Innovative tents and camping comfort items for better sleep outdoors.
After a day of hiking, playing at the beach or just chasing the kids around, it’s nice to come back to some camp comforts. Relax and get a better night’s sleep while camping with these innovative finds.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper Duo (available June 1 for $300 at thermarest.com). Couples will sleep more soundly on this new double mattress from Seattle-based Therm-a-Rest. Each side is adjustable, and there’s no middle gap to fall into — just a narrow channel that keeps the sides separated enough that you don’t bounce each other around.
MSR Hubba Tour Tent ($550–$750 at msrgear.com and REI — use your 20 percent off member coupon through May 28). In the Pacific Northwest, we always need more vestibule space for muddy boots and packs. So it’s no surprise Seattle-based MSR came up with this innovative tent that adds a huge hooped vestibule, as well as an ultra-rainproof coating and other foul-weather innovations for pushing your trips farther into the backwoods. In one-, two- and three-person sizes.
Yakima x Poler Skyrise Rooftop Tent ($1,600 at yakima.com). Interested in a rooftop tent? They’re Instagram fodder from the start, and this collaboration between Yakima and Portland-based Poler takes the cool factor up another notch. Made from breathable nylon with a signature Poler print, it sleeps two and includes a mattress, skylights, tool-free mounts, a ladder and all hardware. You provide the hashtags.
Teva Ember Moc ($75 at teva.com). Ahhhh… Swap out your hiking boots for these slipper-shoes back at camp. The top resembles a sleeping bag, with a collapsible heel for midnight bathroom runs. A sneaker sole keeps your feet safe and slip-free. In men’s and women’s sizes.
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Deluxe Pillow (on sale for $52 at REI through May 28). If you’re at a point where you value comfort as much as weight-efficiency, check out this luxe pillow that you may want to use even back at home. Large, soft and supportive, it deflates to half the size of a paperback book and weighs less than half a pound.
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