Rough it in style with easy-to-pack camping gear essentials.
Nothing to Bug You
This chair is pretreated with odorless repellent, meaning the built-in drink holder just might lead to the only buzz of the night. $65; TravelChair.com
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Light on Your Feet
Don't dread the wee hours—skip to the loo in these LED flip-flops. They are also great for setting up camp and gathering firewood in the dark. $50; Teva.com
Save FacePrechill this waterproof, insulated case in the freezer to keep makeup, meds or snacks from melting en route. $40; Cool-ItCaddy.com
Get Charged UpNo need for batteries with a solar-powered flashlight-radio. Cloudy day? Use the hand crank. And it has a USB port to fuel other essential gadgets. $40; Brookstone.com
Ray BanWicking, sun-shielding material saves you from reapplying sunblock on a sweaty hike and lets you enjoy goop-free coziness post-swim. $40 to $60; Coolibar.com
H2O on the Go
Pack light—UV light, that is—on your next hike, and purify that sparkling stream water in 48 seconds. The reusable pen zaps more than 8,000 canteens' worth of water. $100; BuySteripen.com
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