The Best Camping Gear for Spring Break

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FYI: Spring will be here before you know it. If you haven't already started thinking about your springtime vacations, there's no time like the present -- and no, you don't have to be a college student to plan for Spring Break.

Just in case you're looking for a little outdoor escape this season (for Spring Break or otherwise), camping is a great option to get away and spend time with yourself, a significant other or a small group of friends or family. After all, getting outdoors is more needed than ever -- especially when you've been spending so much time within the confines of your home.

Whether you're the type of person who loves to take regular camping trips -- or you're planning for an alternative Spring Break for this March and April -- it's never a bad idea to have trusted gear on your hands. To help any camper prep for the next trip to the great outdoors, or inspire gifting ideas for loved ones who enjoy getting outside, ET Style gathered the best camping essentials and travel gear you'll need to comfortably (and safely) enjoy days under the sun and nights under the stars, even if it's your first camping trip.

You don't have to go all out -- you can pack your bags and hit the road for a car camping trip nearby national park (and maybe bring a swimsuit or two while you're at it). Or, create the ambiance of a campsite right in your backyard to create a unique opportunity for a staycation. Either way you do it, now you'll have the gear to make your camping Spring Break experience complete.

ET Style has also gathered tons of major markdowns, everything you need for other areas of your life, including steals from top brands like Coach, Kate Spade, H&M and Frye. Plus, you can find the best Lululemon dupes, TikTok-approved Walmart picks, and viral leggings even Lizzo can't stop wearing. 

From a sleeping bag that doesn't cost a fortune to tents, coolers, sun shelters and high-tech equipment, shop our selection of the best camping gear below. 

This one tops the list of cool camping gear: a collapsible rocking chair for sitting around the campfire. Great for backpacking or taking on quick trips to the beach, this chair has more than 500 5-star reviews from Amazon shoppers. 
$70 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $80)

You don't want to get caught in the dark in the woods without a good headlamp. This lamp has almost 1,000 5-star reviews and there's no wonder: it's rechargeable, waterproof and super light-weight. 
$25 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $30)

This wine tumbler is like no other -- especially when it comes to camping. The shape is elegant and keeps your beverage at the right temperature -- whether it's chilled wine, hot coffee or cold water. It's also light-weight if you're concerned about over-packing. 
$25 AT AMAZON

These Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boots are a hiker's staple. 
STARTING $66 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $90)

YETI is known to be the outdoorsman's best friend. Whether you're headed into the woods for the weekend or hitting the road for a few days, the YETI Tundra 75 Cooler will keep your food and drinks fresh. Loaded with features, it’s designed with PermaFrost insulation for unmatched ice retention, no-sweat design to eliminate condensation and bearfoot non-slip feet. The YETI Tundra Cooler outperforms the average cooler and this one can be yours for $250 off the regular price. 
$450 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $700)

This super-lightweight Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator is perfect for hikers and geocaching enthusiasts alike. 
$91 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $120)

The 50-ounce CamelBak HydroBak Hydration Pack is the quintessential apparatus that allows you to fight off dehydration and drink water on-the-go. You can wear this Camelbak alone for a run or underneath your backpack if you're out hiking. 
STARTING $49 AT AMAZON

The North Face Mountain Sweatshirt 3.0 Full-Zip Hoodie is a hoodie that you can wear anywhere and everywhere. This hoodie comes in various colors and is up to 60% off the retail price.
$112 AT BACKCOUNTRY (REGULARLY $149)

This Oakley Enduro Backpack is great for all your travels, even to the park. 
$51 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $100)

The Solo Stove Titan is a natural convection inverted downgas gasifier camp stove. This kit comes with the pot, alcohol burner and accessory kit. This camping stove can cook for two to four people and only weighs 16.5 ounces. The Solo Stove has more efficient burn, which means you'll use much less wood compared to an open campfire.
$80 AT SOLO STOVE (REGULARLY $110)

Whether you're a novice camper or outdoor activity is part of your lifestyle, this set makes cooking easy when you don't have the creature comforts of home. This Coleman Camping Cookware 5-Piece Aluminum Nesting Mess Kit includes an 8-ounce cup, a 7-inch frying pan, a 16-ounce pot with lid and a 6-inch deep-dish plate.
$13 AT AMAZON

If your next camping adventure is a family affair, this Coleman Camp Wagon makes transporting your camping gear a bit easier. 
$102 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $110)

If you're into winter camping, this Coleman Brazos Cold Weather Sleeping Bag will keep you warm in weather as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
STARTING $37 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $43)

This air mattress comes with a high speed pump (90 seconds), is guaranteed not to leak (two-year warranty) and is waterproof. This one is good if you're car camping with the family.
$60 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $80)

The ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock is a two-person hammock weighing only 19 ounces. It is built for portability with trustworthy material and is a hammock for two.
$70 AT AMAZON

A good lantern is essential camping gear for outdoor enthusiasts. This Coleman LED Lantern runs on high for 85 hours and on low for 299 hours.
$48 AT AMAZON

This Sierra II Ez Up takes only a minute to set up. This lightweight canopy weighs only 31 pounds and is made for easy transport from place to place, be it the beach, your backyard or a campsite.
$103 AT AMAZON

These Sorel Winter Fancy Lace II Boots are fully waterproof and insulated for the winter months. Get a jump on the winter season and get these boots for 33% off, while supplies last.
$100 AT ZAPPOS (REGULARLY $150)

This portable, waterproof solar charger is compatible with all smartphones, tablets and other USB devices. It features a flashlight and compass in case you get caught in the dark. 
$23 AT AMAZON

The Gerber Prodigy Survival Knife has a serrated edge with a stainless steel blade.
$98 AT AMAZON

Whether you're RV camping or you're pitching a tent at a campground, a sleeping bag is one of the basic camping accessories for outdoor adventures. This one is on sale at Backcountry, while supplies last. 
$72 AT BACKCOUNTRY (REGULARLY $90)

This UCO Stormproof Match Kit comes with waterproof case, 25 matches and three strikers. They're not just good for camping -- having them on hand in emergency situations like tornados and hurricanes can be a lifesaver. 
STARTING $13 AT AMAZON

This is a complete survival kit to keep you stay safe and attract help if you get lost, get caught in bad weather or have another emergency. It includes 32 different items, including a raincoat, a flashlight, a multi-tool, fishing line and a bunch of other items that will help you in an emergency.
$34 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $40)

Don't get dehydrated on your next camping trip or beach visit.
$35 AT NORDSTROM

This Coffee Maker French Press, made with stainless steel and heat-resistant glass, is the perfect coffee maker to take on your outdoor adventure for a good cup of joe when you need it.
$26 AT AMAZON

This Eddie Bauer Convertible Cooler has a 2 mode carry -- release the clips for an extended capacity. This Eddie Bauer compact cooler is is perfect for functionality and style.
$49 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $70)

The Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, Fieldmaster Pocket Knife is the classic choice in a pocket knife.
$38 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $52)

This "loveseat" is camping gear for people who want to create a home-away-from-home around the campfire. 
$101 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $110)

This Portable Utensils Travel Camping Flatware Set is an imperative addition to your camping gear.
$9 AT AMAZON

This Fortem bungee cord set is a 30-piece kit for all your camping and traveling needs.
$24 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $40)

If you're ready for a night in the woods, the Coleman 6-Person Instant Cabin Tent is great for a family camping trip or a couple's weekend getaway in nature. The best part: It only take 60 seconds to set up.
$147 AT AMAZON

A necessity you might not remember to pack until it's too late.
$7 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $10)

The GoPro HERO8 Black Camera is the perfect camera to chronicle your action and adventure moments outdoors. This camera contains smooth stabilization and voice control so you can make the most of your time outdoors and have something to relive the memories once your trip is over.
$334 AT AMAZON (REGULARLY $349)

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