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.
NEMO Helio Pressure Shower
The luxury most campers dream about after a hike in the woods is a hot shower. Fill the NEMO Helio Pressure Shower's 11-liter tank in the morning and set it in the sun all day to warm up the water. When you're ready for a rinse, pressurize it with a small foot pump, and spray a steady stream of clean. [$100; nemoequipment.com]