Tents lit up in the forest, with people around a campfire

Camping isn’t like it used to be. With a mobile generator, you can go anywhere you like and still have access to power and be able to use all your electronic appliances and gadgets for camping in style. Here’s how you choose a camping generator.

Camping is a beautiful experience. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life is sometimes exactly what you need, and there are a variety of breath-taking campsites across the UK (and the world!).

Even so, we’re creatures of comfort and even if we wish it weren’t the case, sometimes we do like to have our little luxuries with us for the ultimate getaway experience. Luckily, that’s where camping generators and caravan generators can save the day.

Here are six things you need to look out for if you want the best camping generator in 2022.

6 things you need from your camping generator:

A lit-up tent under the stars.

1. Light Weight

Camping is all about being on the move, so you need one of the best portable camping generators around. The most important aspect of this is the weight, as a portable generator for camping needs to be just that: portable.

2. Compact

Another key point in how to choose a generator for camping is storage space, which may be limited in your tent or caravan. That’s why our camping generators are compact and easy to hide away in a corner of your tent or campsite.

3. Quiet

For that true camping getaway you (and others) have dreamed of, you deserve peace and quiet. That’s why you’ll want a silent generator for camping, and ours are known for some of the lowest decibels in portable generators.

4. Versatile power

Even the best portable silent generator would lose out if it couldn’t power everything you needed. Whether you’re charging phones, tablets, and laptops or powering electric lights, appliances, and equipment, you’ll know you’re sorted.

5. It Can Power Your Hairdryer

Why have we separated this one out, you ask? Well, it’s one of the most asked questions when it comes to generators for camping. Even in the wilderness, you know you and the whole family can avoid having to air-dry your hair (particularly beneficial on cold and damp days).

6. Eco Friendly

All our camping generators are eco-friendly and able to run at 25% power, only giving you full power when you truly need it. That means they’re less wasteful and last longer—all in the name of keeping mother nature at its finest.

How big of a generator do I need?

A man carrying Northern Generator’s Champion 2200 Watt Inverter Generator

To understand how much power you might need from your camping generator, why not give our Bimson Power's Wattage Calculator a try? Based on what you think you’ll need to power, we can recommend the best camping generator for the job.

Explore our camping generators:

We don’t like to brag, but our camping generators were designed to hit every one of the key points mentioned above, in addition to:

  • 3-year warranty
  • EU Stage V Compliant

In the mood for winter camping with your portable generator?

Take a look through our list for 6 of the best places to go in the UK for camping this winter, perfect for testing your portable, silent generator.

Need some help choosing a generator? Find out all you need to know in our Generator Guides and Tips section.