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- March 04, 2023

Find The Camping Table That Suits You

A camping table is a must-have item for any traveler and vehicle camper looking to enjoy a comfortable and convenient outdoor experience. These versatile pieces of furniture offer a range of benefits that can significantly impact your time in the great outdoors. Here are a few reasons why they should be one of the first items on your overlanding and camping gear list, as well as a selection of the best tables on the market today: 

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Convenience and comfort​

Camping tables provide a flat, stable surface for cooking, eating, and playing games. They allow you to keep your food, drinks, water tanks, and Wolf Pack Pros (as well as other essentials) within easy reach, so you don't have to bend down or rummage through your storage systems to find what you need. This can be especially important for older campers or those with mobility issues. Camping tables can also provide a space for organizing your gear before heading out on a hike, trail run or mountain bike ride. ​

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Cooking and food preparation​

This is the one most people usually associate with camping tables, and for good reason - they are a must-have item for camp cooking. They provide a convenient and sturdy surface for preparing meals and cooking on a portable stove or grill. This makes cooking delicious, nutritious meals easier, even when you're far from home. And, much like the dining room table or kitchen counter is the social centre of the home, camping tables are a great place for families and friends to gather, share stories from the day’s adventures, and play games.​

Now, read on to find the one for you: 

If you’re in the market for the ultimate camping table:

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Pro Stainless Steel Camp Table ​

Weight: 11.82kg (26.1lbs)​

Dimensions: 750mm (29.5") W x 1130mm (44.5") L x 32mm (1.3") H​

Height when opened: 730mm (28.7")​

This stainless steel table is lightweight yet sturdy and is ideal for food preparation, food serving, and provides plenty of space for sitting around. In addition, it was designed to be easily stored underneath most Front Runner Slimline II Roof Racks, making it super easy to access even for a quick mid-road-trip picnic or coffee stop. ​

If you don’t need a full-size table:

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Pro Stainless Steel Prep Table ​

Weight: 10.03kg (22.1lbs)​

Dimensions: 1130mm (44.5") L x 550mm (21.7") W x 35mm (1.4") H​

Height when opened: 734mm (28.9")​

This smaller camping table is ideal for solo camping or food preparation. This prep-sized camp table is sturdy but lightweight and easy to store and transport. It is also specifically designed to be easily stored underneath most Front Runner Slimline II Roof Racks

If you don’t have a roof rack:

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Expander Table​

Weight:2.8kg (6.2lbs)​

Dimensions: 635mm (25") L x 635mm (25") W x 712mm (28") H​

Height when opened: 712mm​

​The Expander Table from Front Runner is ultra-lightweight and lives up to its name in being highly compact for easy storage, with a telescopic design that allows it to fold out into a table with ample surface area. Perfect height to use with the Expander Chair.  ​

If you drive a Jeep or SUV with a swing door:

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Drop Down Tailgate Table​

Weight: 9.19kg (23lbs)​

Dimensions (when fully open): 1119mm (44.1") L x 350mm (13.8") W x 384mm (15.1") H​

Front Runner’s Drop Down Tailgate Table offers the ultimate convenience for everything from prepping food to brewing coffee or readying cycling, climbing, or fishing gear. This overland tough table mounts to the rear swing door of a range of vehicles and trailers and stores neatly out of the way. Aside from the black powder-coated steel table top it also features a wooden extendable work surface.

If you need a large but light camping table: 

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​Lightweight Under Rack Table

This is the new (and lightest) large under rack table from Front Runner. This makes it quick and easy to store underneath most Front Runner Slimline II Roof Racks. The hard-wearing aluminum PVDF top is easy to keep clean while the black powder coated aluminum legs are extremely sturdy.  ​

Weight: 11.2kg (24.7lbs)​

Dimensions: 1130mm (44.5”) L x 750mm (29.5”) W x 32mm (1.3”) H​

Height when opened: 750mm (29.5”)