Whether you embrace vanlife part time or as an all year round lifestyle, we all love to make the most of summertime vanlife living. Here’s 5 of our essential summer vanlife items that we never leave behind during long hot sunny days.

We’ve chosen these items because they do the job, are great value for money and are all reusable with minimum use of harmful materials and environmentally damaging plastics where possible.


Get your cook on outdoors with the G4-Free Outdoor Stove and Cooking Kit

This portable outdoor stove and cooking kit is complete with everything you need to get your cook on outdoors on days when the weather is just too nice to cook inside your van. The set includes 2 cooking pots made from non toxic anodized aluminium along with a stove, cutlery, spatula and bowls. It’s super portable with its own mesh carry bag making it easy to transport and store. Couldn’t be easier, just how we like it!

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Stay Hydrated all Day with the Joypur Water Filter Bottle

This water filtration bottle can safely filter up to 1,500L of water making sure that you’re never caught short if you run out of drinking water. It is made from BPA-free materials. It’s essential to always have access to safe drinking water, especially as the temperatures rise or when you’re heading off-grid. If you don’t want to deal with using water steriliser tablets then this bottle is the perfect portable alternative.

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Keep the summertime bugs away with the CherryPig Bug Zapper Rechargeable Mosquito

This handy little item is a summertime no-brainer! Get up to 6 hours of bug-zapping power with the indoor mosquito trap’s quick and convenient micro USB charging. The insect lamp is quiet, non-toxic, safe, and odourless, making it the perfect summer van companion.

essenntial summer items for solo female vanlife - mosquito lamp and flashlight

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Get a Good Night of Sleep in Peace with the Dimples Excel Mosquito Net

If you prefer the natural approach and don’t want to use a mosquito lamp then this lightweight and compact bed net is the perfect alternative. This free-standing bug net pops open instantly into shape to provide a safe refuge – simply slide off the elastic strap and toss it up into the air away from you. No assembly is required! Can be used indoors or outdoors. If you are particularly prone to insect and mosquito bites then a combination of a mosquito net and lamp is the perfect antidote to a sleepless night in the heat of the summer.

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Stay Cool with this Portable Cordless Fan

This fan runs off any standard USB power source or any portable power bank. It has a long charge life making it an indispensable item to have in your summertime van set up. The quiet and powerful fan has 12 wind settings and corded or cordless operation is available, making it a convenient portable and easy to carry fan for hot summer days and nights.

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What are your essential summer items to keep you cool and loving vanlife during summertime? Or your favourite must-have vanlife items for women in general? Let us know in the comments. We’re always grateful to receive tried and tested recommendations for making life easier on the road!


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