6 Camping Gear Must-Haves

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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

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Save Face

Prechill this waterproof, insulated case in the freezer to keep makeup, meds or snacks from melting en route. $40; Cool-ItCaddy.com

Get Charged Up

No 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 Ban

Wicking, 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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