When the Wirecutter outdoor team goes car camping—as opposed to backpacking and carrying gear into the wilderness—this is the gear they bring.
We took 16 fold-up chairs on three weekend camping trips and used them in the backyard for six months to find some standout ways to sit down in the outdoors.
Car camping can be challenging for wheelchair users, but with the right gear and information, anyone can feel confident spending a night in the great outdoors.
This is the equipment that Wirecutter’s outdoors team packs for a car-camping trip.
After using 34 sleeping bags in the Western wild, we think the REI Co-op Siesta 30 is the best for basic camping—and we have backpacking and couples’ picks too.