Camping Chic: 15 Must-Haves to Bring Style and Comfort to Your Next Outdoor Adventure

There’s no need to leave your sense of style at home while on outdoor adventures. We’ve rounded up some of the chicest items available right now to add some flair to camping trips, beach outings, picnics, and more.


a red coffee press
Bialetti Dolce Gabbana Sicilian Card Coffee Press

Coffee Press

It doesn’t get any more chic than the Bialetti x Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Cart Coffee Press from Hudson’s Bay. This eye-catching press is the result of a collaboration between two iconic Italian brands. It makes coffee or tea—in the grandest style.


a colorful bluetooth speaker with a skull image on its head
Skullcandy All Love Terrain XL Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker

Skullcandy’s limited-edition All Love Terrain XL Wireless Bluetooth Speaker boasts stellar sound quality and up to 18 hours of battery life. Decorated with rainbow-inspired doodles celebrating individuality, self-expression, and creativity, this speaker adds a splash of colour to any outdoor gathering, and it can easily switch between two connected devices. It’s the perfect accompaniment to all-weather adventures, thanks to its fully waterproof design: it can be dunked for up to 30 minutes without being damaged. In honour of Pride Month, partial proceeds go to the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms.


a black, white and gold-striped bag with a towel inside
Hudsons Bay Hammam Beach Towel in a Bag

Beach Towel

Leave the tacky towels emblazoned with flamingos and beer logos at home (or, better yet, in the trash). Instead, take a Hudson’s Bay Hammam Beach Towel in a Bag on your next camping trip. Made in Turkey, this elegant cotton towel looks great, dries quickly, and comes in its own handy travel bag.


an open grey cooler with a variety of drinks in it
Koolatron Voyager P27 Thermoelectric Iceless 12V Cooler Warmer


The Koolatron Voyager P27 Thermoelectric Iceless 12V Cooler Warmer from The Home Depot can keep cold food cold at a campsite, or hot food hot after picking up takeout. Large enough to hold 48 pop cans, this versatile device plugs into your vehicle’s 12V outlet.


a green hammock
ENO SkyLoft Hammock


Take sleeping to new heights with the ENO SkyLoft Hammock from MEC. Made of light but durable nylon, it has flatter ends than a traditional end-gathered hammock, so it feels roomier and more comfortable, and the aluminum spreader bars stop the edges from closing in. Pair the hammock with a cozy ENO Ignitor TopQuilt and ENO Blaze UnderQuilt—both are filled with water-repellent down—to extend your comfy sleeping and napping into the colder months.


an open tent
MEC Cabin 6-Person Tent


Why rough it in the woods when you could be luxuriating in a MEC Cabin 2.0 6-Person Tent? Ideal for three-season frontcountry camping, this palatial tent is tall enough that you don’t have to crouch when entering or exiting, and it has both front and back doors, so there’s no need to awkwardly climb over anyone to get in or out. It also has a central divider, to separate the space into two rooms; a waterproof floor, to keep everything dry; and zippable mesh on the doors, to help air circulate inside while forcing bugs to stay outside. Plus, ten interior pockets keep the tent tidy by giving everyone space to organize their own stuff.


a picnic blanket with orange fruits pattern printed on it
Indigo Printed Picnic Blanket

Picnic Blanket

Add a pop of colour to any outdoor meal with the Printed Picnic Blanket from Indigo. This lightly padded quilted blanket is water repellent and easy to clean, and after use it can be rolled up into the attached carrying strap.


an air bed
Yawn Air Bed

Inflatable Bed

There’s no need to suffer on the cold hard ground when you could be slumbering in style on a Yawn Air Bed from Sleep Country. Portable but luxurious, with a built-in pump for inflating and deflating, it combines the comfort of a real bed with the convenience of an inflatable, and it comes with a fitted sheet that’s specially designed to stay in place.


a stove-like firepit with fire coming out of it
Solo Stove Ranger

Fire Pit

Weighing in at a little over 15 pounds, the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 portable fire pit can go from backyard to backcountry and back again. It’s cleverly designed to burn off smoke, so you can get all the benefits of a campfire but without the watery eyes or smoky-smelling hair and clothing. And the removable ash pan makes cleanup easy-peasy.


a set of aluminium cooking pots, a kettle and pan.
Selkirk Aluminum Anodized Camping Cooking Set

Cooking Set

Campsite chefs can whip up gourmet dishes using the Selkirk Aluminum Anodized Camping Cooking Set from Canadian Tire, which includes two pots, two lids, a frying pan, and a kettle. Made from lightweight hard-anodized aluminum, the set has a non-porous surface that resists both scratching and sticking.


a stylish lantern with gold light within and a phone and charger beside it
Solight QWNN Solar Lantern and Phone Charging Power Bank

Solar Lantern

Is it a lantern or is it origami? It’s both—and also a phone charger. The QWNN Solar Lantern and Phone Charging Power Bank from Solight provides up to 600 lumens of light, and it has enough juice to charge a typical smartphone twice. This powerful solar lamp can fold flat into a book or expand into three different shapes, and it takes 10 hours to charge in the sun or two hours via micro USB.

a stylish lantern with gold light within
Solight QWNN Solar Lantern



a shiny blue gas grill
Kenmore 2-Burner Retro Portable Gas Grill

Gas Grill

For grilling on the go, the Kenmore 2-Burner Retro Portable Gas Grill delivers 14,000 BTUs of cooking power and is large enough to handle nine hamburgers at a time. Available from Amazon, this small but mighty grill is the perfect choice for camping, tailgating, picnicking, or grilling on a tiny patio. The grease tray collects oil and food residue, so the grilling area stays clean, while the built-in warming rack (a rare feature in portable BBQs) keeps food at just the right temperature. 


a folding knife
Damascus Folding Knife

Damascus Folding Knife

Damascus knives effortlessly combine form and function. Handmade from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steel, which are forged together in layers, the Damascus folding knife from Etsy adds a touch of class to any campsite kitchen. And each one is unique: no two knives ever have the exact same Damascus pattern.


a foldable and extendable camping kitchen stand
Woods Caledon Portable Folding and Extendable Camping Kitchen Stand

Kitchen Stand

The Woods Caledon Portable Folding and Extendable Camping Kitchen Stand is exactly what any campsite chef needs for prepping food at campgrounds and backyard parties. Place a barbecue on the centre table, stow ingredients on the lower shelves, and get cooking! Available at Canadian Tire.


a large black metal lantern with open spaces
Allen and Roth Black Metal Indoor-Outdoor Large Decorative Lantern


Add a stylish touch to any table—whether of the picnic or the patio variety—with the Allen + Roth Black Metal Indoor/Outdoor Large Decorative Lantern from Rona. Handcrafted in India, this wire lantern works equally well as a table centrepiece or a hanging decoration.