Gear we love: Everything you need for your next camping trip

We've rounded up the essentials you'll want to make your next wilderness getaway both relaxing and fun. Newbie or experienced camper -- we've got you covered:






Thule Women's Capstone 40L


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This overnight pack has a harness designed specifically for women so it rests comfortably on your back, and has a hip belt to help you carry the weight. It can fit up to 40 liters of gear so it's perfect for a weekend camping trip. ($180; thule.com)







Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Flame Sleeping Bag


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Wrap yourself up like a mummy in this insulated sleeping bag. It's made to keep you warm even if the temperatures drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Plus, the stuff sack it comes in has a fleece lining, so you can turn it inside out and use it as a pillow. ($119; mountainhardwear.com)







Thermarest Trail King SV


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Be a camping pro (even if it's your first time!) and make your sleeping situation that much more restful by placing this pad underneath your sleeping bag. It inflates and deflates quickly, protects you against rock and rubble on the ground, and packs down small enough to fit in your backpack. ($130; thermarest.com)







Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 2


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This two-person tent comfortably fits you and a camping buddy -- and also all your gear. If it's hot out, you can unzip the outer weatherproof layer and expose the mesh underlayer, which allows for airflow yet still keeps bugs out. It's easy to put together, too, and packs down small, making it great for travel. ($240; mountainsmith.com)






Petzl Tikka Headlamp


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Headlamps are the most useful accessory to have when camping. Why? Because you almost always need both hands to pitch a tent, cook food or just rummage through your gear. This one offers three different light modes depending on what you're looking to do. ($30; petzl.com)







GCI Outdoor Sunshade Captain's Chair


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This collapsible chair takes up just a little room in the car, has a shade made with UPF-50 fabric for daytime use, and a drink holder attached to the side. ($60; gcioutdoor.com)







LifeProof AQUAPHONICS AQ9 Portable Speaker


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Everyone wants some tunes around the campfire, right? In case no one packs a guitar, be sure you bring along this handy little Bluetooth speaker. It has a built-in carabiner so it can clip to a tree, has 16 hours of battery life, can survive a 4-foot drop -- and is even waterproof. ($99; bestbuy.com)







Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller


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Turn this on and it creates a 15-by-15-foot protection zone using its 4-ounce canister of repellent. It works up to 90 hours and weighs only 4 ounces, so why wouldn't you bring it along?($40; thermacell.com)





ENO Sub7 Hammock


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Throw this uber lightweight hammock into your camping gear pile and be happy you did later. Set it up between any two trees with the built-in carabiners and included straps, then climb in and relax with Mother Nature all around you. It's made of quick-drying nylon, too, in case of inclement weather. ($50; eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com)





Gerber Dime Butterfly Opening Multi-Tool


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You can never be too prepared. Just in case, pack this tool -- which includes pliers, scissors, a bottle opener, a wire cutter, a knife, a screwdriver and more. It's small enough to fit on your key chain, too. ($25; gerbergear.com)





Heroclip QlipLet


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It never hurts to have an extra set of hands. This carabiner helps clip things onto your pack, hammock or tent. It's especially helpful when you need to get something out of your bag or to hang a lantern.($20; myheroclip.com)







Merrell Women's Siren Sport Q2 Shoes


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These trail shoes are made with advanced stability and support to fit a women's foot, so they don't take much time to break in. (Read: No blisters). They're perfect to bum around camp in and can also be worn to hike on trails.($100; merrell.com)

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