Is A Camping Fan Worth It? Which Ones Are Best-ipanergy
We’ve put out a few posts about staying cool recently because we’ve had one heck of a hot summer here in North America. Staying cool in your RV is not only a comfort issue but also a health issue. We’ve dealt with topics related to RV air conditioning, but what about a camping fan or even a tent fan? Are fans worth having? Are they up to the task of keeping you cool?
In today’s post, we’re looking at the value of having a camping fan (yup – we’ve got one ourselves) and which ones are best based on effectiveness, features, and power consumption.
It’s heating up out there again, so let’s get right to it!
What Is a Camping Fan?
So, what exactly do we mean when we use the term “camping fan”?
Well, of course, it’s a fan to take camping, but what sets a camping fan apart from any other type of cooling fan?
Let’s take a look!
Battery-operated fans are probably the most common type of fan used for camping. Tent fans are usually battery-powered, for example. They give tent campers a way to have some air circulation inside the tent.
Battery-powered fans are also often used as personal fans. Many campers take a portable camping fan on a camping trip. This type of personal fan often has a built-in hook allowing a camper to hang the fan inside the camping tent, in a vehicle if you’re car camping, or in a truck, van, or RV to blow some air on them as they relax or sleep.
Battery life varies, as does the power of the airflow. So those are features one should keep in mind when reading specs and reviews of battery-powered fans.
Some battery-powered fans have a rechargeable battery. These are often charged by a USB connection. The power source may be an RV’s power system, a solar generator or solar panel with a USB outlet, or even a small power bank.