15 Best Winter Camping Gears 2018 – Buying Guide

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Last Updated on December 9, 2018 by Afsar

Winter is here !!! No , we are not talking about game of thrones. It’s already white outside and people who are up to camping need to prepare themselves. Camping is never easy but it’s fun. However, winter camping is different than normal camping time. It requires you to be prepared properly. Otherwise you may face trouble on the wild. We have picked the best winter camping gear along with suggestions for clothing. Let’s check’em out.

15 Best Winter Camping Gear Buying Guide 2018

Nemo Canon -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag

Nemo Canon -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag
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Since we are talking about camping in winter we need to get the best sleeping bag for competing the cold environment. This sleeping bag can regulate the body temperature perfectly easily. This Nemo Canon -40 degree down sleeping bag can be adjusted to different situation. It’s adjustable thermo gills keeps you body heat at your core without letting any cold air in. It is comfortable and allows you to easily get in or out.

  • Adjustable Thermo gills
  • Keeps your body heat at your core
  • Very comfortable
  • Easily get in or out
  • Great insulation
  • Easy to breath
  • Suitable for all weather conditions
  • Arm zipper can be opened from inside and outside of the bag

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ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

four season Tent for winter camping

Winter Camping tent : Getting a two season or three season tent on winter camping is a horrible thing. If you are camping in winter, then you need a four-season tent which is specially made to fight the winter.

This four season tent can accommodate two person. It is waterproof and can make the snow to fall out from it’s roof. You can easily set this tent and disassembling is easy too.

If you are two fellas travelling then both of you will be accommodated easily. It provides excellent space for both of you. There are head space, two doors & mesh storage pocket to store different stuffs.


Notable Features:

  • Four season
  • Winter ready
  • Two person accommodation
  • Waterproof
  • Great ventilation
  • Great coating
  • Waterproof fly buckles
  • Mesh storage pockets
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble
  • Lightweight

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Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

This is one of the best winter down jacket for men. One of the most important thing is that this is a very lightweight jacket. It gives you comfort and allows you to move very easily on the camping spot. Even though it’s lightweight but it provides excellent warm to the users. It can even repel the moisture and keep the maximum loft even when wet.

This down jacket is available in different colors and size to choose from. You can easily adjust it and the jersey cuffs even prevents the cold and moisture to get in. It’s a great jacket for winter camping and I will definitely recommend it to you. This is one of the coolest gear for camping on winter.

Notable features:

  • very lightweight
  • Very compact
  • Can be fitted in it’s own pocket
  • Provides good warm
  • Excellent value for the money

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Carhartt Men’s Arctic Wool Heavy Boot Socks

wool sock for winter camping

It’s a very bad idea to wear cotton socks on the cold area. As our feet soakes and the cotton sock will soak it. Thus is will keep your feet cold for hours. As a result, it is a good idea to wear wool socks. This sock is made of 87% wool, 7% nylon and other elements. This is a perfect sock you can have while you are camping on the winter. It even prevents the odor. Don’t wait and grab this now.

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Outdoor Research Men’s Stormtracker Gloves

Heritage Extreme Winter Glove
It’s important to get a great glove for winter camping. This one is an excellent glove which has a high durability along with low weight. As a result, it is easy to do your chores without any hassle. It is even breathable, water resistant and comes in several colors.

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Jetboil Sol Titanium Cooking System

Jetboil Sol Titanium Cooking System (Sand)

Getting a cool hot drink on the camping spot feels more like a heaven. Jetboil Sol Titanium Cooking System comes as a savior to use when we need to cook and make hot drinks. Jetboil is very popular for their mini stoves. It provides excellent service to the people who are up to camping. It has a volume of 32 oz. One of the best part of this stove is it’s convenient push-button igniter. It even offers fuel canister stabilizer. Don’t confuse it with boiling because it can cook also.

It’s thermo-regulate technology offers & delivers consistent heat down to 20°F. Many adventurers suggested that this is a must to have gear on winter camping and we agreed too.

Notable features:

  • Cooking & boiling
  • Fast boiling
  • Easy push button igniter
  • It is compatible with all jetboil accessories
  • thermo-regulate technology to provide heat output down to 20°F
  • 0.8 liter Titanium FluxRing cooking cup

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Oceanstar Bamboo Cooking Utensil Set, 7-Piece

Oceanstar Bamboo Cooking Utensil Set

Most noob campers take metal utensils which actually make things worse than they are. It is a wise idea to use wooden/bamboo spoons and utensils which will not help you to cook and keep the stuffs warm.

This is a premium set of 7 bamboo utensils which will be very helpful to you. These are made of bamboo and these are renewable.

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MSR Beta Snow Science Saw : Snow saw

snow cutting saw

What about getting a saw which can cut wood & snow ? This is a snow saw which can cut snow & wood with it’s tempered stainless steel blade. It’s offset teeth can do different types of chores for you. It will be very handy while camping on the heavy snow or in winter.

It’s snow & wood cutting teeth is very durable and it can work in any tough conditions. The steel used to make the blade is premium quality and stainless. It has measurement grids to identify ideal snow column width. Unlike other wood and snow saw, this blade can easily slip into the backpack sleeves or pockets. It’s a great winter camping gear which will benefit you and comes with low price tag.

Notable features :

  • Cuts wood and snow
  • Teeth is durable
  • Blade is made premium quality stainless steel
  • Identify ideal snow column width with this snow cutting saw
  • Easily fits into the backpack sleeve or pocket
  • Excellent value for the price

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Specialty Knives & Tools by SOG

multi tools and knives
Must have winter camping gear: Getting a multi tool for winter camping is a great idea. Due to the cold you may not want or be able to clean off the ice from your kayak, you may want help to open that can or you may just want your hand to rest on the comfy hand gloves. This where this multi tool comes. From knives to power assist tools, it can do several chores without popping out your hand from the gloves. From cutting to gripping or opening cans; this is one hell of a gear you need in the winter camping. You will get 16 tools which can be used in several ways.

It’s a 420 steel multi-tool with several tools and knives with a black oxide finish. One of the great thing about this tool is that it locks on both sides meaning no harm to you. As a result, you can store it easily on the backpack or in your pocket.

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Snow Peak Mola Headlamp

Snow Peak Mola Headlamp

This is one of the best winter camping gear in this list. How would you feel if a headlamp could adjust it’s beam to where you are looking? The biggest pro of getting headlamp is that it has great adjusting option and it is very lightweight. This unique headlamp can follow the vertical angle of your eyes and adjust itself. It even comes with a very low price tag. This one of the best cheap camping gear which is totally worthy of the price tag.

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Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad

Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad

This is a lightweight insulated air mattress which can be used on all four seasons. It provides a v-chamber design with great synthetic insulation which will limit the air movement meaning heat loss. It has a quick inflating and deflation time. If you are going to camp in a very cold area then this is a must to purchase stuff for you.

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Grabber Sleeping Bag Warmer

Grabber Sleeping Bag Warmer
It sucks to warm up your sleeping bag by manually. However, using a hand warmer to warm up your sleeping bag is a creative idea. This mega warmer can warm up your sleeping bag very easily. It’s cheap but the productivity is really high.

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Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel [22-41578]

small shovel for winter camping

This is a folding snow shovel which can be very handy if the weather is in extreme condition. It can be folded into small size which makes it easy to store while camping. Usually, shovels are quite big but this one is perfect for winter camping. The mechanism used to enable this folding is quite easy to use. It even has a rubberized grip to make it comfortable. It is an excellent tool for winter in a general way too.

Notable Features:

  • Folding ability
  • Highly efficient in tents
  • Nylon drawstring bag included
  • The blade has high durability
  • Good gripping system

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Portable Pee Bottle Camping

Peeing in a cold environment sucks and this is why you need to use portable pee bottle camping.
Male Pee bottle:

This bottle won’t spill when you use it. It is made of polyethylene and it can be used with a handle.

Female Pee Bottle:

This one is made of flexible silicone which can be reusable. It allows you to pee easily. It can be used in normal traveling also

Venture Gear Overwatch Frame with Anti-Fog Lens

anti fog glasses

As most of the sunglasses don’t have anti-fog technology, walking on heavy snow sucks as you will not be able to look easily. If there are chances to have fogs, then you need to get this sunglass with an anti-fog lens.

Get this anti-fog lens which can prevent the fogs to spoil your camping time. This sunglass offers full eye coverage and permanent side protection too. It even provides 99.9% UV protection. It even has a soft nose piece.

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I hope our list of best winter gear will help you to choose the best camping gear for winter. There are many winter gear which deserves to be in this list and we are already digging the internet for more gears. We will constantly update this thread to provide the best camping gear for winter. Don’t forget to share our thread with your friends.


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