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Your Labor Day Camping Trip Done Right

The Hobo knife, the Bison chair, and 14 other new outdoor helpers.

Alite Bison chair.

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Best Made Company's Hobo Knife.

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Shelter Co.'s Merriwether canvas tent.

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Boom's Swimmer speaker.

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Best Made Company’s Waxed Anorak.

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Biolite Basecamp stove.

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Nemo's Helio Pressure shower.

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Sierra Designs’ Backcountry 600 sleeping bag.

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Snow Peak's Pack and Carry fireplace.

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The GoBe Spot by Light & Motion.

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Whether you’re looking to pull a full Thoreau or just get buzzed beside a fire, gear to keep you warm, dry, and sated.

Screw the spork: Best Made Company’s Hobo Knife packs three utensils into one stainless steel package.
$26 at bestmadeco.com

Spotty cell service? DeLorme’s inReach Explorer sports satellite-powered messaging and GPS navigation.
$380 at West Marine, 2200 Livingston St. (near Embarcadero), Oakland, 510-532-5230

The Eames-inspired Alite Bison Chair weighs less than 5 pounds, but can support up to 250.
$200 at Alite Outpost, 2505 Mariposa St. (near Hampshire St.), 415-626-1526

Fjällräven’s slim Kajka 75 pack has a compressible wooden frame and generous compartments for stashing wet and dry gear.
$400 at REI, 840 Brannan St. (near 7th St), 415-934-1938

LifeProof’s water-proof, dirt-proof, and snow-proof Nüüd case makes your iPhone impervious.
$90 at Apple, 1 Stockton St. (near Market St.), 415-392-0202

Hose off post-hike with Nemo’s compact Helio Pressure Shower, which provides seven minutes of heaven (i.e., steady water pressure).
$99.95 at REI, 840 Brannan St. (near 7th St.), 415-934-1938

Car campers can shack up in absurdly high style with Shelter Co.’s Meriwether canvas tent, which comfortably sleeps four to six adults.
$1,250 at shelter-co.com

The stainless steel Pack and Carry Fireplace by Snow Peak folds flat for easy transport, even if you’re only trekking as far as Golden Gate Park.
$189.95 at backcountry.com

The wood-powered BioLite BaseCamp is a glamping gadget-geek’s dream, cooking four burgers at once and charging your phone while it’s at it.
$299.95 at biolitestove.com

Boom’s waterproof, rechargeable Bluetooth Swimmer speaker has Russian River float written all over it.
$60 at Apple, 5656 Bay St. (near Brunswig Ln.), Emeryville, 510-320-2400

The zipper-free construction of Sierra Designs’ Backcountry 600 sleeping bag makes it feel more like a bed than a mummy bag.
$250 at REI, 840 Brannan St. (near 7th St.), 415-934-1938

Reap fireside rewards after tackling a tough trail: Hydro Flask’s vacuum-insulated 64-ounce Growler keeps beer cold and carbonated for up to 24 hours.
$50 at REI, 840 Brannan St. (near 7th St.) , 415-934-1938

Secure “Yes, I did jump off that rock” bragging rights with the waterproof, mountable GoPro Hero3+.
$300 at Sports Authority, 1690 Folsom St. (near 13th St.), 415-734-9373

Trade your clunky tabletop lantern in for Snow Peak’s clip-on Hozuki light.
$79.95 at Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St. (near 15th St.), 415-573-3000

The GoBe Spot by Light & Motion comes with six interchangeable snap-on light heads for cycling, hiking, kayaking, or diving.
From $200 at Bamboo Reef, 584 4th St. (near Brannan St.), 415-362-6694

Equipped with a three-piece hood and a waxed-cotton shell, Best Made Company’s lightweight Waxed Anorak feels as good as it looks.
$375 at bestmadeco.com

  

Originally published in the August issue of San Francisco

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