The year is drawing to a close and 2022 is just around the corner, which means a whole new year of outdoor fun and adventure. If you want to get the most out of it, you need the right equipment to make sure you can enjoy it comfortably and safely. To that end, we’ve decided now is the perfect time to take a look at the best outdoor gear for 2022.
The recommendations below have been selected to suit a wide range of outdoor activities and goals. Whether you want to go on a day hike, camp for the night, or venture out into the backcountry on an extreme hike, we’ve got suggestions for a handful of great gear to help you get there.
Knife Morakniv Mora 2000 anniversary edition
Arguably the most useful and essential tool to take with any outdoor endeavor is a knife, and here it is a real humdinger of a blade. Swedish cutlery maker Morakniv has been producing premium cutlery for over a century, and this 130th anniversary celebratory outing is everything you could expect from a large outdoor knife. It’s ultra-durable, holds a sharp edge beautifully, and is light to carry and balanced in the hand.
NEMO Moonlander double height table
A table is one of those things that you don’t really realize is priceless until you have one. This pint-sized folding table from famous outdoor equipment maker Nemo not only provides the flat surface you need in nature, but its sleek, foldable design makes it super easy to take on the go. It can also be adjusted to two different heights, making it more versatile for those camping times when you find yourself sitting on the ground.
Sylvansport Cloud Layer Sleeping Bag
If you want a good night’s sleep in the great outdoors, you need to have a good sleeping bag. The Sylvansport Cloud Layer is an exceptional option thanks to its comfortable multi-layered design that can be adjusted according to the weather. It’s also compatible with a wide range of sleeping mats and mattresses and comes in a two-person size in case you want to camp out and cuddle a bit.
Eureka! Gonzo Grill cooking system
There are plenty of great camping stoves out there, but none of them offer the versatility of Eureka’s Gonzo Grill !, one of the best manufacturers of outdoor equipment. As the name suggests, this is less of a camping stove and more of a cooking system, offering a stove, grill and griddle. It can also be daisy chained to other stoves so they can all run on the same fuel source.
Yeti Crossroads 22L Suburb
From coolers to power plants to camp lights, Yeti makes some awesome gear. Case in point: the Crossroads Commuter backpack. Lightweight yet super durable, it features a minimalist design that’s about as simple as it gets, but includes smart features like an inverted flap cover that’s more accessible, as well as carabiner loops and an access zipper. the water bottle. Small enough to be worn comfortably all day, it manages to hold a surprising amount of gear.
Deuter Futura Air Trek 60 + 10
When you venture out on the exact opposite of a day hike, choosing instead to travel deep in the backcountry for days on end, you need a really awesome backpack. The Deuter Future Air Trek is exactly that. Ultralight, well organized and extremely comfortable, it is able to go anywhere and carry just about anything you need. Ostensibly a 60-liter pack, its clever extendable hood allows it to grow an additional 10 liters if circumstances require.
Luno 2.0 air mattress
Motorhomes, this one is for you! Someone has finally created a car mattress that is actually comfortable and practical. While most air mattresses do not fit very well into a vehicle space, Luno’s 2.0 air mattress is available in a wide range of models specially designed to fit the interiors of dozens of SUVs, vans. and trucks. They’re also dual-chambered, allowing you to inflate one side while saving space for gear, or keeping each side stable to reduce jostling when two people are using it. It is also extremely durable, which means it has a much longer lifespan than almost any other air mattress.
Big Agnes Mint Lounge Tent
With its somewhat original and classic design, the Mint Saloon tent from Big Agnes is a very versatile shelter. This tent is spacious, easy to set up and has an extended vestibule, it’s a great choice whether you’re camping, at an outdoor festival, or just need a break from the day-long time to outside.
Good to go camping food kits
Good prepared camping food is hard to find. In fact, it’s almost impossible to find. These Good-to-Go ready meals, however, solve that problem. Offering recipes developed by a Michelin starred chef, they offer a wide range of dishes such as pho chicken, Cuban rice bowl, mushroom risotto, Thai curry, etc. They are also extremely easy to prepare – just add hot water.
Marmot WarmCube Novus Hoodie
There are a ton of great outdoor jackets out there, but few are as versatile as the Novus Hoody from great gear designer Marmot. While it’s surprisingly warm in cold weather, but light enough to provide an extra layer when the weather is only moderately cool, it all comes down to the size of a fist, making it easy to stow in your pocket. backpack. It is also very comfortable and looks quite sharp.
Sturdy Boho Tarpestry Blanket
Forget the old school, ugly blue tarps. We are looking for the tarpaulin of the future. This trap is pretty much all of Tarpestry. The products Tarpestry offers aren’t quite tarps, and they’re not quite tapestries. Instead, they exist in the best of both worlds, offering tarpaulin durability and easy cleaning along with the softness and aesthetics of a tapestry. They are perfect for picnics, for more privacy or even for protection from the rain. And when they are dirty, you can just water them.
Jackery Explorer 1500 portable power station
Nowadays, even when you leave the grid, you still want to take energy with you. The Jackery Explorer 1500 dominates the portable powerhouse game with unmatched capacity, durability and ease of use. Pair it with a set of the company’s solar panels and you’ve got a true off-grid electricity solution that can keep all of your devices charged as long as there is sun in the sky.