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Steppin' Out WeekWith sun-drenched days upon us, the outdoors is your oyster.
All this week, we've got tips and recommendations for everything from urban park excursions to backcountry backpacking, so let these guides help spark your next adventure. Not everyone is cut out for backpacking and really, that is easy to understand. After all, schlepping a mountain of gear on your back for an ungodly amount of mileage doesn’t necessarily sound appealing.
But, communing with nature is typically high on everybody’s priority list, and that is where car camping comes into play.Car camping is awesome for a variety of reasons. Not only do you still get to appreciate Mother Nature in all of her glory, but you can do it while enjoying all the creature comforts that you can fit into the trunk of a car.
Dazzling sunrises are easy to appreciate after a solid night of sleep on a cushy-and-plush sleeping pad, yanno?NEMO Jazz Synthetic Double Sleeping BagNEMO Jazz Synthetic Double Sleeping BagTrust me: you won’t regret sleeping on the ground once you climb into this luxurious bed. Designed with maximum comfort in mind, the Jazz is a synthetic bag (rated to 20 degrees) loaded with features.
A removable washable sheet separates you from the actual bag so it’s just like having a sheet in your bed at home. The built-in pillow top is uber comfy and the integrated draft collar helps regulate temperatures. An integrated sleeve on the bottom prevents sleeping pads from sliding everywhere. Bonus: This beauty is a double bag, meaning you can snuggle all night long (or sprawl out.
You do you).$300
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Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3DPhoto: AmazonTherm-a-Rest MondoKing 3DThe name says it all: you’ll sleep like a king on this extravagant pad. Sure, it weighs a lot, but who cares when your car is handling the transportation? Completely vertical sidewalls make the four-inch-thick pad feel even roomier, and side sleepers don’t have to worry about banging shoulder bones into the hard ground.
A foam core gives this pad an R-value (the temp rating for sleeping pads) of 11.4, meaning you could sleep in a bank of snow and still wake up as fresh as a daisy.$180
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ENO SkyLoft HammockPhoto: AmazonENO SkyLoft HammockYou can sleep.