The top 9 glamping essentials that you need for this summer

Jul 25 2017, 9:53 pm

Vancouver’s prime camping season has arrived.

Just imagine the morning sun shining as you step out of your tent. The fresh breeze lightly blowing as you stretch your arms overhead. The tranquil atmosphere.

Ah, it’s blissful.

Even if you’re not technically the camping type.

The truth is that you don’t have to go down the typical camping route with a small two person tent, a sleeping bag that doesn’t keep you warm at night, or snack on cereal bars and pre-made food for two days.

No, if you’re going camping this summer, you’ll want to do it in style – and that means going glamping. This form of camping adds luxury to your whole experience of sleeping under the stars. Think about it, you could be drinking a cold beer while relaxing in a hammock, baking delicious meals, and even going for a dip in your own personal portable hot tub. Yes, anything is a possibility when you go glamping.

Daily Hive has teamed up with eBay Canada to highlight nine essentials for the ultimate glamping trip that you need this summer.

The glamping tent

Glamping tent/eBay Canada

First thing’s first, you need to get your tent organized. Naturally you’ll want to snag an ultra-fancy, spacious, and comfortable design for your glamorous camping experience. And as it turns out, cotton canvas teepee-style tents are the epitome of outdoor glam. They come in large sizes so you can share the luxury with your friends if you want to.

Crochet fringe hammock

Crank relaxation up a notch during a glamping trip with a crochet hammock. Since it’s designed for two people you can chill out with your friend, read a book, or improve your tan when you’re lying in this bohemian-inspired cotton swinging chair. You can instantly snap up this product brand new online.

Rolling cooler cart

A rolling cooler cart is exactly what you need for the glamping trip of the season. Simply fill it up with ice and have your beers or vino chilling before you decide to crack open a beverage. It’s easy to find brand new glamping essentials like this on eBay, in a variety of different price ranges to suit your budget.

Outdoor beverage holders 

Once you’ve pitched your tent, hung your hammock and chilled your beverages, all you have to do is sit back and relax. Enjoy a drink without having to worry about spilling it or knocking it over by placing it in an outdoor beverage holder. Beer cans or bottles, water, or a coffee cup, these can hold just about anything and they allow you to access your drink both gracefully and with ease. With so many different fun styles and variations of this handy summer gadget, the hardest part is deciding which one to buy.

Camp chef outdoor oven

When you’re glamping, forget prepackaged foods and say hello to oven-baked delights and fresh fare that you can cook up quickly on a two-burner stove. You can make pretty much anything you want with this camp chef cooking device. And while this may seem like the ultimate in over-the-top glamping items, when you’re out-cooking your camping neighbours, you’ll know it was a worthwhile investment.

Foldable cutlery set

Let’s face it, you don’t want to be lugging around a big bag of kitchen cutlery when you go glamping. One way to avoid this is by getting some quirky, lightweight, foldable cutlery. It’s cheap and you can choose from a wide range of bright colours so you have everything you need in one, go-to flatware kitchen set.

Portable charger

Who says you can’t bring your personal tech comforts to the great outdoors? Capture every Instagrammable moment of glamping when your smartphone is charged up using a portable charger. For the savvy tech shopper looking for a deal, check out eBay’s Deals program for glamping essentials that won’t break the bank.

Water heater and outdoor shower

Glamping is a trendy, upscale version of camping, so you’ll still want to look a little presentable during your trip. That means you’ll want access to a shower. By purchasing a portable outdoor shower you can stay fresh and clean during your entire trip. It’s battery powered so you don’t have to worry about plugging it in anywhere. Epic.

Inflatable hot tub 

Inflatable hot tub/eBay Canada

To bring glamping to the next level, pamper yourself by bringing a portable, inflatable spa and massage hot tub. Sit back and let the soothing bubbles of 130 air jets relax your muscles as you unwind. This model can fit up to six glampers and comes with a ground mat and a thermal cover. It’s super easy to take down at the end of your trip too, which is always a bonus. Who knew you could order a hot tub online?

Now that you know what to bring for your glamping experience, you can rest assured that you’ll have an amazing time thanks to these luxury essentials.

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