Top 10 camping products for summer

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Get ready for the ultimate camping experience!

Roughing it will seem a little less rough with these comfort-boosting must-haves

1. Outwell CIMELIA - Double Mat Sleep System

Forget waking in the middle of the night on a half-deflated bed. Outdoor design experts Outwell offer a luxury sleeping option that includes a self-inflating foam and air mattress and a super-comfortable memory-foam topper. The bed has lots of thoughtful features, as you would expect from the multi-award-winning Danish company.

£159.99 at

2. 50QT Tricolour Xtreme® Wheeled Cooler

Wheeled CoolerAmericans know a thing or two about camping and the team at Coleman has studied cooler heat retention and air flow to pin point where and how to make their coolers more efficient. Coleman Xtreme® coolers have been tested to keep the contents cold on ice for days.

£99.99 at

3. Handimoova

HandimoovaIf you need to move gear around, this durable but lightweight HandiMoova does the work for you: it's built to take up to 60kg across all terrains, including sand. This British-designed gadget is foldable and easy to pop in the car or store.

£99.99 at

4. Petzl E+Lite Zip

TorchA head torch is probably the most useful bit of kit you will buy for a break in the great outdoors. This Petzl E+Lite Zip weighs a mere 27g, measures less than 5cm long and has a quick and easy-to-operate head cord.

£25 at

5. Outwell Montana 6

Outwell MontanaIf you are pitching up for more than a couple of nights, or with the family, then having a tent that you can stand up in makes things a lot easier. They don't get much better than this Outwell Montana 6P. Complete with porch and windows and more than 2m in height.

£599 at

6. Basecamp Kitchen Stand Deluxe

Kitchen StandCrouching over a low-level gas burner and trying to cook is no fun – but with the addition of a Eurohike table, your outside kitchen will have home-from-home comfort and convenience.

£75 at

7. Thermarest Treo Chair

Treo ChairAmerican company Thermarest has come up with a compact yet sturdy alternative to the standard camping chair. The Treo has a tripod base with non-skid feet that work on most terrains. It collapses down to a hard case that can easily pop in the boot.

£71.10 at

8. Crocs

They may not be appearing at London Fashion Week any time soon, but Crocs make getting in and out the tent a lot more efficient.

£30 at

9. Camping Chef from Campingaz

CampingazCook up an outdoor storm with the Camping Chef from Campingaz. Its two high-power burners allow you to cook food to perfection, while the third burner underneath is ideal for toasting bread or grilling bacon.

£30 at

10. Serenity Double Sleeping Bag

Double Sleeping bagGet cosy and cuddle up in this Serenity Double Sleeping bag by Vango. It combines a unique print and soft-touch brushed polyester lining to give a home-from-home feel.

£80 from

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