Go Ultraluxe: Gear to Get You There - Backpacker

Go Ultraluxe: Gear to Get You There

Enjoy decadent comfort—on the trail and in camp.
Photo by Andrew Bydlon

Photo by Andrew Bydlon

A. Goal Zero Lighthouse 250

Illuminate your campsite and recharge your gadgets all at the same time.

$80; 1 lb. 4 oz.; goalzero.com

B. NEMO Cosmo Insulated Pad with Pillowtop

Pack the two pieces together for a super-plush system, or streamline your load by ditching the Pillowtop. Either way, you’ll sleep well atop the insulated pad that inflates via an integrated foot pump.

Pad: $160; 2 lbs. 4 oz. Pillowtop: $90; 1 lb. 8 oz.; nemoequipment.com

C. NEMO Strato Loft 25

The Strato does it right with a rectangular shape, a snuggly blanket flap around the neck, and double zippers that let you to sit up without bringing the pad with you.

$370; 3 lbs. 4 oz.; nemoequipment.com

D. Mystery Ranch Terraplane

This 85-liter behemoth can manage loads up to 75 pounds with a robust, super-padded suspension system and burly 500-denier Cordura.

$485; 7 lbs. 7 oz.; mysteryranch.com

E. Mountain Hardwear Optic 3.5

Two huge adjacent mesh doors offer up grandiose views without sacrificing protection from the elements. You also get castle-like interior space (for three).

$285; 6 lbs. 11 oz.; mountainhardwear.com 

F. Helinox Chair One

It packs down to the size of a 2-liter bottle.

$100; 1 lb. 14 oz.; bigagnes.com

G. GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11

This kit comes complete with cutting board, utensils, and tiny containers for carrying your gourmet ingredients.

$40; 1 lb. 1 oz.; gsioutdoors.com

H. Outdoor Research Floodlight

Thanks to 800-fill down and seam-taped Pertex Shield+ shell fabric, this toaster is as warm as it is weatherproof.

$395; 1 lb. 3 oz.; outdoorresearch.com