Travel News Tech & Gear The Best Camping Gear Deals for September 2021 Shop tents, sleeping bags, coolers, and more for less By Amy Marturana Winderl Amy Marturana Winderl Amy is a writer and editor who specializes in health, fitness, and lifestyle. She's hiked in 32 U.S. National Parks (and counting!) and prefers active vacations that get her moving and sweating in beautiful natural landscapes. She's currently working on exploring more of New York State and plans to eventually tackle all of the Adirondacks High Peaks. Her favorite area of the U.S. to visit is western Wyoming. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 09/14/21 Share Pin Email Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Chloe Jeong / TripSavvy Let's face it, the gear you pack for a camping trip can really make or break the entire experience. And while shopping for the correct gear can often get pricey, you can still go camping on a budget and have your trip go smoothly. Luckily, big outdoors retailers like REI, Backcountry, and more often have sales on their luxe selection of outdoor gear. “I always tell people not to get overwhelmed when looking for camping gear because there are a number of ways to find affordable things to get you outside,” says Shanti Hodges, owner of Wild Utah Tours guide company and founder of Hike it Baby. Hodges suggests regularly scanning big retailers and keeping an eye out for when gear gets marked down. And if you haven’t already, make a list of the essential camping gear you need for your kit, and a list of some nice-to-have items, to help plan your buys. To help you get a jumpstart, we rounded up some of the best deals on camping gear right now. We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new deals. WolfWise Easy Pop Up Beach Tent Courtesy of Amazon Buy on Amazon Normally $100, Now $70 This lightweight pop-up tent weighs in at just 4.2 pounds and comes with a carrying case—making it super easy to bring along to the campground. It’s also spacious enough for three to four people and is UPF 50+ and water-resistant. The lowest price we have seen for this item was $50. The 10 Best Beach Tents of 2021 Stanley Adventure Switchback Travel Mug Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $25, Now $16 Keep your beverage piping hot for up to 7 hours, cold for up to 9, or iced for up to 1.5 days in this durable stainless steel thermos. It's also BPA-free and fits into most cup holders. The 9 Best Insulated Tumblers of 2021 Stoic Hard Anodized Camping Cook Set Courtesy of Backcountry Buy on Backcountry.com Normally $60, Now $45 These sturdy pans have a non-stick surface and heat-resistant handles, making camp cooking a breeze. When you’re done, they nest into each other for compact storage. The 10 Best Backpacking Cookware Sets of 2021 TOURIT Insulated Cooler Backpack Courtesy of Amazon 4.3 Buy on Amazon Normally $40, Now $30 Weighing in at just 1.1 pounds, this backpack is big enough to hold 28 cans, yet still feels lightweight. Padding in the shoulder straps and back makes it comfortable, even when you’re carrying a full load. It's also water-resistant, so you won't need to fret if an accidental spill occurs. TOURIT Classic Insulated Cooler Backpack Review GSI Outdoors JavaDrip Coffee Maker Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $33, Now $23 This convenient all-in-one pour-over coffee maker, filter, and carafe make it so simple to brew a fresh cup of coffee at the campsite. When you’re done, the silicone drip cone collapses and nests neatly into the carafe for storage. Polar Bear Coolers Soft Cooler Courtesy of Amazon Buy on Amazon Normally $140, Now $130 The durability of this cooler makes it our top pick for soft-sided backpack coolers. It keeps ice for up to 24 hours and has a food-grade coated nylon interior. Bonus points for handles on the top that make it easy to carry if you’d rather tote it around instead. The 10 Best Backpack Coolers of 2021 Hydro Flask Wine Tumbler Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $30, Now $25 I’ve sipped many fireside glasses of red wine out of this wine tumbler, and I highly recommend it. It keeps your drink at just the right temp, thanks to the double-wall stainless steel construction and an insulated, snugly fitting lid. Igloo Mission Cooler (50 qts) Courtesy of REI Buy on Amazon Normally $190, Now $140 A great cooler is an absolute car-camping essential. This hard side 50-quart cooler is a great option since it keeps contents cold for up to eight days and ice frozen for up to four (even in 90-degree temps!). Plus, it has a sturdy lock to keep all your contents secure. The 10 Best Backpack Coolers of 2021 Klymit Traverse Hammock Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $60, Now $45 I highly recommend setting up a hammock at your campsite so you can take an afternoon nap and enjoy the sounds of nature around you. This one packs down small, holds up to 400 pounds, and comes with everything you need including tree straps and carabiners. Outdoor Tech Kodiak Plus Ultra Power Bank Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $77, Now $50 This waterproof portable power bank is a camping trip must. It has enough juice to fully charge phones at least four times and can charge other small electronics up to nine times to their full battery. Mountain Summit Gear Self-Inflating 2.5 Camp Pad Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $95, Now $75 Get a good night’s sleep with this self-inflating sleeping pad. It provides 2.5 inches of cushion between you and the ground and a high level of insulation, so you’ll stay warm overnight. Plus, it has a handy carrying bag and elastic straps that make it easy to transport. The lowest price we've seen is $70. Looking for more sales? We've pulled together all our top deals stories below: The Best Luggage Deals Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Continue to 5 of 11 below. Continue to 9 of 11 below.