New camping gear to make your Labor Day getaway even better
Doing a little end-of-summer camping this holiday weekend? Here are a few fresh takes on the same old campground staples.
Sleeping back + hammock
It’s a sleeping bag! It’s a hammock! It’s both! Invented by a couple in Boise who make it out of parachute nylon, the Bison Bag G1 ($130) is the world’s first combination sleeping bag/hammock. (Right now, they’re fundraising on Kickstarter for the Bison Bag G.2, which has some upgrades, they say, but you won’t get your bag till December. Still, at $90 a pledge, you’ll save $40.)
We love setting the table at our campsite with classic white enamelware, but San Francisco’s Crow Canyon Home also makes this quirkier splatter pattern (from $8). Live it up!
A super light stove
Made in Utah, these petite titanium Emberlit FireAnt stoves ($70) fold down flat—you can store one in a pouch the size of a passport. They burn solid fuel, spirits, and (handy for the backpacker who’s truly traveling light) wood.