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Campervan bedding: a complete guide


When embarking on adventures in your campervan, ensuring a good night's sleep is paramount. Your choice of bedding can make all the difference, and it's essential to strike a balance between comfort and space efficiency

In this guide, we'll explore various types of campervan bedding to help you find the perfect set-up for your travels.

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Words by Iain Duff


Types of campervan bedding

Vango Evolve Superwarm sleeping bag

(Photo courtesy of Vango)

Home duvets

Duvets are a common choice for campervan bedding, and you might be tempted to bring your big, fluffy king-size duvet from home. However, it's crucial to consider the limited space in your campervan and individual preferences.

If you or your travel partner tend to get too hot or cold at night, it's wise to opt for separate bedding to cater to your specific needs. This approach also allows you to customise your sleeping environment, ensuring both of you sleep comfortably.

Campervan duvets

Outwell Constellation Duvet

(Photo courtesy of Outwell)

For a more tailored solution, you can invest in campervan-specific duvets. These are designed with space constraints in mind, providing warmth without taking up excessive room. Campervan duvets come in various sizes to fit different campervan models, ensuring a snug and efficient fit.

A good example is the Constellation Duvet Lux from Outwell, which is currently available in single, XL and double sizes and is perfect for use in a camper.

Fitted sheets

Fitted sheets are a practical addition to your campervan bedding. They help keep your mattress clean and add an extra layer of comfort. Before purchasing fitted sheets, measure your campervan bed's dimensions to ensure a snug fit.

Many campervan enthusiasts recommend fitted sheets made from moisture-wicking materials to prevent condensation and maintain a comfortable sleeping environment.

Sleeping bags

If you're seeking a space-efficient bedding solution, sleeping bags are worth considering. While single duvets may be the more affordable choice, they tend to be bulky and occupy valuable storage space.

Specialised sleeping bags and bed rolls are designed to be lightweight and often come with compression sacks or straps, making them easy to stow away.


Blankets are versatile additions to your campervan bedding set-up. They can be layered on top of your bedding to provide extra warmth during colder months.

Keeping a selection of blankets in your campervan year-round is a practical choice, as they come in handy for various purposes, even during summer evenings when you want to cosy up outside.


Built-in campervan mattresses can vary in firmness, and some people may find them too hard for their liking. So, what can you use as a mattress instead? To enhance comfort, consider using a mattress topper, an inflatable sleep mat or custom-made foam mattresses designed for specific campervans.

These additions can make a significant difference in your sleeping experience. Brands like Outwell and Outdoor Revolution offer self-inflating mats specially designed to fit most campervan beds, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep.

Campervan bedding storage

Storing bedding in your campervan can be a challenge due to limited space. To maximise storage efficiency, roll and compress your bedding items whenever possible. Vacuum storage bags can help reduce bulk, allowing you to make the most of your available space.

Many campers use the space at the back of the campervan behind the rear seats for storage. Consider also using under-bed storage compartments or dedicated storage solutions designed for campervans to keep your bedding organised.


How do I make a campervan bed more comfortable?

To enhance campervan bed comfort, consider using a mattress topper, inflatable sleep mat, or specialised campervan duvet. Experiment with different bedding options to find what suits your preferences best.

What thickness foam for a campervan bed?

The ideal foam thickness for a campervan bed depends on personal comfort preferences. Many campervan owners find that adding a mattress topper of around 2-3 inches thick significantly improves sleeping comfort.

Can I leave bedding set up in a camper?

Leaving bedding set up in your campervan, either on the pop-top bed or the bed in the back, can be convenient if you have sufficient space and wish to streamline your camping experience. However, it's essential to ensure proper ventilation and hygiene to prevent moisture build-up and odours.

Final thoughts

Selecting the right campervan bedding is a personal choice that can greatly impact your overall camping experience. It's essential to balance comfort, space efficiency, and individual preferences. Brands like Outwell, Robens, Vango, and Outdoor Revolution offer a variety of bedding options tailored to campervan living.

Before hitting the road, don't forget to test your chosen bedding set-up at home to ensure a restful night's sleep during your campervan adventures. A comfortable night's rest is the perfect complement to a day filled with campervan exploration.

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