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Five Best Camping Tables You Can Rely On When Camping

Updated on November 7, 2010

When planning to go on a camping trip, one of the things you have to remember to bring is a table that’s particularly designed for the outdoors. Although you could consider having your meals while sitting all around the camp, having a camping table is still more comfortable for your eating comfort while camping. You can have meals together with your whole family or with your friends without the strain. What’s more, you also get to do a lot more things before or after meals like playing board games and cards. This can add more bonding time for you and your companions so you can have a more fulfilling vacation.

Camping tables are ideally portable and lightweight so they’re easy to carry. They should not be bulky and they should be easy to store. At the same time, they should also be easy to set up and sturdy enough to support your camping equipment. They shouldn’t shake when you’re having meals or preparing food.

When choosing a camping table to bring, you should consider its size. It should be just right for the number of people who will be at camp. You will be bringing a lot of camping equipment, clothes, camping tools, a camping stove, a camping lighter, a camping lantern and many more. You’ll also be bringing some food supplies. The more people there will be at camp, the more things you have to take. Therefore, your table should be just the right size and weight for you to be able to place the dinnerware set conveniently.

One of the best ways to find just the right table for your camping trip is through shopping online and the excellent website for that is Amazon. Here are some suggested camping tables for your maximum satisfaction.

Coleman Compact Table with Cover
Coleman Compact Table with Cover

Coleman Compact Table with Cover

If you’re going on a camping trip with your family, this camping table may be just the right size for you. It can comfortably seat six people so you can all have meals together. It has a powder-coated frame, six leg braces and a slatted aluminum top so that it is very sturdy. Along with it comes a PVC-coated tablecloth that’s easy to clean so you don’t have trouble cleaning up after meals. The table cloth can be fastened easily around the table so it doesn’t get blown away while you’re enjoying the breeze. Aside from this, the tablecloth has pockets in which you can put in your utensils. This table weighs lightly so that you can easily bring it along and store it in the tablecloth that also doubles as a storage bag.

ALPS Mountaineering Fold Up Table Combo
ALPS Mountaineering Fold Up Table Combo

ALPS Mountaineering Fold Up Table Combo

The more, the merrier! If you’re looking forward to a bigger camping trip in terms of the number of people, this one’s sure to fit perfectly. This portable table can seat up to eight persons so you have more space for everyone and so you can enjoy your meals more with your family. Speaking of family, this table is absolutely child-friendly so that it’s really handy for trips with children around. You can adjust the table’s height so that the kids can eat comfortably and so that they’re lass likely to make meal-time accidents. This table also includes two benches so you don’t have to purchase extra seats that also mean extra bulk and weight. The table and benches can be folded in a case that provides cushion and protection for them. This way, you get a quality table for more people and you also get it for a weight that’s easy for carrying.

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Table (32" x32")
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Table (32" x32")

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Table (32" x32")


For a not-so-big camping group, this table is just the right size. It is big enough to seat four people which could be a small family or a bunch of friends. This table is made of powder-coated aluminum from its frame to its top. You can set it up in no time and with no trouble so you save time and effort. Once set up, this table is very sturdy and large enough to hold several dishes and give ample space for everyone’s comfort. It is lightweight and folds easily into a storage bag that comes with the package. When packed up, you can easily carry the table by slinging the carry bag on your shoulder. This way you have a table that guarantees your camping convenience.

ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table (27 x 27 x 26-Inch)
ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table (27 x 27 x 26-Inch)

ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table (27 x 27 x 26-Inch)

This table for four is a game board as well as a functional piece for your camping meals. It’s got a Khaki-colored top made of 600D polyester fabric that you can fasten onto the frame by the buckles at each corner. These buckles also make it possible for you to adjust the tautness of the table top as you like it. The top has a checkered pattern for playing checkers. The game pieces are included too. This table has two levels so you can put things underneath the top like your plates, magazines or playing cards. Also, underneath the table are four built-in cup holders for quick refreshments. This is just the perfect table that combines creativity and functionality. It’s lightweight too so it’s easy to bring along

GSI Outdoors Macro Table
GSI Outdoors Macro Table

GSI Outdoors Macro Table


How about if you’re planning to go camping with just one more person? Make your camping more enjoyable by bringing a camping table that will make things more convenient. This table is just perfect as it is also just the right size for two people and it’s got impressive features too. This piece is made up of anodized aluminum that will withstand the harshest temperatures of nature. It’s also sturdy enough to hold 20 pounds of weight. To get it all set up, all you have to do is fold the legs and the slats. These can all fit into its carrying bag that you can sling over your shoulder. This saves you a lot of trouble when it comes to bulk issues. It comes so light too so it’s easy to bring on wherever you go during your camping vacations.


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