Car camping trips should come with a certain level of luxury. After all, you'll leave dealing with mosquitoes and grueling ascents for your more epic summer adventures, and instead take on scenic day hikes, grill for hours, and relax by the campfire. With this in mind, car camping requires its own kind of gear. Skip the technical fabrics and lightweight packs for a more comfortable sleeping bag, the ultimate hammock, and, of course, the best marshmallow-roaster around.
Coleman HyperFlame Gladiator
Campground cookouts can make or break a weekend in the woods. With its pair of 12,000-Btu burners and simple dials, the propane-powered Coleman HyperFlame Gladiator has enough power and fine-tune control to sear, simmer, and sauté most culinary creations. And when the meal's over, it folds up into a packable, ruggedized case. [$180; campingworld.com]