A Tent With Built-In LED Lighting Eliminates Midnight Flashlight Hunts

If you're sleeping out in the woods, and suitably far enough from civilization that you wake up in complete darkness, finding your flashlight to investigate a noise outside your tent can be all but impossible. So tent-maker Big Agnes has announced a new line of temporary abodes featuring LEDs built-in to the… » 7/17/14 5:25pm Thursday 5:25pm

Tents Should Have Had Built-in Air Mattresses Since Day One

A comfy air mattress can make roughing it feel a little less rough, although wrangling one inside a tent that's a little too small for your queen size bed can be a huge pain. And that's exactly the situation that inspired Dan Robertson to create the Aesent: a tent with a built-in air mattress on its base that's always… » 3/19/14 12:20pm 3/19/14 12:20pm

This Minimalist Outdoor Grill Rolls Open Like a Sleeping Bag

There's nothing quite like roasting a meal you just caught while you're braving the great outdoors. It's an experience made all the better with a campfire grill that doesn't feel like a sack of bricks in your backpack. And while designer Roee Magdassi's Stakes grill doesn't exist just yet, we're hoping at least one… » 12/30/13 9:40am 12/30/13 9:40am

A Layman's Guide to the High-Tech Tents That Keep Secrets Secret

It seems like every day brings a new "revelation" about Allied nations spying on other Allied nations. But while friends spying on friends might not be a huge surprise, the US is spending tons of money and brainpower trying to protect its sensitive conversations—in part, using portable security "tents." » 11/11/13 3:40pm 11/11/13 3:40pm

A Tiny Pop-up Trailer Hiding All Your Camping Needs

It's still not exactly 'roughing it', but this remarkably modular camping trailer provides many of the comforts of home without having to resort to hitting the road in a gigantic bus-like motorhome. When collapsed, Campa's All Terrain Trailer looks more like a hot dog vendor's cart than a place to spend the night,… » 9/17/13 11:20am 9/17/13 11:20am

Brave the Amazon With a Stand Up Paddleboard That Turns Into a Tent

As paddleboarding surges in popularity, it looks like it could soon replace the canoe as the defacto mode of transport for weekend camping excursions. A company called Coreban has teamed up with celebrity outdoorsmen Bear Grylls to create the Ultimate Adventure Tent: an inflatable paddleboard that gets you to your… » 8/12/13 12:09pm 8/12/13 12:09pm

This Solar Charging Tent Means You Can Never Get Away From Gadgets

Camping used to be all about getting away from the clutter of our increasingly connected lives. But then electronic devices became "mobile", which it turns out means "magnetically attracted to our thumbs," and solar charging was a necessity. Now Eddie Bauer (the company) is making a tent with a built in solar… » 7/30/13 11:20am 7/30/13 11:20am

Ultra-Expensive Two Pound Tent Lightens Your Backpack and Your Wallet

With its new Mojo UFO tent, Sierra Designs is hoping that campers who like to travel light are willing to spend a small fortune to shave a few pounds off their pack. Because the space-age looking shelter weighs less than two pounds, but comes with an $1,800 price tag—that's a whopping $900 per pound. » 7/28/12 12:00pm 7/28/12 12:00pm