The Ultimate Car Camp

Do it better with these under-the-stars standouts.

Tent – Roofnest Eagle

Our Live Outside and Play road team has made this rooftop tent from Boulder-based Roofnest their home for their tour and they couldn’t be happier. It’s roomy enough for two people and a dog; it’s simple to deploy; and it makes pulling over and setting up anywhere a snap (versus rolling into noisy campgrounds where you need to make reservations weeks ahead of time to get a spot). $2,795;

Sleeping Bag – Big Agnes Cabin Creek 15

Sleeping bags all too often inhibit snuggling with your sweetie. This double-wide, stuffed with lofty and 100% recycled insulation, ensures that the pair of you can spoon on chilly nights. $290;

Whiskey – Tincup 10

Full-flavored and easy to sip, Colorado-born Tincup 10 spent a decade in oak barrels and provides the perfect nightcap to a day of adventure when you are kicking back with friends. $44;

Music – JBL Pulse 3

Featuring a rechargeable battery, this fully waterproof 360-degree speaker transforms any campsite into a mini Sonic Bloom festival with colorful LED lighting that keeps the beat. $150;

Stove – Primus Kinjia

Light and svelte but powerful and reliable, the 8-pound Kinjia double-burner transforms your camp spot into a kitchen. Best of all, the removable drip tray is easy to wipe clean. $290;

Lantern – Rovr Phil Lewis Series Camp Lantern

Boulder-based artist Phil Lewis, who grew his fame showing work at festivals across the country, collaborated with Rovr on this lantern that adds some panache to your camp while providing two light settings and the ability to recharge USB devices. $60;

Cooler – OtterBox Venture 45

There’s a dizzying array of high-end coolers on the market right now, but the Venture 45, which proved a champ at keeping ice solid on a long weekend in the woods, got our attention because it’s designed to work in conjunction with accessories ranging from wheels to a cutting board. Plus, Fort Collins-based OtterBox builds this baby in Detroit. $300;

Hammock – ENO Doublenest with Prints

Snazzed up with a series of prints that range from far-out tie-dye to pride rainbow, this two-person hammock gives you space to watch the clouds change shapes or read a book with a friend. $80;

Chair  – Yeti Hondo

In full Yeti fashion, this stylishly sleek camp chair is a fine place to park your butt in front of a campfire. It’s pricey but worth it—built tough enough to withstand all kinds of weather and banging around in the back of the car. $300;

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