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 for solo female vanlife that we never get on the road without 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 EJEAS 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 comes with 2 replaceable filters and 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 RUNACC 3-in-1 Mosquito Lamp

Combining a camping lantern, bug killer and waterproof flashlight, this handy little item is a summertime no brainer! At a height of just 14cm when compressed it is lightweight and portable enough to fit in your coat pocket and even the smallest of rucksacks. The lamp is charged with a standard USB cable and as a back up if you’re out of power it can also run on 3 AA batteries. The insect lamp is quiet, non toxic, safe and odourless, making it the perfect outdoor cooking companion.

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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. It features an asymmetrical design to maximise coverage with minimal weight. It weighs only 170g and is supplied in a 4×5 inch carry bag for ultimate easy storage and transportation. The net is made from REACH compliant materials making it 100% environmentally friendly. 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 for solo female vanlife 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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