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Whether you’re out backpacking or straight glamping, these camping essentials and extras will add comfort and fun to your summer adventures.
We rounded up 10 standout products to help you elevate your outdoor camping experience for under $100, some of which are currently on sale. As an added bonus, you can use several of these around the house, in the yard, or at the park.
These items mix affordability with usefulness, and Backcountry has more items on sale if you’re bargain hunting.
Take note: inventory is low and things are selling out fast!
Camping Staples Under $100 (Some Up to 40% Off)
ALPS Mountaineering 2-Person 3-Season Targhee Tent: $96 (20% Off)
Sometimes you just need a simple, three-season dome tent for summer car camping. The Targhee’s two doors have zippered windows, and inside there are mesh storage pockets and a gear loft for quick-grab items.
Shop the ALPS Mountaineering Targhee Tent
Jetboil Zip Cooking System: $85
Jetboil has made a name for itself by offering a fast and simple way to heat up water for coffee, tea, and dehydrated instant meals. The boiler system claims to save time, weight, and space compared to larger cooking systems.
Did someone say stovetop? You can also use it alongside your traditional camp stove and free up a burner for other cooking.
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ALPS Mountaineering Nebula Insulated Air Mat: $68 (25% Off)
Sleeping pads should pay for themselves in comfort and a good night’s sleep. The regular-sized model weighs 1 pound 5 ounces. According to the brand, this model is warm enough (R-value of 3) for three-season use. There’s a flat valve for faster inflation and deflation.
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Mountainsmith Redcloud Sleeping Bag: 20F Synthetic: $91 (30% Off)
Stay warm and cozy on your next outdoor adventure — especially at elevation. The Redcloud’s mummy shape and full-length draft tube trap heat inside. Its synthetic filler is quilted to stay in place for seasons ahead, and the brand says it will work even when wet.
Shop the Mountainsmith Redcloud 20-Degree Bag
Leatherman Signal Multitool: $96 (20% Off)
A multitool designed for backpacking and camping, the Signal has 19 tools will help you repair gear, start fires, and prepare food. There’s a partially serrated blade, multiple pliers and cutters, and a diamond-coated sharpener. More everyday tools include a wire stripper, awl, screwdrivers, and wrenches.
Shop the Leatherman Signal Multitool
prAna Stretch Zion & Halle Pant — Men’s & Women’s: $64-89
These popular prAna pants are known for their stretch and durability. Many hikers claim they are rugged enough to withstand repeated scuffs against rocks or branches yet they’re comfortable enough to wear hiking, climbing, and more.
The men’s version offers a gusseted crotch for a roomier fit. The brand says the stretch nylon dries fast, resists wrinkling, and has a water-resistant finish that sheds light water from rain or wet leaves.
Shop Men’s prAna Stretch Zion PantShop Women’s prAna Halle Pant
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp: $50
Headlamps have become a campsite essential. They’re a hands-free way to see where you’re going and have red-light modes so you don’t blind your fellow campers. The Storm includes that mode and adds a taper between bright, dim, strobe, and red. You can also lock the light mode so it doesn’t change with an accidental tap.
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Helinox Personal Shade: $70
This canopy clips onto Helinox chairs to create shade underneath and can be adjusted as the angle of the sun shifts. The nylon ripstop fabric has an SPF 50-plus rating and fits into the 25-inch sack. Yes, this works just as well in your backyard.
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Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock: $50
Hammocks are great for lounging at campgrounds, during a break from your hike, and near home. The SingleNest can hold up to 400 pounds, and its nylon is triple-stretch for added durability.
Shop the ENO SingleNest Hammock
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist II Cook Set: $75
This nesting cookset contains one nonstick pot and serving containers and utensils for two. The cups come with insulated sleeves and spill-resistant lids. When it’s time to put things away, the handles detach and everything stacks neatly back together to fit inside the stuff sack (which also works as a waterproof sink for cleaning).
Shop the GSI Outdoors Cook Set
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