Winter camping has many perks. With fewer crowds, campsites charge cheaper rates and are easier to book. You have more options to choose from and don't have to worry about getting stuck near inconsiderate campers. Additionally, during the winter months you'll skip out on the mosquitos and hot, muggy weather. If you’re planning on camping this winter, make you sure you buy the right shoes, clothes and gear to stay warm in the frigid, snowy weather. To get started, check out these winter camping essentials.
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket
The Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket from Mountain Hardwear is the world's lightest full-feature jacket, weighing in at just 2 oz. Ghost Whisperer is an ultra-lightweight fabric with a super-tight weave that's naturally downproof, windproof and water repellent. The jacket's water and wind-resistant ripstop nylon resists tearing, while remaining super lightweight and comfortable against your skin. The 850-fill-power down is treated with Q.Shield to resist moisture and retain heat to keep you warm and dry in cold and damp conditions. The jacket also contains small quilted sections that keep insulation in place and prevent cold spots, as well as plenty of deep zippered pockets for secure storage.
Fjallraven Sarek Three Seasons Sleeping Bag
With the Fjallraven sleeping bag, you'll stay warm on even the coldest nights. This convenient down sleeping bag takes up little space and is easy to pack. It's perfect for three-season use, and features an extra-warm foot box and comfortable head section with a down-padded thermal collar. The Thermal collar has a drawcord adjustment that traps in the heat. The full-length, two-way zipper delivers easy ventilation, while the double, down-padded flaps along the opening stop cold drafts and prevent the zipper from snagging.
Camelbak 0.6L Insulated Groove Sleeve
The Camelbak Insulated Groove Sleeve provides perfect insulation to regulate the temperature of the liquids inside the bottle. It's made from an eco-friendly material designed to keep your liquids cool or warm and reduce bottle condensation. You can hold the bottle by the side grip strap or attach it to your hiking bag.
Mountain Hardwear Tangent 2 Tent
The Mountain Hardwear Tangent 2 tent is the best tent for winter camping. The Trident corners provide superior strength and durability, as well as plenty of interior storage space. The tent can withstand heavy snow and wind loads and features a watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped 'bathtub floor' construction, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. The mesh vents at the roof and doors enable high and low ventilation, while the tent's internal pockets help you stay organized. The reflective color coded starter tab on the rainfly and canopy make the tent super easy to pitch.