Camping Gear You Need for Winter from Camping Gear You Need for Winter

Camping Gear You Need for Winter


Camping Gear You Need for Winter


While camping in the warmer months is nice, camping during the winter is a truly magical experience. Snow-covered trees, beautiful views of frozen lakes, ponds and rivers, and quiet trails are some of the many things you have to look forward to.

*Related: The 15 Best Winter Boots

Before you head out on your exploration, it’s important to educate yourself on the necessary gear and essentials. After all, winter camping may call for extreme weather conditions, so it is imperative that you are prepared. Make sure that you have a warm winter jacket, tent, sleeping bag, and under layers for protection against the cold.

UCO Candle Lantern

This lightweight collapsible Original Candle Lantern fights dampness and brightens up any campsite. The OLC provides cozy heat and natural light for up to 9 hours (per candle). It features a durable aluminum or brass construction, a carrying handle, handing hook, and twist-lock base. *Available in multiple colors.

Sierra Designs- Sleeping Bag

The Zissou Plus has the traditional mummy shape, but was updated to feature an integrated quilt-style closure that provides more bed-like comfort. The duel-zip comforter is easily adjustable and wraps naturally to your preferred sleeping position. Its shell is 30D Polyester Ripstop, the Liner is 30D Polyester Taffetta and it has 700 Fill Duck DriDown insulation.

Granite Gear- Packable Duffel Bag

Make carrying your things around easier with Granite Gear’s Packable Duffel. The bag has a convenient packable design; you can pack it into its carrying case for compact storage. It easily transitions into a backpack with load-absorbing shoulder straps that can be easily removed or adjusted.

OKC Chimera Knife

This versatile knife is perfect for camping in the wilderness because it is rated for any emergency situation. Its blade is .2 inches thick and approximately 8 inches long. The OKC Chimera has a fixed lock type, and its blade material is made out of 1095 Carbon Steel.

RAT 1A BP Knife

Whether you end up in a dangerous situation, you’re preparing food or starting a fire, you never know what camping in the wilderness will entail. The RAT 1A BP folding blade features fast opening action and a textured G10 handle that provides your blade with a durable enclosure and offers outstanding grip.

Copper Tumblers

It’s extremely important to stay hydrated, especially when you are spending a night at a campsite in the middle of nowhere. The Copper Canyon Tumblers feature superior vacuum insulation. They are spill resistant, BPA free and guaranteed to fit comfortably in your hand.


Keep your food and drinks cold and fresh with the Prospector 103 cooler. It is incredibly strong and has thick walls which provide superior insulation. A review on said: “The Prospector 103 is an amazing well designed extended trip cooler. The sliding rack system is awesome for storing items that need to stay cold but also stay dry!”

High Sierra- Jacket

It’s going to get cold, which is why you’re going to need the High Sierra Men’s Funston II Full Zip Jacket. This heavy weight sweater fleece jacket is perfect for layering under your winter coat or for wearing alone by the fire. It features water resistant shoulder reinforcement, hand warmer pockets, an interior storm flap with chin guard, and provides warmth and comfort with thermal insulation.

Columbia- Women’s Mountain SideTM Fleece Pull Over

This versatile pullover jacket is built with warm, soft and durable fleece. The Women’s Mountain SideTM Fleece Pull Over features a 100 percent polyester shell and zippered chest pocket. One reviewer said: “Ordered this on a cold day and man o man, I was so excited when it arrived. It is very stylish, good fitting (no gaps at the waist) and warm. It feels cozy against your skin- yes, you need this one!”

Canada Goose- Expedition Parka

Your winter camping and hiking wardrobe would not be complete without a comfortable, warm and durable parka. The Expedition Parka was originally designed for scientists in Antarctica. But hikers and campers love it because it stays dry in extreme conditions and it has been field-tested for the coldest places on earth. The parka features an insulated windguard, fleece-lined chin guard, an adjustable hood, handwarmer pockets, and heavy duty rib-knit cuffs that help keep out the cold.

Under Armour- ColdGear Fleece Gloves

Whether you are hiking, camping or hunting, it’s important to keep your hands and fingers warm. Cold air can affect your quickness and dexterity. The ColdGear Fleece Gloves are made of 100 percent polyester fleece construction; they have touchscreen-compatible fingers and a silicone-printed palm for added grip.

REI- Patagonia Triolet Shell Pants

From hiking up extreme summits to journeying through the backcountry, and sitting by the campfire, the Patagonia Triolet Snow Pants provide protection from the most serious weather conditions. They feature two vertical hand pockets, zippers on the sides for easy on-and-off and interior adjustable elastic tabs for a customized fit.

First-Aid Kit

Be prepared for any injuries or unfortunate circumstances with Cabela's Outfitter First Aid Kit by Adventure Medical. Packed in a hard-plastic, waterproof box; it comes fully equipped with 39 different items, including bandages, gauze and medications for treatment.

Hydro Flask- Food Flask

Keep your food hot or cold with the Food Flask by Hydro Flask. It’s the perfect container for on-the-go snacking or eating by the campfire. It is Tempsheild Protected, BPA-Free and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Kelty- Tent

A long footprint, night light pockets and a Stargazing Fly are just some of the many things the Trail Ridge 3 by Kelty features. A review on said: “Just spent two weeks backpacking and car camping in Colorado and Utah. This tent is high quality, with tight seams and smooth zippers. The 3 is roomy for two car camping, and light enough to carry moderate distances backpacking.”

Versatile Camping Stove

The Honey Stove is a compact, multi-fuel, efficient and versatile camping stove. It has five side panels and a top mesh grill for easy use with any size of cook pot. It is equipped with the options for a wood burning stove or gas cooker. Get yours today from

High Sierra- Backpack

This low profile pack is built for serious camping and back country adventures. Its roomy panel-load main compartment holds and organizes everything from a shovel to avalanche rescue tools. Its separate compartment on the back of the bag securely holds hydration reservoir and keeps it safe from sharp objects. Not to mention, the High Sierra Symmetry 18 has an integrated sport flap on the front of the bag that can be used to carry a helmet, snow shoes or any other gear. 

Body Wipes

You’re going to get dirty, and it’s not likely you will have a shower to clean off in. Goodwipes Cleansing Body Wipes will remove dirt, sweat, oil, and body odor. You can use them on your face, back, chest, legs, armpits, and feet. They are pH balanced, hypoallergenic and alcohol-free.

A Healthy Snack

Snacking is important, especially in the wild. Annie Chun’s Organic Seaweed Snacks are perfectly portioned and packed with healthy nutrients – iodine, fiber, protein and vitamins, to name a few. In fact, seaweed offers the broadest range of minerals of any food on the planet. It’s an energizing and delicious snack that’s easy to pack while you’re on the go. *Also try Annie Chun’s Seaweed Crisps which feature the brand’s famous Seaweed Snacks baked atop brown rice crisps for a heartier option.