A successful camping trip starts with packing the right gear to help you brave the elements. But if your equipment list is spartan and you’re only focused on what will help you make it through the weekend, you’re doing it wrong. A few creature comforts will make your time outdoors that much more enjoyable, and many are available at a reasonable price.
Coleman 6-Person Skydome
Coleman’s new Skydome series improves upon its classic dome tent by adding steeper walls to raise the headroom to six feet. Compared to a traditional dome, the tent was easier to pitch because of the attached main support poles. All we had to do was connect the segments, slide the disconnected ends into their opposite corners, and secure the tent body to the poles with snap-on clips. The fly protected us during an overnight spring shower, and large mesh paneling on the walls prevented the tent from feeling stuffy.