This table gives designs twice its price tag a run for their money, especially considering you get four useful stools into the bargain. An affordable choice for families of four and up.
Plenty of room for six people
Four handy stools included
Stools are low and flimsy
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Decathlon Folding Camping Table: first impressions
The Decathlon Folding Camping Table looks quite small and unassuming at first glance, but when you open it up this design transforms into a large table comfortably seating six people around a 120cm-long tabletop. Four foldable camping stools are also included, and come ready-stored inside the folded table.
An aluminum frame and steel legs make this table sturdy enough to take 50kg of weight (not including the people sat around it…)
You can also adjust the legs of this table, which makes it perfect for children’s meals or for using as a low coffee table. And the stools work fine as dinner seating and will also suit littler campers (but are a bit small and flimsy to work as proper chairs for adults).
But how did it perform under test conditions for our best camping tables buying guide? Read on…
• RRP: £59.99 (UK) / $70 (US – without stools)
• Weight: 8.7kg / 19.1lb
• Height: 70cm / 27.5in
• Length & width: 120cm x 60cm / 47in x 23.5in
• Pack size: 60cm x 60cm x 10.5cm / 24in x 24in x 4 in
• Main materials: Aluminum
• Seating capacity: 4-6
• Carry bag: No
• Compatibility: Ideal for camping with family or a group of friends
Decathlon Folding Camping Table: on the trails
The Folding Table looked great and performed really well on test. I very much liked the bright turquoise top, with its geometric design and curved corners, which are much safer than sharp-edged corners if you have little ones running around the campsite (which isn’t one of our 10 Camping Safety Tips, but perhaps should be).
This table even looks smart enough to crack out at a barbecue or a party if you’re in need of extra entertaining space, and the laminated tabletop is easy to keep clean.
I was impressed by how easy it was to transport this table, despite its large size once unfolded. The packed-down table is compact and reasonably lightweight, has a sturdy handle, stands up on its own for easy storage and will fit into most car boots and uncluttered camper vans. What more could you ask for – especially at this price point?
An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.