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Five Best Camping Fans for Your Refreshing Sleep Inside Your Tent

Updated on October 11, 2010

If you reside on an area where summer is terribly hot during summer then you may want to go camping just to feel the natural air coming to you. However, the disadvantages of camping during the hot summer days may spoil your fun once you go inside your tent to rest and sleep. Some tents are a bit thicker than other tents and camping tents are designed to repel the wind outside so this would add to the high temperature that would be building inside your tent. But your camping should never be spoiled by this mere disadvantage. Portable fans can greatly help you enjoy your camping nights and with their compactness and lightness, you can just turn them on and have your comfortable sleep in the outdoor.

Portable fans can best suit as camping fans because they just need batteries to run and some models have built-in rechargeable batteries which you can fully charge before taking them with you. You will surely have a comfortable sleep inside your tent even though the temperature outside is not very comfortable. So if you will be choosing your camping fan, here is what I can suggest to you to check on.

· Choose the most portable and light type so you can include it among your backpack equipment.

· Choose the most efficient but quiet type as well and that usually depends on the blade.

· Depending on their power requirement, portable fans have different requirements for their batteries. The more batteries it has the more powerful or longer it takes to drain its power so this leave you the option.

Here are the most portable, efficient and usable fans I would like you to check on so that you have an airy companion in your camping. You can also use them during your fishing trips, RV camping, and tailgating. You can also depend on them during blackouts due to natural disasters.

O2Cool 1038 Smart Power Rechargeable Swivel Fan
O2Cool 1038 Smart Power Rechargeable Swivel Fan

O2Cool 1038 Smart Power Rechargeable Swivel Fan

Designed to be highly portable, this rechargeable swivel fan has a 10-inch blade and 2 speed settings. It also has a pivoting fan cage so you can turn its head up or down. Built with Smart Power technology, it can be recharged on car chargers and this will last 3 hours of operation. It also runs on 8 D-cell batteries and has an AC adapter when you want to use it at home. It has a wider head so it can aerate even a large tent designed for 8 people. Measures 12 inches wide and 13 inches high it weighs around 3 pounds without its batteries. This is a very quiet but powerful fan so it can provide you easy cooling relief and fresh airflow all the time. It is very ideal for traveling, camping, tailgating parties and when there is a power blackout. It also has a power indicator lights to signal you about its power strength. Its built-in recyclable-rechargeable batteries can be recharged 500 times. When its charged batteries depleted its power, it will automatically switch to the “D” batteries so you have a continuous air with this fantastic rechargeable fan. It also has its handle with a hook so you can easily carry it and hook it anywhere.



 At less than 3 pounds (without batteries) this O2-cool fan can be your ideal fan. Truly portable because of its easy transport and storage features, it can run 72 hours on alkaline batteries under typical use. It also has an AC adapter so you can use it even at home or in your car because it comes with AC/DC adapter jack which is included on its packaging. You can take it with you during your camping, picnics, on the beach, on your boat and in your office. It is very much usable during power blackouts and it can provide you enough calming breeze during your nights in the campsite. It has 2 speed settings (high and low) and requires 8 batteries to run. Going camping for days will be more secured if you can use Energizer batteries so that you can be assured you can use this fan for a week.  If you need a fan to be included in your hurricane preparedness kit, better include this fan among your appliances.  

Coleman Free-Standing Tent Fan
Coleman Free-Standing Tent Fan

Coleman Free-Standing Tent Fan

This Coleman fan can easily provide powerful air circulation even on large family tent. It has 2-speed airflow control and can be folded easily for compact storage and packing. Using four D batteries, it can run uninterrupted 21 hours of operation. But with Energize batteries, this compact fan can run for days. With its height of less than 11 inches, it weighs 15.2 ounces. If you will be camping during summer, better bring this airy fan with you because you will get the sleep you deserve with it. You can use it anywhere because of its portability and for a battery-operated fan, this fan is exceptionally powerful among other battery fan models. A word of caution though, if you have a baby with you in your camping, make sure you place this fan above or far from the baby’s reach because its uncovered feature which was designed to provide uninterrupted airflow can be hazardous to the baby.



For those who want their portable fan to be very personal and stays in their tent individually, this fan can be the perfect fan for you. It has 2 speed settings and high intensity white LED light so you have a lantern and fan in one. Its multi-position fan head can be adjusted to so that you can have the most convenience of comfortable airflow while you sleep. It uses only 2 D cell batteries and weighs only 3 pounds and it has a jack for a 3 volt power supply so you can also use it at home and in your office. The carry handle with a built-in hook and stand were really designed to make this small fan become usable and can be placed anywhere. So if you just need the smallest breeze on your face, you will really need this reliable fan beside you. Its two speed controls are both quiet so you can have a calmer sleep just like the feeling of sleeping near the lake. This is just perfect for students because they can use the LED light for reading and at the same time feeling comfortable with the breeze so it is also a very ideal camping partner.

Wenzel LED Fan Light
Wenzel LED Fan Light

Wenzel LED Fan Light

Users of this Wenzel fan light products are always satisfied with the fan’s features. Only few portable fans in the market have this feature of forward and reverse air circulation selection as its five-blade fan oscillates. It is also built with LED bulbs which you can efficiently use during your reading and navigation inside your tent. It is powered by 6 AA batteries, has two speed settings and its light and fan can operate at the same time. As it has its handle or D-rings attached on its back, you can stand or suspend this portable fan firmly anywhere in your tent, in your trailer or in your home. It weighs only 1.6 pounds so you can practically carry it and include along with your camping essentials.


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  • Beth100 profile image


    8 years ago from Canada

    Some nice fans here. I don't use a fan in my tent as I like the quietness and the sounds of the night. However, I have some friends who might like these. Thanks for showcasing these.


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