Camp Westfalia

Product Reviews

Any day spent on the road is better than a day spent at work, and a good piece of travel gear can make it even better.

Whether road-tripping for a weekend or a month, practical, functional, and well-designed travel & camping equipment can help you make the most of your precious vacation time.

All the products reviewed here come from our own personal kit, and we try to do as much field-testing (read “road-tripping”) as possible. Some items we’ve been using for years, and we’re continually trying new ones.

Happy shopping!

Product Review: Audew 150PSI Double-Cylinder Portable Air Compressor

A lightweight, compact 12-volt air compressor for refilling tires and other inflatable equipment DISCLOSURE Camp Westfalia was provided with a free product sample in return for an honest review of this product. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are those of Camp Westfalia, and are not otherwise influenced by the manufacturer or its affiliates. Specifications […]

Original Vanagon Westfalia Toilet & Cabinet

Making boom-boom the European way, mit die Defäkation Karton! We recently sold our original-equipment portable chemical toilet with wooden cabinet. Though the previous owners seldom used it, and we never did, I thought I’d share these photos and a bit of history for the sake of posterity. Apparently available only to those customers who picked […]

Vanagon or Westfalia Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect Vanagon or Westfalia gift for a loved one? (Or for you?) These gifts will keep your favorite camper (or camper van) safe, comfortable, entertained, and looking good! Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow for Camping, Backpacking, Airplanes and Road Trips Ultralight compressible travel pillow with soft foam filling that packs down small for […]

Product Review: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 10.1-Inch Tablet

A compact, lightweight, unlocked 10.1 inch tablet great for van-camping and other travel ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-B1 32GB 10.1-Inch Tablet Specifications 10.1-inch WSVGA IPS capacitive pressure-sensing multi touch display for brilliant HD entertainment and intuitive navigation. 178° viewing angle (1280 x 800) Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor for best web experience with […]

Product Review: Thermos Sipp Travel Mug

This sleek stainless steel 16-ounce travel mug with leak-proof lid keeps drinks hot and cold for hours. Specifications Dimensions: 3.5 Dia x 5 Dia x 8 Height inches (89 x 127 x 203 MM) Capacity: 16 fluid ounces (470 ml) Keeps liquids hot for 5 hours and cold for 9 hours Leak-proof lid with one-hand […]

Product Review: 3 Shelf Closet Organizer

A great way to organize the Vanagon Westfalia clothes closet Specifications Dimensions: 10″ W X 15″ D X 24″ H Natural canvas fabric 3 large shelves Each shelf reinforced with fiberboard liner Includes two closet hooks I’ve always found the stock Westfalia ‘clothes closet’ to be an underutilized space. Located along the driver’s-side wall, just […]

Product Review: Windshield and Dash Car Fan

This Windshield & Dash Car Fan is a compact, portable fan for keeping you or a passenger cool while driving or parked. Specifications 4.5” Diameter Model Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches Weight: 9.1 ounces 6” Diameter Model Dimensions: 6.7 x 6 x 6 inches Weight: 12.6 ounces Noise Level: <45db Features Integrated suction-cup […]

Product Review: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 4G LTE Tablet, 12.2-Inch 32GB

A versatile tablet well suited to travel: compact, durable, lightweight, with an elegant flip-hinge design. Features 12.2-inch 2560×1600 WQXGA Display Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor 32 GB Flash Memory, 3 GB RAM MicroSD slot which allows up to 64GB of additional storage Includes Hancom Office, Multi Window (up to […]

10 Great Van Camping Accessories

Any day spent on the road is better than a day spent at work, and a good piece of travel gear can make it even better. DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers Vanagon campers tend to take the road less traveled, beyond the borderlands of Wi-Fi, cell service, and flush toilets. The DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers will […]

Winter Van Camping

Tips and advice for staying warm while van-camping Most camper vans are put away during the colder months. But we’ve found winter to be a great time for a weekend getaway, with none of the crowds, bugs, or excessive heat of summer. Off-season camping means you usually have your choice of campsites, too. In fact, […]