These 15 products will make even indoor people enjoy their night in nature.
Camping with the family always sounds like a fun idea—until the bugs find their way into your too-small tent, your kids start complaining about the heat, and that camping meal that looked like dog food when you bought it actually ends up tasting like kibble. Getting outside with your family is a great way to be close to nature, but it doesn’t have to come at the sacrifice of comfort. Arm yourself with this luxurious gear to turn your next camping trip into a memorable glamping trip.
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Don’t let the adorable appearance of this 40-quart cooler fool you, the ORCA (which stands for Outdoor Recreation Company of America), is tough and is roto-molded, bear proof, and can keep ice intact for up to 10 days so your family won’t have to forgo their FroYo over the trip. It’s American made and can be customized in tons of fun colors so your kids won’t mistake their cooler for the beer cooler.
MSR WindBurner Group Stove System
Eliminate waiting and/or complaining around a campfire during mealtime with this handy, portable stove system. The WindBurner Group Stove System by MSR boils a liter of water in 6.2 minutes and can hold enough food to feed 2-4 people. The stove’s ceramic-coated, nonstick surface means you can cook so much more than freeze dried camping meals, like poached eggs, fire-roasted queso, or a flavorful stir fry.
Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives
Who says camping snacks have to be processed or boring? A well-planned charcuterie board adds a surprising touch of luxury to any camp setup. Arrange layers of brie cheese and capicola pork alongside a mixture of toasted almonds, cured olives, ripe berries, and rosemary crackers on this Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives. This tiered board folds into itself for easy storage and has compartments built in to hold a stainless-steel all-purpose knife and cheese fork.
Thermarest NeoAir® Camper™ Duo
There’s nothing glamorous about sleeping on dirt … unless you arrive armed with the Thermarest NeoAir Camper Duo Inflatable Mattress Pad. The pad is large enough for two adults to sleep comfortably, and the two chambers allow for pressure customization for each person while eliminating bouncing. Deflated, the pad is compact and easy to store, and when inflated the insulation from the pad offers ensures a more comfortable night sleep.
Coleman Cool Zephyr Ceiling Fan With Light
A hot tent has no place in your family’s glamping memories. While a chandelier would be the ultimate glamping tent accessory, opt for a little function instead of glitz with the humble but powerful Coleman Cool Zephyr Ceiling Fan with Light. This little battery-operated fan and lantern combo has two light modes and two fan modes, and it can run for 24 hours straight when left on high.
Sibley 500 Pro Bell Tent
Call it a yurt or call it a bell tent, but no matter what you call it, it will be home the second you step inside. The Sibley 500 Pro can fit two queen beds or is able to sleep up to eight campers comfortably in sleeping bags. The canvas coating is perfect for each of the four seasons, and it comes with a mesh door to help keep bugs at bay during the warmer months as well as a stove outlet that can adapt the tent for winter use with a wood-burning tent stove.
Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent 2.0
Dealing with mosquitos and sticky insect repellent during a camping trip is no fun, which is why camping in a mosquito-free environment can feel like pure luxury. Thermacell’s new lithium powered Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent 2.0 repels mosquitos for up to six hours within a 110 square foot radius on one charge. The unit is compact enough to meet TSA requirements for travel but powerful enough to create an invisible barrier around your family’s entire campsite (and then some!) without the use of harsh chemicals or scents.
TETON Fahrenheit Mammoth Double Sleeping Bag
This queen-sized sleeping bag is roomy enough to fit the entire family for a cozy night sleep, or two adults for the perfect kick-free night sleep (tip: buy one for the kids and one for the adults). The flannel liner in this TETON Fahrenheit Mammoth Double Sleeping Bag is as soft as a sheet and the fluffy taffeta shell adds extra cushion for further comfort and support. The bag is great when used on its own, but is even better when placed on top an inflatable queen-sized air mattress.
The CINEMOOD Projector puts the power of creating an outdoor movie theatre in the palm of your hands. Literally. This petite and portable three-inch cube does not need to be connected to a computer or wall outlet before projecting video content onto any flat surface. Stream Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon Prime videos directly from the cube, or download videos to the cube for use without Wi-Fi. It comes pre-loaded with kid-friendly videos from Disney, along with tons of cartoons, eBooks, shadow puppet shows, bedtime stories, and more.
A good cup of coffee shouldn’t be a luxury, even when camping. With the Nanopresso, you can enjoy your favorite espresso drinks regardless of electricity or proximity to a coffee shop with just a little bit of effort. Pack this handheld device with finely ground coffee beans, top it off with some hot water, and give the attached hand pump a few squeezes to produce a delicious espresso shot with a perfectly smooth crema.
Mr. Heater BOSS-XB13 Basecamp Battery Operated Shower System
Taking a shower while camping may feel nice, but taking a hot shower while camping feels indulgent. The Mr. Heater Boss-XB13 Basecamp Battery Operated Shower System is essentially a portable hot water generator, but it comes with an attached showerhead that transforms the system into a heated outdoor shower (or dishwasher!). Simply charge the battery, add hot water, and hook it up to a one-pound propane cylinder to enjoy hot water no matter how far off the grid you may be.
BlueX Amber Bug Outdoor String Lights
Is it really even glamping without string lights hanging overhead? Although any string lights will do to create a magical ambiance, the BlueX Amber Bug Outdoor String Lights with vintage Edison bulbs does double duty by repelling mosquitos when lit. One string comes with 15 amber filament light bulbs on a 48-foot string with adapters for connecting multiple strings together.
The Original Nomad Collapsible Tub and Water Heater Coil Combo
Your family’s glampsite will immediately be the envy of all other campers the minute you pop up this portable Jacuzzi. The Original Nomad Collapsible Tub and Water Heater Coil Combo uses a regular propane tank and takes about two to three hours to heat to 105 degrees once set up and filled (it can be filled using the campsite’s water spigot or a portable water pump to make filling the tub easier and faster in more remote areas). It’s capable of seating up to four to six adults comfortably.
Fatboy Lamzac XXXL Inflatable Lounger
Lounge with the entire family beneath the stars on this portable inflatable lounger. The Fatboy Lamzac XXXL Inflatable Lounger is waterproof and sturdy enough to stand up to the forest floor with a capacity for holding up to 661 pounds. Inflating the lounger is a breeze (literally you swing the fabric through the air to inflate it), so your family can have the perfect spot for watching an outdoor movie in 10 seconds flat.
Mad Mats Turkish-Style Outdoor Rug
Mad Mats makes a line of UV protected, fade-proof outdoor rugs that are made with 100 percent recycled plastic (from milk jugs, containers, etc.) that are functional and make for a beautiful addition to your glamp-ground. The Turkish patterned rug provides a colorful, homey touch that transforms your campsite into the ultimate outdoor room.