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.
GSI 4-Person Cascadian Tableware
Ceramic plates break, metal plates are cold, and some plastic plates feature BPA. The plates, bowls and cups that comprise the Cascadian Tableware four-person set from GSI, though, can't be broken with an axe (we tried!), won't cool off your food before you sit down, and they don't leach out toxic chemicals. The polypropylene dishes can even be recycled if you ever need to replace them. [$26; gsioutdoors.com]