Campgear Wishlist 2015

Camp gear wishlist

Yup, that’s a lot of camping/outdoor gear. If it’s one thing I learned this summer, it’s that I don’t have anything I need yet to enter into the “professional outdoorsperson” competition. But… I never considered myself that into camping and being outdoorsy, if you know what I mean.

Since then though, I know that I’m coming back for another summer, I know that I’ll be using this gear pretty often and the price tag was the only thing that was really holding me back from splurging on all of it! (The pro deals discounts don’t hurt though).

Gear Wishlist

1. Mountain Hardwear Heratio 15 (women’s)

A sleeping bag is at the top of my list because it’s for… sleeping. And the one I have is about 10 years old and not at all competing with the compression sleeping bags that are out these days. It compresses down to the size of a large backpack. Yeah, that’s exactly why I’m ditching the ol’ pal.

I started writing this whole list of what you should look for when shopping for sleeping bags, but it started getting long enough for a post of its own! Which will be coming soon.

2. Patagonia Bivy Hooded Vest

This one is just for how cute it is!! I randomly tried it on while I was window shopping at REI (yeah, right. Like I can walk away without buying anything) and it was cozy and looked awesome. The outside is made with a thick canvas type material and is just what I need when I want to layer.

3. Osprey Ariel 65

I’ve been hemming and hawing about getting a backpack soon… and I really need to make moves on it. I will, I will… when I get closer to one of my bigger trips! But for now, I’ll settle with looking at it through my computer screen. This one is just so pretty and I think 65 is the maximum size I’ll ever need… for me, it’s better to have a larger bag and be able to compress than to have a smaller bag and need to buy another one to upgrade size.

4. Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5

I have never owned a tent. Never needed to! But now that I know how easy and lovable camp life is, I want one of my own. Especially one that can fit into my backpack if I ever want to do a longer backpacking trip. It is on my bucket list after all.

5. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Ooh, especially this teal green color! I’ve been looking for something light that would keep me warm at campsites at night and many other tour leaders have this going for them. So why not! Supposedly this is going to be super light and compressible but also keep you toasty warm at the same time. Good for on top of your baselayer, but under a larger coat if it gets that cold.

6. Target Dez Shearling Style Boots

I don’t think I need an explanation for this.

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  • Lani

    Easy tiger. Easy! You know there will be some serious sales and discounts this holiday season and surely there is some sort of ‘craigslist’ for barely used gear that you could get your hands on? Yeah, gear. Love, luv, love! In another life, I’d be a camping / hiking queen…

  • Kerri

    I desperately need a new backpack. I want one that’s hand luggage size and that is good enough to hold my laptop and camera… I might be asking too much but I’m still looking!