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  • Air Seconds Base Connect – Inflatable car tent

    £300

    Don’t like fiddling around with poles? This inflatable car tent might be the right choice for you then (note that it does require a separate pump). It’s made to connect to cars and vans, you can also buy an additional bedroom section to put inside. This looks like Decathlon’s first venture into real car tents (as so far, it was unintended – they built tents that happened to fit cars too). It’s also 10cm taller than the Arpenaz Base M. The sheet + poles make joining it to your car even more flexible. It has two large openings on opposite ends, giving you a choice of which side you’ll attach to the car. Key benefits:

    • versatility – fits most MPVs – tailgate or side-door, you can connect it from two ends
    • good quality – tested in long rain, strong winds, it holds up pretty well (relatively to the price)
    • easy to put up/down

     

  • Arpenaz Base Fresh car tent

    £180

    With 9m2 space, it’s one of the biggest on offer. It might lack the cover sheet when attaching to a car, but at this price it still is a good option + you can buy a cheap sheet in any DIY store. Key benefits:

    • price – big & one of the cheapest car tents on the market at this quality/usability
    • usability – fits most MPVs – tailgate or side-door
    • good quality – tested in long rain, strong winds, it holds up pretty well (relatively to the price)

     

  • Arpenaz Base M car tent

    £120

    A long-term favourite for many people I’ve spoken to or judging by many comments in car camping forums. (FB groups like Berlingo campers only, Small Vehicle Campers etc). See my in-depth review and some of their testimonials. Key benefits:

    • price – no cheaper car tent on the market at this quality/usability
    • usability – fits most MPVs – tailgate or side-door
    • good quality – tested in long rain, strong winds, it holds up pretty well (relatively to the price)
    • easy to carry and put up/down

     

  • Bedroom extension for Air Seconds Base Connect

    £45

    Create a private & mosquito-free space inside your car tent with this adaptable bedroom extension. Can also serve as a private dressing “room” during the day. Very quick to fix and takes very little space.

  • Dometic Auto AIR Eco Drive away Awning 2022

    £981

    Dometic ECO Auto AIR Awning 
    The Dometic Auto AIR is designed for use with passenger cars, SUVs and MPVs. It fits conveniently to the rear or side of your vehicle. This versatile, drive-away awning features lightweight 150D ripstop polyester, woven with recycled plastic bottle yarn, and a sturdy Single-Point inflatable AIR Frame. 

    • Width: 2600 mm 
    • Depth: 2350 mm 
    • Height: 2300 mm 
    • Weight: 22.06 kg 
    • Min weight: 18.16 kg 
    • Campingworld.co.uk offers a 365 days return policy

    Mesh panels – Zipped mesh panels site behind the doors and windows, adding comfort in hot weather.  
    Integrated Canopy – A large sun canopy adds shaded space for dining and relaxing. Canopy poles included  
    Zip-in bathtub groundsheet – The zip-in waterproof groundsheet can be pegged down for step free access or toggled up to prevent insects accessing the awning  
    Fitting Height – 150 – 200 cm

  • Dometic HUB Air Modular Shelter

    £574

    This car/suv tent offers very cool design and I love the versatility – fits SUVs, MPVs and campervans. You can pitch it freestanding on the beach, on-site with your camper or as valuable shelter when off-roading with your 4×4.
    Best feature is the ability to REMOVE (unzip) ALL 4 WALLS – making it an awning + tent in one!

    You can then further modify it with accessories: add an annexe, mesh panels, wall panels and connection tunnels to suit SUVs and campervans. Single point inflation Air Frame technology and QuickPitch straps ensure you are pitched and ready to enjoy the outdoors in no time.

    • Width:230cm
    • Depth:230cm
    • Weight: 13.8kg
    • Attachement Heigtht: 180-210cm (fits tailgate as well as side door, MPV, SUV, Multivan)
    • Doesn’t need a rail to be attached
    • Windows have mosquito nets
    • Airframe™ – Single Point Inflation AIR Frame awnings inflate entirely from just one external inflation point, creating an exceptionally strong structure
    • All walls are removable
    • Campingworld.co.uk offers a 365 days return policy
  • FLIP adventure bed

    £1,151

    Handy if you want to save money – doesn’t come with any pull-out storage boxes or kitchen, it’s a bed platform with a mattress. It will still give you a good storage area underneath – handy for any kind of storage boxes you can buy cheaply elsewhere. If you take the mattress out, you can easily store your shopping or anything else on top or underneath.

  • FLIP Camping box

    £2,644
    • two separate furniture boxes with a sliding shutter, designed to be easily carried and stored
    • extractable bed​ mechanism made of anodized lightweight but strong aluminium profiles and crosses for extra strength
    • fresh & wastewater containers with an economical 12V submersible pump, water tap and a stainless steel sink with a flexible drain hose
    • large drawers with removable sections for kitchen utensils and food
    • cutlery tray – we will include colourful straws if you ask nicely :)​
    • portable gas stove​ – single or optional double stove with a safety valve in case of strong wind (standard A4 gas cartridges)
    • comfortable cushions made of premium breathable foam with durable covers and embedded wooden panels for perfect stability
    • portable cooler​ – optional quality Dometic TCX or compressor CDF cooling box keeps your food and drinks ice cold (operates on 12V and 220V) on optional tray
  • Kampa Tailgater Drive Away Awning

    £300

    This car/suv tent (awning) combines good quality and a low price. Being specifically made for SUVs and MPVs (or pretty much any car), you can rest assured that it will fit your camper. Easily drive off when needed, then connect it back to your car. On top of all this, it’s much lighter than many other car tents.

    A universal fit awning for vehicles with a rear tailgate such as SUVs, MPVs, crossovers, large estate cars and pick-up trucks fitted with a hardtop. Weathershield™ 68D material ensures lasting durability and easy handling. Simply clip-in the optional two-berth inner tent to accommodate guests. Easy to attach and disconnect, conveniently zip close the Tailgater while you go out and explore.

    • Width: 240cm
    • Depth: 240cm
    • Connection Width: 160-220cm
    • Connection Height: 160-210cm
    • Height at Front: 225cm
    • Weight: 11.15kg
    • Pack Size: 69 x 25 x 25cm
    • campingworld.co.uk offers a 365 days return policy

    Weathershield™ 68D – Super lighweight Weathershield™ 68D offers the fastest set-up, take-down, and the smallest awning pack sizes. Highly weather-resistant, this easy to handle polyester offers exceptional value and advanced protection against UV degradation.
    Cable Entry Points – For added convenience, all awnings have zipped cable entry points for 12v and mains cable access.
    Fibreglass Frame – Durable fibreglass poles are simple to set up and greatly reduce the net weight of the tent.
    Wet Weather Entrance – Provides sheltered access to the tent and prevents rain running in when you unzip the door.

  • Window shades – almost any car model

    £75

    Find a window shade for almost any car model.

    NO FILM, PRE-CUT PANELS IN 1MM PC

    Unlike ordinary sun film, Solarplexius is a hard, flexible polycarbonate panel. The material is unbreakable and can be bent extensively without damage. The material is a consistent tint throughout, and light transmission is only 10%.

    With Solarplexius tinting in place, nobody can see into your car, but you as the driver can clearly see out. It works in the same way as a pair of sunglasses and has the same characteristics as sun film.

    It reduces heat, removes 90% of the direct sunlight and provides privacy inside your car. Solarplexius is crash tested by Swedish VTI and approved by German TÜF.

  • Fiat Doblò camper

    If you’re thinking Fiat Doblo for camping, then think of the Maxi XL High Roof version. It is the tallest MPV out there – overtakes the leading VW Caddy by a whopping 25cm, giving you much more headroom or storage space (actually both!).

    It’s about 8cm shorter than the Caddy, but still one of the longest cars out there with 217cm boot length. The rear seats can be folded (backrests) or lifted up & tilted forward, or easily removed – even more flexibility (see how in this video).

    Combined with good consumption, the Fiat Doblo Maxi High Roof makes an amazing camping car.

    NimbleCamper rating: 4.3/5

  • Caddy Maxi Camper (Life)

    The VW Caddy Maxi Life is one of the biggest MPVs out there and probably the best small camper van option out there. If boot size is your primary criteria – you can’t go wrong with a Caddy. The car drives good too. Where it lacks a bit is comfort – it takes after its van origins and offers a more basic interior. But it makes up for it in storage – it really has a lot of compartments all over the place. It’s not the best car to take off the road completely – but you can take it down a good enough mud road without any big problems. A very good car camping / microcamping conversion candidate, unless you are planning to drive through forests and very much offroad – or you prefer a higher class interior comfort. 

    NimbleCamper rating: 4/5

  • Peugeot Partner Camper (Long – L2)

    Long + tall, cheap and good for DIY custom camper builds. It’s the same size and engine as Berlingo – both are quite popular as DIY camper cars, mainly because of their low entry price. I would recommend the L2 – Long version. The other versions are the same, just shorter – which will limit your sleeping area at the back. The newer versions come with the same nifty tailgate window and roof window as the Berlingo.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.7/5

  • VW Sharan camper

    The VW Sharan strikes a good balance between size and comfort. Actually, it’s one of the biggest MPV’s out there. If boot size is your primary criteria – you can’t go wrong with a Sharan. The car drives nicely too and offers good comfort in the front for the driver and passenger. It’s not the best car to take off the road completely – but you can take it down a good enough mud road without any big problems. A very good car camping / microcamping conversion candidate, unless you are planning to drive through forests and very much offroad.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.9/5

  • Berlingo camper (Long)

    The Berlingo is one of the most often converted cars for camping. Despite not being the biggest – very likely because of its affordability and availability (and availability bias – when you Google small campers, you’ll see a lot of Berlingos, so people naturally assume those are the best, but they are not, read on…).

    The Berlingo (and its similar cousins – Vauxhall Combo, Peugeot Partner) is a good car for car camping, but not as good for general driving & comfort during long journeys. It’s not the longest MPV out there (although it’s one of the widest) but offers very good mileage and low maintenance costs. It’s also very well priced – there are plenty of used van or MPV versions to be found. It’s best suited to fill the role of your second car that you can rebuild for camping. If you want it as your main car, it’s good if your budget is low, but otherwise, you’re better off with one of the more comfy and reliable or bigger MPV in our DB.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.5/5

  • Rifter camper (Long)

    The Peugeot Rifter, from the Berlingo family (and Opel Combo or Toyota ProAce City are basically the same cars), is longer, more comfortable and scores higher in safety tests than Berlingo – which just about makes it one of the top contenders for a great camper! 

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.7/5

  • Nissan NV200 camper

    The Nissan NV200 is a very spacious car for its size. It is one of the tallest and offers a lot of headroom for a DIY camping conversion. Where it lacks behind is drive and interior comfort. It’s not a vehicle you would choose for long journeys – but of course, if you are not used to the comfort of higher class MPVs like a Sharan or your previous car, this won’t be a problem. It will get you there and you’ll be happily camping in its big boot, especially if you want to do your own DIY camper conversion or buy a camping box. For a simple conversion (not putting many storage options in) it doesn’t offer many built-in storage compartments in the back, you better come up with some good solutions yourself.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.4/5

  • Chrysler Grand Voyager Camper

    The Grand Voyager is big and comfy. At places too comfy – a fold-up TV isn’t really necessary for camping, so although it’s a big car, you’ll be paying for unnecessary luxuries. These also add unnecessary weight, increasing its consumption. It’s, therefore, more expensive to run and harder to drive. These luxuries are also not spent wisely – again, the drive is according to most reviews online, just OK. The fold-up TV doesn’t make a long trip much better – better sound insulation could do.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.4/5

  • Chrysler Pacifica Camper

    The Chrysler Pacifica is in short a Chrysler Grand Voyager with better specs and trim.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.5/5

  • Dodge Grand Caravan Camper

    Big and comfy – at places too much (a fold-up TV isn’t really necessary or the table at the back in some models will have to be taken out most likely anyway). Quite expensive to run, harder to drive. On the other hand, it offers a lot of space and storage compartments, comfy seats and plenty of USB and 220V power outlets. If you don’t mind the high consumption and are looking for comfort during long rides, this is a good choice.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.5/5

  • Hyundai Staria camper

    Hyundai Staria is the Multivan of MPVs – swivel seats with configurable position, it comes in either a 6 or 9 seat version. A big car for sure – the seats can be folded down giving you almost 2.5m legroom. The irony is though that you are paying a premium for those luxury seats, only to then hide them under a mattress. Albeit you could sleep on those reclining middle seats for a few nights too. Or go for the van (cargo) model – it’s a bit longer and taller + you can make it your own + it’s cheaper. It’s labelled as an MPV, but really, it’s just like a Multivan, not like a Caddy. We may see these categories blend somehow in the future…

    NimbleCamper rating: 4.0/5

  • Kia Carnival Camper (Sedona)

    A big and comfy car that eats a lot. Kia Carnival is for you if you are looking for lots of space and a comfortable ride and don’t mind paying for twice the typical MPV consumption. New models tend to cost a lot more than your typical MPV, but it should be possible to find a used one for a good price.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.4/5

  • Renault Kangoo Camper

    Big, good storage, but quite bad breakdown score, especially since 2016. Mercedes re-packaged it to create the Citan.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.3/5

  • Dacia Jogger camper

    This successor of Dacia Lodgy seems to be boasting everything you need from a good car for camping – SUV features to take it off-road, MPV size with 7-seats + a very log and spacious boot at a very affordable price. Could this be the next best everyday camping car?

    Apparently, it is going to be the cheapest 7-seater MPV on the market at around €15,000 (just under £13,000) new. And if that’s not enough, it’s getting great reviews overall. The biggest downside seems to be the cheap plastic feel on the inside.

    Boot dimensions are not yet available as it’s only been launched in March 2022. As soon as some are available, I’ll add them here + NimbleCamper rating will follow.

  • Ford Galaxy Camper

    A well-sized car (although at the lower end of other MPVs) with a very high safety rating and comfort level. If you prefer size over comfort, have a look at Caddy Maxi or Fiat Doblo XL. If you prefer comfort over size, Ford S-Max might be a good choice – but so could be the bigger Sharan, which is also quite comfortable. If you are keen on owning a Ford that focuses more on comfort, albeit at a slight reduction in available space, have a look at Ford S-Max.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.0/5
  • Seat Alhambra Camper

    It’s basically a Sharan with the same measurements and comfort level. This also means that Seat Alhambra is a very good car for camping – if you are looking for a good level of comfort during long journeys and one of the biggest boots for sleeping at the same time.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.9/5

    (based on our Sharan review, as they are the same cars)

  • Ford S-Max Camper

    A well-sized car (although at the lower end of other MPVs) with a very high safety rating and comfort level. If you prefer size over comfort, have a look at Caddy Maxi or Fiat Doblo XL. If you prefer comfort over size, Ford S-Max might be a good choice – but so could be the bigger Sharan, which is also quite comfortable. Also have a look at Ford Galaxy if you are looking for a Ford that is a bit bigger and cheaper, with less attention to comfort compared to the S-MAX.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.1/5
  • VW Caddy Camper (Life, short)

    A shorter version of the Caddy – I don’t see why you’d go for short if there’s a longer version with everything else being the same :). But perhaps you want a more compact car – the key benefit of the shorter Caddy is its manoeuvrability – it is easier to park and drive in cities. It is 47cm shorter and 13cm lower than the Caddy Maxi Life.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.0/5

  • VW ID Buzz camper

    The king of camper vans is getting an electric upgrade. Actually, not just electric – the interior is looking very cosy and spacious too, as less room is needed for an engine + all its moving parts – which are now all underneath. The multifunctional rear seats + table and swivel front seats make it a very versatile car to live in. And we do like a lot of space in our campers, don’t we!
    The double floor + rear seats folding flat to create a surface for a mattress look very handy – compared to a Multivan, where you have to level the seats with something.

  • XBUS camper

    The Xbus brings a new take on a small camper bus / people carrier. Its main competitor is the VW ID Buzz, albeit the Xbus leads with its modular base and configurable components. It is a very promising concept that has gained over 1 million EUR in crowdfunding in 2021 and I’m sure will lead the way of electric camper vans in years to come.

  • Skoda Roomster camper

    Although there are quite a few Skoda Roomster campers, it’s not the best car for the job – it’s too short (although you can push the front seats forward and put in a whole 180cm camping bed, you are sacrificing storage space + can’t drive with the bed set up). The only thing that saves the car is a slightly higher boot than a standard estate car. It’s not an expensive car, but that shows in the interior & drive quality. It’s a good choice compared to a VW Golf, but not compared to a Caddy, Peugeot Grand Kangoo (closest in the price range to a Roomster) or a Ford Galaxy.

    NimbleCamper rating: 2.8/5

  • Egoe Nest Camper – camping box

    £2,367

    A neatly designed camping box for “Hatchbacks, mini-vans and SUVs” that’s collected a bunch of design awards. Made in the Czech Republic, available across the EU.

    • Unfolded: 1010 × 1950 × 360 mm
    • Unfolded: 39,8 x 76,8 x 14,2″
    • Weight: 75 kg

    Available in two versions – Kitchen set or Complete set+

  • Amdro boot jump 2020 / camping box

    £2,410

    Well known and long-standing UK boot jump maker Amdro has updated their camping box to fit 2018-2020 models of Berlingo, Rifter, Partner, Vauxhall (Opel) Combo and all other similar build MPVs.

  • Nissan Quest Camper

    A big and luxurious car with good storage compartments. Unfortunately it was discontinued around 2016, but you might find some used ones still around.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.2/5

  • Mercedes R350 Camper

    A very big car, albeit quite luxurious and hence a higher price, but if you can find it used, you’ll find plenty of space for sleeping at the back, including the dog and your bags. This model was discontinued in 2017 unfortunately, but used ones are still to be found.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.2/5

  • e-Berlingo camper (Short)

    The Berlingo is one of the most often converted cars for camping. Despite not being the biggest – very likely because of its affordability and availability (and availability bias – when you Google small campers, you’ll see a lot of Berlingos, so people naturally assume those are the best, but they are not, read on…).

    The Berlingo (and its similar cousins – Vauxhall Combo, Peugeot Partner) is a good car for car camping, but not as good for general driving & comfort during long journeys. It’s not the biggest MPV out there but offers very good mileage and low maintenance costs. It’s also very well priced – there are plenty of used van or MPV versions to be found. It’s best suited to fill the role of your second car that you can rebuild for camping. If you want it as your main car, it’s good if your budget is low, but otherwise, you’re better off with one of the more comfy and reliable or bigger MPV in our DB.

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.0/5