By: David Gladdish
We can’t all be van lifers. The dream of living a nomadic lifestyle and working remote appeals to many, to others it sounds challenging. What we can all agree on is that when car camping, we want to be comfortable. Even if you don’t have a decked-out Sprinter van with cabinets and storage, comfort, organization, and luxury is attainable. You must have the right gear for the job. These three Gregory packs make it easy to get out of town quickly, take car camping to the next level, and provide a seamless transition when you want to hit the trail.
Feel free to throw in that extra onesie, your teddy bear, or your set of Frisbee’s on your next car camping endeavor. With up to 120 liters of storage space, the Supply Duffel is perfect for bringing the kitchen sink. A Kevlar bottom provides unbeatable durability to keep your most precious items safe, while the oversized T-grip zipper makes zipping up your essentials seamless. When your base camp is set up, this duffel folds into a side pocket, so it doesn’t take up extra cargo space in close quarters.
The women’s Tribute and men’s Tetrad packs are next-level travel packs. Each 3 in 1 pack converts into three specific uses, making this pack the ultimate in multi-use situations. With an ActiveShield compartment, your dirty and clean items can easily be separated, keeping the stink out of your weekend getaway. The easy clip-on and off daypack is the perfect day hiking companion, while the fully adjustable main pack makes finding the perfect fit a snap.
The Nano Waistpack is your best friend for car camping adventures when you need just a few items to take on the go. Whether you’re camping out at a music festival, or meeting friends for a day of climbing, the Nano Waistpack makes it easy – and stylish – to slip in extra sunscreen, lip balm, or an emergency Snickers bar. Multiple pockets allow separation and create an easy organization, while reflective webbing loops keep you from losing this pack just in case your night gets a little too crazy.
Not everyone needs a queen size bed or shower to be comfortable while car camping. We do need a few essentials, proper clothing, reliable sleeping quarters, and enough food and water to get by. This spring and summer, do yourself a favor and make it easy to get out the door and enjoy nature. Bring the right pack, a good attitude, and a big smile.