Helping you to choose the best camping equipment
Camping in a tent gives you freedom, adventure and the chance to get closer to nature. It's also great value for money and buying the right gear lets you go camping whenever and wherever you want. From tables and chairs, to sleeping bags and camping beds, the right kit will make all the difference.
The right gear is important
If you've never camped before it can all seem a little confusing. And even if you are a camping veteran, choosing equipment is not easy. There is so much to choose from, where do you start? Deciding what brands to pick, the type of gear you need and which style to go for can be tricky. That's why we've gathered together all the information you'll need to choose the right kit for you.
The right gear for you
Every time we go camping we see people struggling with the wrong camping equipment choices. Buying the right camping gear can make or break your camping adventure. Here you'll find expert opinions and advice about camping from the people that really know. Make sure your gear is the right gear for you.
Find out more about camping gear with our Introduction to camping equipment .
Camping gear guides
What is the best type of camping chair for me? Our guide tells you everything you need to know about all the different types of chair available, from lightweight folding chairs to comfy loungers.
How do I choose the right camping table? From eating to socialising, a camping table can be the hub of your tent. Here's our guide to everything you need to know about tables and storage furniture.
Sleeping bags and camping beds
What is the best gear for a good night’s sleep? Should I buy self-inflating mats or airbeds? What is the best type of sleeping bag? Our guide will explain everything for you.
Coolboxes and camping fridges
How do I keep food fresh in my tent? Keeping food cold in the tent can be a struggle. Our guide explains the different options, from insulated coolbags to electric coolboxes and mini fridges.
Portable camping toilets
What do you do if the campsite you book onto doesn't have toilet and shower facilities? Our guide will explain everything you need to know about camping toilets and chemicals.
A selection of grills for outdoor cooking at your tent. We've tested a selection of portable gas and charcoal barbecues to find the best models for your outdoor cooking needs.
Camping cookers and stoves
Camping stoves come in different styles, sizes and fuel types, all with different benefits depending on the type of trip you’re planning. Our guide will help you to become a camping stove expert.
Camping event shelters
Pitching up with a group of family or friends is an increasingly popular way to enjoy a camping holiday and an event shelter makes a brilliant communal space to enjoy cooking, eating and socialising, whatever the weather.
Best walking boots for camping
Top tips when buying walking boots or shoes for camping as well as some of our favourite walking boots.
Essential camping kit you need
Have a look at our list of alternative camping items that no one ever tells you to take on your trips but will massively improve your tent life.
Where to buy
Q: Where is the best place to buy my camping kit?
A: The popularity of camping in recent years means there's now a multitude of retail outlets fighting for your hard-earned pounds and pennies. It's a really competitive marketplace so shop around!
Q: Do I need camping insurance?
A: Yes. Despite the huge increases in the number of camping converts in recent years, many have not considered insurance for camping equipment and holidays or even realised that it is available.
Q: How much does it cost to go camping?
A: For just a few hundred pounds, you should be able to fully kit out a family of four. Our guide breaks down all the costs involved you need to know for your next camping adventure.