Where to Find Discounted Camping Gear (And the Best Deals)
Save up to 70% on everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Camping on a budget has never been better.
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If it’s been a while since your last nature outing and you’ve been listlessly scrolling through travel apps, this is your sign to go on a weekend trip. Whether you plan to hop on an international flight for the backwoods or rough it in the backyard, camping supplies are mandatory.
Early summer is one of the best times to shop for discounted camping gear—if you know where to look. As luck would have it, this outdoor-loving Sales Editor shops deals for a living, so I’m privy to all the best savings on top-rated gear.
The best camping gear sales
- Amazon: Unsurprisingly, Amazon is one of the best places to find enormous markdowns on top hiking and camping gear brands. From hiking clothing to camping and outdoor gear, the online superstore has your nature excursions covered. Stop by the Amazon outlet for even bigger savings on grills and outdoor furniture.
- Backcountry: If you haven’t heard of Backcountry, you’re missing out on some of the best hiking and camping gear deals. Their clearance section is chock-full of finds, including bonus savings on select popular gear from brands like Patagonia and The North Face. They have accessories like UV-blocking sunglasses and select outdoor games.
- Columbia: While best known for their men’s and women’s winter coats, Columbia also offers a wide variety of outdoor clothing such as hiking boots and lightweight rain jackets. Shop their Winter Sale for up to 50% off select hiking and camping gear.
- Huckberry: Shop Huckberry’s huge sale selection of high-quality in-house brands for durable gear that lasts all season—and beyond. Find tons of cool finds, like tables you can use to play two-player card games when you’re sitting around the fire.
- L.L. Bean: Our editors love L.L. Bean for their down-to-earth clothing and Americana-style home goods. Shop their current deals for discount outdoor gear, travel accessories and camping clothes. Plus, shop their travel and gear daily markdowns for exclusive deals that change every day at 6 a.m. and their two-a-day daily markdowns for new finds every day at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Merrell: Known by many as the best hiking boots around, Merrell is currently running their semi-annual sale. Prices are slashed by up to 50% on top-drawer boots and gear. Plus, Merrell has a huge selection of men’s and women’s walking shoes for those who aren’t big on hiking.
- Ooni: These pizza ovens aren’t the average backyard cookers—they’re entirely portable, so they’re perfect for pizza on the go. Enjoy easy pies at the campground in under 60 seconds! Right now, select ovens and accessories are on deep discount.
- Solo Stove: Score the internet’s favorite smokeless fire pits for up to $300 off during a rare Solo Stove sale. Use code FREEMESA at checkout to secure a bonus tabletop fire pit for free!
- Walmart: Walmart’s camping gear sale section has tents, mattresses and camp stoves with prices slashed up to 70%.
Our top picks
Lodge cast iron pan
It’s time to get the best camping pan ever—especially while this discount camping gear is available at a savings of 40%. The Lodge cast iron pan grills, sears, sautés and broils just as well on the stove as it does over a campfire. In fact, it can go directly into the fire without worry! Plus, they’re built to last generations—and they make a thoughtful gift for husbands for Father’s Day.
Solo Stove Bonfire
Move over, wimpy campsite fire ring. The Solo Stove Bonfire is here to roast marshmallows, cook pizzas and deliver long-lasting fire pit fun. This MVP fire pit offers a smokeless burn, so moving around your anti-gravity chair to escape smoke is a thing of the past. Because it’s a Solo Stove product, rest assured that there are dozens of useful attachments to bolster this portable fire pit’s functionality.
Take advantage of a rare discount of $150 off and use code FREEMESA for a free tabletop fire pit.
Waxed Hudson jacket
The popular flannel-lined waxed Hudson jacket from Huckberry is currently a total steal at a savings of 20%—and it’s flying off the (virtual) shelves! This timeless camping jacket features a waterproof waxed canvas outer and warm flannel lining. As it ages, the jacket accumulates a beautiful patina, so it looks lovelier as the years go by—a great gift for Father’s Day!
Ooni Karu 12
Pack up the Ooni Karu 12 for authentic wood-fired pizzas anywhere. Between several different fuel choices, a 15-minute preheat time and a portable lightweight size, this pizza oven is wow-worthy. Secure a few while they’re $100 off for Father’s Day, as housewarming gifts or as discount camping gear that’s totally splurge-worthy.
Save a rare 23% on the internet’s favorite water bottle. The Stanley IceFlow tumbler uses durable double-walled stainless steel insulation to keep beverages chilled for 12 hours or iced for up to two days. Take it camping or hiking—the flip-up handle makes it easy to haul along on the trail. It’s the ideal gift for men who love the wilderness!
Men’s walking shoe
Columbia’s Wildone Navigate shoe isn’t just for on-the-trail. This stylish and comfortable waterproof walking shoe pairs timeless suede with a water-resistant upper for rainy city walks, too. A lightweight midsole and ultra-tough outsole aid in climbing, hiking and running. Pick up a pair before they’re gone—these handsome shoes are 50% off!
L.L. Bean’s wrinkle-free chinos—available at a savings of $10—are chic and offer durability for outdoor activities. Look sharp and stay secure with rugged buttons and a sturdy zipper rated for years of wear and tear. These consistent bestsellers steal the show thanks to a midweight cotton that resists wrinkles and tears during work and play.
Coleman gas camping grill
Finding gifts for campers while on a budget means seeking out the best discount camping gear—and the Coleman gas camping grill is one of my top favorite deals. Available for 37% off, this camp stove uses propane to boil water, grill up steaks and scramble eggs. On top of a two-in-one grill and stove design, the built-in ignition makes starting and stopping the flame as simple as pushing a button.
Outdoor dog bed
Even Fido needs a place to rest his weary head after a day on the trails. Pick up this durable outdoor dog bed at a savings of 50%—it’s ideal for camping and road trips with your pooch. Recycled fleece feels cozy, and a machine-washable cover makes it easy to eliminate dirt after roughing it.
Travel shoe bags
Avid hikers—in wet conditions or otherwise—need these travel shoe bags. These waterproof, zip-up sacks keep mud from soiling clothes and sleeping bags, and they’re available at a 32% discount. Pair with packing cubes for an ultra-organized camping suitcase.
Fully-stocked first aid supplies bag
We don’t like thinking about the dangers of the great outdoors, but they do exist. Enjoy peace of mind—secure a fully stocked first aid supplies bag at a savings of $90. Unlike other first aid bags, this waterproof reflective bag comes filled to the brim with over 200 supplies, including splints and shears.
It’s a worthy investment, just like spring luggage deals.
Nikwax wash-in waterproofing liquid
Before you toss your sleeping bag on your air mattress, give it a spin in the wash with a splash of Nikwax wash-in waterproofing liquid. Stock up now while the duo pack is available at a savings of $20. This water-based laundry additive restores the water-repellent and breathable properties of technical clothing, synthetic sleeping bags and rain and ski jackets so you can use them for years to come.
Women’s Moab Speed
There’s no denying that Merrell’s hiking and camping gear is superior to most other brands. Years of credibility, dozens of collaborations and stylish designs make it hard to skip their semi-annual sale. Snag the Moab Speed hiking boot at a generous discount of $40 off and experience the comfort, durability and eco-friendly construction first-hand.
Water bottle cleaning tablets
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it’s time to deep clean your go-to reusable water bottle before your next outdoor adventure. Luckily, it’s easy with these water bottle cleaning tablets, on sale for 40% off plus an extra 25% off coupon. Simply fill your bottle with water, pop in one of the plant-based tablets and let it dissolve. Rinse the bottle and it’s ready to use. They’re easy to pack and ideal for use on the trail.
Cargo basket set
Packing for a week-long outdoor trip is hard enough without running out of room. Add 15 cubic feet of space with this cargo basket set, available at a savings of $220 after applying an Amazon coupon. A sturdy rack stores up to 150 pounds of luggage atop any vehicle, while the net and waterproof carrier bags protect and secure the load for an accident-free trip.
Make enough room to hold everything, including the ever-important Bagsmart toiletry bag.
What do I pack for camping clothes?
When it comes to camping clothes, a few good options are outdoor activewear and leggings. Different jackets, like spring jackets, rain jackets and denim jackets, are important for chillier nights.
How do I pack for camping?
There are a lot of ways to pack for camping, depending on how long you’re planning to go and where your campsite is. Plus, different campsites have different amenities, so it’s important to know exactly what your campground provides in terms of facilities. Taking a peek at Reader’s Digest’s packing tips is a good place to start.
A few solid investments to consider include smart bags for airplanes (if you’re leaving the state or country) and luggage sets from the best luggage brands—especially hard-shell luggage, which is durable enough to withstand the outdoors.