17 Essential Items For Camping This Memorial Day Weekend

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, and the "unofficial" start to summer camping season, Backbone Media presents a range of products for family campers to enjoy and to use in the great outdoors. 

Avex Claret Insulated Wine Glass: $19.99

  • The Claret is perfect for happy hour on the back deck or sitting with your toes in the sand.
  • The Claret features vacuum insulated stainless steel construction, and its no sweat design keeps drinks cold for up to 18 hours.
  • Enjoy a glass of rose, white wine or a cocktail in the great outdoors! 

Big Agnes Summit Park 15°F: $349.95

  • Whether it be North Park or the low grasslands of Kansas, Park Series Downtek™ bags are ideal for serious hunters or those just hunting for a sleeping bag with tons of room.
  • New design improves connection between pad sleeve and bag, giving the contour shape a roomier sleeping space without adding bulk.
  • Design improves usable interior space and bag drapes over body.
  • Double zippers allow entry from either side of bag, and when unzipped, allows top of bag to be used like a comforter.

Black Diamond’s Spot Headlamp: $39.95

  • One TriplePower LED, one SinglePower white LED and one SinglePower red LED emits 200 lumens (max setting)
  • PowerTap Technology allows fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power in order to instantly increase illumination in distance or proximity modes
  • Red night-vision mode has proximity and strobe settings, and activates without cycling through the white mode
  • IPX8: Waterproof—Tested to operate up to 1.1 meters underwater for 30 minutes. If submerged, water may enter the battery compartment and it will still operate, and it should be dried out completely afterwards

Chaco Z/Cloud Sandal: $110

  • Versatile, supportive and ideal for water- and land-based activities.
  • Instant-comfort topsheet makes for an incredibly comfortable fit right from the start.
  • Midsole includes LUVSEAT™ dual-density PU and antimicrobial application for odor control.
  • Non-marking ChacoGrip™ rubber compound provides amazing traction.

EnerPlex Kickr Mini: $129

  • This slim, portable, and durable power pack is an 8-watt solar panel. 
  • Integrated 5,000 mAh battery, which is enough to charge the average smart phone 2-3 times.
  • Packs down small, to easily function as an everyday carry while traveling, exploring or if the power goes out.

Gerber Camp Kitchen Kit: $88

  • Locking drawer with knife retention is held securely with magnets, and includes built-in ceramic sharpener.
  • Bright green case also serves as a cutting board.
  • Dishwasher safe.

Honey Stinger Gluten Free Organic Waffles: $23.84/Box of 16 waffles

  • A great alternative to conventional energy food now in a gluten-free option, certified organic and available in a single-serving wrapper with natural carbohydrate sources for enhanced absorption.
  • Gluten Free Organic Stinger Waffles provide a tasty boost of sustainable energy on the go in two thin waffles infused with True SourceTM honey.
  • Flavors include Cinnamon, Salted Caramel and Maple.

Klean Kanteen 8 oz. Insulated Tumbler: $18

  • New tumbler is perfect for a weekend whiskey, mixed drinks or moning espressos.
  • Keeps contents hot for 2 hours and cool for 10 hours.

Maven Optics: $500 and Up 

  • Whether it be for bird watching, hunting or traveling, a good set of binoculars is crucial for any outdoor enthusiast.
  • Made with Japanese glass that offers some of the best performing clarity found on the market.
  • Design a custom pair of Maven’s for summer.

PK Grill and Smoker: $369.99

  • Ultimate grill and smoker combination.
  • Cast aluminum provides rust-proof durability.
  • Portable BBQ for camping, tailgating and outdoor adventure.

Polygiene-treated Dakine Oakridge Flannel: $80

  • Designed to be worn both on and off-trail this summer.
  • The first flannel on the market to incorporate Polygiene.
  • Transitions easily from bike to bar.

SmartWool Women’s Fern Lake Dress: $80

  • When a trail run goes longer than expected, and the Fern Lake dress comes to the rescue, with an easy transition to summer barbeques. 
  • Versatile dress sports a scoop neck with a racerback that sits right over a sports bra.
  • Breathable, temperature-regulating Merino combined with ultra-soft and wrinkle-resisting TENCEL.

Tepui Kukenam Ruggedized: $1,650 

  • The Kukenam Ruggedized is the toughest roof top tent on the market.
  • Perfect for 4x4 trailers and tough off-road rigs or sports utility vehicles.
  • Available in Expedition Orange and Haze Grey.
  • Take it as a base camp for rock climbing, mountain biking, or day hiking to nearby summits.

Thermacell Repellent with New 12 Hr Mats: $39.99 

  • New for 2016, Thermacell has launched its Scout Camp Lantern, which comes equipped with 12 hour mats for full day or night protection.
  • Ideal for long days in the woods, out on the water or just hanging around camp in the evening.
  • The Thermacell 15x15ft zone of protection will campsites mosquito-free.

Thule Versant and Stir Series: $59.95-295.00

  • Versant series is built for backpacking; Stir series is made for day hiking
  • Both packs are lightweight, come in minimalist design, and most sizes are fully customizable with an array of key feature
  • Customizable hipbelt compatible with interchangeable VersaClick accessories (Versant - sold separately).
  • StormGuard system combines a partial rain cover with a waterproof bottom liner to create a fully weather proof bag (Stir 35L and Versant).
  • Top lid converts to a sling pack for summit hikes (Versant).

Upslope Thai Style White IPA: $9.99 

  • Perfect to pack in/pack out of your favorite camping zone.
  • Brewed using Belgian Wit yeast, it's a far from traditional beer.
  • Hopped like an American IPA and infused with seven Asian-inspired spices.

YETI Colster: $29.99

  • The Colster is constructed of extremely durable 18/8 kitchen-grade stainless steel.
  • Double-wall vacuum insulation will keep beverages as cold as possible.
  • No sweat design keeps hands dry and clean.
  • Holds both 12 oz. cans and bottles.