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    33 Camping Products You Can Use In Cold Weather

    Sleeping bags, four-season tents, cozy cots, and other gear to keep you warm.

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    1. A Coleman sleeping bag you'll count on in cold weather and easily pack up when it's time to head home.


    This sleeping bag is made of synthetic insulation and will keep you warm down to 20 degrees.

    Promising review: "So warm! I used this for camping for a week; there was a ban on fires, so we couldn't have a fire to warm up before bed. It was so toasty that I had to stick my legs out to cool off. A friend had a thinner sleeping bag from REI and she was freezing, so we ended up sharing the sleeping bag as a top blanket and were both very cozy. I get really cold and this sleeping bag makes me feel really safe to sleep outdoors. I have two and they can zip together for a two-person sleeping bag. Love this bag. It is a little bulkier, but that's because it's so warm!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.72+ (available in two colors).

    2. A portable LED camping lantern you won't have to worry about getting rain, sleet, or snow on because it's totally waterproof! Not to mention the battery lasts up to 30 hours.

    the collapsible lantern with water droplets on it
    Stitch Simon / Via Etsy

    Get it from Stitch Simon on Etsy for $27.43.

    3. A four-season tent reviewers swear by for holding up in the snow thanks to its steep walls and waterproof design. It's also UV-resistant!


    Promising review: " I bought this tent for camping in the Grand Canyon after seeing a forecast for snow. It is super light and setting it up took ten minutes. The tent poles are very strong. It also comes with quality lightweight stakes that I was able to hammer all the way into the ground and pull out of icy snow without bending. The space inside is perfect for two people side by side with duffel bags at our feet. I could lay three Z insulation pads next to each other and we weren’t cramped. The tent was dry and warm even after sleet and flurries all day. Overnight it snowed two feet and I didn’t even notice until I heard my fellow campers digging themselves out of their collapsed tents. This Geertop tent has steep walls that prevented snow buildup from bending the poles so the tent was exactly as we had set it up. There was minimal condensation in the tent and I was able to keep my boots dry and snow-free in the space between the inner and outer tent flaps. The temperature outside was around 15 degrees and I was very comfortable in the tent with my sleeping bag unzipped." —Annie C.

    Get it from Amazon for $116.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A pair of Carhartt cold weather boots socks you can slap on your feet to keep them cozy while you sleep or hit the trails.

    the cold weather sock in a green, gray, and orange color-blocked pattern

    My partner swears by these as the warmest socks over REI boot socks and Darn Tough, for those really cold days.

    Promising review: "These are possibly the best pair of socks I've ever owned. These socks are very warm. I literally wore them for 48 hours straight on a cold camping trip and my feet were comfy the whole time. Days were about 40 degrees and evenings were about 30 degrees, and all I had on my feet were these socks and some non-insulated hiking boots. It got down to 19 degrees the first night and despite only having a 40-degree rating on my sleeping bag, my feet stayed warm all night long." —Dan C.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5-15 and seven colors).

    5. A Dutch oven and cast-iron cooking tripod so you can cook, stew, bake, and make morning pancakes over a camp fire with ease.


    Promising review (for the Dutch oven): "Nice product. I primarily bought this because of the dual-function lid. We all know these things are not light to carry, but you can use the lid as a skillet which eliminates the need for a pan. The Dutch oven worked well, I used it camping in the mountains and cooked many meals." —Kim

    Promising review (for the cast-iron tripod): "If you're going camping, take your Dutch oven and your enamel coffee pot, and this tripod. This tripod turns your camp fire into your personal outdoor camp kitchen. You can use it to cook, bake, make coffee, simmer stews — the possibilities are only limited by your imagination." —Dusty

    Get them from Amazon: the Dutch oven for $49.99+ (available in two sizes) and the tripod for $25.99.

    6. A mountaineering aura sleeping bag that's water-resistant and designed to keep you warm through freezing temps and beyond!

    the gray mummy-shaped sleeping bag with the blue

    This sleeping bag is water-resistant, insulated with synthetic Techloft, will keep you warm down to 20 degrees F, and comes with a stuff sack.

    Get it from Backcountry for $82.46 (size long).

    7. A warm Carhartt hat for anyone who loves to sleep with a hat on for extra warmth on frigid nights (me).

    a reviewer wearing the charcoal gray hat in frigid temperatures

    Promising review: "This is a great product. It was super chilly out this morning and we're going camping in the backyard. This hat worked to keep my head warm!" —Patricia Appelquist

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 26 colors).

    8. A pack of wax-based fire starters that'll help you get a fire going in no time, plus the burning pine and flowers will add a sweet aroma to your next outdoor fire time.

    the wax-based fire starters with pine needles, twigs, and flowers
    Duck Island Designs / Via Etsy

    Promising review: "Works well for outdoor fire! They are very pretty so feels special and relaxing to use them for family fire pit night. Works well if you start your fire with smaller kindling. A nice treat!" —Amelia Bowen

    Get a five-pack from Duck Island Designs on Etsy for $11.

    9. A vacuum-insulated thermos to keep your food hot and ready to enjoy even when you're away from the campsite.


    Promising review: "Bought these primarily for taking on hikes while camping and more specifically for winter camping when we want hot food and are away from our shelter. In order to keep food as hot as possible, we boil water to heat up the cold jar, secure the tops on, and then prepare our food while the jars preheat. Food is nice and hot when we go to eat even after snowshoeing for a few hours with these in our backpacks. The best part of these jars is how easy they are to clean and assemble. Other brands I've had are much harder to clean. The ease of cleaning makes these superior especially when you are washing dishes in a cold-weather environment." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    10. An investment-worthy Pendleton National Parks blanket to throw over your sleeping bag for an extra-cozy layer. This blanket is made of pure wool and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

    the gray, brown, yellow, teal, white, and navy striped blanket

    Dry clean only. Each purchase gives back to America's National Parks.

    Promising review: "I camp out a lot and one thing that I've found that is indispensable in my adventures is a wool blanket. Few things provide ultra comfort and warmth in the great outdoors than a wool blanket. Pendleton makes some of the best around too. This blanket is a great purchase and will last for years and years. It's expertly made and a wonderful addition to my gear arsenal." —Wyyld

    Get it from Backcountry for $119+ (available in sizes throw-queen and16 colors).

    11. A thermal underwear set to help you stay toasty at all times — a thermal base layer is essential for cold-weather camping IMO, and these sound soft enough to sleep in as well!,

    Promising review: "These are made of a very nice soft material that fits the body closely. Not your old-fashioned cotton twill type long underwear that sagged at your crotch and butt. They fit very well and I expect they will keep me warm for the upcoming truck camping trip to the desert." —Bob C.

    Get them from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and five colors)

    12. And a set of fleece-lined thermal underwear that is lightweight yet warm enough to wear as a base layer while building a campfire.


    Promising review: "I got these for a camping trip and was never disappointed and now I've been wearing these all the time. Kept me nice and warm. They look good." —Kelly

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XXS-3XL and three colors).

    13. A portable fire pit for the camp house so the whole fam always has a personalized place to sit around the fire and relax.

    people sitting around the metal fire pit with a fire going at night
    MillsFarmNebraska / Via Etsy

    Promising review: "Came out perfect! My parents are going to love this for their new hunting camp house!" —Ashley Klawitter

    Get it from Mills Farm Nebraska on Etsy for $101.99+ (available in two sizes with mutilple customization options).

    14. A spacious and affordable Coleman tent reviewers say helped keep them warm when temps were in the teens.


    Promising review: "I really don't understand how someone couldn't love this tent. It stands up to some serious weather, has a giant vestibule for your gear, is massive inside, and is dirt cheap. I just camped out on a windy 14-degree night, and I was comfortable and confident in my tent. If it had aluminum poles, it would be the world's best tent (but then it wouldn't be as inexpensive either). Just a great tent." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $79.99.

    15. A pair of thermal sweatpants who are just as serious about keeping you comfy and toasty as you are — you might never take them off once you put them on!

    a model wearing the pants in gray

    Catch me sleeping in these on my next camping trip.

    Promising review: "I go camping year-round in western Washington state, so I was looking for something to keep me warm at night. These pants are easy to walk around in and take care of personal needs. They also have pockets for small items to keep my hands free when needed. I ordered three more pairs, two for my wife." —Beaver

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    16. A 15-degree F down sleeping bag you just may not want to crawl out of when you wake up to snowfall or a brutally windy day — because as long as you're snuggled up in this bad boy, you'll be toasty!


    This bag is made of Hydrophobic down which won't lose its loftiness when wet, it's spoon-shaped (so it has enough room for side-sleepers), has a waterproof foot box to protect your feet from tent condensation, and will keep you warm down to 15 degrees.

    Promising review: "Have tested this bag down to 30 degrees but also up to 50 degrees. The thermo-vents and bottom opening regulate temperature really well. I’m confident with this bag and a merino baselayer I can camp down to 20 degrees based on experience so far. I also used it in a tent that I forgot the pegs for, meaning there was no venting all night. Everything was pretty wet in the morning but I was still nice and warm. The bag dried out quickly too." —neil wortley

    Get it from Backcountry for $299.95+ (available in regular and long sizes).

    17. And a warm foam sleeping pad you can stick under your sleeping bag, because why sleep on the cold hard ground when you can just..not?

    the foam pad

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite mat I’ve slept on. It keeps you very warm yet it is extremely lightweight being only foam. The material helps keep my sleeping bag from sliding off and it doesn't make all the crunchy sound an air pad would. I was worried how thin the pad is but wow it has exceeded my expectations. Can't even feel if it's in your pack or not!" —David Gorka

    Get it from Backcountry for $19.95+ (available in three sizes).

    18. A classic Stanley thermos that's vacuum insulated, rust-proof, made with stainless steel and BPA-free materials, and WILL keep hot drinks hot for up to 24 hours.

    a person pouring a hot beverage into the wide-mouth thermos

    We had one of these growing up and I can attest it is virtually indestructible and it will keep drinks tongue-burning hot seven hours after it was poured in, so be careful!

    Promising review: "Love my 40-year-old, 1-quart Stanley vacuum bottle, AKA thermos. The only problem, and I mean the only problem is 1-quart of hot chocolate doesn't go very far with a family of five. And who wants to lug and wash two of them? So I was excited to see this product that essentially doubles the capacity. After winter excursions where we come back to the car cold, this holds enough to make sure everyone gets plenty and warms right up. After hours in the car, the hot chocolate is tongue scorching hot. It has the same Stanley quality and durability as my classic, smaller model. This really is perfect. And you don't have to pay jacked up prices for the snow monster name. Stanley thermoses have been around generations, for a good reason." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $19.82+ (available in two sizes).

    19. And a stainless-steel Stanley pour-over ideal for those who prioritize the morning brew. No one should have to brave the elements without a hot cup of bean juice IMO.

    Promising review: "Works great for us. Such a space saver in our RV. If you use an expression grinder you will find some fines at the bottom of your cup but that doesn’t bother me at all. I’m surprised at how well it makes coffee." —CParas

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    20. A pair of waterproof Ozonepark boots to help you trek to and from your campsite without frigid toes.

    the black boot with a chunky white rubber sole with grips on the bottom

    Promising review: "Great boots, so comfortable and perfect for freezing weather." —lessfashion

    Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (available in sizes 6-7.5, 9.5, and 11).

    21. Hot Hands that'll warm up your hands (or stick them in your boots!) and help keep frost bite from ruining your life.

    a reviewer's photo of many hand warmers

    My partner and I go hiking a lot in the Catskills through lots of snow, and seriously use these to help prevent frostbite, along with the Carhartt winter boot socks.

    Promising review: "With all the snow and cold we have had this year, they have proved to be a tremendous asset for my husband. He spent many, many hours snow blowing, and said he could depend on the hand warmers to keep his hands from getting frostbitten. He wouldn't be without them." —niteowl

    Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $23.50.

    22. A windproof mummy sleeping bag designed to keep you warm way into the negatives. If you plan on camping out in extremely cold temps, this is the bag for you.

    the bright red and blue mummy-shaped sleeping bag

    This sleeping bag is wind-proof and water-resistant, made with 850-fill goose down, has an ergonomic draft collar to seal in heat, and will keep you warm down to -40 degrees.

    Promising review: "Used once at -7 degrees outside, about 25 degrees inside the snow shelter. I found the bag comfortable at that temperature even with the zipper open most of the night. Appreciated being able to roll onto my side with enough room for my knees to bend. It was the only Gore-Tex bag out of five people and a dog so we placed it next to the door knowing it would stay dry even with people coming in and out. Worked great." —mark west

    Get it from Backcountry for $899.95.

    23. A pair of investment-worthy lightweight snow shoes so you can stop stomping around in knee-deep snow banks and glide over them with grace instead!

    the blue snow shoes

    These bad boys are at the top of my winter-hiking essentials wishlist.

    Promising review: "The bindings are genius. Easy to latch on in a jiffy with a pack on my back. Very secure, very sturdy. Used this weekend in mixed conditions with some complicated scrambles up partially covered slope where snow patches were soft, with 2-3–foot deep drifts, followed by moist dirt. Loved them. Very pleased with the purchase." —Rick

    Get them from REI for $319.95.

    24. A pair of Darn Tough socks with a lifetime guarantee, so you can put these through the wringer and rest assured your feet will stay cozy, dry, and warm.

    two people wearing the socks with their feet up

    Promising review: "Lifetime guarantee, no seam, quality wool sock, antimicrobial and antibacterial...what more reason do you need? Having worn standard boot socks for years in the Marines, I found the claim that their socks stay in place during the day to be questionable, but I have been pleasantly reassured after several weeks of daily wear that they do in fact stay put. The government should issue these instead of those old cotton things." —Michael

    Get them from Amazon for $22.50+ (available in sizes S-XXL and nine colors).

    25. A pop-up ice fishing hub designed to keep the elements out of your shelter while you sit on the ice and fish.

    the bright red pop-up ice fishing hub

    This tent is made of ice tight fabric with a high thread count, tight weave, and an extra-long skirt to keep wind, water, and the elements out of your tent while you fish.

    Promising review: "I bought this product and spent two days fishing in sub-zero weather (-15F), and I stayed warm with a small heater." —Prince Humperdink

    Get it from Target for $229.99.

    26. A handy collapsible java drip that'll make delicious coffee accessible and arguably easier than ever, even if you're out in the backcountry. Just add a reusable filter, pour over your favorite java, and enjoy!

    the silicone coffee maker and lid

    Promising review: "Best $13 ever spent for backpacking. Say goodbye to 'eh it works' coffee methods in the backcountry. This pour-over system is so easy and compact! I used it with my partner on a five day trip in the Bob Marshal and it was so much better than the instant coffee our other companions were drinking. More recently it's made its way into our scamp camper where space is cramped and it's a great addition there too!" —Koly Swistak

    Get it from Backcountry for $12.95.

    27. A folding cushioned camping chair ideal for snuggling up in around the fire. Reviewers say it helps block cold air when it's chilly outside!


    Not to mention it's pup-approved 🐶.

    Promising review: "Very comfortable chair. It works great to keep your toddler or infant with you while in the great outdoors or just sitting in your backyard. You don't have to worry about their little legs slipping out like they would out of a regular camping chair. And if it’s cold out, this chair keeps you warm by blocking the cold air." —anabel less

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in three colors).

    28. A lightweight buff to keep the elements and chilly temps from freezing your face off!

    the gaiter in

    Promising review: "Great gaiter for all conditions. It's super lightweight, pretty thin, and versatile. I also love the color. Overall, it's a great gaiter. It's good to keep the chill off your face while going up a lift or hiking." —Laura Boyer

    Get it from Backcountry for $9.48 (available in seven colors).

    29. A down camping blanket that ~packs down~ into a tiny pouch to ensure it'll be with you on all your outdoor adventures.


    Promising review: "I LOVE it. So far is has come with me everywhere. I’ve used it while canyoneering in Zion National Park, at base camp before summiting Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. I let house guests use it as an extra blanket, and take it with me when I’m sleeping on a friend's couch. It’s SO warm and light. The thing I like most about it is that it’s so small I can bring it anywhere as a backup. So if I go backpacking and it’s a bit colder than expected at night, I can just pull this out and not worry. I would recommend this blanket to anyone looking for a warm, portable blanket." —Nathan Whelan

    Get it from Amazon for $67+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    30. A durable and waterproof tent with rainfly clip buckles to keep you dry and content while you snooze away in the desert or woods.,

    Promising review: "I've been tent camping my entire life and have a lot of experience with many tents — everything from high-end backpacking tents to more bargain-basement models. The quality of this tent is comparable with other higher-end, name brand tents I've used. It has clip system poles, waterproofed seams, and rainfly clip buckles. The setup is quite simple and straight forward. The large vestibule is well sized and an awesome feature — perfect for stashing gear or the dog. We got this as our family car camping tent (two adults, two young children). The full rainfly on this tent did an admirable job of helping keep the interior of the tent reasonable even when temperatures dropped close to freezing overnight." —LH

    Get it from Amazon for $139.90+ (available in three colors).

    31. A cozy cot to get you up off the frozen ground and keep your sleeping bag in place while you rest.

    the aluminum-frame cot

    Promising review: "I used it in a tent in very cold weather with a Browning -30 degree mummy bag. That mummy bag is wide and rolls off other cots. The high sides of this cot kept it in place for seven nights. Didn't even need a pillow. This is the most comfortable cot I have laid on." —Chris G

    Get it from REI for $159.

    32. A simple but handy pack grill ideal for anyone who wants to make scrumptious meals over the fire for one or two people while in the outdoors.,

    Promising review: "This tiny grill is perfect for camping and backpacking. Honestly, I didn't expect much when I bought it — I thought it was too tiny and maybe could not handle the open fire. Still, I brought it for a weekend camping and it was perfect. It folds pretty small and is very light, so it's great for backpacking as well. And the size is actually great for two people — it held eight skewers at a time. I wouldn't put anything too heavy on top of it, though (i.e. cast-iron Dutch oven), but for basic camping and grilling, this is perfect." —Roberta Zouain

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    33. And a splurge-worthy roof-top tent rated for all four seaons. This baby has wall-to-wall padding and will give you an easy-peasy glamping experience you'll love!

    the sky rise tent on top of someone's pickup truck

    Camping goals TBH.

    This roof-top tent has an easy deploy design for easy setup and take down, a 2.5in wall-to-wall foam sleeping pad for ultra-comfort, an abrasion-resistant tent floor, tool-free, lockable vehicle mounts, holds up to 400 pounds, and is rated for all four seasons!

    Get it from Backcountry for $1,749.

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