A Few Fall Camping Gear Favorites

This camping gear will add comfort, style and fun to your next trip. And these are great for gift season too.

The nights might be chilly, but fall camping in Colorado can be beautiful. The aspens are golden. The leaf peeping is prime. And fall is the season for breaking out your favorite flannel and puffy and maybe even cozying up beside a campfire. Being prepared with the right gear is always important in the Colorado mountains. These items will add more comfort and fun to your trip as well, and their style will blow up your socials. Here are a few of our new gear favorites for fall camping in Colorado.

Hydaway Insulated Camp Bowls

Hydaway camping gear includes this collapsible camp bowl with a cascade mountain design
Hydaway collapsible camp bowl in Cascadia design.

Everything tastes better outside — as long as you have a good dish to eat it from. We love these collapsible bowls from Hydaway because they’re ultra-stashable, sturdy and stylish. The reusable silicone body helps you reduce your plastic footprint. The stainless steel rim and spill-proof lid keep things solid and contained. And the foam sleeve protects your hands, keeps food warmer longer and makes you look so Colorado chic with its four outdoor-themed designs. The one-quart bowl folds down to one inch thick, and the whole set fits in a camp kit, van drawer, picnic basket or bear container. Good thing since bears just wouldn’t appreciate these fresh designs.


Puffin Drinkwear

Puffing Drinkwear keep your beverage stylish
Puffin makes the most stylish gear for your bevvie. Photo courtesy of Puffin Drinkwear.

What does your drink wear? Puffin has taken the coozie concept to the next level, bringing an entire wardrobe to your can or bottle of choice. The super-fun line of beverage outfits keep your beverage cold and your hand warm — important on a cold evening in the mountains. Cans get the most options, but there are sleeping bag styles for your bottles, even wine bottles. Like any good fashion brand, there’s a new fall line, featuring hoodies, tees and even a NASA spacesuit for the space geeks. Or you can style it in a classic puffy, flannel, life vest or ski sweater. Yep, you can be twinsies with your bevvie. Just don’t blame us if your beer is more stylish than you.


Rumpl Puffy Blanket

Rumpl puffy blanket in copper basket design
Kassie Kussman’s R.A.D. designs, like this Copper Basket pattern, draw from her Cherokee heritage. Photo courtesy of Rumpl.

There’s just something extra cozy about curling up in a blanket. In the woods. Beside the fire. Especially when that blanket looks as cool as the Rumpl Artist Division (R.A.D.) Original Puffy Blankets. Rumpl has always had bespoke style, but the R.A.D. collaboration series essentially lets a collection of painters, designers, illustrators, outdoor athletes and more create on big puffy “canvases.” For example, Brooklyn Bell is a professional mountain biker and digital artist. And Kassie Kussman is a mother, boxer, power lifter and silversmith. The R.A.D. Rumpls are so swoon-worthy, you might just find yourself wearing yours for an entire weekend campout. The cape clip on all the one-person sizes will help. Sustainability bonus: Rumpl became a certified B Corp in 2021, meaning the company is legally accountable to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance.


Tree Free Fire

Tree Free Fire campfire in a can
The Tree Free Fire provides a mini campfire in a can. Photo courtesy of Tree Free Fire.

Is the campfire a thing of the past? We hope not. But ongoing drought, abnormally high temperatures and extreme wildfire seasons have us thinking twice about a campfire even when there’s not a fire ban in place. That’s why we love the Tree Free Fire. It’s a mini campfire in a can. Made out of all-natural soy wax and peat moss, the rugged candle is spark-free, scentless and portable enough for just about anywhere. So you can still stare into those dancing flames — and even roast a marshmallow.


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Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones is Springs’ co-founder, editorial director and chief outdoor officer. He loves building community by telling stories about all the people, places and culture that make Colorado Springs an amazing place to live. And he’s especially stoked when exploring new places in the Springs, Colorado and beyond. Watch for him hiking, running or mountain biking the local trails with his wife and kids.

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