CAMPING | Hot Weather Camping Essentials For Summer Camping Trips

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With the glorious summer weather set to continue, if you’re planning on going camping any time soon, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right gear and accessories with you for an enjoyable break.

We’ve rounded up some hot weather camping essentials, many of them tried and tested by us over the last few years.

1. Coleman Xtreme Cool Box £85.98

Cheap regular cool boxes just don’t compare – Coleman Xtreme cool boxes work passively to keep the contents of the box cold. If packed correctly, they will keep ice for 5 days without power. We simply wouldn’t be without either of ours!

Coleman Xtreme Cool Box £85.98

2. SHO Insulated Water Bottle £14.99

An insulated water bottle for camping trips is an absolute must. These SHO water bottles come in an array of funky colours, different sizes and will keep your water cool all day too.

SHO Insulated water bottle

3. Battery Operated Fan £16.99

Modern polyester tents can become unbearably hot in warm weather, even with windows and doors open air can easily become stagnant, a rechargeable battery operated fan can help cool the air inside your tent.

Battery Operated Desk Fan £16.99

4. Trek Ultra Repellent Bug Spray £9.99

Strong and effective, this repellent with 30% DEET from Mountain Warehouse is sweat and splash-resistant and it will last all day.

Trek Ultra Repellent Bug Spray £9.99

5. Outwell 12 Litre Collaps Water Carrier £39.10

Constantly having to refill a tiny water carrier at the campsite is no fun, and in hot weather you’ll get through more water than usual. Investing in a big water carrier like the Outwell Collaps makes sense and we’re big fans of ours!

Outwell 12 Litre Collaps Water Carrier £39.10

6. Summit 250 Sleeping Bag £29.99

The last thing you want when camping in the summer is a super-warm mummy bag, so ditch your fancy 3-season bag and opt for a lighter weight summer sleeping bag, and choose a more spacious envelope style to help air circulate better.

 Summit 250 Sleeping Bag £29.99

7. 5M Twin Door Canvas Bell Tent £549.99

This 5m canvas bell tent from Bell Tent Boutique features 2 doors, so you can open both for maximum air flow on hot camping trips and canvas tents are breathable too so they don’t get as stifling as modern Polyester tents.

5M Twin Door Canvas Bell Tent £549.99

8. Field Candy Rock Lobster Sun Shade £139

Rigging up a tarp or a purpose made sun shade when camping in hot weather is big and clever, especially if you are camping in a tent that doesn’t have a porch, you’ll welcome the shade from this fun Field Candy tarp.

Field Candy Rock Lobster Sun Shade £139

9. Fresh For Pandas Bamboo Sunglasses £36

A decent pair of polarized sunglasses are a must for spending time outdoors and we love these funky Bamboo sunglasses from Fresh for Pandas.

Fresh For Pandas Bamboo Sunglasses £36

10. Campingaz Party Grill 600 £149.93

Make the most of the weather and cook meals outdoors with the ultra portable and super versatile Campingaz Party Grill 600. See our review of the Campingaz Party Grill 400.

Campingaz Party Grill 600 £149.93

11. Riviera Inflatable Kayak £119.99

There’s no better way to cool down than heading for your nearest body of water. If you aren’t camped near the sea find a lake and take to the water on an inflatable kayak, don’t forget safety equipment like buoyancy aids too though.

Riviera Inflatable Kayak £119.99

12. Coleman Water Resistant Event Outdoor Shelter £149.95

Create a shaded outdoor kitchen and dining room or just create a space to hang out in the shade with the Coleman event shelter.

Coleman Water Resistant Event Outdoor Shelter £149.95

13. SLPY Wearable Sleeping Bag £119

This sleeping bag is wearable so if you get hot you can simply unzip the arm holes, feet and main body zip to let fresh air circulate and stop yourself overheating.

SLPY Wearable Sleeping Bag £119

14. What A Mellon Pillow £17.95

Lie  back in the sunshine and relax with a good book, and use this funky Snoos pillow to keep you comfy.

What A Mellon Pillow £17.95

15. Flower Print Pic Nic Blanket £19.99

A picnic blanket is a summer time must, also ideal for popping outside your tent or using inside your tent as a tent carpet.

Flower Print Pic Nic Blanket £19.99

16. Misquito Net £19.99

If you’re camping in the summer a mosquito net makes a great investment, and most can be easily secured to a tent to ensure you won’t be feasted on over night.

Mosquito net for camping