Camping | Camping gear for beginners

It is cool and dry recently - a good season for camping! What to bring for camping? How should I choose camping gear? Let's take a look below!

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Camping gear you must bring for your first time camping trip

CAMPING GEAR LIST FOR BEGINNERS

Don't know what to bring to camping? Let's see below, 

Camping gear list

How to choose camping gear?

There are a wide variety of camping gear available in the market. Some focus on comfort and some focus on light weight. Some people like driving to camping sites, and some people prefer hiking instead. There are no fit-for-all camping gear, and the most important thing is to choose based on your needs.

1. Tent

The camping tent set includes a breathable inner layer and a waterproof outer layer, poles and pegs. The double-layer design can reduce the accumulation of water vapor inside the tent and keep inside dry. The waterproof outer layer passed a shower tested under 2000 mm of water / hour / sqm (tropical rain) & field tests.

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ARPENAZ FRESH & BLACK CAMPING TENT 3 PERSON 

3 PERSON Choice

Tent size 197 x 210 cm, 116cm height, suitable for 3 persons. Patented FRESH & BLACK outer fabric: 99% dark even in full daylight.

2 seconds easy camping tent

easy to set up

Self-standing Structure. EASY pitching & folding exclusive patented technology. 205 x 145 cm bedroom Max. useful height: 110 cm. 2 shoe storage areas.

CAMPING TENT MH100 - 2 PERSON

2 person choice

Tent size is 130 X 210  x 106 cm,suitable for 2 people。ECO-DESIGN - We only dye one thread out of two to reduce the environmental impact.

2. Backpack

A 50L backpack is fit for most campers. If you need to bring more stuff to enrich your camping trip, you should choose a backpack with larger capacity. Don't forget the more you bring, the more loading at your back.

If you are a hiking beginner, remember not to carry more than 15% of your body weight.
For a 60kg person, the maximum load on your backpack should not exceed 9kg.

A good backpack with a supporting system can perfectly transfer most loading to the hip (not your shoulders!), and keep your body balance.


Here are the most popular models at DECATHLON:
FORCLAZ 50 L  - basic and large capacity, it can fully open by zipper. Packing easy design.
Since every body size is different, it is recommended to try the backpack in person at the store.Talk to our Sport Leaders if you have questions.

TREK 100 EASYFIT 50 L - in addition to the features above, Easyfit system enables your bag to be adjusted on your back in one movement, providing maximum comfort. The adjustment is 2-3 times quicker than traditional backpacks.

TREK 500 TREK 500 50+10L - More pockets and more comfortable support system to provide maximum performance when carry heavy gear and long hiking distance.

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FORCLAZ 50 L backapack

beginner choice

Adjust the torso length before carry on your back. Buckle chest straps so that the shoulder straps won't slide aside easily.

TREK 100 EASYFIT 50 L

easy to adjust

When pull up the EasyFit's straps ; shoulder straps will automatically fit to your shoulders. The adjustment speed is 2 to 3 times that of the general backpack system.

TREK 500 50+10L Camping Backpack

intermediate to advance

Back height adjustable with a rip-tab. Volume with compartment. Front opening + bag's bottom 11 pockets + water bladder.

3. Sleeping bag

Pay attention to the following points when choosing sleeping bags,

Height vs Sleeping bag length
If the sleeping is too small will make you difficult to turn around; sleeping bag too long in addition to adding unnecessary weight, the larger the space inside the sleeping bag, the more energy the body needs to keep warm.

Environmental temperature vs. Comfort temperature
The sleeping bag is marked with "comfort temperature". It is wise that to choose sleeping bag according to the weather. Note that the temperature in the campsite used to be lower than in the urban area, you may need to choose a sleeping bag with lower comfort temperature.

Hood vs No hood
A sleeping bag without hood is more suitable for people who turn a lot when sleeping; Most of the heat loss from your head, sleeping bag with a hood is more efficient to reserve body temperature.

Material vs Weight
Down sleeping bag is the lightest and the price is more expensive; the synthetic fiber is usually heavier and the price is more affordable.

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CAMPING SLEEPING BAG - ARPENAZ 10°

best for cool weather

Suitable for adult. Sleeping bag can be adjusted according to sleep habits. Unzip the sleeping bag to make it to a quilt and zip up to a sleeping bag.

TREK500 10° TREKKING SLEEPING BAG - LIGHT BLUE

Lightweight choice

With size M, L and XL.
Size M user height up to 170cm.
Size L user height up to 185cm.
Size XL user height up to 200cm.
Its synthetic fibre provides better compression of the sleeping bag, which reduces overall weight and volume.

CAMPING SLEEPING BAG ARPENAZ 20°

best for warm weather

Same as Arpenaz 10° sleeping bag, this sleeping bag is more suitable for warm weather and lighter in weight.

4. Sleeping mat

Sleeping mat improve sleeping quality, in addition to keep you away from the chill. there are different type sleeping mats, foam, inflated, and self-inflated.

Foam - The lightest, easy to set up, easy to store; the one disadvantage is the large packed size. Usually tied outside backpack when carrying.
Inflated - Available in different sizes and thicknesses. Depending on the material, the weight varies and have different styles.
Self-inflated - Spongy placed inside the mattress and make it self-inflated. Usually thinner than the inflatable mat.

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TREKKING MATTRESS TREK 700

TREKKING MATTRESS TREK 700

Light weight design, easy to inflate in 1-2 min. Thickness is 5cm with non-slip silicone patches. Reduced sleeping bag slippage.

FOAM TREKKING MATTRESS - M100

FOAM TREKKING MATTRESS - M100

Sleep on the aluminised side, the foam side facing the ground to minimize body heat loss. 

AIR JOY 70 MATTRESS

AIR JOY 70 MATTRESS 

With 11cm thickness, it provides enough comfort for those who look for sleep quality. Remember to bring a pump.

5. Pillow

Of course pillow is a must! Inflatable pillows save space and weight more than regular pillows and improve the quality of sleep during camping.

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PILLOW AIR DREAM

PILLOW AIR DREAM

A self-inflating pillow inflates by itself up to about 80%. 

LIGHT WEIGHT TREKKING PILLOW

TREKKING PILLOW

Extra large one-way air valve, easy to inflate. Cover can be removed and cleaned, keep clean all the time.

AIR BASIC CAMPING INFLATABLE PILLOW

AIR BASIC CAMPING INFLATABLE PILLOW

The ergonomic design according to head shape makes sleeping more comfortable.

6. Cooking equipment

For camping beginners, it is better to cook simple meals, such as noodle soup, pasta, and small hot pot. Don't forget to bring the fuel for cooking!

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MH500 STAINLESS + NON-STICK COATING 2 PEOPLE 2.1L

MH500 STAINLESS + NON-STICK COATING COOK SET

Stainless-steel pans + non-stick coating for easy cooking and care.

MH 100 STAINLESS 1 PERSON COOK SET

MH 100 STAINLESS 1 PERSON COOK SET

Sturdy and easy to maintain stainless steel saucepan, folding handle.

7. camping table, chair

Bring along with chairs and table can maximise your camping experience!

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Camping | Camping gear for beginners

EASY CARRY

Excellent strength of tubes and fabric. Maximum load: 110 kg

Camping | Camping gear for beginners

Simple folding system

Aluminium feet and melamine top. The top can withstand up to 50 kg.

7. camping table, chair

sUITABLE FOR FRIENDS

Laminated table top with aluminium frame and reinforcements, steel legs

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