Best Camping Gear: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Kitchen Utensils, Gadgets

A camping trip is on the agenda for many people in the UK this summer.

“Staycations” are “lasting” and “this is good news for the original British short break,” said The Independent. With the start of the 2023 camping season, “sleeping under the stars is expected to be more popular than ever”.

Since the pandemic, millions of people have taken their first camping holiday in the countryside. And the “affordable nature” of trips in a tent, given the current cost of living, has “made the prospect of swapping luxurious cushions for grills and blankets around the campfire ever more appealing.”

There are many places to explore in Great Britain’s great outdoors. All you have to do is have everything ready and pack before your trip. Here you will find all the essential camping gear you might need – from tents and sleeping bags to kitchen utensils and gadgets.



Coleman OctaGo

This octagonal three person tent has a sturdy steel frame but weighs around 11kg making it best suited for car camping or transporting on a festival trolley. Pitching takes between 10 and 20 minutes.



RCA hub

With more headroom than any other pop-up tent, the Hub can be set up by one person in under a minute and sleeps four comfortably. Solar power packs can be purchased for power from the USB outlet.



Tentsile Stingray 3 person tree tent

A treehouse in a bag, this multi-award-winning flagship model from British company Tentsile offers ample space for three adults or a family of four, floating off the ground using three trees as anchor points.



Classic bell tent from Boutique Camping

Boutique Camping stock a range of iconic bell tents in the usual sandstone colour. The Classic is available in different widths and also in different materials, so you can prioritize weight or durability.



Coleman Meadowood Air 4

For comfortable family camping, this four-man tent features a light, airy living space, cozy blackout bedrooms and a spacious veranda. It has many clever features such as mesh doors for warmer evenings, plenty of pockets and step access and is also available as a larger six person tent.

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Lotus Belle Outdoor Deluxe

If you want to shine in style, the Lotus Belle Outdoor Deluxe may be the tent for you. It resembles some kind of giant mushroom spaceship that has just landed on Earth. The Outdoor Deluxe features two doors and two windows with tear-open mesh layers for maximum airflow while keeping crawlies out. It’s made of waterproof yet breathable canvas to minimize condensation.



Boutique Camping Luna bell tent

The Luna Bell Tent is a spacious tent for glampers that can be pitched quickly. It takes only a few minutes to set up the screen and the aluminum structure, and the innovative design allows it to be set up as a whole. There is plenty of space inside, making it ideal for families.



Coleman tent octagon

The Coleman Tent Octagon is ideal for family camping trips or festivals. It seats six people and is sturdy and easy to set up.



Mountain Warehouse 2 person single skin pop up tent

If you’re looking for something smaller, cheaper, and easier to pitch, then a two-man pop-up tent from Mountain Warehouse might be just what you’re looking for.



Eurohike Pop 200

If you don’t camp often and don’t need fancy gear, this great value Eurohike Pop 200 two person tent will serve you well. It’s waterproof and features an easy pop-up design that takes just a few seconds to set up.