5 Pieces Of Camping Gear To Kick Off The Summer Season

If you live in the United States, Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial” kickoff of camping season for most areas of the country. Even if you don’t live in the U.S., by the last weekend in May there’s a good chance that you have a strong case of cabin fever and are likely planning an outdoor getaway. Here’s a list of 5 items to consider if you’re looking to beef up your camping wardrobe and/or gear kit.

The Boots

Danner Mountain 600 EnduroWeave

Danner has been a leader for footwear among outdoor enthusiasts for many years, and these boots look like the classic Danners that we’ve seen adventurers wear in classic books and magazines. While they make look like “classics,” they’re made with cutting-edge technology, using lightweight material for the uppers, making them surprisingly light and crazy-comfortable.

The Shirt

Filson Sutter Short Sleeve Sport Shirt

You’ve probably got a duffel full of dedicated camping shirts but you can always use one more!  The Filson Sutter Short Sleeve is a lightweight cotton option that comes pre-washed, so it has a soft, used feel to it. It looks pretty cool, too.

The Water Shoes

Plae Mimo Water Shoes

If you’re going to be spending any kind of time in or near water during your camping excursions this summer, you’ll appreciate a reliable pair of water shoes. These water shoes form Plea are a perfect choice because they’ll sturdy enough to use in the water, protecting you from rocks and other submerged hazards, but they’re also comfy enough to wear around camp, making for a great all-around option.

The Pack

REI Co-op Traverse 35

This is a great sized pack. It’s big enough for an overnight hiking trip, but light and compact enough that it won’t be a burden, even for smaller hikers. It also works well as a simple day pack or a boat bag.

The Hat

Kavu Strapcap

A good hat is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can have when camping or spending any kind of time in the outdoors. The Kavu Strapcap is not only functional, it looks great, too!  One look and folks will be able to tell that you’re someone who takes their time spent in the outdoors very seriously. The Strapcap is available in both polyester and canvas, as well as in a variety of colors.