We love the city—and as the summer sets in and the asphalt turns scorching—we love leaving the city for the wild beyond afforded by car camping. National, regional, or state, any park with unfettered access to nature will suffice, and these products provide the right amount of comfort without going full-on glamping.
1. Big Agnes Big House 6 and Vestibule $370; 2. Thermarest NeoAir Dream $200; 3. Primus Firehole 200 $175; 4. Alps Mountaineering Regular Dining Table $100; 5. REI Evrgn Campfire Rocker $100; 6. BioLite NanoGrid PowerLight and SiteLight Set $100; 7. Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern $40
Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).