Dreamwave Audio Explorer Bluetooth Speaker
The Explorer delivers rich, warm sound in a durable, splashproof, portable package that we relied on many times this summer. If you’ve gotta have music at your campfire (or high alpine beach session), the Explorer is a great choice.
$149.99 | bestbuy.com
Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock
If there’s one must-own piece of gear for all car campers, it’s a hammock. And the Therm-a-Rest Slacker is our favorite. The soft polyester is as comfortable as it gets, it packs up small enough to stash in a pack, and is available with accessories like a rain fly, bug screen, and straps for everything from afternoon nap to full shelter.
$69.95 single / $79.95 double | thermarest.com
UCO Hundred Wood headlamp
With a wood inlay and five different styles, the Hundred is arguably the most unique and stylish headlamp you’ll find. At 100 lumens, it’s also bright enough for any adventures in the dark, whether it’s a romp in the woods or a walk around the block with the dogs.
$29.99 | ucogear.com
Lightweight, compact, and versatile, the Joey is in our car at all times, ready to use at the campsite, beach (the unique basket on each leg prevents the chair from sinking in the sand!), or kids soccer games.
$73.60 | backcountry.com
IceMule Pro Cooler
With plenty of room for enough beer to quench your entire crew’s thirst on the next hike to that remote beach or overlook, and enough insulation to keep it cold for a couple of days at camp, this backpack might just be the most versatile cooler on the market.
$99.95 | icemule.com