Collection: Camping Sofas

When you are sat around your campsite or in your tent you want comfortable seating that doesn’t take up too much storage room. Something like a camping sofa therefore is perfect and is one of the best portable pieces of camping furniture you can find. Most of the sofas are inflatable so they can be erected using an air pump in minutes.

You can also get multiple different sizes to accommodate between two to three people and there are even some corner varieties that are perfect for larger families. Due to their inflatable design, these sofas are comfortable, but you can store them easily as when deflated they can be folded into a small surface area and placed in a dedicated carry bag.

Having a portable sofa for your tent, campsite, or awning gives you flexibility and means that you can spend downtime at your campsite while still being comfortable. Typically, this gear is inflatable which makes them easier to store and quick to erect. As there are so many different designs and styles available that it can be difficult knowing which sofa is suitable for you. To help, we have listed some of the main questions you should ask and consider below.

What are the dimensions of the sofa?

One of the first things to consider is the overall size of the sofa – not how many people it can seat, but the external dimensions. Typically, camping sofas and couches are rectangular but there are L-shape variations too. Make sure you are aware of the external dimensions so that you know if the furniture can fit inside your tent or not. If you only have a small two-man tent with one compartment, something like a couch might not be suitable. Whereas, if you have a larger family tent complete with a living area then a sofa could be perfect. Alternatively, you may simply want to use the camping sofa outside around the tent and next to your campfire. Additionally, if you have an awning then furniture like this will fit easily and allows you to make a dedicated living area.

How easy is the camping sofa to set up?

Most campsite sofas are inflatable, and air is added using either a manual foot pump or some have automatic electric pumps. The manual options take longer to erect due to the pumping work required but there is no need for a power source such as connecting the charger to your car. In contrast, automatic inflatable camping couches are much quicker and easier to set up – all you must do is flick the switch and it will gain air. The drawback is that you need a power source which can be tricky.

Can the camping sofa be easily stored?

Storage is a premium when camping and you might not always have lots of room for additional items like furniture. This problem is magnified when you are wild camping, and you don’t have a vehicle for extra storage. Therefore, you must look at how easy the camping sofa is when it is deflated. Most models can be folded or rolled up when deflated. Additionally, many camping sofas include a carry bag or storage box so you can keep everything tidy and this will reduce the overall storage space needed. Look at how you typically camp and what luggage you take and you should be able to see what size of camping sofa you can accommodate.

How many people can the camping sofa seat?

Nice and simple – how many people can fit on the camping sofa! Bear in mind that sometimes sofas are advertised to seat a set number of people, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be comfortable! Think about how many seats you need and who will use the sofa and you should be able to get the right number of seats.

Is the camping sofa suitable for outdoor use?

Most inflatable camping sofas are made from durable and flexible plastic material but that doesn’t mean that they can be used outdoors. Look at the material and see if you think the sofa will get damaged or potentially burst outdoors. Also check if the manufacturer states if the equipment is waterproof and suitable for outdoor use or not.