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.
Goal Zero Lighthouse Lantern
Rechargeable and solar-powered, the Goal Zero Lighthouse Lantern's 250-lumen bulb is bright enough to illuminate an entire campsite, but it can also be dimmed to provide ambient light inside a tent. In a pinch, a built-in hand crank will give you 10 additional minutes of light with every minute you turn; the Lighthouse also doubles as a backup gadget charger. [$80; goalzero.com]