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Camping checklist

Camping is the perfect, pocket-friendly getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life into the nature. From tents and sleeping bags to torches and accessories, here are all the essentials to make your trip enjoyable. Ready to say hello to fun and fresh air?

Choosing a tent

Size and shape are the most important factors when choosing a new tent. Think about how many people will be using it and how much room you need. When choosing your tent size, always opt for the next size up to accommodate space for your belongings. So if there's two of you, go for a 3-man tent. Plus, it's nice to have an extra bit of room to stretch out.

Tent types

Pro Action 6 Man 3 Room Tunnel Camping Tent in red colour.

Tunnel tents

They're long and spacious, often with different compartments, making them a perfect home-away-from-home for big groups and families.

Pro Action 2 Man 1 Room Pop Up Camping Tent in black colour.

Pop up tents

Their main benefit is that they require minimal assembly, literally popping up into shape. They’re best for kids and small groups.

Pro Action 4 Man 1 Room Dome Camping Tent with Porch in blue colour.

Dome tents

Tend to have just one room, making them ideal for couples and smaller groups. They curve up in the middle and have a sturdy structure.

Pro Action Pattern 4 Man 1 Room Tipi Camping Tent in multicolour.

Teepee tents

Their coned structure is supported by a single pole in the middle creating a feeling of space and height. A great choice if you're feeling a festival vibe.

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Choosing a sleeping bag

How to choose the best sleeping bag.

Wondering how to choose the best sleeping bag? It depends on what type, how thick and what size you need. 

Types of sleeping bag

  • Envelope sleeping bags tend to be more spacious than mummys. They have a zip that goes all the way around, letting you use it as a blanket too.
  • Mummy sleeping bags are slim in design, keeping you cosily encased. They are usually just for one person and good at retaining heat.

Sleeping bag thickness

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Other camping essentials

A woman in her blue and orange sleeping bag looking at a map using her torch.

Sleeping bags and campbeds

Sleep well in the wilderness. Choose from a range of air mattresses, camping beds, and sleeping bags. Keep an air pump handy for inflatable beds.

A boy playing his guitar next to a girl reading her magazine outside the tent on a sunny day.

Camping chairs and tables

Sit comfortably wherever you are, with an inflatable or a folding chair. And don't forget a camping table to prep your food on, eat dinner or play cards.

A person cooking veggies and meat on a portable bbq outdoors.

Cooking essentials

Prep a meal outdoors with a camping stove and cooker or portable BBQ. Remember to pick up a travel kettle, mug, and a flask for hot drinks on the go.

A lantern hanging in a tent at night.

Torches and lanterns

Keep it safe and bright with camping lights. Torches and lanterns are easy to carry, while headlamps come in handy when you want to go hands-free.

A green pop-up gazebo on a campsite.

Camping gazebos

Explore easy to set-up, all-weather gazebos for added shelter to your camp area.

A couple checking their backpack near their tent at a campsite.

Camping accessories

From festival trolleys to windbreaks, get all essentials to complete your camping kit.

Close-up shot of a pair of hands driving and a Sat Nav installed in a car.

Help getting there

Make your journey smooth with Sat Navs, roof racks and other travel essentials.

A portable small speaker in a bottle holder of a bag worn by a girl.

Power banks and speakers

Keep your gadgets charged with a power bank, and groove into the right mood with a portable speaker.

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