The Best Car Camping Tents, Shelters, Lights & Lanterns

Our team has spent hours researching the best car camping gear for 2022. Check out our top ten picks below!

Top 10 Car Camping Reviews

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Roll Up Travel Mattress, CertiPUR-US 3” Cooling Gel Infused Memory Foam Sleeping Pad, Portable Foldable Floor Mat for Camping,...

Roll Up Travel Mattress, CertiPUR-US 3” Cooling Gel Infused Memory Foam Sleeping Pad, Portable Foldable Floor Mat for Camping,...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • TAKE YOUR FAVORITE MATTRESS PAD TO GO | High-Quality Travel Mattress Provides a Good Night’s Rest with Unique Rollaway Styling, Thick 3” Gel Construction & New Decorative Protective Cover | Sleep the Entire Family with [5] Convenient Sizes: Kids [63”x26”], Cot [75”x25”], Single [75”x30”], Twin [75”x38”] & Twin XL [79”x38”]
  • ULTRA COMFORTABLE GEL FOAM PADDING | Unlike Typical Memory Foam, Our Premium Gel Beads Allow the Mat to Return Instantly to its Original Form | Enjoy Superior Cooling, Cushion Support, Motion Resistance, Durability & Customized Pressure & Pain Relief for Sore Muscles, Neck, Shoulders, Spine, Back, Lumbar & Legs
  • WATERPROOF COVER WITH NONSLIP GRIPS | Washable Protector is Soft & Plush for Sleeping, Protects Mattress from Accidental Spills, Dust, Dirt, Wear & Tear & Easily Removes Via Zipper for Easy Cleaning | Rugged Skid-Free Bottom Also Ensures the Pad Won’t Slip, Slide & Move on Slick Floors, Camp Bunk, Bed, RV or Cot Frames
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR SOUND SLEEP | Complete Travel Kit Has You Relaxing Indoors, Outside—Anywhere in the World! | Mattress Set Includes Handy Carry Bag with Straps, Cozy Blackout Eye Mask & Universal Ear Plugs for Amazing Peace & Quiet | The Perfect Gift for Outdoor Enthusiasts of All Ages from Toddler to Adult
  • PORTABLE DESIGN FOR CAMPING & MORE | Super Versatile Travel Sleep Pad Can Be Used Alone on the Floor or Atop an Existing Bed as a Mattress Topper | Lightweight, Compact Pillow Rolls Up & Secures in Seconds for Stress-Free Storage | Great for Guest Bed, Camping Tent, Car, Backpacking, Sleepover, Trailer, Etc.
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Portable Camping Fan with LED Lantern- 40H Work Time Rechargeable Battery Operated Fan with Hanging Hook for Tent Car RV Hurricane...

Portable Camping Fan with LED Lantern- 40H Work Time Rechargeable Battery Operated Fan with Hanging Hook for Tent Car RV Hurricane...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • BORN FOR CAMPING: This upgraded portable fan combines tent fan, camping light and aroma diffuser, circulate air evenly, lights up your tent or campsite in darkness
  • VERSATILE PLACEMENT: This camping fan has a built-in hook to hang it on the tents, branches or inside a car. It can be mounted on wall as well as simply placed on desk at home or in office. It’s also a great companion for your baby and pets
  • Powered by rechargeable 5000mAh batteries (built-in),it can last for 5.5-40 hours depending on speeds, 147-440 hours depending on brightness. It also operates via USB cable connected to laptop, car charger, Power bank and etc. Perfect fit for both indoors&outdoors
  • Set with 3 speeds, Whisper operation, Manual 360 degree rotation vertically and horizontally, ventilating air efficiently for a more comfortable space; equipped 12 bright LEDs with 3 brightness for different purposes like reading, illumination
  • Portable Compact: The travel fan is of mini size (2. 4*5. 3*7. 1 Inches), lightweight (11. 3oz), easy to take on the go and store. It reduces the weight/space of your backpack by saving from taking separated fan and light

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Upgrade Car Ceiling Cargo Net Pocket,31.5"x21.6" Strengthen Load-Bearing and Droop Less Double-Layer Mesh Car Roof Storage...

Upgrade Car Ceiling Cargo Net Pocket,31.5'x21.6' Strengthen Load-Bearing and Droop Less Double-Layer Mesh Car Roof Storage...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • 🚓【Upgraded Car Ceiling Cargo Net】Upgrade the fourth generation car ceiling cargo net has 9 fixed reinforcement straps,which can better fix items,effectively prevent items from sagging or falling.Don't block the rearview mirror to ensure driving safety.A pocket is added to the double-layer mesh,double-end zipper design,allows you to store items easily and freely.
  • 🚓【Lengthened fixed rope & Suitable for most Vehicle】 The fixing rope of the Kaskawise car roof storage organizer is lengthened to 25.98inch/66CM,size is 31.5 x 21.6 inches,it is suitable for ceiling net storage of 4 handles such as cars,Jeep,SUVs,and so on.Making it ideal for long-distance travel and camping.
  • 🚓【Save Space & Large Capacity】The upgrade SUV car ceiling storage net pocket has 4 fixing buckles,baby quilts, children's toys,paper towels and other lightweight sundries can be placed in the SUV ceiling storage net the design can help to place many irregularly shaped objects, transparent mesh design, then you can find your things easily instead of crawling to the car rear seats, looking for them in the trunk.
  • 🚓【Easy to install & Need Car with four handles】 The Kaskawise ceiling storage bag has 4 fixing buckles,which can be used to fix the car storage organizer.You only need to hold the fixed buckle and fasten the belt.The car storage manager is on the top of the head. In addition, it is strong enough to support ordinary items without damage.(Note:The car storage manager can be installed on a car with 4 handlebars, but three can't be installed.)
  • 🚓【Durable double mesh bag& Ideal Gift】The car ceiling cargo net mesh bag is made of high-quality polyester mesh fabric that is both durable and easy to carry.This Cargo net pocket is very suitable as a gift for your friend and family .Perfect car accessory for long road trip during camping and vacation.
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Car Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag XXL: 6 Suitcase Universal Car Top Carrier Without Roof Rack - Car Topper Luggage Carrier Waterproof...

Car Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag XXL: 6 Suitcase Universal Car Top Carrier Without Roof Rack - Car Topper Luggage Carrier Waterproof...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • 💪 THE BIGGEST ROOF CARGO BAG ON THE MARKET: With a massive 19 cubic feet capacity we include everything you need to get on the road in minutes. 6 heavy duty metal door hooks (2 spares), 10 reinforced straps, premium NIFCO buckles, waterproof zipper system, double strap covers with 8 velcro restrainers, premium protection mat and a FULL WARRANTY. This is the only car top carrier roof bag for your next adventure
  • 💯 THE ONLY XXL WATERPROOF CAR ROOF BAG TO OFFER A COMPLETE GUARANTEE: This is the ONLY and LAST cargo roof bag you’ll ever need to buy! Made with the highest quality water proof triple-layer 600d material and market leading fixtures and fasteners this roof rack cargo carrier stands up to all weather, all year round!
  • ⌛ INSTALL IN MINUTES WITH OR WITHOUT A ROOF RACK | FOLDS DOWN TO THE SIZE OF A CEREAL BOX: The Wild Xplorer cross country car top carrier can be used with any hardtop, 4 door Cars, SUV, Truck, Minivan, or Pickup. As with all rooftop cargo carriers if your automobile has 2 doors you will need a roof rack, cargo rack or car roof rack
  • 🏕️ THE #1 CHOICE FOR FAMILY CAMPERS: Whether you're moving camping gear, boating supplies, fishing gear, hunting or survival kit, our car rooftop cargo carrier provides 19 Cubic Feet of car roof storage. The Wild Xplorer Rooftop Cargo Bag carries up to 6 suitcases for clothes, family tent, air mattress, and pillows. Pack all your car camping accessories, outdoor gear, road trip essentials and glamping items
  • ✅ BETTER THAN A CARGO BOX: Any roof box, car storage racks or hitch cargo carrier is expensive, bulky, and heavy. They need multiple people to lift and fit, lots of space to store, and securing and removing require extra accessories, tools and considerable time! Our rooftop luggage carriers are light, quick to fit, easy to store and we include everything you need to be on the road in under 5 minutes

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FOVAL 200W Car Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with 4 USB Ports Charger

FOVAL 200W Car Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with 4 USB Ports Charger
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • 【200W CAR POWER INVERTER】Car power converter featured with 2 X US standard AC sockets 4 X USB charging ports, DC 12V to AC 110V converter provides power up to 180W great for charging laptop, tablets, cell phone, Christmas gift,string lights, breast pump, CPAP machine, nebulizer, game console, kindle, TV, DVD players, lights, iPad, and other electronic devices.
  • 【TRAVEL KIT】Just about credit card size - 3. 2 x 2. 5 x 1. 5 inches, space-saving and easy storage, Extremely portable and lightweight at only 8 oz.+
  • 【MULTI-PROTECTION & SMART COOLING FAN】 Built-in multi-protection system provides full-protection with short-circuit , low-voltage, over-charge, over-voltage, over-load, over temperature protection, built-in fuse. Smart cooling fan makes the car power inverter silent when operating, and it runs faster when it gets warmer.
  • 【WARM TIPS】Only for DC 12V and car, not applied for DC 24V and airplane use. Do not use to power high-power electrical equipment, such as hair dryers, electric heaters, which may blow the fuse.
  • 【PROFESSIONAL SERVICE】 Choose FOVAL car power inverter adapter. We provide 24 months warranty and after-sale customer service support to make you 100% satisfied. If our product did not meet your expectation, please be free to contact us anytime.
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SAYGOGO SUV Air Mattress Camping Bed Cushion Pillow - Inflatable Thickened Car Air Bed with Air Pump Portable Sleeping Pad...

SAYGOGO SUV Air Mattress Camping Bed Cushion Pillow - Inflatable Thickened Car Air Bed with Air Pump Portable Sleeping Pad...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • 【FUNCTIONAL AIR MATTRESS】- 3 in 1 use air mattress with 6 air bags. For home(garden, yard, balcony). For SUV car(1. trunk, 2. back seat). For outdoor(camping, travel, beach), functional and convenient.
  • 【6 SEPARATE AIR CHAMBER DESIGN】- This SUV air mattress adopts 6 chambers design, which could improve the stability and could compatible for different model of the car better!
  • 【COMFORTABLE AND DURABLE MATERIAL】- Be made of thicked pvc material, can support 3 large people and no leak comfortable durable and stay inflated.
  • 【EASY TO INFLATE/DEFLATE】- Equipped a car air pump and 3 kinds of Inflate funnels, it takes around 6-10mins to finish inflating and 6-8mins to complete deflating. Easy to use/portable for everyone and there’s an instruction in the package, so you can get it!
  • 【WHAT YOU GET】- 1*Air mattress(inflated:175x130x15cm); 2*Pillow; 1*Long pier; 1*Air pump; 1*Carry bag; 1*Instruction; 1*colorful carton(packaging). And our after sale warranty, any unsatisfy you met please feel free to contact us, we are standing behind our product and will give you a satisfied answer.

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Cliq Camping Chair - Most Funded Portable Chair in Crowdfunding History. | Bottle Sized Compact Outdoor Chair | Sets up in 5...

Cliq Camping Chair - Most Funded Portable Chair in Crowdfunding History. | Bottle Sized Compact Outdoor Chair | Sets up in 5...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • The bottle sized camping chair for anywhere: Cliq Camping Chairs are almost the size of your drink bottle, making them the most compact portable chair on the market. With a robust construction and easy setup, see why we're the most backed camping chair in the history of crowdfunding.
  • A camping chair ready in five seconds: Designed in Santa Barbara, the Cliq camp chair is not only compact, but sets up in five seconds with its patented design. Our tip-proof outdoor chair keeps you stable and secure in sand, mud and dirt. Go ahead and rock it, you won't fall off.
  • Sturdy and stable fold up chair: Cliq outdoor folding chairs have been built with quality and durability in mind. Featuring aircraft grade aluminum, twice stitched ripstop ballistic nylon, double seams for durability and solid rubber feet tips, Cliq portable chairs are built for maximum strength. Our four legged, tip-proof camping chairs have been tested extensively and support up to 300 pounds while only weighing 3.5 pounds.
  • A camping chair that is built for anywhere: The Cliq folding chair is super compact and versatile. Use it as a camping chair, folding chair, lawn chair, backpacking chair, beach chair and more. Suitable for barbecues, picnics, beach days, backpacking trips, camping trips , music festivals and concerts. The Cliq camping chair is an essential to add to your camping accessories.
  • Why you want a cliq camping chair: The Cliq portable chair is almost the size of a drink bottle and sets up in five seconds. Cliq camping chairs are built with premium components that support 300 pounds and last a lifetime. With three carry bag options (sold separately), carry all your camping chairs in one hand. See why the Cliq camping chair is the most backed crowdfunding camping chair of all time.
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ALPHA CAMP Heavy Duty Canopy Lounge Chair Sunshade Hiking Travel Chair with Cup Holder Enamel Blue

ALPHA CAMP Heavy Duty Canopy Lounge Chair Sunshade Hiking Travel Chair with Cup Holder Enamel Blue
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • 🌞Sun Protection: Use the canopy in the up position for 50+ UPF sun protection. Providing you with cool shade in a hot summer day. Enjoy the shade and breeze outdoors!
  • 👀Focus on Details: Extra supporting tubes on the bottom improves the overall weight capacity. Leg tube with diameter 0.9'', guarantee safety and quality.
  • 👌High Grade Material: Anti- rust hammer tone powder coating for long working time.Use a durable heavy-duty steel stable frame, more stable construction.
  • 👉Differential Design: One cup holder for 1 larger 32-ounce drink and a smart storage for cellphone
  • 🙏【1 Year Guarantee】We try to make our canopy chair as good as we can. If there is any part missing or damaged, free replacement or refund promised if there is any quality issue.

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EcoNour Car Window Screens for Camping (Pack of 2) | 100% Protection from Bugs, UV and Car Mosquito Net for Camping | Breathable...

EcoNour Car Window Screens for Camping (Pack of 2) | 100% Protection from Bugs, UV and Car Mosquito Net for Camping | Breathable...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • Roll Up the Window: EcoNour's Baby Side Window Sunshade is totally breathable and stays on the window frame's exterior. You can still roll the windows up and down normally and enjoy the outside breeze while staying protected from the sun.
  • Exceptional UV Protection: EcoNour's car mosquito net for camping is made from durable nylon mesh that is breathable, stretchable, and provides complete privacy blackout. Designed to keep your children from getting sunburned, it's also a great car window screen for camping.
  • Providing Full Protection: EcoNour's Car Window Covers are made from nylon, spandex, and rubber, providing you and your family with 100% shading protection. EcoNour’s car camping window screens are stretchable and durable.
  • Fits for Most Four-Wheelers: It also suits most Cars, Large Hatchbacks with rectangular windows, Sedans, Small SUVs/Crossovers, Wagons, and Large sedans with curved/rectangular windows between 20” to 34” in width, and up to 16” in height. It can accommodate up to 34" inches in width and 16" inches in height of windows.
  • Effortless Installation: The compact and adjustable design will allow you to install them within seconds! The high elastic makes your pulling effortless. It is lightweight and easily foldable so that fits into the glove box when not in use.
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MeeFar Car Roof Bag XBEEK Rooftop top Cargo Carrier Bag 20 Cubic feet Waterproof for All Cars with/Without Rack, Includes...

MeeFar Car Roof Bag XBEEK Rooftop top Cargo Carrier Bag 20 Cubic feet Waterproof for All Cars with/Without Rack, Includes...
Reasons why we chose this product:
  • 100% WATERPROOF &TEARPROOF MATERIAL - Made of 100% waterproof material, 700D PVC tarpaulin, Grid material with High frequency voltage technology, durable and heavy duty style bag;
  • EASY TO USE - The MeeFar XBEEK roof bag come with 1x anti-slip mats, 1x luggage lock, 6x security hooks, and 1x storage box, it can be quickly and easily installed in minutes; Made of soft shell material, it can be folded into the storage bag to save space while not in use;
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY - The MeeFar XBEEK roof bag can be used with any sized car or SUV, work both with car with or without roof rack;
  • MORE SECURITY - Come with BONUS combination lock, it will not only prevent the zippers from slipping, but also adds security to luggage;
  • LARGE STORAGE SPACE - 20 cubic feet 51” (L) X 40” (W) X 17” (H) rooftop cargo bag allows you to hold 4-6 suitcases, travel luggage case, tents, sleeping bags and more.

Best Car Camping – Buyer’s Guide

What is car camping?

Car camping is a type of camping where you sleep in your car, rather than in a tent. It can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to carry all your gear with you.

What do I need for car camping?

A car, of course! You’ll also need some basic camping gear, such as a sleeping bag, pillow, and camp stove. If you’re planning on spending any time outside of your car, you’ll need to bring along a chair or blanket to sit on.

How do I set up my campsite?

Most car campers just find a spot to park their vehicle and set up their gear around it. If you’re worried about your car getting dirty, you can always park it on a tarp or picnic blanket. Just make sure you’re not blocking any fire lanes or roads!

Is there anything I should avoid doing while car camping?

There are a few things to keep in mind when car camping. First, be considerate of your fellow campers and don’t play music loudly late at night. Second, don’t leave any food out that might attract animals. And finally, make sure you clean up your campsite before you leave so the next person can enjoy it as much as you did!

Frequently Asked Questions


What is car camping?

Car camping is a way to enjoy the outdoors without having to carry all of your gear with you.

Why would someone want to go car camping?

Many people choose car camping because it is a convenient way to get away from it all.

What are the benefits of car camping?

The benefits of car camping include being able to relax and take in the natural surroundings, getting exercise, and meeting new people.

How do you prepare for a car camping trip?

It is important to prepare for a car camping trip by planning ahead and packing essentials such as food, water, first-aid supplies, and tools necessary for cooking or repairing equipment.

What should you bring on a car camping trip?

It is advisable to bring along items that will make your stay more comfortable such as sleeping bags, tents, cookware, and utensils.

Where can you go car camping?

Car camping can be enjoyed anywhere there are accessible trails or open spaces. Some popular locations for car camping include national parks, forested areas, beaches, and mountainsides.

What are some tips for enjoying your time while car camping?

Always remember to be respectful of the environment while car camping by disposing of waste properly and keeping noise levels low so as not to disturb wildlife or other campers


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