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.
Lodge Grid Iron Griddle
This large double-sided griddle fits on virtually any two-burner camp stove. The smooth side can be used for basic flattop cooking things like basic fried eggs, pancakes or French toast. Turn it over, and the grill-top surface handles steaks, burgers or brats with ease. [$75; lodgemfg.com]