New to camping? Take the best camping bag to explore the great outdoors

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Black Hole® Duffel Bag 100L, Patagonia. Image credit: Patagonia

Despite European summer holidays back on the cards, camping is officially de rigueur. Whatever your style, we’ve found the best camping bag for you. Waterproof and organised, the only hard thing is deciding where to go.

Expedition Kitbag 120, Rab

Port Rack Camping Bag Expedition Kitbag 120 Rab
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Designed for trekking and polar expeditions. Hardwearing and water-resistant, the Kitbag is a perfect camping bag. It has a large, lockable main opening, with two internal pockets underneath the top of the bag. Triple-stitched seams and a double thickness base ensures it’s able to compete with the rugged outdoors. With two detachable shoulder straps, four handles and daisy-chain lash points it’s easy to carry and add other bags to. With a large 120L capacity, this is perfect if you have a lot of kit and intend to do some serious hiking.

Click to purchase the Rab Expedition Kitbag 120

Black Hole® Duffel Bag 100L, Patagonia

Port Rack Camping Bag Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 100L
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Patagonia always delivers on the sustainability front. Made from 100% recycled body fabric, lining and webbing, this camping bag punches above its weight. Light weight, durable and waterproof, with a padded base and reinforced exterior daisy chains, it can withstand rough wear. The top zipper opens wide, with quick access, and a zippered side pocket makes it easy to reach from both the outside or inside of the bag. Carry the Black Hole® Duffel like a backpack, with detachable padded shoulder straps providing comfort and flexibility. The smallest capacity of all the bags in our review at 100L, this bag still has plenty of space to hold your kit. Storing the bag is easy. Stuff it into its own pocket for compact and convenient storage.

Click to purchase the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag

Transporter 130, Osprey

Port Rack Camping Bag Transporter 130 Osprey
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Made for adventure. Comfortable to carry and designed to withstand the rigours of expeditions, this bag is for exploring types. Possibly the most serious of these three bags, this is perfect if you have to walk a long distance to get to your campsite. The huge 130L capacity means you will have space for all your kit. The yoked harness with sternum strap, and detachable load lifters, ensures comfort. Keep your belongings organised with an external end pocket, a pocket under the top of the bag and internal compression straps. A large U-shaped opening provides easy access. With performance, durability and water-resistance, this is a great travel pack if you have a huge amount of gear.

Click to purchase the Osprey Transporter 130

As always, we love to hear from you so please leave us a comment or send us a message. We’d love to know which bag you chose and why, so let us know in the comments below.

And don’t forget to see our curated shelf for more great bags.