This article originally appeared in Outside.
Planning a camping trip this summer? At a minimum, you’ll need a place to sleep. In this video, Wes Siler lays out the various options, ranging from a cheap Walmart system, to rooftop tents, and even a luxury off-road trailer made by the Australian brand Black Series, to help you understand the pluses and minuses of each approach.
Wes also makes the argument that, for anyone who expects to go camping more than once, quality, comfortable, and durable gear represents far better value than the cheap stuff that will leave you cold, wet, and spending more money down the road. A sweet spot? This trio: the Nemo Wagontop tent, Roamer pads, and a Jazz sleeping bag, a combo we’ve detailed before. Check it out!