I was recently doing my semi-annual deep apartment clean and suddenly found myself on my kitchen floor surrounded by easily 15 different Stanley water bottles, mugs, camp cookware, coffee makers and other Stanley products.
My husband walked and in said “Wow, you really have a Stanley obsession, eh?” And he’s not wrong. I’ve been camping all my life (I learned how to build a fire flawlessly at age 7) and I have been failed by a LOT of camping gear over the years. When I find a brand I like, I go a little hard on the collection.
I figured it was finally time to share all my favorite Stanley products for camping, hiking and other outdoor adventures. They have a huge catalog of gear, but these are the items I think are really worth the price (I also share some products that aren’t worth the buy).
Why Are You So Obsessed With Stanley Camping Gear?
Robin and I are huge foodies, so when go camping or are doing the van life thing for a few weeks, having the ability to cook and eat good meals is super important to us. And Stanley just makes some of the best drinkware, cookware & camping gear out there.
Many of their products use stainless steel so they’re easy to clean and are super durable. They also use double-wall vacuum insulation a lot which helps keep food hot or cold, which as you know is always a struggle when camping. Especially when you are a crazy person who likes to go swimming in waterfalls at sunrise and need coffee to stay hot for literal hours.
I will say – I also really adore Coleman products, too. Our tent is from Coleman and has survived everything from 20 degree nights next to hot springs in the mountains to surprise rain storms to hot summer days at Pinecrest Lake. Both are outdoor brands that I trust.
We Mostly Do Tent Camping & Car Camping
I wanted to preface this post also by sharing how we camp, to ensure you are on the same page. Robin and I mostly do tent camping, and sometimes car camping (usually in a rented van for a few weeks). We’re not the mutli-day hiking the backcountry type of folks so please take that into consideration when reading my gear reviews.
I Tried All This Stanley Gear First Hand For This Review List
Everything on this list are either products I own in my over-the-top Stanley collection, OR are products I’ve been able to use first hand while camping with friends who own them. (Aka the gear I got major fomo over and had to keep reminding myself we literally don’t have more space in our tiny apartment to add more right now).
Best Stanley Camping Cookware & Gear
The best cooking gear Stanley offers (pots, coffee makers, jugs, etc).
Best Stanley Thermos, Mugs & Drinkware
Stanley are the GOAT for camping drinkware, but these are the best of the best.
Stanley Adventure Products I Never Use
As promised, I did want to share the Stanley camp products I’ve bought but don’t end up using that much, to help you decide if they are worth it or not. I don’t want to say these things shouldn’t be bought, they’re all made well since they are Stanley 1913 products, but I personally haven’t used them much at all.
- Stanley Lunch Box: I love how cute this lunch box is and I thought I would used it all the time for picnics but have only used it twice. I think if I went fishing more often, this would be handier to have in my canoe.
- Shot Glasses & Stanley Flask: I have literally never used my Stanley flask and shot glasses. They sure are cute but I stopped being able to take shots as soon as I graduated from high school. We’ll totally bring a bottle of whiskey on a camping trip, but pour some in a glass, not a shot glass or the flask.
- Water bottle: It looks like the water bottle I own is no longer sold. It’s not a bad water bottle, it’s just a little small for more. I prefer water bottles that are larger and when I have used this Stanley bottle on hikes, I find it just can’t hold enough for me.
Stanley Gear On My Wish-List
And, now these are all the things I haven’t had a chance to test out in person yet but I’m seriously considering buying for this year’s camping adventures. I’m always trying to level up our camping game and these are the things I think we really need.
- Adventure Cooler: I want this 30 QT cooler SO badly! We have a cheap $20 cooler from like, Target or something and ice can never last a day in there. This Stanley cooler keeps ice cold for up to 4 days! We rarely take camping trips longer than 4 days so I’m all hot and bothered by the idea of only buying ice once at the start of our trip.
- Water Jug: As noted above, we tried this out while van camping and I’m in love. I totally want the pink one!
- Iceflow Tumbler: I love how large these tumblers are and how they keep liquids cold for 7 hours. I honestly would just use this all the time for running errands on top of road trips or camping.
- Crockpot: Oh man, this can keep food hot for up to 12 hours. It would be awesome to cook a big batch of chili at home and have it still hot for dinner by the time we reached our campsite. Or to prep hot dogs and store them inside all day as you run around the lake and campsite.
Where To Buy Stanley Thermos & Other Products
You can shop Stanley thermoses and other gear online at the Stanley company website directly. This is where you can usually find the best deals. They’re also stocked at major outdoor retailers like REI and Backcountry, and I’ve seen some of the travel mugs and basic Stanley thermal gear available at Walmart and Amazon.
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I hope this helps you decide which are the best Stanley products for your outdoor adventures! If your favorite piece of gear didn’t make the list, please drop a comment so everyone can see. I’ve tried a LOT from the brand, but not everything.