Essentials for a 2-Person Winter Camping Getaway

Forget chocolates and fancy dinner for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, and get away for a truly memorable experience with your loved one in the mountains. Treat you and your partner to camping gear that will make your snowy getaway the ultimate adventure. To help with the planning, we put together our top five necessities for a cozy camping trip away from it all.

Tent

Snuggle up with your favourite person in MSR Access 2 Tent. Perfect for two people, it’s the ultimate winter backcountry shelter for skiers, splitboarders, and snowshoers who need protection from snowloading. Lighter than a mountaineering tent, but warmer than a backpacking tent, this shelter is ideal for self-supported overnights in the backcountry. Valentine’s Day won’t be the only time you use this lightweight, compactable tent, it’s truly a long term investment for adventure seekers.

MSR Access 2 Tent
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Sleeping Bags

Even though you’ll have your love keep you warm, you’ll also want to make sure you’re cozy and dry in a Mountain Hardware Lamina™ sleeping bag. These bags are durable, compressible, and have zoned insulation to maximize warmth. The 4-season bags come in a mens and womens version, ergonomically mapped to keep you warm where it matters.

Stove & Dinnerware

You might be skipping a fancy dinner out on the town, but no one wants to eat MREs for Valentine’s Day. Make sure you get a MSR Dragonfly Stove to cook a warm, delicious dinner after a full day of earning turns and setting up camp. Durable, fast boiling, and compact, this stove system is essential to any winter backcountry adventure.  Pair it with the MSR Alpinist 2 System, a full featured cook and eat system for two, including an aluminum pot, strainer lid, 2 deep plates, and 2 insulated mugs. What’s even better, the efficient nesting design will save space in your pack on the ascent.

MSR Dragonfly
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Sleeping Pad and Pillow

The Therm-a-Rest Trail Pro is the best warmth-to-loft ratio of any self-inflating backpacking mattress out there. You and your partner won’t regret this lightweight, four-season sleeping pad when you’re skinning up to camp or tucked in for the night. For resting your head at night, you can of course use extra clothing, but for the ultimate cozy slumber, pack an ultralight ThermaRest pillow. Easily inflatable and packs down to next to nothing, so you won’t regret this packing this small luxury.

Lantern

Set the scene with a Black Diamond Lantern while you’re setting up camp, cooking, or settling in for the night. This compact lantern offers 150 lumens, a dimmer switch, and ambient light. We promise, it’ll set a much more romantic scene than blinding each other with headlamps.

Black Diamond Lantern
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As an added bonus, don’t forget to pack some wine and use your matching set of mugs from the Alpinist 2 System for the ultimate cherry on top. Come to see us at our Whistler or Squamish locations to help you find all the essentials for your couple’s getaway in the mountains.

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