses it as a compact sleeping setup.

SHOP: Kammock Swiftlet Portable Hammock Stand; available in-store at MEC | Kammock Roo Single Hammock; $105 at MEC

Cooking Products

Bring the kitchen to the campground with these luxury cooking sets.

SHOP: Kuma Busy Bear Kitchen; $249.99 at Sail| Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set; $79.99 at Sail | Cook Lite 4 Cook Set; $79.99 at Sail | MSR Alpine Cooking Utensil Set; $22.99 at Sail | Uco Switch Sports Utensil Set; $9.99 at Sail

Sleeping Products

If you’re not into sleeping bags, we love these alternatives like the Forte sleeping bag which was designed for side sleepers. If you’re looking for something a bit roomier, this self-inflating mattress is the ultimate luxury camping essential.

When it comes to choosing a tent, this one from Nemo is lightweight and features a mesh canopy for stargazing at night.

SHOP: Nemo Forte Sleeping Bag; $249.99 at Sail | Sea to Summit Comfort Deluxe Self-inflating Mattress; $259.99 at Sail | Nemo Aurora Highrise 6-Person Tent; $649.95 at MEC


Bring the fun with these games for the whole family.

SHOP: Spikeball 3-Ball Set; $89.99 at Mastermind Toys | OgoSport OgoDisk-Mezo Sports Disk; $39.99 at Mastermind Toys | Throw Throw Avocado Game; $34.99 at Mastermind Toys



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