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.
MSR Flex 4 Cookset
The MSR Flex 4 system provides camp chefs the tools they need to whip up a great group meal. The 5-liter hard-anodized aluminum pot and its 3-liter non-stick partner stand as the foundation of the set. The big pot works wonderfully for cooking a mess of pasta – the lid, featuring a small section of holes, locks securely on the pot so you can tip the entire works and strain off the water with no fear of losing the pasta. The Flex 4 system includes a set of four deep-set dishes that can be used to serve sides or appetizers. [$160; msrgear.com]