Finest eco-friendly tenting gear, higher for the planet

It is easier than ever to equip yourself with outdoor products that withstand the dangers of backcountry use and protect mother earth. New technology and advanced recycling initiatives have made world-class eco equipment more available and affordable. And these new offers are designed to match or exceed the quality of regular (read: non-environmentally friendly) camping equipment. Pack a kit to walk miles – and rest – using new materials and production methods that are easier on Mother Earth. Here are our top tips for eco-friendly camping gear.

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1. Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 MtnGlo

Yes, even tents without a canvas can be environmentally friendly. The Big Agnes Solution Dye collection uses fabrics that are made with 50 percent less water and 80 percent less energy and chemical consumption, but retain excellent UV protection. This tent increases stakes with built-in LED lighting chemical and increased storage space in a 2-pound, 5-ounce package.

[$450; bigagnes.com]

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2. Mountain Hardwear Lamina Eco AF

This line of sleeping bags dispenses with manufacturing dyes to produce bone-white bags that reduce water and chemical consumption. They are also made from completely recycled components: the upper material and lining are made of 100 percent; The insulation is 70 percent (available in 30 or 15 degrees). Even the hood’s simple drawstring lock is made entirely from recycled ocean plastic.

[From $240; mountainhardwear.com]

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3. Solight solar lanterns

Solar powered LEDs are a natural choice to illuminate your sustainable campsite. These are light and waterproof lanterns inspired by origami folds that fold flat for packing and are made from a recyclable and biodegradable fabric that can withstand extremes. You float too! Choose from the star-shaped QWNN or one of the cool collapsible cubes.

[From $20; solight-design.com]

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4. Prometheus Design Werx Ti-Line MFSS

The feather-light titanium solo cooker runs on multiple non-petroleum fuels like collected biomass, alcohol (even Everclear!), Or traditional fuel tablets to remove fossil fuels from the heat-and-food equation. And unlike similar pocket stoves, it has a double-walled construction for improved airflow when burning biomass.

[$59; prometheusdesignwerx.com]

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5. Osprey claw 44

This backpack sets a precedent for new products: It is made of recycled, high-strength nylon coated with PFC-free DWR that is Bluesign certified. This ultra-light backpack still offers the legendary comfort of Osprey, which is combined with an injection molded (for almost zero plastic waste) foam back wall combined with the comfortable BioStretch harness.

[$180; osprey.com]

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