Top 10: Folding furniture for campervans and motorhomes
The outdoor holiday experience - whether it involves a tent, a motorhome or a campervan - is all about enjoying the simple pleasures. And there are few things more crucial than somewhere good to sit, and a decent table to lean on. Here’s our pick of the best ten foldaway marvels.
Trail Folding Camping Chair
This is the kind of camping chair we’ve all sat in at some point in our lives, and with good reason. Simple, effective and cheap, this example by Trail ticks all the essential boxes. The scissor frame means it folds down into a compact tubular shape, the all-important drink holder is present and Trail offers it in five different colours.
Marko Outdoor Folding Director’s Chair
The perfect solution if your idea of a holiday is yelling instructions at the children, this folding director’s chair would make a classy addition to your camping mise en scène. Featuring not one but two cupholders set into a tray big enough to accommodate matching snacks, padded arms and storage big enough to hold a wine bottle. It’s essentially a bar you can both sit at and serve from at the same time.
Diswoe Camping Chair
Alongside the obvious stuff like keeping your rear off the ground, the mark of a good seat is that you never really want to get out of it. This chair from Diswoe is designed with a generously-reclined back to encourage the relaxed approach all good holidays should take, and is rated to 17 stone. It’s made from 600 denier Oxford cloth for good water resistance and packs away in its own bag which can also be used as additional storage.
Trekology Portable Camping Table
A table you are likely to see at campsites across the country, this aluminium-topped table from Trekology is simple, tough and highly practical. Unlike some other offerings the table top itself removes for easy stowage, and is made from attractive aluminium for a tough and sanitary surface. Available in three different sizes it also comes with a carrying bag and even the largest version only weighs 1.8kg.
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Milestone Camping Folding Moon Chair
When it comes to comfortable seating a little extra width is always welcome, which is where this Moon Chair from Milestone Camping comes into its own. The welcoming shape encourages you to recline but also allows you to shift sideways in the seat to really get cosy, with more padding than purely fabric seats offer. 600 denier Oxford fabric means good weather resistance the tubular frames folds easily to store in the supplied carrier bag.
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Redstone 4ft Folding Trestle Table
One of the most highly-rated camping tables on Amazon with 4.6 stars out 5 from over 480 reviews, this Redstone item has the advantage of being adjustable to three heights to suit any situation. The top of the table is stain-resistant and there are metal bolts to support the table across the fold when raised. Folded down it shrinks to 61cm x 61cm, and although it weighs a sturdy 10kg the carry handle makes it easy to manoeuvre.
Koala Products Fold Flat Lo-Chair
If you really like to sit - and I mean, really sit - you want the Koala Products Lo-Chair. A more expensive option in this list it may be, but it is built for pure comfort. Covered in 600 denier Oxford fabric and PVC coated for weather resistance, it has a neoprene pillow and memory foam centre section and comes with adjustable legs. It folds away flat and is rated up to 20 stone too.
Nestling 6ft Aluminium Portable Trestle Table
For anyone who likes to holiday in big groups this larger table by Nestling is an ideal choice. When folded down it takes up just 60 square centimetres but folds out to 1.8m, making it suitable to seat six or more adults. The aluminium frame helps to keep the weight down to 8.5kg and it also offers height adjustment to suit a variety of requirements.
FT-31 Camping Table and Bench Set
Take of both dining and seating with this bargain set from Folding Tables UK. For £40 you get a 103cm long table with a steel frame and high density plastic top, plus two bench seats constructed from the same materials to give seating for four adults. It all packs away neatly with the benches storing underneath the table and weighs under 16kg in total to make for easy transportation.
Coleman 6-in-1 Camping Table
If you want a table that can adapt to variety of needs then this offering from Coleman could be just the thing. Like any decent camping table it folds neatly away, but open it out and you have two tables that can be clipped together to make a larger one, while all six legs are adjustable allowing a total of six combinations for any eventuality.