Ren Fuller

There’s good gear, and there’s game-changing gear. Here are 10 pieces of equipment that are taking camping to another level.

Matt Bean  –  March 24, 2021

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It’s been a year of turmoil and chaos in the West, from the pandemic to the fires and beyond. But one thing is for sure: Getting outdoors has never been more important—as a pastime, but also as a palliative for our mental and physical woes. That’s why we’ve kept tabs on the innovation happening in the outdoor space. Despite the shut-down of the in-person Outdoor Retailer show and the challenges around meeting up to test new gear, we’ve kept in touch with the industry through Zoom calls and solo excursions. The 10 innovations you’ll find here are the most exciting products we’ve found—that we’re allowed to talk about, anyway. Happy trails!

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