The best camping tables 2018: from picnic tables to convenient foldaways

Eat and entertain in style on the campsite with our pick of the best camping tables for prepping food, dining outdoors and simply enjoying the slow life

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They seem may like a boring purchase at first, but camping tables can add a new dimension to your on site setup, giving you extra space to lay out food and drinks for you and your camping pals to enjoy. 

Clear off the food and drink later on and you can use the table to set up a card game or to position a lantern to read by in the evening.

The best camping tables therefore serve multiple purposes and can be used as food preparation areas in addition to dining tables. Durable, all-weather models that fold neatly away get a gold star, as do tables that come with built-in storage.

With space for six people to sit around, the Eurohike Family Picnic Table gets our vote for being the best camping table for larger groups, although there are plenty of less sizeable ones out there that can do the job just as well if your group is smaller. 

Aside from the size of the table, consider whether you might need built-in storage space. If so, check out the Trespass Camping Table with Storage  which features two zipped cubbies for housing dry food.

Whether you’re looking for a table to seat a few or to seat many, we have some fantastic options below. So pull up your travel chair and a take a look at our best camping tables buyer’s guide to find the one for you.

The best camping tables

1. Eurohike Family Picnic Table

The best camping table for families and larger groups of friends

Specifications
Material: Aluminium
Weight: 12.5kg
Includes: Table, 2 benches, 2 stools
Seats: 6
Reasons to buy
+Includes seats and benches+Sturdy on uneven ground
Reasons to avoid
-Heavy compared to other tables

Folding down into a handy carry case, this family picnic table is easy to transport to and from the campsite. With two stools and two benches included, there’s enough space for up to six people to sit around it, ensuring you can all sit together at meal times. 

To prevent the table from rocking around while you’re all attempting to eat, the feet of the tables and chairs feature a corkscrew design, enabling you to adapt the table to the uneven terrain. 

2. Vango Bamboo Table

The best outdoor table for luxury camping

Specifications
Material: Bamboo, Aluminium
Weight: 7.96kg
Includes: Table
Seats: 4
Reasons to buy
+Adjustable legs+Simple to setup+Built-in cup holders
Reasons to avoid
-No storage bag

This gorgeous bamboo-topped camping table will add a splash of glamour to the dreariest of campsites. It's not all good looks and no substance, though – it's easy to clean and has a folding design that enables it to be stowed away easily and quickly. 

The adjustable legs and frame create maximum stability, even on rough terrain, and the entire table is made of superb materials that will withstand regular use outdoors.

Wipe it down after your meal and you'll have an amazing surface upon which to play cards, read, or set up your camping lantern to chat by. 

The best camping tables: Kampa Zero Large laden with breakfast food

3. Kampa Zero Large

The best camping table for lightweight dining

Specifications
Material: Aluminium, composite
Weight: 5.4kg
Includes: Table
Seats: 4
Reasons to buy
+Supports up to 30kg+Large surface area
Reasons to avoid
-Swivel feet sink into the mud

This versatile camping table is made of aluminium, so it won't rust if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Adjustable legs (between 59 and 72cm) enable it to be used for younger campers as well as adults.

The table's generous surface size (120x70cm) means it can seat four people comfortably. We also love the hardwearing pine-effect composite top.

It folds away incredibly easily, making it ideal for garden use as well for camping holidays, but the most impressive aspect is its ability to support a load of up to 30kg, despite weighing only 5.4kg.

Best camping tables

4. Anseedirect Folding Picnic Table and Stools

The best camping table for couples

Specifications
Material: Aluminium, Oxford cloth
Weight: 1.86kg
Includes: Table and two folding stools
Seats: 2
Reasons to buy
+Extremely lightweight+Comes with two stools
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most supportive table

One of the lightest camping tables in our list, the AnseeDirect table is ideal for solo use and for couples. Its durability means it can also be used for a wide range of purposes: as a dining table, food prep area or as a means of keeping cookery utensils off the ground.

The pop-up design of both the stools and the table enable them to be erected in seconds, and the table's twin mesh pockets provide easily-accessible storage space for smaller items.

Trespass Camping Table with Storage

5. Trespass Camping Table with Storage

With built-in storage, this is handy table to have for outdoor cooking

Specifications
Material: MDF, Polyester, Aluminium
Weight: 9.3kg
Includes: Table with two compartments
Reasons to buy
+Twin cubby compartments+Removable storage
Reasons to avoid
-Takes up space in the car

With a removable compartment for dry food and utensil storage, this camping table certainly makes the ideal prep area. Without the compartments, the table can be used for eating by four to six people. 

The camping table features adjustable legs, which allows you to set it at a height in line with your existing fold-up chairs, and it’s completely foldable with a convenient handle for carrying.

Best camping tables

6. Halfords Roll-Up Camping Table

The best camping table for those on a budget

Specifications
Material: Aluminium
Weight: 3.3kg
Includes: Table
Reasons to buy
+Rolls up small+Easy to transport
Reasons to avoid
-Small surface area

This lightweight camping table from Halfords is ideal for those after a fuss-free table. Despite its meagre weight, it's surprisingly sturdy, doubling as a food prep area in addition to being a compact dining table.

The table's roll-up design makes it a great option for campers short on space. Ultimately, this is the best camping table for those of you who are looking for a small all-weather table that won't break the bank.

The best camping tables: Regatta Cena Table

7. Regatta Cena Table

A sturdy, long-lasting camping table with adjustable legs

Specifications
Material: Aluminium and fibreboard
Weight: 8kg
Sits: 6 people
Includes: Folding table
Reasons to buy
+Lightweight yet durable+Folds into itself
Reasons to avoid
-Rather plain looking-Gets cold to the touch

If you’re looking for a trusty camping table that will last for many camping trips to come, you can’t really go wrong with this one from Regatta. 

While it doesn’t come with any chairs, it features adjustable legs so you can ensure  the table is at the right height for your existing camping furniture. It also folds into itself for easy transportation from the car to your pitch. 

Coleman Packaway Table

8. Coleman Packaway Table

The best camping table for enhanced comfort outdoors

Specifications
Material: Aluminium, Polyester, PVC
Weight: 8.4kg
Includes: Table with two benches
Reasons to buy
+Folds into compact carry case+Machine washable seat covers
Reasons to avoid
-Padded seats are added weight

The ideal table for families of four or a group of friends, this sturdy picnic table and benches folds down into one compact carry case for easy transportation. 

If you’re looking for that extra touch of comfort, the benches feature removable padded seat covers, which are machine washable – great after coming back from a particularly muddy trip.

Trekology Portable Camping Table

9. Trekology Portable Camping Table

A super-compact table for small-load camping

Specifications
Material: Aluminium
Weight: 7.3kg
Includes: Table with adjustable legs
Reasons to buy
+Compact+Weather-resistant
Reasons to avoid
-Small surface area

While only petite in size, this small aluminium table promises to be completely resistant to the great British weather. It’s ultra lightweight for carrying and the legs and tabletop separate for easy transportation. 

With Trekology suggesting it’s small enough and light enough to bungee to the back of a canoe, this is the best camping table for adventurers looking to make the most of their time in the outdoors. 

Yellowstone Lightweight Camping Table

10. Yellowstone Lightweight Camping Table

The best camping table for those who prefer a traditional look

Specifications
Material: Aluminium
Weight: 0.9kg
Includes: Table
Reasons to buy
+Comes with a carry bag+Super lightweight
Reasons to avoid
-Surface is prone to scratches

Weighing in at just 0.9kg, this lightweight camping table is the lightest in our best camping tables  buyer's guide. 

Featuring sturdy legs and two height positions for whether you're sitting on chairs or on the ground, this is a convenient table for casual outdoor dining.

Coming in its own carry bag, the Yellowstone table is ideal for festivals where you can’t drive your car up to your pitch.