Gear Guide for the Camper Who Loves the Color BluePublished on 08/11/2021 · 7 min readFeeling a bit blue about the lack of color in your camping kit? Check out Curated expert Jessica LaPolla's top most recommended blue-colored gear.
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Feeling a bit blue about the lack of color in your camping kit? Don’t worry, I've put together a list of my favorite blue-colored gear for you. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice quality with these top-tier items. They will get the job done AND brighten up your campsite. Each item listed includes a link to the item on Curated so you can check them out for yourself.
Marmot Helium Sleeping Bag, Cobalt Blue/Blue Night
This 3-season 800-fill down sleeping bag will have you sleeping soundly all night. Coming in at just over 2 pounds with a temperature rating of 15 degrees Fahrenheit, this bag is light enough to take backpacking and warm enough for those chilly fall car-camping trips. Use it as a quilt in the summertime for warmer weather and take advantage of all of the warmth features in cold weather. The helium bag has dual zippers for easy access and a drawstring hood to lock in heat. This sleeping bag also comes with a stuff sack for convenient packing.
This dreamy blue two-person freestanding tent is perfect for a weekend of car camping or can be scaled down and split between two people for a backpacking trip. It features 2 doors for convenient access and high vertical walls for increased space. The rainfly has strutted vents for increased air circulation and ventilation. There is plenty of room for gear storage as well with two vestibules built into the interior. The biggest advantage of this tent though is its waterproof and weatherproof properties. It stands up great in the wind and rain and comes with a footprint for added protection.
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryMap Sleeping Pad Blue Regular
For ultimate sleep comfort on your next camping trip, choose this warm and luxurious sleeping pad from Therm-a-Rest. It boasts an R-value of 6.0 to keep you warm even in the winter months. It also features Pressure Mapping technology, targeting areas of your body that need the most cushioning and protection to ensure you get a good night’s rest. This sleeping pad has separate input and output air valves for easy and fast inflation and deflation.
Osprey - Aether 65 Backpack - Deep Water Blue
This versatile pack is great for camping, hiking, and backpacking. It features Osprey’s “anti-gravity” suspension system which helps relieve pressure on your back while carrying heavy loads and makes it feel as though you are carrying much less weight than you actually are. The Aether has “on-the-fly” adjustable hip and shoulder straps for a near-custom fit while hiking. This Osprey pack has tons of storage space and extra pockets, as well as a separate sleeping bag compartment to maximize organization. Other bells and whistles include an integrated rain cover, a detachable day-pack for shorter excursions, and side-straps for storing trekking poles or ice axes.
Outdoor Research - Transcendent Down Jacket - Prussian Blue/Ink
This 650-fill down jacket is paired with ripstop fabric for the perfect balance of warmth and durability. It is the ideal jacket for hiking, climbing, or just hanging around camp with friends. You can even throw it on for a casual night out to dinner. It features a stuff-sack pocket for easy storage and compression while hiking or traveling. The Transcendent Down Jacket has extra warmth features as well, including lined pockets to keep your hands toasty warm. Box-baffles complete the design to ensure maximum warmth by evenly distributing the down filling over your body.
Petzl - Tikkina Headlamp - Blue
This simple, lightweight, and brightly colored headlamp is a perfect option for a variety of adventures, featuring three white-light settings with a single button for easy use. This headlamp has multiple power options and is water-resistant, which makes it wearable in the rain and the snow. The Petzl Tikkina is rechargeable but can also run on AAA batteries. Additionally, it can be mounted on your bicycle or climbing helmet. Wear it on the side of a mountain or in your tent at night while you finally finish that book you’ve been working on.
Marmot - PreCip Stretch Jacket - Surf
Don’t let rainy days get you down. Stay dry and warm in this windproof and waterproof nylon ripstop jacket. This classic Marmot jacket features zippered pockets and zippered underarm vents for added ventilation while hiking or climbing. The durable stretch construction allows for a full range of motion during all of your adventures, along with an adjustable hood for maximum comfort and protection against the elements. Set out rain or shine with this essential layer in your pack.
Salomon - X Ultra 3 Mid GTX - Crown Blue
These hiking boots are both lightweight and sturdy, offering the best of both worlds. If you love the feel of a trail runner but need the extra support of a mid-height boot, these Salomons are a great option. These boots are built with Gore-Tex to keep your feet dry, while still offering breathability. They perform well on rugged terrain and feature heel and toe caps for added protection against rocks. The boots also come in a wide option.
GSI Outdoors - Javapress - 30oz - Blue
If you’re anything like me, you can’t go a morning without a good cup of coffee. Take this insulated french press with you on your next camping or backpacking trip to brew the perfect cup of joe, or tea if you’d prefer. This GSI Outdoors french press is attached to a mug and has a nesting design for easy storage and use. The mug and press are both made out of durable shatter-proof material to stand up against the wilderness, and the stylish blue cozie comes off for easy cleaning. This press can make about two cups of coffee or tea. Share one with a friend or drink them both yourself (recommended).
Ready to enjoy a glass of your favorite whiskey around the campfire? Or do you just need an extra coffee cup for your next trip? Try this tumbler-shaped 10-ounce mug with a press-in lid. This Hydro Flask mug is great for both hot and cold beverages and can be easily stored in any bag or backpack. Insulated and made with pro-grade stainless steel, this mug is made to last.
Snowpeak - Titanium Spork - Blue
The ultimate camping and backpacking utensil, this titanium spork can be used for all of your meals while out on the trail. Titanium is a high-strength material, meaning that this bad boy will last you pretty much forever. It is also super lightweight, coming in at only .6 ounces. Throw it in your pack and bring it along on your next trip to the outdoors.
Olicamp - Vector + LT Pot Combo
Cook up some grub with this lightweight and durable manual ignition stove. Weighing just 3 ounces, this stove is perfect for backpacking and camping trips alike. It folds up for easy storage and comes with the LT pot that you can use to boil water and cook food in, as well as eat and drink out of. The Olicamp stove boils water in 3.5 minutes, so you won’t be hungry for long after a long day of hiking. The pot is constructed with fold-out handles for easy and safe handling and also comes with a lid to keep food warm and speed up cooking time.
Complete your camp kitchen with this Sea to Summit collapsible bowl. It is lightweight and collapses into a thin disc for easy storage anywhere in your pack. Perfect for a bowl of oatmeal or stew, this dish is a great addition to any kitchen set and is great for camping and backpacking.
It’s an amazing feeling when you love your gear and look forward to using it on every adventure. If you have any questions on finding the right equipment that fits your needs, please feel free to reach out to me or one of my fellow Camping & Hiking experts here on Curated for free advice and recommendations.