Want to upgrade your camping comfort? Using just a few key items, you can instantly transform any camping trip into a glamping trip! No, you don’t need to spend a fortune: most luxury camping items are surprisingly budget-friendly. Even better, some are completely free! Curious? Then keep reading and discover our Top 5 Luxury Camping Items below:
Who said that when camping in warm conditions means you have to accept a sweltering tent as a consequence? Beat the heat and treat yourself to a portable air conditioner! This camping gadget allows you to keep your cool, and keep your tent at a comfortable temperature – even in the peak of summer. You may assume a portable air conditioning unit is pricey, heavy, or both. Fortunately, that’s not the case. You can find plenty of compact, budget-friendly air conditioners that are easy to transport – without any required installation. Want even more comfort? You can even find air conditioners with built-in cooler reservoirs: allowing you to not just keep your chill, but also keep your drinks chilled. It may seem a bit of an extravagance, but trust us: a portable air conditioner is worth the indulgence!
Portable Camping Shower
Why settle for communal shower blocks or a basic sponge bath, when you can treat yourself to the luxury of your private shower? A portable camping shower is a perfect luxury to upgrade your campsite hygiene. Whether it’s to rinse off all the dirt and mud at night after a long day of hiking, or to awaken your senses and freshen up in the morning: packing a portable camping shower is always a great idea. There are a few different types of shower setups, ensuring a match for every camping scenario. If you want maximum convenience, an electric-powered or gas-powered shower could be just the gadget you’re looking for. However, if you want a budget-friendly and lightweight option: consider a solar-powered camping shower. This kind of camping shower features a small solar panel on the exterior, which helps heat the water inside the reservoir – no power access or batteries required. Whichever type of portable shower you choose, we’re pretty confident you’ll never want to set foot in a campground shower and toilet block ever again – once you’ve experienced the luxury of a private outdoor shower. Worried about privacy? You can even buy lightweight pop-up shower shelters to enjoy some spa-time away from the prying eyes of other campers…
Portable Travel Toilet
Speaking of avoiding public campground restrooms and showers: how about upgrading your camping comfort with a portable travel toilet? Yes, this may not sound like the most glamorous of camping gadgets, but this gadget could be a lifesaver at some campsites. Not going to lie, we’ve been unfortunate enough to experience public sanitary facilities that are, how do we say this politely, anything but sanitary. Granted, you could always resort to digging a hole in the ground, but why not consider the alternative: your private camping toilet. A portable travel toilet is compact enough to easily transport to and from a campsite, whilst also comfortable enough to not dread toilet time. There are various styles on the market, including composting travel toilets and toilets with an easy-empty reservoir. Similar to portable travel showers, you can buy lightweight pop-up shelters to cover the toilet – kind of like a traditional toilet outhouse in the back of your garden. As said, a portable camping toilet may not seem like a glamorous gadget, but avoiding the public restrooms can be considered a major luxury for some campers!
Portable Coffee Maker
One of the easiest ways to indulge yourself with a bit of camping luxury? Invest in a portable coffee machine or coffee maker! Waking up to birdsong, a vivid sunrise, or the gentle noise of trees swaying in the wind is already amazing. But with a cup of freshly brewed coffee in your hand, everything becomes just that little bit better. We know coffee might not be for everyone, but if you are a caffeine addict, a portable coffee maker is a must-have luxury to keep those withdrawal symptoms at bay. Plus, if you are a family camper, chances are you could be in desperate need of coffee when your kids wake you at 6 am to ‘come to see the giant lizard’ – which turns out to be just a mossy twig floating in a shallow ditch of murky water (or maybe that was just us). A portable coffee maker, such as a camping percolator or a travel-friendly compact coffee machine, ensures you’ll be able to enjoy a warm cup of freshly brewed joe anytime you need it. Yes, you could just settle for some instant coffee and boil water, but truth be told: it doesn’t fully satisfy your cravings, right? So, if you’re a coffee-drinker, treat yourself to a proper espresso maker, French press, or portable coffee machine: and indulge those cravings with this luxurious camping must-have.
Your Favorite Pillow
Some camping luxuries are completely free. One of our favorite ways to instantly add a touch of luxury to your camping comfort: bringing your favorite pillow from home. Yes, upgrading your camping to glamping can be that easy. Granted, it may be a bit tricky to pack a full-sized pillow when you’re only bringing a backpack for gear storage. However, if you’re a car camper, or simply have the storage space: bring your pillow from home! You may be able to sleep on an inflatable camping cushion, or create a make-shift pillow from your clothing, but why not choose a far more comfy option? Especially when that comfy option doesn’t cost you anything. Add some add-home comfort to your camping setup, and indulge yourself with a luxurious good night’s sleep by packing that pillow!