For us at Intrepid, getting outside is a necessity — no matter the season. And when it comes to getting off the grid, being prepared with the right camping gear makes all the difference.
You want items that are durable and reliable and will ensure your camping trip is one to remember (for all the right reasons). While there are endless options out there, we took the time to round up our favorite camp gear of 2022 — from innovative new gadgets to tried-and-true must-haves.
1. Mountain Hardware Phantom Alpine Sleeping Bag
A quality sleeping bag is a must-have for any camping trip. The Phantom Alpine provides maximum warmth and comfort — whether you’re traversing the coast in the summer, or trekking high altitudes in the winter.
Made with heavy-duty materials, goose-down filling, and a waterproof finish, this bag is durable enough for the harshest conditions, but comfy enough for those easy-going trips.
If you’re a climber, this bag is also perfect for staying tied in when you need to rest, boil water, or rack gear.
2. Darn Tough Merino Wool Hiking Sock
Darn Tough wasn’t exaggerating when they came up with the name for their practically indestructible socks. Made with merino wool, these are naturally soft, moisture-wicking, and temperature regulating. They’re even flame-resistant if you accidentally leave those socks a little too close to the fire to dry out after a long hike.
Backed by a lifetime warranty, you can go hard on the trail all year, and rest assured they’ll send you a new pair once they’ve seen their last days.
3. Sea to Summit Pocket Shower
Chances are you won’t have access to a shower while camping, but when you need to get the grime and dirt off before turning in for the night, this gadget is the next best thing.
The Sea to Summit Pocket shower may be the lightest and most portable camping shower out there.
Made from 100% nylon, this 10-liter shower can provide up to 7 minutes of bathing. The black fabric soaks up the warmth of the sun and naturally heats the water inside the sack.
Hang it from virtually anywhere for a quick refresh outdoors. And when you don’t need the shower, use the sack to carry clothes or other camping gear.
4. BioLite Headlamp 750
When it’s nothing but you and the stars, a dependable headlamp is a must.
Navigating a dark campsite can be tricky at night. The BioLite Headlamp 750 puts you in complete control of your glow thanks to its “Constant Mode.” Enjoy a steady level of brightness without gradual dimming — unless you tell it to do so.
Extend any wear indefinitely with the headlamp’s rechargeable battery. This design also features pass-thru charging, meaning you can still use it while you’re powering it up.
5. AP Bags Vipr Bag
Every outdoor enthusiast knows a sturdy travel bag is a must-have. The Vipr redefines the modern roll-top backpack with its innovative design and unmatched functionality.
By positioning the opening vertically, this bag offers better packability and better access to gear. The Vipr also can quickly transform from a backpack to a duffle bag, making it more diverse than most camping bags.
AP also keeps load stability and gravity management in mind with each bag design, giving you more comfort and control while on the trail.
6. Snow Peak Baja Burner
On or off the grid, a burner stove is essential for any campground chef. The Baja Burner is a liquid injection, single burner stove built for use all year-round.
Because of its powerful fuel injection, you can get an even and consistent cook, regardless of the weather. Simmer, sauté, or boil up your campfire favorites anytime!
While the Baja can be inserted into any of Snow Peak’s Iron Grill Tables, it can stand alone on its foldable legs. And with this design, you can pack the burner away flat for easy storage.
7. Rovr Rollr 45
This all-terrain tackling cooler can go anywhere you can. Keep your favorite campground foods and drinks chilled throughout your whole trip with the Rollr’s patented design, airtight gasket, and thick foam insulation. Depending on use, this cooler can retain ice for up to 8 days.
Keep all your bread, meats, and veggies in the dry bin. And thanks to its bear-resistant design, you won’t attract unwanted visitors, either.
8. GSI Outdoors JavaPress
Is there anything better than the smell of the woods and a fresh brew first thing in the morning?
Built for camping and traveling, this is a lightweight and shatter-resistant version of your at-home French Press. GSI’s focus on high-quality camping equipment is apparent — their patented plunger uses a specially designed silicone ring that keeps grounds from muddying up your coffee.
The nylon cozy seals in the heat and adds protection, while the insulated lid makes pouring easy. You can even take your coffee on the go, so you can bring it along on that sunrise hike.
9. Bitty Big Cutlery Set and Coffee Mug
Your camp dining essentials, all wrapped into one. Ultra-lightweight and highly durable, this titanium-based set is rugged enough for life in the outdoors.
Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee each morning, cook or heat up a single portion of food directly in the mug, and stow away the cutlery inside when you’re done. Designed to be dishwasher safe, you can also use this set at home.
10. Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 500
The portable power stations of today are total powerhouses. They’re compact, easy to recharge, and are usable well beyond the typical camping trip.
This portable option by Jackery is perfect for your next outdoor adventure. It’s easy to pack and carry around, so you can keep all your gadgets alive and charged throughout your trip.
If you do need to recharge it while outdoors, this can be done through a carport. You can also pick up a Jackery solar panel charger for an additional cost.
Pro tip: keep one of these charged at all times while at home. It never hurts to prepare for the unexpected!
Honorable Mention: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This compact personal water filter removes over 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and parasites. The replaceable microfilter can last up to 1,000 gallons of water — that’s about 5 years' worth of drinking water for a single person!
And for each filter purchased, LifeStraw provides safe drinking water to a school child in need.
Learn More About the Coolest Camping Gear in 2022
High-quality camping gear is essential. You want gear that’s designed for comfort and built to last.
Even better, your camping gear should help elevate your experience, so you’ll be thinking about your next trip before your last one’s over.
At Intrepid, we’re on a mission to explore the next frontier of camping. We design hardshell rooftop tents that are uniquely designed, easy to use, and durable enough for the most rugged outdoor explorations.
Elevate your outdoor experience with the ultimate must-have camp gear this year and Intrepid's flagship product, the Intrepid Geo 2.5. Comfort, conveniency, and durability all wrapped into one.