The best camping gear in 2020 should keep you dry, cozy, and safe in the outdoors.
We tested a mix of old favorites and new must-have camping gear from tents to camping stoves to provide you with a list of the best camping gear.
This is the best camping gear for 2020
|SJK Slumberjack Tough Cot
This cot is solid and sturdily built. It is easy to set up. It provides a firm rest as is; or can be used with a sleeping pad if desired. It is quiet, comfortable and a great choice.
|Hilleberg Nallo 3 GT
This 3-man tent offers tons of vestibule space and is very lightweight for an all-season tent, weighing only 6 pounds 13 ounces, making it a best camping gear pick for 2020. It’s made with Kerlon 1200 fabric and has 9 mm poles. We like that Hilleberg tents perform great, are easy to set up, and are built to handle bad weather.
|MSR Miniworks EX Microfilter
If you are a backcountry angler, hunter or hiker, then you know the importance of having a good water filter when traveling in the wild. This is a good one, which is why it’s on our list of best camping gear for 2020. It’s compact and lightweight, and can filter a liter of water in 60 seconds. It’s 99.9999% effective at removing bacteria like E.coli and Salmonella, as well as protozoa including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The system is rated to filter 2000 liters in its lifetime, which far exceeds what most of us will do with it. The filter combines a ceramic surface and carbon core; the combination removes dirt, silt, bacteria and protozoa while improving the taste of the water.
|EGO 40 Liter Roller Cooler
The cooler is both stylish, thanks to the Kryptek camo pattern and finish work by EGO, as well as functional. The luggage-style retractable handle and wheels make it very convenient to use this cooler. It’s large enough to fit multiple days of food, and compact enough to fit into a reasonable footprint. We found the insulation to be effective and it kept food and beverages cold for several days when using Arctic Ice packs. It features 2-inch-thick insulated walls, a hard ABS plastic top and bottom, waterproof TPU fabric body, and a zipper closure.
|Klymit Versa Blanket
This blanket is super light, easy to pack and feels cozy and warm. It is versatile as its name states. The blanket has hand and foot pockets that are user friendly. The blanket can be easily converted into a pillow or using a bungee adjustment, becomes a shoulder wrap. A built-in foot box is great for keeping the blanket in place.
|Klean Kanteen Kid Classic Sport 12oz
This stainless-steel bottle was clearly designed for kids and hits the mark. The 12-ounce size makes it manageable for young kids to handle. It includes a spill-proof sport cap with a soft silicone spout, loop so it can be attached to a youngster’s backpack, and comes in some bright colors.
|LitraTorch 2.0 & Head Mount
We put this LED light and head mount to the test on Ship Creek in the wee-morning hours this past summer, and we are very impressed with not only the battery life, but also the sheer amount of light output. It also comes in handy around the campsite and the house!
|Outdoor Tech Rhinos
Wireless tech is supposed to make things easier, and boy did these headphones deliver. These are the only rugged and waterproof headphones we’ve been able to find. We really like the fact that they connect to your device very quickly when powered on, sound great, and have amazing battery life. We were also surprised by call quality using the built-in microphone.
|Katadyn Vario Filter
This filter eliminates all the things you don’t want to drink in your water: sediment, bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, and spores. It improves the taste of the water by removing impurities and chemicals, and most importantly makes the water safe to drink. It fits directly onto a Nalgene bottle and filters about one liter per minute. It uses a ceramic filter that is rated for 2000 liters, and is lightweight and portable. We never head to the bush without a filter like this. This is one of the best personal water filters on the market.
|Kicker CushBT headphones
These headphones are comfortable to wear and produce good sound. The 3.7V lithium-ion battery offers 20 hours of wireless use and takes 2.5 hours to charge. In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, they also have a ⅛-inch stereo input. Max output is 112dB for when you really need to pump up the jam. Some of us like to rock out on the river.
|Sea To Summit Expander Travel Liner
This sleeping bag liner is handy to have while camping. It can make your sleeping bag warmer and it’s soft and comfortable. During warm nights, you can use the liner as your blanket. Most often, we’d use the liner as a bottom blanket and drape the sleeping bag over the top.
|Coleman Cold Springs 4-Person Dome Tent With Porch
This tent is easy to set up. It holds up well in windy conditions. The zippers are high quality and easy to use. Our tester found the tent and awning were well designed. The tent and awning are spacious and comfortable for two people. It is well ventilated, and sports nice interior pockets, earning it a spot among the best camping gear for 2020.
|Yeti Rambler 30 Oz Tumbler
This product is well designed. It holds liquids both hot and cold for a long time. The MagSlider Lid design is easy to work with. It keeps ice for an amazing length of time. Yeti Tumblers are a go-to item for traveling and outdoor adventures.
|Yeti Rambler One Gallon Jug
The One Gallon Jug is exactly what you need for a group of anglers. Are you and five of your friends going out on a six-pack charter? This is the jug you want. You can fit more than two pots of coffee in it. It keeps things hot (or cold) all day, and since it’s made out of stainless steel, it’s tough as well as rust resistant. The MagCap is a nifty device to help keep you from losing the lid. Simply place the cap upside down on top of the lid, and strong magnets hold it there while you pour. It has a heavy-duty stainless-steel carry handle with a rubber grip, and it’s dishwasher safe, too.
|YOLI Adventure 64
This 10’ x 10’ Instant Canopy is great for entertaining at home or on the go. It is easy to transport with a carrying case and quick to set up. The posts are designed to insert stakes in the ground for windy conditions. This canopy provides a quick shelter from rain or sunlight and is a must-have for outdoor gatherings. It provides shelter for up to six people.
|Yeti Hopper M30 Soft Cooler
Yeti upgraded their popular Hopper soft cooler to provide a wider, easier-to-access opening. Instead of a zipper, they engineered their HydroShield magnetic, leak-resistant seal. The Coldcell closed-cell foam offers the cold retention you’ve come to expect, and the Dryhide high-density fabric shell resists mildew, punctures and UV rays. The RF-welded seams provide a leakproof interior liner as well as a waterproof exterior. Carry handles both on top and on the sides gives you options regarding how you want to carry it, and lash points on both sides allow you to attach items of your choice. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap. Using a 2:1 ice-to-can ratio, you can expect to carry 20 cans of your favorite beverage plus several pounds of ice; volume is 30L.