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Camping Gear for the Trail

Napier Enterprises Vehicle Camping Tent
Christian Lee | Writer
Posted July 24, 2013
Photographers: The Manufacturers

Increase Your Camping Comfort

'Wheeling begets camping. It's just part of the equation. In many cases, there are motels available, but camping has always offered us the best results in establishing kinship with the area and often leads to trails to explore that may otherwise go undiscovered. It doesn't take much to establish a trailside camp—we've done it with a bivy sack and sleeping bag on some occasions. For a bit more comfort, however, you can try using the latest camping equipment available. Check out the following for a glimpse of what's out there.

AirBedz

AirBedz mattresses are designed to fit around and over the wheelwells of your pickup, creating a sleep area that utilizes the entire truck bed to provide more room and comfort. AirBedz mattresses are available for Chevy, GMC, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, and Nissan trucks and the Honda Ridgeline.
• Heavy-duty cloth construction ensures a more puncture-resistant mattress
• Optional inflatable wheelwell inserts transform AirBedz into a standard air mattress, great for both home and tent use
• Built-in, rechargeable pump inflates and deflates the mattress with the flip of a switch and the integrated air-coil system evenly distributes weight over the 12-inch-thick mattress
• Includes a convenient carrying/storage bag with shoulder strap and an A/C home charger
• Features a one-year limited warranty

For more information, contact: AirBedz, (800) 981-BEDZ, truckairbedz.com

RIO Adventure

The RIO Adventure RA-CK500 cookhouse features a lightweight aluminum frame and gray melamine counter top that is heat-resistant up to 425 degrees and supports up to 60 pounds. Utensils and accessories shown are not included.
• Features a steel-grate back and bottom racks for storage and convenient side stove table and lantern pole
• Includes hooks for hanging paper towels and utensils and folds flat with integrated carry handle

For more information, contact: RIO Adventure, (800) 956-7328, integrityoutdoorbrands.com

RIO Adventure

Created with the camper in mind, the RIO Adventure RA-i530 ROLL-TOP 32 features a steel frame with a heat-dissipating 32x30-inch aluminum roll-top tabletop and the double-duty patent-pending Close-It Hold-It Strap System.
• While the ROLL-TOP 32 is set up, the Close-It Hold-It Strap System secures any handled trash bag to the side of the table. When the table is folded, the Close-It Hold-It Strap System tethers the table top together for quick and easy packing
• Weighing only 11 pounds, the sturdy ROLL-TOP 32 supports 60 pounds and sits four people comfortably
• Includes a zippered carry bag with handle. Ideal for camping, RVing, tailgating, fishing, and sporting events

For more information, contact: RIO Adventure, (800) 956-7328, integrityoutdoorbrands.com

Napier Enterprises

The Backroadz Series vehicle camping tents from Napier Enterprises are available for pickup trucks and SUVs. The Backroadz SUV tent uses a universal sleeve designed to fit most SUVs, crossovers, and minivans. The Backroadz Truck tent is available for most midsize and fullsize pickups.
• The SUV tent's 9x9-foot tent provides a sleeping area for four to five people along with the additional space provided by the vehicle
• Ample ventilation is provided through one large entrance and three large mesh windows
• A partial tape-seamed rainfly and bathtub-style floor keep occupants dry, even in the wettest weather
• When the trip is over, the tent comes down as fast as it went up and stores away easily in the included carrying bag

For more information, contact: Napier Enterprises, (800) 567-2434, sportzbynapier.com

GCI Outdoor

The GCI Outdoor Luxury Camp Bed features a five-position reclining backrest and anti-sink feet for stability on soft or loose terrain. Constructed of a powdercoated steel frame and a tufted cushion mattress made from ripstop polyester.
• Includes cot caddy storage pocket and integrated carry handle
• Weighs 17 pounds and supports up to 330 pounds
• Available in gray/black tweed

For more information, contact: GCI Outdoor, (800) 956-7328, integrityoutdoorbrands.com

Coleman

The Coleman Fold N Go InstaStart two-burner propane stove offers a fullsize cooking surface with more than a foot of space on each side to accommodate larger size cookware. The InstaStart system allows ignition at the push of a button and Coleman's PerfectHeat Technology and PerfectFlow pressure control system maintain consistent temperature and fuel flow.
• Fold N Go design is portable and extremely lightweight
• Features two fully adjustable, independently controlled 10,000-Btu high-performance burners
• Perfect for camping, tailgating, hunting, and emergency outdoor cooking

For more information, contact: Coleman, (800) 835-3278, coleman.com

Coleman

The Coleman CPX 6 Duo LED Lantern is two lights in one. Together, the lantern shines 175 ultra-bright lumens for up to 56 hours. When needed, you can remove one of the two lights off the base to be used as a personal flashlight. The light recharges once it’s back on the base.
• CPX system compatibility lets you choose your power: four D cell batteries or one CPX 6 rechargeable power cartridge
• Each rechargeable panel runs for up to 2.5 hours when removed from charging base
• Wide handle openings accommodate work gloves and tough, polycarbonate lenses resist damage
• LED lamps never need replacing and they run cool so the lantern is always safe to touch

For more information, contact: Coleman, (800) 835-3278, coleman.com

Eton Corp.

The Eton BoostTurbine 2000 is ideal for everyday or emergency use. This backup battery pack with hand turbine power generator will keep you all charged up and connected. It features a rechargeable 2,000-mAh lithium battery for power when and where you need it and a Micro-USB DC input to use with most smartphone chargers and a standard USB port for charging mobile devices. When the BoostTurbine 2000 is all charged up, you have enough power to fully charge most smartphones.
• Crank for one minute and produce enough power for a 30-second call or a few critical texts
• LED charge indicators let you know how much battery charge you have left
• Made with lightweight-yet-durable aluminum, it’s handy enough to take virtually anywhere

For more information, contact: Eton Corp., etoncorp.com

Eton Corp.

The Eton FRX3 is an all-purpose, rechargeable weather alert radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator to keep you in the know, on alert, and well connected at all times. No camping kit is complete without it. Crank the hand turbine for one minute and you’ll produce enough power for 15-20 minutes of music, news, and weather. Or simply charge it in the sun using the built-in solar panel. You can also use the mini USB cable to charge the FRX3’s built-in rechargeable battery, or use AAA batteries.
• When the "alert" function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe storms
• Features an AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio with display and alarm clock and an auxiliary input for connecting other media devices
• Includes a bright LED flashlight, a red flashing beacon for emergency use, and a glow-in-the-dark locater so it’s always easy to find
• Can be used to charge a cell phone or smartphone using USB port

For more information, contact: Eton Corp., etoncorp.com

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