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The right camping equipment and outdoor gear makes all the difference – whether you’re in a tent, a campervan or a caravan. There’s clever camping kit out there…and some downright daft things to waste your money on.
Are these the coolest outdoor clothing and accessory brands you’ve never heard of? We’ve been testing a few ranges that seem to slip below the radar for walking shoes, outdoor trousers, bags, jackets and more.
Want to know what we use when we go camping? Here’s our evolving list of favourite camping gear and outdoor equipment. From barbecues to mosquito repellent – tried, tested and loved. Looking for something specific? Just use the search box!
There’s nothing like a warm fleece jacket for keeping the chill off when camping. But, most are made from polyester or other fabrics that shed millions of plastic microfibres when they’re washed. Here’s our round-up of earth-friendly warm jackets for men and women.
Have you seen those fabulous comfy-looking khaki campbeds when you stroll past the fishing section in outdoor shops? Why can’t campers have squishy beds and chairs too? Here’s our guide to what might work for all of us – fish or no fish
We camped alongside a couple of car-campers recently – at a respectful distance, of course. They had a great set-up, involving roof tents and awnings. It looked cool, but should you buy a roof tent? Find out here.
Can you get packable and comfortable when it comes to sleeping mats? We’ve been testing the most promising self-inflating camping mats and fast-inflate airbeds from the likes of Exped, Thermarest, Vango and more.
How fantastic that people are rediscovering our countryside. What’s not fantastic is that we now have an epidemic of litter, dog dirt, human waste in woods and lay-bys and mess left by fly-campers. So what can we do?
We’re not keen on plastic, so what are the alternatives for light and practical plates and bowls for camping and outdoor eating? We’ve found some cheap options and some rather lovely things too. Bamboo, enamelware and more.
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