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If you prefer subtle colours and designs that blend in, this post is not for you. If however you embrace individuality and love colour and patterns, read on for some of the brightest, boldest and most beautiful outdoor camping gear and clothing we could find!

Bright funky camping gear Kelty tent. image credit: Kelty
image credit: Kelty

The Kelty Wireless 2P Tent is currently on sale at WildBounds for a frankly ridiculous £119.95. Ideal for wild camping and quick getaways, it’s fast to set up, and if you’re taking it to a festival the colourway will stand out enough to ensure you don’t lose it in a sea of green and blue.

Whether it’s used outside or inside to carpet your tent, a rug or two is a camping must and this Round Waterproof Picnic Blanket with colorful mandala design has caught our eye. Expect to pay around £29.

The North Face Base Camp duffel

The North Face Base Camp duffel is a super versatile bag and what’s more, it’s available in heaps of different colours including pink if you’re that way inclined, and we are. Priced at £100 for the small, they also come in a variety of different sizes so you can choose the bag that’s right for your adventure.

We are huge fans of Teva sandals. Not only are they super comfortable and hard-wearing, but they come in a fantastic variety of different colours and styles. The mens’ Teva Hurricane XLT 2 Sandals costs around £65 and are worth every penny.

Remember when camp chairs all looked the same and came in either dark green or blue? Thankfully those days are long gone and we’ve seen an explosion in different styles, colours and designs. The Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair is a lightweight backpacking chair that comes in an array of different colours. Expect to pay around £95.

The Berghaus Transition 200W Sleeping Bag is a 2-3 season sleeping bag ideal for spring through to warmer autumn camping. We’re obsessed with the colours and we love that it is designed specificially for the female form and is wider in the hip area. Expect to pay around £45.

The Nemo Equipment Astro Insulated Mat is miniscule (above the size of a water bottle when packed down) and it’s ideal for multi-day hikes and wile camping. Expect to pay around £225 for it, but rest assured for that price tag you’re getting a camping mat that provides great levels of comfort and insulation comparative to it’s size and low weight.

Berghaus Prism Print Trango Fleece

We’re big fans of the unisex styles available at Berghaus and we particularly like the Berghaus Prism Print Trango Fleece which retails at £70. It’s a classic style, but with a bold print and we love it.

We’re obsessed with the bright colours and funky designs from Cotopaxi and love their “Guaranteed for Good” promise which means any problems or repairs needed, they’ll sort it. We love the Cotopaxi Teca Half zip Womens Windproof Jacket which you can pick up on sale for just £55.

The Rumpl original puffy blanket is perfect for camping or life on the road and I’ll fight anyone who claims to be unable to find a design they like. There are so many stunning colours and patterns to choose from, it was impossible to choose just one we love most. If you can find these on sale, you’ll pay around £70 for one. Totes worth it in our opinion.

Quechua 2 Seconds 3 person tent

Look at how funky this little pop up tent from Decathlon is! Ideal for festivals and quick nights away, this little pop up is super quick to get set up and you’re not going to lose it in a crowd any time soon! The Quechua 2 Seconds 3 person tent costs around £75.

The classic Helinox Sunset Chair has long been a favourite with lightweight backpackers, and we love the variety of colours that it’s available in. At around £149 it’s certainly not cheap, but trust us, in terms of comfort, quality and packability, this little beauty is worth it.

As you might have seen, we’re huge fans of bell tents and the brighter and bolder the better. When it comes to bright and bold tents, there’s a new kid on the block and this tropical neon bell tent from Bellisima Camping has got us drooling. Expect to pay around £550 for the 5m version.

Eurohike picnic blanket from Go Outdoors

Cheap, cheerful and colourful. What could be better? This Eurohike picnic blanket from Go Outdoors is a steal at £8. Ideal for all of your summer shenanigans.

Lotus Grill from Cuckooland

Our Lotus Grill from Cuckooland has been going strong for years and is a great choice for campers. It comes in several bright and cheerful colours and is easy to use and clean up. It cooks well and is the perfect size for 2-3 people. You can see our Lotus Grill review here.

Absolutely perfect for backpacking and wild camping, these funky little Wildo Camp A Box kits are compact and contain everything you need for eating on the go. They also come in a variety of delightful colours. Expect to pay around £10.

Highlander folding camp chairs

These great value Highlander folding camp chairs are available in a variety of different patterns and colours and are decent quality too. What more could you need? Expect to pay around £39.

These Keen Newport H2 water shoes are brilliant. They take you from the hiking trail into the water with ease, so they are ideal for summer walks and impromptu wild swims where you need to protect your feet or just for splashing through streams. Super comfy and really easy to adjust the fit.

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