Best of Boston

2008 Best Camping Gear

Hilton’s Tent City

From outdoor survivalists to weekend warriors (to those of us whose idea of camping is roasting s’mores over a portable stove), this North End hideaway has everything a walk in the woods might require. Packs, bags, boots, cookware—they’re all here, and at appealing prices. First-time shoppers might need a map and compass to find their way around the overstuffed warehouse; luckily, Hilton’s has those, too.

272 Friend St., Boston, 617-227-9242,