4 Products to Elevate Your Camping Game
With such a wild, diverse, and downright huge country to explore, Australians have taken camping and 4WDing to nigh on fanatical levels. Thus, there is no shortage of weird and wonderful products claiming to make the outdoorsy experience all the more enjoyable. Being a hobby that involves accruing the essentials over time, there are must-haves, nice-to haves, and one-day-we’ll-haves to suit campers of all experience and engagement levels. Here are our top tips for products that will elevate your camping trip whether it’s your first, fiftieth or four hundredth time.
For the first-timer: Zempire Monstamat self-inflating mattress
Like it says on the tin, a self-inflating mattress does the leg (or lung!) work for you. Picture this: you're out camping in the wilderness, it's been a long day of exploring and adventure, and now it's time to rest. But how can you possibly get a good night's sleep on the hard, rocky ground? Enter the Zempire Monstamat camping mattress.
Filled with a foam full of open cells, this mattress may start off compressed when rolled up, but as soon as it’s unrolled the cells open up and suck in air, creating a cushy and comfortable sleeping surface. You needn’t worry about losing air once you lay down—just make sure to close the valve and you'll be good to go.
Sure, it might cost a little more than your average camping mattress, but with its top-quality design and compact size, it's worth the extra outlay. Plus, you can always use it around the house when you're not exploring the great outdoors.
For the twice a year-er: Boutique Camping Star Bell tent
Now you’ve got a taste for the outdoors, you’re ready to invest in a shelter that befits your camping prowess. So, move aside, contenders—the Star Bell is here to steal the show. This tent is a true star in every sense of the word: strong, stable, and a beauty from every angle.
Step inside and relax in a breezy, bug-free interior, thanks to its 360° mesh walls. Plus, an extended 1m-deep canopy framing and shading the entrance offers the perfect spot to soak up the great outdoors without getting too sizzled in the sun.
Besides its good looks, what really sets the Star Bell apart is its incredible resilience. With its arched overhang and webbing strap duo, tripping hazards are reduced and rain is redirected away from the tent, ensuring that you stay safe and dry no matter what the weather throws your way. For comfort, style, function and durability, the Star Bell is the best in class.
For the every weekender: Coffee machine (with power converter)
Imagine you’re driving down a remote and picturesque road, you find the perfect spot to stop and take in the scenery and sounds of nature all around you. The only thing that could make this moment better is a fresh cup of perfectly brewed coffee.
While some portable coffee makers can be run from your vehicle’s standard 12V power connection, there are far superior machines, and flavours, to be found with a power converter and machine installation. There are a variety of coffee machines that will each have specific electrical requirements, though standard pots are likely to require at least 750 watts.
For the perma-nomad: Coromal Thrill Seeker 21’6 caravan
If weekends on the road turn into an extended period in the outback, it might be time to consider upgrading to a caravan… and you’d do well to consider the top-of-the-line Coromal Thrill Seeker 21’6. The latest addition to the Seeker series, this latest offering from Coromal promises caravanners even more freedom and independence on the open road, with six different sizes and layouts to suit everyone.
What really sets the Thrill Seeker apart is its commitment to comfort. With a spacious lounge area, separate shower and toilet, fully equipped kitchen, and queen bed, you'll feel right at home no matter where your travels take you.
The Thrill Seeker is designed to take you off the beaten track and handle all the challenges of the road with ease. Plus, its proudly owned by Apollo and built by the prominent Australian manufacturer Majestic Caravans in Victoria. That means you can trust that you're getting a caravan made with the highest quality materials and workmanship.
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