Camping and Hiking Gear You Need To Pack
Did we mention you can charge your phone, too?
By Marissa Gainsburg
May 12, 2017
When you’re out there on the rugged terrain, you’re gonna thank your lucky stars you packed this stuff. We found 13 cool gadgets, tools, and essentials that will make your next hike, camping trip, or weekend in the wild that much better.
Built-in LED lights ensure you don’t trip over your pillow in this roomy two-person tent.
Buy it: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 mtnGLO, $500, amazon.com
Unless you have a fridge, you’ll want to pack this soft cooler with ice—it keeps food fresh for days.
Buy it: Yeti Hopper Two, from $300, amazon.com
Cozy blankets—like these from the OG in American wool—get all the double-taps on Insta.
Buy it: Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw, $100 each, amazon.com
Found: a toasty sleeping bag minus annoying zippers, so you can quickly wrap (and unwrap) yourself on mild nights.
Buy it: Eddie Bauer Flying Squirrel, $300, eddiebauer.com
Get your lower body ready to climb all those trails with these leg moves you can do anywhere:
Wine is nice but heavy and fragile—stash these plastic glasses and pouch beside your water bottle.
Buy it: Wandervino Collection, $20, amazon.com
Dip one end into any lake or stream and instantly sip filtered H2O stripped of 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria.
Buy it: Lifestraw Steel, $55, lifestraw.eartheasy.com
Pliers. Saw. Fire starter. Whistle. Everything you could want, in one tiny package.
Buy it: Leatherman Signal, $100, amazon.com
This designed-for-women backpack has an adjustable foam harness and removable mini pack for day trips.
Buy it: Osprey Ariel 65, $310, amazon.com
(The Slim, Sexy, Strong Workout DVD is the fast, flexible workout you’ve been waiting for!)
Velvety microfiber feels like your fave cotton towel, but dries 30 percent faster and eats up way less space.
Buy it: PackTowl Luxe, from $13, amazon.com
Light up your campsite and charge your phone with this palm-size gadget.
Buy it: Black Diamond Moji Charging Station Lantern, $80, amazon.com
An ultra-light air mattress as packable as a water bottle is a must after long treks.
Buy it: Therm-a-rest Neoair XLite Mattress, $130, amazon.com
A dimmable headlamp changes the game for evening hikes and midnight bathroom runs.
Buy it: Petzl Reactik+, $110, amazon.com
Smart! A pot plus two bowls and mugs that collapse to Frisbee-esque flatness.
Buy it: Sea to Summit X-Set 31, $110, amazon.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of Women’s Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!
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