When we say summers, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Okay, maybe ice-creams and slushes, maybe no schools, maybe mangoes!
But, for me, there is only one word that rhymes well with summer – VACATIONS!
Yes, I know it doesn’t really rhyme but you know what my point is.
Summers without vacations are just like French fries without ketchup and what are fries without ketchup!
Packing your bags and hitting the roads is the starting point of creating once-in-a-lifetime memories. Being surrounded by nature every summer and camping is my guilty pleasure that I am not even guilty about! Because who doesn’t like to escape the mundane 9 to 5 lives and worry about nothing once they hit the road. Well, we all deserve to discover beautiful places, explore the unconventional and camp in comfort.
Yes, in comfort!
Camping in summers is an enriching life experience but summers can also be a spoiler. No one likes to bake themselves in the hot weather all drenched in sweat and irritation.
When you are planning to unwind and relax during your camping plans in summers, never forget to carry the solution for the heat.
Yes. Camping tent fan is the hero that will protect you against the evil plans of summer to ruin your vacation.
But, before you buy whatever the internet said so, let me help you dig deeper. Through my eclectic experience in camping, I will guide you evaluate the best camping fans, their features and pros and cons, so that you invest wisely and shop smartly.
Best Tent Fans we will discuss in this Article
- OPOLAR BATTERY-OPERATED TRAVEL MINI FAN
- COLEMAN CPX 6 LIGHTED CAMPING TENT FAN WITH STAND
- ODOLAND PORTABLE CEILING FAN WITH LED CAMPING LANTERN
- O2COOL PORTABLE CAMPING TENT FAN
- BLUBOON CLIP-ON BATTERY OPERATED FAN
FEATURES TO CONSIDER
With so many options flooding in the market, knowing which one is best suitable for you can be a little confusing. Okay, more than a little! It can be your worst nightmare to wake up in the morning all drenched in the sweat despite having a camping tent fan. Imagine the frustration and irritation! That’s exactly our point. But you can avoid the inconvenience by considering the following features before taking any spontaneous decision.
TYPES OF FANS
Obviously, there are many! We live in a world that spoils us with options. When it comes to camp fans, there are two main types to pick from – hanging and stand-up.
But, how do you decide which to buy?
Well, how are you planning to use it decides the type of fan best suitable for you.
HANGING FANS –
Hanging fans are the best companions for beginners. Just like a ceiling fan, these fans work well in larger tents with an open plan inside. But keep in mind that these types of tents are not made for shelters and they depend on the strength of your tent. Make sure to select a fan that is not so heavy so that it does not cause your tent to breakdown.
STAND-UP FANS –
The broader base of a stand-up fan is an advantage that helps these fans to set up anywhere within seconds. But, you need to know that these fans generally take more time compared to ceiling fans to circulate throughout the tent because they don’t rotate and send cool air in a single direction.
Tent fans are typically powered using two methods – one, an AC adapter and second, batteries.
AC ADAPTER –
Camp fans powered with an AC adapter are best suitable for long camping stays. But, make sure that there is electricity at your campsite or you have a generator to supply endless power to the fan.
It is most convenient to carry battery-powered fans if you are planning a short trip and are not sure about the electricity availability. But, if you are planning an extended stay with battery-powered fans, make sure to bring a good quantity of additional batteries.
Always remember that the type of tent you have directly affects the decision about what size fan to go for.
For example, if you have a large tent with an open plan side, a hanging fan that doesn’t weigh much is your best option. But if you are planning a backpacking trip, a fan that weighs less will be your knight in the shining armor.
If you are a deep sleeper and noise doesn’t affect you, then you are blessed!
But, if you are a light sleeper and any noise is likely to disturb you, then consider a few things before buying a tent fan.
Consider choosing a fan with plastic blades rather than metal blades as the latter makes comparatively more noise.
More the speed, more the noise. So, also consider the speed of the fan. Invest in the fans that have multi-speed options as they allow you to adjust according to your needs.
5 BEST CAMPING TENT FANS
Now, you know the drill. By keeping all these points in mind make a better decision and invest wisely. Narrowing down a few of my favorite and best-camping tent fans to help you pick out a suitable fan for your next excursion.
The best thing about Opolar battery-operated rechargeable fan is its versatility. This battery-operated travel mini fan comes with a single 2200mAh battery and can be charged with multiple power supply options. By running them on Li-ion batteries, you can use the fan for more than six hours. You can also connect the fan to the computer for USB port charging and it can also run using a wall adapter. Isn’t this a deal-breaker?
Also, if you are a light sleeper, this fan makes a minimal amount of noise that is less than 40dB. You can also control the wind by adjusting the frame up and down by 360 degrees. It is one of the lightest camping fans, weighing approximately 7 ounces. It is your best companion that offers versatile functional features with optimal performance.
In addition to that, Opolar travel mini fan also offers extra features such as lights. The internal blue light which you can switch on through a button is really subtle and creates a comforting atmosphere when sleeping. Also, when you press the on button four times, the second and a stronger light turns on for the times when electricity out.
Perfect for your camping expeditions, this fan comes with an easy user manual which helps you decode all the features and benefits. Pocket-friendly and lightweight, this camping tent fan satisfies all your requirements and creates a comfortable camping experience.
- Portable and light in weight to make it travel-friendly
- 360-degree adjustable head
- Recharges in around 2 hours
- Best for single-person use
- USB Charging and battery-operated
- 3-speed settings
- Comes in handy with LED light and sidelight
- Not suitable to cover the whole tent
- Only runs at medium speed when plugged into a USB port
Coleman is well-known for delivering convenience and comfort. Coleman CPX 6 lighted tent fan is for avid travelers who are looking out for a convenient travel fan option. It is a combination of a portable fan and a lantern that comes with two options – bright and night light. Also, with 2 working speeds, this fan provides perfect air circulation during the summer heat.
Coleman CPX 6 Lighted Camping Fan comes with a folding stand which makes it easier to use as a standing fan and as a hanging fan. The wide base supports the fan so that it doesn’t tip easily. The fan also provides two options to hand – one, carabiner clip and a magnetic plate system which helps you attach it anywhere.
Coleman CPX 6 Lighted fan comes with soft, foam blades that are suitable if you are planning to camp with children and pets. Running on battery, this fan also comes with a battery cartridge that can extend the power with 4D batteries. This doesn’t end the features of a Coleman fan. There is also an A/C adapter available if you wish to make the air even cooler.
This fan completes all the requirements that an avid traveler is searching for. Isn’t it?
- Built-in stand
- Hangs using carabiner clip and magnetic plate system
- Comes in handy with white and dim lights
- Rechargeable battery and AC adapter available
- Foam blades create less noise and are safe to use around kids
- Easy portable option
- No USB Charging port
- Might need to carry extra batteries which make it heavy to carry
Image Portable ceiling fan with LED camping lantern is perfect for adventurers who hit the road quite frequently in summers. Satisfying more than one need, this fan comes with 360-degree adjustable LED light which provides light at night at an angle that suits your purpose.
This fan comes in handy with two fan speeds – high and low. If you are light-sleeper, switching the speed to low will not disrupt your speed as the blades make a minimum amount of noise.
Also, with a hook on the top, Image Portable fan can be hanged to a medium-sized tent. Pushing a decent amount of air around, this fan is a good catch for adventurers with functional structure. Powered by a D battery, this fan is known to last more than 15 hours.
However, before packing for the trip you will need to buy batteries because this doesn’t come with a battery.
But counting the features, this disadvantage is nothing. What more can we ask!
- Hooks to easily hang the fan to the ceiling
- Long-lasting batteries
- Comes with LED to light up the tent
- Affordable and pocket-friendly
- 5-15 hours of battery life
- Plastic frames make the structure a bit weak
- Batteries not included
- No USB charging port
If you are a backpacker looking for a small camping fan which doesn’t take much of your space, O2COOL Portable camping tent fan is your best option. The fan measures only 5 inches in diameter and the small and compact size of the fan makes it very easy to carry and store. Adding to it, the base of the fan is foldable, which makes it more convenient during camping.
This pocket-friendly fan is battery operated which gives fantastic runtime around 30 hours at high speed. Also, the reason why this fan is best is the minimum noise the fan makes either at high speed or on low speed.
Though it is also designed to be used with a power adapter, unfortunately, the adapter does not come with the product. It is suitable for hot weather because the fan blades are specially designed in a way that it increases air circulation and keep it cool during summer. Also, the head of O2COOL fan is flexible and firmly holds the position when you tilt it.
Adding to the features, this tent fan also has adjustable LED lights with three settings – high, low, and nightlight. Isn’t it perfect?
Convenient for long trips as battery lasts for a long time
- Have a good amount of weight which balances it and prevents it from falling
- LED light with adjustable settings
- Compact and easy to carry
- Different color options available to match it with your gears
- Not suitable for large groups and tents
- Requires good deal of batteries to function
The Bluboon battery-recharged fan is compact and comes with clip-on feature which allows you to attach the fan to any surface. Two-inch thick clip-on has a really solid grip with an adjustable head.
This battery-operated Bluboon tent fan comes with two rechargeable 2200mAh lithium batteries which run between 7 and 40 hours dependent on the speed. It comes in handy with an adjustable fan speed option and a USB cable which helps the batteries get charged. The package also comprises a small sponge that you fit in the back after soaking with ice-cold water or essential oils. This technique will help you get cooler and nicer air.
BONUS – You can use the fan itself as a power bank to recharge your phone, GPS or any other USB device!!
- Spacious and water-resistant
- Easily clips to any surface of the tent
- Runs on rechargeable lithium batteries
- Run time varies from 7 to 30 hours depending on the speed
- Durable and Robust
- Adjustable head
- Emergency power bank
- Heavy to clip around smaller tents
- Expensive than the normal ones
Staying in a tent can be quite uncomfortable if you are camping in the summer season. Camping tent fans reduce hot air and replace it with cool air – providing us comfortable safety and shelter during our adventurous expeditions. If you are looking for a better and compact fan, do check out our favorite one – BLUBOON CLIP-ON BATTERY OPERATED FAN!
Though it is expensive than the normal ones but the fan rewards it all with additional features. It is rechargeable and runs on Lithium batteries. This battery-operated clip-on fan by Bluboon offers runtime ranging from 7 to 30 hours depending on the speed.
It also offers more than what other fan offers. It has an additional feature of acting as a charging port during the time of emergency. This fan offers high-performance and transforms your camping experience.
This is our pick. But choose your favorite according to your requirements. Select smartly, invest wisely and upgrade your adventures into a comfortable one.