When it comes to camping gear, it’s tempting to go out and buy every little accessory under the sun, but the chances that you’ll use it are less likely than the chances you’ll lose it. However, there are some camp gear accessories that can make your life much easier when you’re out in the woods, especially for your tent. Organization and comfort are the keys to enjoyable camping, so here are a few tent accessories from SunnySports that we think will be far more valuable than their under $25 price tag suggests!
Also known as a gear loft, tent attics are great add-on accessories for keeping small but important stuff handy, instead of getting lost inside the tent. The Night Glow from Sierra Designs ups the ante by integrating two lightweight LED bulbs into the mesh loft, offering plenty of visibility in the dark of night to find whatever you’re looking for. It also has a mesh pocket for keeping extra batteries, cellphones, and other small items securely in one spot. This attic is compatible with most Sierra Designs tents.
While most people readily accept that dirt is a fact of life when camping, this doesn’t usually extend to personal items like toothbrushes or wash cloths. Keep all your toiletries organized and protected from dirt and bugs with this roll-up wash bag from Lowe Alpine. This travel toiletry bag has plenty of pockets to keep anything you want to stay clean safe, with a plastic covering on one side and breathable mesh on the other. An integrated hanger allows you to keep it off the ground or other surfaces, and it even has a mirror for shaving or other camp primping. When you’re ready to go, it simply rolls up and closes with a sturdy plastic buckle for easy packing. If you’re sensitive about your personal items staying clean (as much as possible, anyway), this is a great accessory to grab.
An afternoon nap in the tent on a nice summer day is nearly impossible in many places as the sun’s heat blazes through the thin fabric, and without any kind of breeze, the hot, stagnant air can be unbearable. Beat the weather odds with the Cool Zephyr ceiling fan and light combo from Coleman. It attaches easily to gear loft loops on the roof of your tent with the included carabiner clip or magnetic plate, and provides two speeds to cool you down. At night, you can also use the integrated LED lights, with your choice of 4 bright white lights or one soft amber light. This fan requires 4 D cell batteries, but will run on high for 24 hours and on low for 48 hours, giving you many hours of cool breeze on those hot summer days.