I’ve been using an REI half dome one person tent for a few years now, and have been happy with it. Its the perfect tent to take with you on a cross country motorcycle trip. Now that I’m doing these trips in my Jeep, I decided to get a two person tent.
I had a bunch of REI credit, well, this weekend was a good time to cash it in. I went with a Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 2 tent. Don’t laugh, but I pitched it in my apartment and it was surprisingly easy to set up and to tear down. Great reviews, reasonable price, what’s not to like? 🙂
The sleeping bag I’ve been using has been ok, although for the Rubicon part of the trip I need something that’ll handle cooler/colder temperatures in early June. It needs to be bigger than the one I have now, since my legs have felt kind of cramped. After a lot of research, I went with Big Agnes Torchlight 30 Regular. Expandable and temperature rated at 30 degrees.
Two very important camping items are your tent and sleeping bag, and I only trust REI for those things. More stuff to get, likely through Amazon/eBay, and at Lowes/HomeDepot. More to come.