Posted on by Beckworth & Co

Pricey but Worth it Camping Gear

You know how the saying goes, "You get what you pay for".

There are a lot of cheap stuff on Amazon that are actually pretty good but it's always a gamble and when you're out in the woods, you want to be with equipment that won't fail you. So if you can stretch your budget a bit, we're sure these camping gear below will serve you well through thick and thin for a long time.

Garmin fenix 7X Adventure Smart Watch

Garmin is probably the hottest name in GPS and wearable tech today so you know what to expect with the Fenix 7. It's rugged, has great battery life, and all the features you need in an outdoor adventure smartwatch. Plus, it can alert your emergency contacts if ever you get into a mishap in the woods. You certainly cannot expect this kind of watch to be cheap.

Compliments Complaints
  • Best in class battery life and GPS
  • Easily detects VO2Max
  • Handsome design
  • Golf maps take up much space
  • Can be hard to find certain features
  • Metallic straps can trigger skin allergies

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Getting a good night's sleep in the outdoors isn't always easy especially if you're trying to pack light. While we're waiting for that high-tech, space age airbed that feels like a full-fledged mattress, you'll have to settle for the next best thing, which is the Therm-A-Rest MondoKing 3D. 
Compliments Complaints
  • Allows you to sleep on your side comfortably
  • One of the most comfortable in its class
  • Can support heavier users without bottoming out
  • Pump bag is a bit of a gimmick, doesn't work well
  • Might not be as comfortable for those that like firm mattresses
  • Difficult to inflate manually, needs an air pump

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Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station 

If you think the Jackery 1000 looks like it can play the part, you're not wrong. It can probably keep you alive in the woods for months, since you can recharge it using solar power. While the price is indeed on the heavy side, it's carry weight, surprisingly enough, is not.
Compliments Complaints
  • Great customer service
  • Surprisingly lightweight
  • Compact size
  • A customer noticed a plastic smell while under load
  • Solar input limited to only about 160 watts
  • Hassle to replace internal batteries after they die

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You wouldn't want to lug a heavy cooler along with you only for it to keep its contents cool for just a few hours right? What you want is Igloo's Yeti that can keep your ice solid for days, now that's worth the bulk!
Compliments Complaints
  • Great insulation, keeps cold trapped
  • Good pricing compared to competitors
  • Surprisingly lightweight
  • Handle connectors easily break
  • Drain plug easily breaks 
  • Slides easily when unsecured
The BioLite AlpenGlow may look quite minimal but that's pretty much all that you would want from a lamp. It may look like a big glowing marshmallow but it does has a number of warm and cool light modes. It is also IPx4 water-resistant, and can run 5 hours on full 500 lumens. Even at a price range of $60 to $80, the AlpenGlow has managed to be a top choice of camp gear reviews this year, so that says a lot. 
Compliments Complaints
  • Good light output
  • Versatile, can be used almost anywhere
  • Offers a number of light modes
  • Priced higher at some stores and websites
  • Uses micro-USB connector
  • Controls are a bit confusing