My 5 Cozy Camping Must-Haves From Backcountry

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Any other outdoor folks live for that first sip of coffee on your first morning camping? Ahh. SO. Good. Those outdoor coffee moments make the whole trip worth it for me. And the views, of course, the views…whether it be mountains, a river, the woods…I’ll take it all, thank you.

We haven’t yet ventured back into the world of hike-in camping since having our kiddo, but we adore these car camping days we’ve had lately…exploring our little corner of the Pacific Northwest and all the gorgeous vistas she has to offer.

My Top 5 Cozy Camping Must-Haves At Backcountry

I also have strong feelings on things I have to bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest and most enjoyable. And was so stoked to realize that all these comfy items I love can be found at Backcountry.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

YETI Mug | Flannel

1. UGG Boots, Always

I mean, there’s just no better early morning or late-night camping shoe than a pair of cozy UGG boots. I’m currently adoring the Ultra Mini style. So cute and less chunky than the original pairs. Pop on a pair of comfy wool socks if the temps are lower. We’re all totally digging the wearability of Darn Tough socks right now.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Ugg Ultra Mini


2. A Warm Flannel

A comfy flannel is also seriously made for camping. Warm yet not too bulky, easy to tie around your waist, they’re perfect for hiking, too. I have had the hardest time finding one I really liked on and this from Basin & Range is the first. I think I have a hard time wearing plaid, but this pattern is small enough to work, and I adore the warm orangey-gold color…perfect for fall! TTS. Wearing a S.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Flannel Shirt

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Flannel Shirt


3. YETI For Hot (+ For Cold)

I mean, you can’t beat YETI for keeping your food and drinks at the perfect temperatures. I’m stoked to have a better sized cooler, this YETI 45-gallon Tundra, now for our camping trips, fishing trips, and picnics (our old cooler was giant and honestly not that great.) If you’re into tailgating this would be a fab setup, too!

The PermaFrost insulation in YETI coolers holds ice for days, and I love the easy-to-carry rope handles, the interior top basket and the non-slip feet on the bottom of it. They’ve just thought of everything — because who wants to worry about cooler issues while enjoying the outdoors? Not me.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

YETI Coffee Mug | YETI 45 Gallon Tundra Cooler

Oh, and that coffee mug and I are BFFs. It’s the best and it feels like you’re drinking out of a regular coffee cup shape while keeping the drink toasty.


4. My Beloved Poler Napsack (aka Wearable Sleeping Bag)

I’ve had this cozy camping piece for years now. Big Poler fans in our household (a local Portland company.) I’m so glad they’re back AND at Backcountry now! This is beyond warm and comfy for sitting around the fire and sipping your coffee or hot toddy, be it AM or PM. The bottom has a drawstring you can pull up to wear around your waist for ease of getting your booty up for a coffee refill. It’s light enough to not feel heavy on, but it’s SO soft and warm. I got a Medium so hubs and I could share, but honestly just get your regular size because you aren’t gonna want to share it. Haha.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Poler Napsack

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Poler Napsack


5. Our Pretty Rumpl Blanket (Perfect For Picnics, Too)

I know a few of us around here rave about these Rumpl blankets and it’s for good reason. They’re not only gorgeous but so easy to use when you’re out on the go…perfect for picnics, camping, porch hangs, soccer momming-it…and even indoors when you just want to curl up with a durable blanket you don’t have to baby. Grass and sand just brushes right off, and if they get wet they dry fast. So good. These would make great gifts! Actually, Backcountry has loads of beautiful blankets that would make great gifts!

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Rumpl Nanoloft Blanket | Fjallraven Totepack

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Rumpl Nanoloft Blanket | Yeti Coffee Mug | Yeti 45 Gallon Tundra Cooler


And A Few More Bonus Items We Don’t Leave Home Without

These last few items aren’t really quite as cozy as the first five, per say, but they’re real go-tos.

1. Blundstones + Wool Socks (OK, Those ARE Cozy)

Besides UGGs, Blundstones are the only camping shoes you need. I’ve been wearing my Blunnies Classics for years. You can’t beat them for durability and versatility. And even though I’m typically a bring-all-the-shoes kinda gal, I really appreciate not having to do that for camping. They fit TTS but are wide enough for thicker socks or if you want to add an arch support or insert (I don’t need to, but hubs does in his because he wears them everyday in fall/winter.)

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Blundstone Classic 550 | Darn Tough Socks

Oh and these socks! Wool socks got an upgrade with these from Darn Tough. They just feel so secure and well-made. Many team members here at TME love them and now I see why! I’ll be grabbing some of these for the stocking stuffers in the next couple of months.


2. Ruffwear Frisbee + Harness

Stoked to know that Ruffwear is also at Backcountry. They carry two of our most-used pieces for our pup Camper. We’ve had these frisbees for our frisbee-loving doggo for years now, and they last so well. They’re also not hard to catch like the old-school, hard plastic kind. You can see ours is well-loved. Yes, she’s showing off for y’all.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Ruffwear Frisbee

This Ruffwear Harness has also been a favorite of ours for a while now. It’s easy to put on and really stays in place well. It has front and top leash clips for wrangling your pup, and Camper always seems comfortable wearing it the entire time we’re camping with no fuss. Good thing our aptly named dog loves loves camping, eh? She is too cute, y’all, and hugs on command.

I have strong feelings about must-have gear I bring on our camping trips to make the experience the coziest & most enjoyable. I love that all can be found at Backcountry.

Ruffwear Frontrange Harness


Gah, this is making me want to get out into the woods for one of those first sips of coffee moments, friends! It was foggy this morning in Portland and that’s my fav weather to be outside in…with the fog drifting over the hills of evergreens. Yup. I live in the right spot. Come visit us out here and experience that joy. Oh, and there’s definitely plenty of coffee to go around, too. 😉

xo,

L

Thank you so much to ShopStyle & Backcountry for sponsoring this article. We love, love all of the great Portland brands you offer, the high-quality gear for getting outside and the cozy pieces for staying warm when we do. Thanks so much readers for your continued support of us at The Mom Edit. It is so appreciated!

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Lovely photos by Posy Quarterman Photography

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