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Those who love the outdoors have likely dreamed once or twice (or three times...) about sleeping beneath the stars in total comfort. You know, with the tent you can stand up in, a plush mattress, cozy sleeping bags, and of course a beautiful view for enjoying your morning coffee (and evening cocktails).
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Well, there's no time like summer and fall for a tricked-out camping trip. While roughin' it can certainly be a ton of fun, glamping just brings a little more pizzazz to the experience—and ensures happy campers, full stop. Below, you'll find the creme de la creme of gear that makes a camping trip both outdoorsy and totally luxurious. Think twinkling lights to string around your campsite, an air mattress so comfy you may not even want to return to your normal bed, and collapsible champagne flutes. And you'll also notice a a really cool—and stylish—camp-friendly car, too.
So buckle up and get ready to embrace nature (comfortably, of course). These are our picks for the most luxe camping gear around to up your glamping game.
Montana Canvas Luxury Tent
If you want to make your glamping fantasy a reality, a picture-perfect canvas tent is the way to go. Montana Canvas crafts sturdy, elegant luxury tents fit to weather your luxe camping trip. The grade A polyester-cotton blend is treated to be both waterproof and mildew-resistant.
To buy: from $2,570, montanacanvas.com
YETI Tundra 210 Cooler
In our book, a camping trip simply wouldn't be complete without a YETI cooler. With the Tundra 210, you'll be set for days—it's the deepest cooler the brand offers, and features signature Fatwall design, permafrost insulation, and rotomolded construction. Don't forget to pack the champagne!
To buy: $800, yeti.com
Hobie Mirage Kayak
Haul, store, inflate, enjoy–that's the mantra for this stunning Hobie tandem kayak. For those planning a trip near the water, a portable kayak, like the inflatable Mirage i14T, is going to be a whole lot of fun. Thanks to the brand's Kick-Up Fin technology, there are no paddles needed—how's that for portable?
To buy: $4,090, hobie.com
Thule Tepui Ruggedized Autana 3 Tent
Why sleep in your car when you can sleep on your car? With many car camping tents on the market these days, we're making it easy for you: Thule's Tepui Ruggedized Autana 3 Tent is everything you'll want from a cozy car camping situation. It's durable, compatible with 4x4 trailers and off-road rigs, and sleeps up to three people. The best part? Two screened-in sky panels, ideal for stargazing.
To buy: $2,750, rei.com
Snow Peak Takibi Fire Grill
Consider Snow Peak the go-to for refined yet hardy camping cookware—and this portable grill is no exception. Designed in Japan, the grill features a chic and sturdy stainless steel build, easy set-up and break-down, and quick storage abilities.
To buy: $320, snowpeak.com
Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 3 Tent
If you're looking to keep things a bit more lightweight, a simpler tent set-up is the way to go. Mountain Hardwear's Mineral King 3 is named "king" for a reason—this tent is all about maintaining the sweet view. The genius creatives at the brand have crafted a spacious tent that not only ensures comfort and a spacious interior, but it doesn't obstruct any part of the view that you've worked so hard to sleep in front of.
To buy: $300, mountainhardwear.com
Nemo Helio LX Pressure Shower
Often, folks associate camping with being unable to, well, bathe. Not so! Portable showers are a thing—and if you're looking for something durable and top-of-the-line, Nemo's Heli LX Pressure Shower is the way to go. It has 5.8-gallon capacity, a seven-foot hose, and 7-10 minutes of continuous water spray.
To buy: $150, rei.com
Luno Air Mattress 2.0 for SUV
No tent, no problem. If you're car camping and want to snooze from the comfort of your own four wheels, these luxurious air mattresses from Luno Life will allow you to do just that—and you'll get an excellent sleep. Compatible with 1,800 vehicles and super-cozy thanks to O-Beam support, you can easily tailor the mattress firmness to your comfort level.
To buy: $225, lunolife.com
Simon Pearce Fairy Lights
You've probably seen those Instagrams of fairy lights twinkling in the evening light around someone's stunning campsite. Well, leave to lighting extraordinaire Simon Pearce to provide these beautiful—and easy to transport—15-foot string lights. Whether you use them inside your tent, outside your car, or strung around a nearby tree, these lights will add some serious ambiance to your excursion.
To buy: $25, perigold.com
Nesting Champagne Flute Set
It's a simple rule: when on a luxury vacation, one must sip champagne from proper flutes. While that usually means toting glasses around, these collapsible, copolyester flutes are just that—collapsible—so you can enjoy your bubbly fireside with no worries about glass breaking or heavy hauling.
To buy: $15, gsioutdoors.com
Sherpa Throw Blanket
A stylish blanket that also happens to be extremely warm and cozy will make your tent or the back of your car all the more inviting when the sun goes down. This one, in particular, photographs really well—a plus.
To buy: $168, fahertybrand.com
Take Bamboo Chair
When it's time to sit around the fire for drinks or a meal, there's no reason to stop being stylish—these foldable bamboo chairs are just as comfortable as they are elegant and lightweight, so they'll make for easy packing into the car and support your back after a long day of outdoor fun.
To buy: $215, snowpeak.com
Big Agnes King Solomon 15˚ Double Sleeping Bag
Every camper needs a reliable sleeping bag, but Big Agnes takes reliability a step further with its state-of-the-art bags. This particular double sleeping bag will keep you and your partner warm even during the chilly nights, thanks to 650 fill DownTek™ and soft, cozy polyester shell and taffeta.
To buy: $430, bigagnes.com
Land Rover the New Defender
Designed with the modern-day explorer in mind, this iconic car brand's new Defender is nothing short of stunning—and literally made for the rugged outdoor lifestyle. It can handle rough terrain, is crafted from super-tough materials, and features specific geometry perfect for navigating anything nature may throw at you.
To buy: $49,900, landroverusa.com