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Getting lost in nature and disconnecting from everything for a few days might sound appealing to some people. But if the thought of cutting yourself off from any semblance of modernity sounds more stressful than relaxing, you might consider glamping instead.
This style of camping lets you enjoy many of the luxuries of everyday life while still communing with nature. The following glamping essentials will make your stay in the backcountry all the more comfortable.
1. BigBlue 3 USB Ports 28W Solar Charger
you love camping but hate the idea of disconnecting from the rest of the world
while in the wilderness, this solar charger is for you. It powers up to three
devices at once using only the sun’s rays. It also folds up for easy storage
and weighs just over a pound for lightweight, portable power you can depend on.
2. Mad Mats Oriental Turkish Indoor/Outdoor Floor
up your campsite and keep your feet clean with an oriental outdoor mat. These
colorful mats are made of recycled polypropylene and measure six by nine feet.
They’re also fairly breathable, meaning they dry quickly and don’t absorb much
heat from the sun, keeping your bare feet cool and comfortable.
3. ALPS Mountaineering Dining Table
eating meals on a picnic blanket and dine in style with the ALPS Mountaineering
dining table. This aluminum table is sturdy, yet it’s lightweight enough to
take anywhere and comes in three different sizes. Plus, the tabletop and frame
collapse and fit into a shoulder bag for easy carrying.
4. Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower
no need to bathe in the lake when you have this portable shower. The built-in
lithium battery allows for 60 minutes of showers on a single charge. Easily
recharge it with a car adapter or USB cord. The showerhead even comes with a
hook and suction cup so you can hang it anywhere.
5. Coleman Camping Cot
sleeping on the cold, hard ground and snooze comfortably on the Coleman Camping
Cot instead. This three-piece set comes as a twin or queen and includes side
tables, an air mattress and a sturdy steel cot. It also comes with a
battery-powered pump for easy inflation.
6. JBL Pulse 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
your glamping trip with some tunes! At just under three pounds, the JBL Pulse 4
speaker is the epitome of packable. In addition to pumping out tunes for up to
12 hours, the Bluetooth speaker is also waterproof and features a 360-LED,
sound-responsive light show.
7. Handspresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine
says you can’t enjoy an espresso while camping? Take your morning routine to
the next level with this portable espresso machine. Simply place the pod inside
or fill the head with ground espresso and watch it brew.
8. Mystical Fire
your buddies with a technicolor bonfire by tossing in a few Mystical Fire
packs. Each one contains a powder colorant that’ll turn your flames blue,
green, purple and yellow. Buy them in a pack of six, 12, 25 or even 50 and use
a few at a time for longer-lasting color.
9. DANCHEL Cotton Bell Tent
all the likes on Instagram with this teepee-style glamping tent. The DANCHEL
Cotton Bell Tent is rainproof, windproof and snowproof and features two stove
jackets in the top cover so you can safely heat the interior. It’s also
available in three-, four- and five-meter diameters.
10. Trillium 3-Person Hammock
you’re glamping alone, a one-person hammock will suffice. However, if you’re
bringing your friends along, you’ll need something a bit larger. Try the
Trillium 3-Person Hammock. Its innovative design features more than 20 meters
of webbing and three anti-roll straps to keep each person in their own sleeping
bay throughout the night.
11. Garden Solar Lights
a romantic ambiance at your campsite with crystal ball string lights. Each
string is 24 feet long and features 50 waterproof LED lights. Plus, they’re
solar-powered so you can hang them anywhere the sun shines, making them a
perfect addition to your glamping trip.
12. V&O Large Tank Camper Brass Trim Oil Lantern
you’re in the mood for light from a real flame, opt for this brass oil lantern.
V&O’s large model holds 36 ounces of oil for 45 hours of burn time. Each
lantern is only 1.35 pounds, too, allowing you to carry a few to your campsite
for the weekend.
Which Glamping Gear Should You Buy?
The best part of glamping is there’s almost no limit to what you can bring with you. Whether you prefer to sleep on a cot or simply must have espresso each morning, there’s glamping gear out there for you.
With that in mind, you should buy whatever makes you most comfortable. Then, head into the wilderness with your buddies and enjoy the scenery — as well as your usual creature comforts.