Our Best Gear of 2020
Our bestselling and best reviewed camping gear this year
From pocket-sized camping accessories to Outside Magazine’s favorite down sleeping bag, here’s all our best camping gear of 2020.
BEST OVERALL CAMPING GEAR (AGAIN!):
Our bestselling product is the THERMOLITE Reactor Extreme. The secret behind this super insulative sleeping bag liner is its THERMOLITE fabric, which traps an impressive amount of heat within the hollow cores of its microfiber knit construction.
BEST OF THE REST
BEST OF CAMP KITCHEN:
This collapsible camp kettle is a compact but mighty addition to your camp kitchen setup. With a wide aluminum base and collapsible food-grade silicone sides, the X-Pot Kettle packs down to a flat disc and opens up to a generous 1.3L capacity. You can also store other X-Series dinnerware inside your X-Pot Kettle to complete your set-up.
BEST IN DRY STORAGE
Our Lightweight 70D Dry Sack is the dry storage solution of choice this year—that’s because this durable and versatile dry sack suits almost any activity and most conditions.
BEST IN TRAVEL:
3. DUFFLE BAG
Our award-winning and bestselling Duffle Bag has won over the reviewers for its versatility and durability.
‘We are confident that the Sea to Summit Duffle is the best on the market…it displaces the first winner of our Editors’ Choice award, breaking seven years of precedent.’ – Outdoor Gear Lab
‘The Sea to Summit 65-liter duffle was clearly the best, getting top marks in all but one category I looked at. It’s the duffle I think people should buy.’ – Outside Magazine
BEST IN HAMMOCKS:
BEST IN PACKS:
Weighing just 2.5 oz and packing down to a palm-sized package, our 20L Ultra-Sil Day Pack is your perfect summit companion for lunch at the top.
SLEEPING BAGS + MATS
BEST IN SLEEPING BAGS:
‘Hands down, [The Flame] is both the best overall bag and the best backpacking sleeping bag for women in the bunch.’ – Alpinist Magazine
BEST IN SLEEPING MATS:
Our Ether light XT Insulated mat takes lightweight comfort and performance to the next level—providing 4in | 10cm of thickness and starting at only 17.3oz | 490g in weight. Choose between the unisex version or the women’s specific model.
Our self-inflating Camp Mat S.I. is a bestseller two-years running for good reason. It’s a durable and comfortable all-rounder with an impressive 4.2 R-value and less bulk (thanks to our Delta Core-V process).
The plushest and most luxurious sleeping mat we made, the Comfort Deluxe S.I. is a favorite with car campers and van lifers across the world.
‘It’s four inches thick and weighs nine pounds. Read: It’s better than my mattress back home.’ – Outside Magazine
Our unisex Ascent II down bag has been impressing the reviewers with its adaptability, weight and warmth. Features like the free-flow triple-zip, allows you to open up the bag at several points to increase the temperature range and your freedom of movement. Oversized draft tubes and hood prevent heat loss and Zip Coupling means this bag can be paired with another.
What most people don’t know, however, is that the award-winning Ascent has an equally brilliant women’s specific equivalent—the Altitude. With all the same loved features as the Ascent, the Altitude comes with a women’s specific fit and extra insulation.
‘When it came to warmth, features, and overall feel, nothing topped Sea to Summit’s Ascent sleeping bag.’ – Gear Junkie
‘Weight savings, warmth, and comfort are no longer at odds. Sea to Summit loaded its Ascent AcII with niceties…the result is a no-compromise sleeping bag that weighs just 2.4 pounds.’ – Outside Magazine
12. POCKET SHOWER
The ultimate lightweight luxury! The Pocket Shower weighs just 4.3 oz and can deliver a 7-8 minutes shower. Leave this black waterproof bag out in the sun for a warm shower at the end of a long trail.
13. WATERCELL ST
The Watercell ST is your streamlined all-in-one system for water storage and dispensation. We’re talking water for drinking, cooking, washing and more. Featuring our unique 3D shape and multiple lash points, the Watercell ST has been designed to be easily drained, refilled, stacked, hung and stowed.
14. THE CLOTHESLINE
This humble clothesline reaps big benefits on the campsite. This compact, no-stretch, no-peg adjustable clothesline is the perfect place to hang your towels and wet clothing.