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 Instant Screened Canopy
All too often, beautiful campsites come well equipped with mosquitoes. Fortunately, simple mesh shelters can help you avoid the worst of those nasty biters. The Coleman Instant Screened Canopy erects quickly and easily — the cover and mesh walls fall into place as the lever-action legs and roof beams unfold into a 10-foot-by-10-foot frame. [$120; coleman.com]