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Whether you love to enjoy nature at a plush modern campsite, or survive the elements on the side of a cold mountain, you know that finding the right camping gear can be a challenge. Local bargain warehouse stores have very limited and seasonal camping gear, while specialty camping stores carry name brands but exorbitantly high prices.

Get Your Camping Gear At REI Today! Finding camping gear online lets you browse a wide selection of top quality camping brands in a variety of sizes, shapes, and quality. There's no need to drive across town to hunt through a limited selection of camping equipment with high markups. Instead, with just a few clicks of the mouse you can quickly find the tent, backpack, sleeping bag, cookware, shoes, and other camping gear that fits within your budget. Even better, it will arrive at your doorstep with no hassle.

A number of camping stores exist online today that can meet all your camping needs. However, not all camping stores provide the same experience. Before buying any camping gear online you should consider the following:

  • Selection. Does the camping store offer a wide selection of camping gear from various quality brand names?
  • Prices. How do the camping gear prices compare with other camping stores?
  • Return Policy. Does the camping gear company enable you to return their products for a full refund? has reviewed and ranked the best Camping Gear stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find all the camping equipment that meets your camping needs!

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Camping Gear Reviews

5 stars
REI Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

REI is the mega store of camping and outdoor gear websites. REI has been designed in a very professional manner, with the customer experience in mind. The search engine at REI is superior and able to handle their expansive camping gear selection. We liked the long list of popular brands available as well as their outstanding return policy. If you're looking for camping gear, REI should be your first choice.
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4.5 stars
Backcountry Edge


This cutting edge camping gear store provides a full service camping adventure. With a strong website, excellent selection from top brands, great prices, and a wonderful customer experience from start to finish, Backcountry Edge is an excellent place to shop.
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4.5 stars


In business for over 10 years Altrec is able to provide a full service experience for your outdoor equipment needs. With a huge selection of tents and backpacks and an amazing return policy Altrec is a strong choice for your camping gear needs. Read More... Visit

4 stars
Bass Pro


Bass Pro offers a nice selection of camping gear. The products are generally very budget friendly and prices are competitive. If you are looking for affordable, yet quality camping gear Bass Pro has a nice selection.
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4 stars
Bob Wards


Bob Wards provides a good selection of sporting goods including a decent selection of camping gear. While the return policy is not as flexible as some companies it was definitely fair. Read More... Visit

3.5 stars


Wayfair is known for providing thousands of quality products at affordable prices. While they have a wide selection of common camping gear, those looking for specialized equipment may need to look elsewhere.
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3.5 stars


If you are looking for camping gear you are likely to find some of the finest offerings at Backcountry with an excellent return policy. However, strap on your seatbelt, this website's design is an adventure in itself.
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3.5 stars
Rock Creek


Rock Creek didn't wow us with top notch pricing, an overabundance of camping gear or a long history of happy customers. However, their return policy was strong. Read More... Visit

3 stars
Sunny Sports


Sunny Sports provides an awkward search functionality to manage their large selection of camping gear and sporting goods. We couldn't find any great reasons to shop Sunny Sports. Read More... Visit

3 stars


The website functionality was good, the layout was good, product and brand selection was strong but Moosejaw doesn't take the customer serious enough. We want good prices without the hassle and we want to be appreciated. Read More... Visit

2 stars
Paragon Sports


The saying, jack of all trades but master of nothing fit our experience at Paragon. Their touted 300,000 products didn't apply to camping gear. This company is not an expert in camping at that was evident from start to finish. Read More... Visit

Special needs Boy Scout troop recovers stolen camping gear

NORTH OGDEN - A man who read a Standard-Examiner story about a ripped off Boy Scout troop has returned the stolen equipment to another troop. Tuesday night, June 28, Ryan Dunham handed over three tents, two chairs, a camp stove and a dutch oven to West ...

Published:  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:09:00 GMT

REI "˜Centennial Gear' Gives Back To Parks

Money goes to the to the National Park Foundation. In all, 33 products, including hiking packs from REI and Osprey, CamelBak water bottles, Eno hammocks, Coleman camping gear - even NPS Centennial Monopoly, Jenga, and Yahtzee games - are available at ...

Published:  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMT

Code Purple volunteers repurpose Firefly camping gear

Code Purple volunteers repurpose Firefly camping gear Almost 200 volunteers from Code Purple, a nonprofit out of Kent County, descended on the Woodlands in Dover Monday to repurpose discarded camping equipment left after the weekend's Firefly Festival.

Published:  Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:02:00 GMT

Man from NYC had 20 counterfeit bank cards, Cary police charge

On June 20, Raleigh police charged two Georgia women with having 22 counterfeit cards and using them at a Recreational Equipment Incorporated store to buy camping gear that they then tried to return for a refund.

Published:  Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:55:00 GMT

Saints still plan to hold training camp in West Virginia

Timothy Rock, a spokesman for West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said Monday that when the rains started last week, the two men left all of their camping gear, their truck and possibly got a ride with someone out of the ...

Published:  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:56:00 GMT

Latest Info From the County Extension Agent

Products containing permethrin kill ticks. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing and camping gear and remain protective through several washings. Use a repellent with DEET on skin. Repellents containing 20% or more DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide ...

Published:  Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:08:00 GMT

Elmhurst Academy Students Pledge to Great American Backyard Campout and Connect with Wildlife

They were also able to interact with additional camping gear such as flashlights, lanterns, and sticks to roast imaginary marshmallows. Other students tracked down animal tracks, and used their problem solving to determine what animals made their way ...

Published:  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:06:00 GMT




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