Lightweight bamboo, solid legs and an adjustable height make this a great quiver-of-one camping table.
Solid but lightweight bamboo
Secret bottle opener
Slatted top makes cleaning harder
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Zempire Kitpack Table: first impressions
Quite literally, the Zempire Kitpack Table is a table for all occasions – its height is adjustable from a low, coffee table-style 46cm to a dining-ready 65cm. This makes it the perfect quiver-of-one camping table if you don’t want to splash out on more than one design.
But how did it fare under test conditions for our best camping tables buying guide? Read on…
• RRP: $160 (US) / £79.99 (UK)
• Weight: 4.4kg / 9.7lb
• Height: 46cm-65cm / 18in-25in
• Length & width: 65cm x 50cm / 25.5in x 20in
• Pack size: 67.5cm x 16cm x 12.5cm / 26in x 6in x 5in
• Main materials: Bamboo
• Seating capacity: 4
• Carry bag: Yes
• Compatibility: A good all-rounder for camping trips of all lengths
Zempire Kitpack Table: on the trails
When the legs are extended this table seats four, and the legs lock sturdily and feel solid even on uneven ground, and they are also easy to slide and lock at different heights.
Bamboo clothing may be all the rage right now, but it also a great material for camping tables, as it’s lightweight and naturally antibacterial. That said, it’s a pity the top of this table is slatted rather than smooth, as this makes it a bit harder to wipe clean and keep sterilized if you’re using it for preparing food for your camping meals.
The Zempire Kitpack comes with its own carry bag for easy storage and transportation, and there’s an optional storage hammock you can buy separately to hang under the table, which makes this table work as a kitchen station for food preparation or as a storage table to pop in a bigger family tent. The Kitpack even has a hidden bottle opener on the underside of the table, which gets it instant top marks from us.
A larger version, plus a round incarnation of this table are also available.
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.