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.
Therm-a-Rest Vela Double Blanket
Ditch the sleeping bag for the Therm-a-Rest Vela Double Blanket, tossed over a pair of NeoAir Venture WV Pads. The down blanket is warm enough for chilly nights (it's rated to 40 degrees), and the 2-inch-thick inflatable pads are so supportive, you might not even miss your real bed. [$150 (blanket), $70 each (pads)]