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The great outdoors has been attracting a more diverse crowd across North America and internationally in recent years. Whether this is down to work burnout, the ever-increasing feeling that technology has hijacked our lives, or the lure of Instagram-friendly destinations, camping is rising in popularity.

The 2019 KOA North American Camping Report has estimated that camper households in the U.S. have increased by seven million since 2014, with the total of those who camp three or more times a year increasing by 72%. And just this summer, Jay-Z and Will Smith became the new poster boys for outdoorsy escapes, with the pair both investing in a San Francisco-based startup dubbed the Airbnb for camping — Hipcamp.

With tent life on the rise, for those contemplating losing their camping virginity, or simply wanting to up their tent game, we’ve picked out 13 essential items that you will want to join you on your next trip. From the obvious place to start — a tent — to those easily-forgotten extras such as a chair and mug, we’ve got you covered. Good weather not included.

Shop our camping essentials below.

Motorsport Mug

BAPE

$39
Buy at Selfridges & Co.

Bergtagen

Fjallraven

$250
Buy at Fjällräven

Rambler Bottle

YETI

$50
Buy at YETI

Down Sleeping Bag

Patagonia

$399
Buy at Patagonia

Portable Picnic Table

Picnic Time

$167
Buy at Picnic Time

Stainless King Food Jar

Thermos

$25
Buy at Thermos

Camp Propane Grill/Stove

Coleman

$95
Buy at Coleman

Inflatable Pillow

Herschel Supply Co.

$20
Buy at Herschel Supply Co. Online

E30R Rechargeable Flashlight

The Fenix

$80
Buy at Fenix Lighting

Bastion 4 Tent

The North Face

$950
Buy at The North Face

54 Quart Steel Belted Cooler

Coleman

$125
Buy at Coleman

Original Moustache Bubble Umbrella

Hunter

from $45
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Cooler Quad Chair

Coleman

$35
Buy at Coleman

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  • Words by: Eloise Edgington
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