Campers, rejoice! We've got the camping essentials you need for your next backcountry adventure.
Our best camping gear for braving the elements
Set off on a backpacking trip to remember with gear that can last you for many trips to come. Pack a daypack with essentials like a multi-tool and trail snacks. Or, if you're going for a longer trip, grab a pack or a duffel bag big enough for a hammock, stainless steel pots for the camp chef, and a canopy to protect your campsite from the rain. Our gear is water-resistant to keep you going, even in the rain. Add a men's rain jacket or women's raincoat to your gear for an extra layer of protection. And don't skip out on the waterproof boots, great for rain and snow.
Get comfortable: The North Face sleeping bags and apparel
Just because you're camping doesn't mean you have to be uncomfortable. Sleep snug in a sleeping bag (just make sure you choose the right one for the weather!). Our camping tents are easy to set up, so you have a comfy place to sleep without a headache.
We've made our camping apparel for comfort too! Our heavy-duty hiking boots aren't just sturdy. They're made with cushioning and support to keep your feet from aching on the trail. Plus, even a high difficulty trail will seem more enjoyable in a lightweight jacket or fleece. Add a beanie and a pair of gloves for the chilly night and you've got the perfect camping gear set. Shopping for another outdoor adventurer? A gift card is always welcome, so they can pick their own gear.
What are the best things to take camping?
The best thing you can take camping is a solid hiking backpack. It's the place where you can store essential camping gear like a water bottle, first aid kit, and a headlamp or flashlight. A good pack lets you add luxuries to your camping trip, like a camp stove and cookware, a sleeping pad, and camp furniture.
Beyond that, a good sleeping bag and a camping tent are all you really need to tackle the backcountry. Pack those and some comfortable clothes for hiking and you're all set.
What are the different types of camping gear?
There are plenty of types of camping gear. Camping essentials, like hydration, insect repellent, or starters for your fire pit, and more luxury items, like an inflatable air mattress or a rechargeable battery for your phone. Lightweight hikers will want to stick to the high-functionality essentials. If you're car camping, you'll likely have room for heavier gear, like cots, camp chairs, and a camp kitchen setup.