There’s just nothing like a night out under the stars. And with the South’s temperate climate and moderately mild seasons, our camping adventures last year round! We test tons of camping gear throughout the year, and we’ve wrapped our favorite tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and camp accessories into our 2018 Camping Gift Guide. Find the perfect gift idea – or find some new gear for your own adventures. And check out the list of our favorite campsites in Georgia for some great destinations to break in your new gear.
THE PERFECT OUTDOOR BLANKET
Rumpl Puffy Blanket
There’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up under a warm, soft blanket. Rumpl’s Puffy blends the technical performance of a sleeping bag with the convenience and comfort of a blanket. The soft, lofty blanket is perfect for car camping adventures, concerts in the park, or just relaxing in front of the fireplace, watching the snow flurries.
KEEPING IT ORGANIZED
Cotopaxi Del Dia Dopp Kit
The Del Dia Dopp Kit is our favorite way to keep all our travel toiletries neat and organized when we’re out chasing an adventure. The unique bag is part of Cotopaxi’s Del Dia collection and features one of a kind designs. Each bag is created from repurposed nylon and the fabricator is given complete control over the bag’s color combination. We love the Dopp Kit’s simple design, durable construction, and unique, playful style.
PERFECT BY THE CAMPFIRE
Atlanta Trails Fleece Hoodies
Our fleece hoodies are ultra-soft and they’ve kept us warm and comfortable on some fantastic cold-weather adventures. Our crew designs these ultra-soft and ultra-comfy hoodies in-house, inspired by our favorite Georgia adventures. A vintage-style print, pre-worn finish, and the softest inner lining that we’ve felt in a sweatshirt will make this fleece your favorite. And it’s printed right here in the South!
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Light and Roomy
REI Quarter Dome Backpacking Tent
The latest Quarter Dome tent is lightweight and packs small – perfect for backpacking adventures with two adults and our favorite backpacking buddy, our large pup. Setup and teardown is extremely fast and easy, thanks to quick attachments and a hubbed pole system. A roof vent helps prevent condensation, even on warm Georgia summer nights. And three vestibules under the rainfly offer spacious room for dog gear, muddy boots and backpacks.
SOLAR POWERED ILLUMINATION
LuminAID PackLite Spectra & Nova
Lightweight, portable, and solar powered: the inflatable LuminAid PackLite Spectra and PackLite Nova provide hours of illumination for lighting up the campsite, pool party or backyard BBQ. The larger PackLite Spectra comes with a USB connection for faster recharging, and both the Spectra and the Nova feature a strap for hanging from tent hooks and trees. When not in use, both models deflate and pack down for easy storage and travel.
ENO Lounger DL
The ENO Lounger DL has us relaxing in no time, wherever we go. The easy-set-up shock-corded legs snap together, and the study fabric seat slides onto the poles in seconds. The chair features two adjustable seating heights, a pillow headrest, two cup holders, and cargo storage for small items. From sporting events to concerts, or camping trips the Lounger DL is the perfect chair for ultimate lounging, and it’s just oh-so-comfy.
NEMO Helio Shower and Clover Mat
Campsite clean up just got a lot easier! The NEMO Helio Shower makes showering, dishwashing, and gear rinsing quick and easy. The portable unit is pressurized with a foot pump and, unlike gravity fed camp showers, pumps out an impressive stream of water. Pair the Helio Shower with the Helio Clover Mat to keep your feet clean, protected and comfortable while cleaning up after a day of adventure on the trail.
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
Atlanta Trails Trucker Hat
Our Atlanta Trails snapback truckers are perfect for every adventure, from scaling lofty summits to chasing gorgeous waterfalls. They’re designed by our crew and proudly stitched locally in North Carolina.
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Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed
The ultimate in car camping luxury! The Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed is the perfect way to rest up after a full day of adventure. The sleeping bag’s innovative, zipperless design features an integrated comforter with hand pockets, allowing us to comfortably sleep on our backs, sides, or stomach. It’s the perfect bag for those that just can’t get comfy in a traditional mummy style sleeping bag.
GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11
Who’s ready for dinner? The GSI Outdoors Gourmet 11 Kitchen Set has just about everything we need to make our favorite campsite meals. The 11-piece set includes a spatula, spoon, whisk, waterproof salt & pepper shakers, two condiment bottles, a cutting board, a scraper, a scrubber, and a towel in a durable nylon case. The days of forgetting the salt (and spatula) are long gone.
WOOD GRILLED PERFECTION
BioLite Portable Grill
Gourmet camp dinners have never been easier! The Portable Grill lets us cook our favorite grilled dishes using the BioLite CampStove 2, giving dinner an amazing wood-smoked taste. The grill attaches easily to the top of the stove, and the flame cover swings open to allow re-stoking of the fire. We love car camping with this fun accessory, and it’s great for backyard grilling, too.
GIVE BACK WITH ENO
ENO Special Edition DoubleNest Hammock
We love giving back to our favorite organizations, and we love to help support companies that do the same. $10 from the sale of each of these special-edition hammocks is donated to one of our favorite trail organizations. Help support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Pacific Crest Trail Association, National Parks Foundation, or Leave No Trace.
Camp Kitchen Essentials
GSI Outdoors Halulite 2.0 L Pot
We love cooking with the Halulite series from GSI Outdoors, and the 2.0 L Pot is a staple of our camp kitchen. The pot’s durable, uncoated, anodized aluminum construction heats up quickly and doesn’t mark or scratch. And the pot’s silicone thumb pads and integrated strainer make it easy to strain water when we’re cooking up a campsite masterpiece.
Compact illumination + power
Simply beautiful lighting for the campsite. The NanoGrid’s foundation is the PowerLight, a pocketable 4400 mAh rechargeable battery with a built-in lantern that throws an evenly-distributed light 360 degrees, or a concentrated light stream in torch mode. The kit also includes several SiteLights, a daisy-chained system corded lights that stretch up to 40 feet.
Thanks for your support! - the Atlanta Trails crew
Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.
Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.