Happy campers only: Backcountry up to 50% off semi-annual sale + exclusive code!

Are you a camper? Or a “glam-per”? Either way, I think we can alllll agree that the great outdoors is sooo much more enjoyable when you're prepared with the right gear and attire!

Backcountry is my favorite place to find the highest-rated gear and apparel for any outdoor activity! There are thousands of reviews on all items that help you decide what items are worth it and absolutely essential. I went camping a few weekends ago with a large group of girls from my church, and all of the camping gear I brought was a major game-changer that made the experience a 10/10. Keep scrolling for all of my very favorite camping essentials, plus a 15% off code you can use on your first order!

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In a hurry? Go straight to my picks below!

A sale & a discount code!

Before we jump into it, I wanted to let you know that right now is Backcountry's HUGE semi-annual sale where you can save up to 50% off the best outdoor brands like The North Face, Patagonia, prAna, and so much more! EVEN BETTER, you can take an additional 20% off select footwear, sunglasses, and other accessories today and tomorrow at Backcountry here! (additional 20% applies in cart!)

AND you can use my code MINTARROW15 for 15% off full-priced items on your first order! (Exclusions apply.)

Now, let's get into all the gear I currently highly recommend from Backcountry!

Off-Mountain T-Shirt

These t-shirts (up to 25% off!) are PERFECT for camping. They’re not long, but they don't show your mid-section either (and I'm alllll about that coverage). They look super cute with high-waisted pants! And my FAVE thing about this shirt is how lightweight it is – so perfect for hot weather (I wore these at Girls’ Camp and I was soooo grateful I did because it was HOT!)

Fits true to size, and it's available in this white color + five other really cute colors! Seriously the most perfect top to wear on all of your outdoor adventures and it's on sale for only $22.46; up to 25% off the original price of $29.95!

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Trucker Hat

How cute is this “Where Next?” trucker hat?! I always like to bring some sort of hat with me while camping, because it's so nice to throw on whether you want to protect your face from the sun or want to hide that you haven't washed your hair in a few days! Love this cute color combo + it's only $29.95 ($25.46 if you use code MINTARROW15 at checkout!). You can find even more hats on sale here!

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Sweatshirt + Joggers

Sweatshirt: Who doesn't love a “new sweatshirt” feel?! I couldn't resist getting this crewneck – it's sooo soft, and it maintains that same soft feeling wash after wash. Such a pretty, soft pink, and a very highly-rated sweatshirt that's only $54.95! ($46.70 with code MINTARROW15 at checkout!) Here are more options on sale!

Joggers: I love these high-waisted joggers! It's always a good idea to bring a comfy pair of sweats on your outdoor adventures and THESE ones are perfect. (This pair is also so cute!!) So comfy and sooo soft. They keep you nice and warm on those cooler nights at camp + they also come in three cute colors! With the 15% off code, they're only $58.60.

(Make sure you go see my “unboxing” stories today to see both of these!!)

Duffel Bag

This duffel bag was the most perfect size – it has a side pocket on the outside of the bag, so throughout the week I’d put my dirty clothes in that pocket to separate from my clean clothes. I also LOVE this color because it hides dirt really well, because let's be honest – camping is dirty!!

This duffel is durable and water-resistant (+ it has a super comfortable shoulder strap!) A great staple bag to have on hand for when you have a few day camping trip, or even a small weekend vacay. Love that this great quality bag is only $54.95, too! ($46.70 with code MINTARROW15 at checkout!) Find more duffel bags on sale here!

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Headlamp

If you haven’t converted to the headlamp life yet, you need to because there are just so many things I was able to do because I was HANDS FREE and had a light shining always at night when I needed it!!

One night at camp we did a “Faith Walk” where the girls had to use clues, and I was responsible for holding the clues for them, and the headlamp was just SO helpful because I didn't have to juggle holding a flashlight in one hand and passing out the clues in the other. Plus, this was ALL in the dark!

For a million reasons, this is absolutely life-saving – use it to read in the dark, walk around camp at night, or you can have two free hands when you're trying to multitask in the dark! This is also the lightest-weight headlamp I’ve ever used – sometimes they’re kinda heavy and feels like it’ll give you headache after a while, or they slide down your head, but THIS ONE had none of those problems. You can even adjust the light to point towards a more specific direction, like forwards, upwards, or downwards. And it comes in a bunch of different colors!

I'm a BIG fan of headlamps and this one is definitely my #1. It's worth all $39.95, I promise! (Only $33.95 with code MINTARROW15 at checkout!)

Sleeping Bag + Mattress Pad

Sleeping Bag: This sleeping bag was absolutely A-MA-ZING. It has a temperature control so it kept me warm but I wasn’t sweating, which I have issues with being too hot at night. It's durable and water-resistant which are huge pluses, especially if you're going to be backpacking in wet or humid climates.

You have the option to have the zipper open up to the right or left, PLUS there are several different lengths to choose from depending on your height (short, regular, long, and extra-long). We got Long/Right Zip because I like to sleep on my left side and Neil and I are both tall! Seriously our favorite sleeping bag we've owned, and it's $178.45 (reg. $209.95) with my code MINTARROW15 right now!

Mattress Pad: This mattress pad was totally KEY to making my sleep while camping more like a “glamping” experience! It made the extra firm block-like mattresses in our cabins MUCH more comfortable and I slept great.

It's really easy to inflate and only took me about a minute to fill it up. It’s also super easy to deflate when your camping trip is over (which is sometimes the trickiest part!) This is the highest-rated sleeping pad to choose from, AND also one of the more affordable mattresses to choose from! Only $117.25 with code MINTARROW 15 at checkout! I was sooo excited to use this to sleep and it didn't disappoint!

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Compressible Pillow

This pillow from Backcountry was really great and easy to squish down to a compact size! I would say if you have the extra space to bring your own full-size pillow, bring that! But if you’re going backpacking or if you're limited on space, this is an awesome space-saving option that really was super comfortable to sleep on.

This is a very highly-rated camping pillow, and you have the option to choose from sizes S-XL. I'm all about comfort and this is a really great option, and you can get it at Backcountry starting at only $26.95 right now!

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Towel

This towel from Backcountry is quick-drying, lightweight, has a loop hole to easily hang up, and even comes with a little zip pouch to store it in after you've used it or if you want to keep it from getting dirty – seriously all the best things in one towel that takes up minimal space in your duffel!

A very highly-rated towel, and you can get it in several different sizes – either a beach towel, body towel, face towel, or hand towel. I got the beach towel size and it was plenty big enough to cover me up and keep me warm after showering at camp. This size is $44.95 – but depending on what size you get, you can grab this towel for only $12.95!

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Shoes

Trail-Runners — have you heard of them? They're the new kid on the block and they've taken the main stage in place of clunky, old school heavy hiking boots and I'm CONVERTED for life! Backcountry doesn't have this exact pair I'm wearing in the photos, but they have the newest version in a couple different colors!

I picked up a pair for both Neil and me a while back and we couldn't stop saying all day the first day we wore them, “wow these are SO NICE.” They feel kind of like walking on clouds. They're bouncy, crazy comfy and light as air.

So unless you're going over some really crazy super muddy terrain, I think a trail runner like this is the way to go! My sister who's an AVID hiker recommended these and I love how lightweight and comfortable they are.

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Off-Mountain T-Shirt
Duffel Bag
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Compressible Pillow
Sleeping Pad
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Keys to being a happy camper!

There are sooo many items that I absolutely LOVED having while on my camping trip. Backcountry is the perfect one-stop-shop to get all the highest-rated gear and clothing to create the ultimate outdoor experience. What's something you can't live without when you go camping?!

Here are our picks from the Backcountry Semi-Annual sale!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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