I didn’t start my trip with a side table. I thought it was silly, completely unnecessary. Why do you need a small table when you have a big picnic table at nearly all campgrounds? It didn’t take long for me to change my tune. I wanted something to sit beside me while I was around the campfire. Most of the time the picnic table is chained to the ground so it can’t be moved closer to the fire pit.
I also moved the table into my tent most of the time. It was so nice to have something to put things on – my charging devices, cup of tea or water, keys, lights, etc.
Helinox is amazing! I have several of their products. They are lightweight and incredibly sturdy.
It is quite expensive, and if it’s too much for you, pick up a table from Walmart or Coleman. I’m a huge fan of both brands for camping gear.
And when you aren’t in camping mode, don’t put this away. It’s great on a patio, soccer games, backyard fire pit. It’s quite versatile.
Helinox One Hard Table