The 2019 Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show was another fantastic day out, with absolutely loads of things to see and do. We spent most of our time in the main camping hall and got to see some fabulous new tents and camping gear. Read on for our top picks from the 2019 show!
Hall 5 was the location to head towards for die hard camping fans, and this year I was particularly impressed by the layout. In between the usual stands were little areas designed to look like outdoors camp sites, including some lovely design touches like campfires and even real plants and leaves which really helped to bring a feel of the outdoors to the show, and it also provided lots of little spaces for guests to sit down for a while.
We loved little touches this year like this campfire
Our Top 3 Picks From The Show
- Robens Trapper Twin Tent
- Vango Shangri La 15cm Double SIM
- Bo-Camp Urban Outdoor Relax Chair Bloomsbury
We’ve talked about Dutch brand Bo-Camp before, and absolutely adore their range of design-led camping gear. Their Urban Outdoor range consists of stylish storage and camp furniture that use wood and contemporary fabrics. The result is a range that looks very different to the usual bog-standard camp gear available and we particularly liked the Bo Camp Bloomsbury Relax chair which is one of our top 3 picks from the show.
Bo-Camp inflatable stools and Relax Chair Bloomsbury
Bo-Camp Soho beach chair
Bo-Camp camp storage unit
Bo-Camp storage units
Bo-Camp wooden folding camp table
Another of my top picks from the show has to be the new Robens Trapper Twin tent. I own the original Robens Trapper Tent which I used a lot last year and it’s fantastic, but the Twin is my idea of camping heaven. All the practicality of a modern tent but with the aesthetic of a more traditional bell tent.
Robens Trapper Twin Tent, new for 2019
The new Robens Aero Yurt tent sleeps up to 8 people, making it ideal for families and groups and provides heaps of space and practical features. For the same footprint of a bell tent, you get heaps more usable space though thanks to the high sides.
Robens Inflatable Aero Yurt
Inside the Robens Inflatable Aero Yurt
Here at Camping with Style we’ve been big fans of fishing beds for some time, and my carp fishing bed remains my first choice for solo camping trips of more than a day or two. They are exceptionally comfortable and it’s great to see that Robens have cottoned on and bought out their own Tala camp bed and having tested it out, I can confirm it’s super comfortable!
Robens Tala Camp Bed
We’re lifelong fans of UK camping brand Vango thanks to their extensive camping range which always combines great technical features with a really competitive price point. It was really great to see so many camping manufacturers moving away from plastic and extending their wood camp furniture ranges still further.
The Vango Bamboo camp tables below include grooves cut into them, designed to hold wine glasses. Brilliant!
Vango Bamboo Round Wood Camp Table
It was also great to see some new Vango tents, including the Camping Awards 2019 winner, the enormous Vango Anatara TC XL, a spacious polycotton Airbeam tent aimed squarely at serious family campers that can sleep up to 8 people.
Vango Anatara TC XL
Vango Galaxy 300 tent
Another tent that caught our eye was the Vango Galaxy 300 tent shown above, aimed at those who need lightweight camping gear but still want a decent amount of space.
Vango Shangri La Double SIM
The Vango Shangri La SIM is another one of my top 3 picks from the show. At a whopping 15cm it’s super comfortable and top of my wishlist for camping trips this year!
Outwell have long lead the field in terms of quality family camping, and this year their range was packed full of practical, yet design-led tents and accessories, particularly in their camp furniture ranges. We particularly loved the comfy and good looking Outwell Sardis Lake double camp chair, shown below and the Sandsend camp chair also pictured below.
Outwell Sardis Lake Double Camp Chair
Outwell Sandsend Green Camp Chair
There were some great show deals on the Outwell stand too including the Montana 6P Tent below, and the Outwell Stonelake 7ATC tent, an award winning “Best Large Family Tent 2019” was also on offer at the show.
Outwell Montana 6P Tent
Outwell Stonelake 7ATC tent
It was good to see several traditional bell tents on the Quest stand, including a dinky little 3m bell tent, a stunning Emperor bell tent and the Quest Elite Toureg tent, something I’ve been wanting to see for a couple of years now, and I was very impressed by the space inside and the fact they look easier to erect than an Emperor bell tent.
Quest Leisure Toureg tent
Quest Wood Effect Folding Camp Table & Benches
Coleman continues to pioneer the use of blackout material in their tents, and they really work, whilst I thought that the Coleman Packaway table would be great for family campers short on space and found the bench style seating to be surprisingly sturdy.
Coleman Valdes Tent XL
Coleman Kozuk Valley 3 Tent
Coleman Packaway Table
Other Great Finds
As well as picks from some established names, we were also happy to see some great camping and outdoor accessories and even a trailer tent for bikes.
Gentle Tent B Turtle
The innovative B Turtle is an inflatable trailer tent for bikes that weighs 29kg and is referred to as a microcaravan.
Gentle Tent B Turtle Bike Trailer Tent
Outdoor Gang Camp Coolers
We loved the funky look of these outdoor camping nd garden coolers from Outside Gang. With a bamboo top that can be used as a kitchen work surface, the interior can be filled with ice to keep drinks and food cool.
Outside Gang Portable Cooler
HyTensil Camp Cutlery
We’re big fans of HyTensil reusable camp cutlery and it was nice to see them exhibiting their range, with some exciting new products in development. Find out more about HyTensil cutlery here.
HyTensil Camp Cutlery
Hydra Light Super Cell Camping Lanterns
These clever lanterns really caught our attention as they are powered by special cells that are activated using water. Find out more about Hydra Cell Super Cell lanterns.
Sevylor Inflatable Kayaks
It was great to see Sevylor kayaks at the show, I’ve got the Sevylor Riviera and love it, though the Sevylor Madison really took my fancy.
Sevylor Inflatable kayaks
It was great to see an incresing number of SIMs aimed at family campers rather than the backpacking market, and at 10cm the Monstamat SIM from Zempire makes a comfortable choice.
The Zempire Monstamat SIM
Did you go to the show this year? What caught your eye or even better, what did you buy from the show? Leave us a comment below as we’d love to find out!
Where to next?
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