The Best Place for Camping Gear in Bangkok, Thailand

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Camping doesn’t seem as if it has caught on here in Thailand yet judging by the limited amount of camping gear available. That being said there is good camping gear in Bangkok available, and here is our guide to where to find it based on our personal experience gearing up for our African safari.  If you only have 3 days in Bangkok you don’t want to waste it running all over Bangkok looking for the best places for camping gear.

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Sleeping under the stars in with some of the camping gear we bought in Bangkok

Camping Gear in Bangkok (jump to):

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Best overall hotel in Bangkok – The Westin Grande Sukhumvit

Biggest Selection of Camping Gear in Bangkok

Outdoors unlimited in the Amarin Plaza, located on the second floor. Right by the Chit Lom BTS station.

This is more of a group of small independent shops that all sell different types of gear. Here you should find most things you need including sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads, cooking equipment, waterproof bags, and just about everything you could find in a large outdoor store in the US or Europe. There are many name brands here, but you will pay for it. Thailand has a high import tax and all name brand goods from other countries get very expensive.

Other options:

Best Pace for Camping gear in Bangkok Thailand

Equinox Shop in Siam Center on the 3rd floor. This is a small storefront near the escalators, but it had different options for tents, sleeping bags, and mats. We found the prices slightly better here for some things. This is also where we bought our sleeping pads 25mm thick for 550 Baht. They also have lightweight sleeping bags starting at 870 Baht.

Siam Center is located at Siam Tower, Rama 1 Road. It is right next to Siam Discovery, kitty-corner from MBK shopping mall.

Good For Standard Camping Supplies: Big C

This store is the Walmart of Thailand. Food, toiletries, and a very limited supply of cheap camping gear. There are coolers for sale here, and better food prices than the Tops Markets and 7/11 stores. There are Big C stores all over Thailand.

Khao San Road:

We thought with a large backpacker population this area might have some gear but we didn’t find hardly anything here. If you are in need of a bag for your camping gear this is still the best place to find backpacks and duffels for cheap. However they are not quality, it’s almost all knockoffs. The last bag we bought here only lasted 3 months and needed several repairs to make it that far.

What Camping Gear in Bangkok we Bought For Our African Safari:

  • Sleeping bags – Rated for 0 degrees Celsius
    Price: 1550 Baht
    Location: Outdoor World
  • Sleeping mats – 20mm thick folding foam mat
    Price: 550 Baht
    Location: Siam center mall 3rd Floor
  • Pillows: standard bed pillows
    Price: 199 Baht
    Location: The Big C
  • Large duffel bags: 120+ Liters
    Price: 550 Baht
    Location: Khao San Road
    These bags are large enough for Hannah to crawl in, but they are just cheap bags that we needed for a one-off trip, and look like they will only be good for a few trips.

Happy shopping and I hope you find all your camping gear in Bangkok that you were looking for. After a day of shopping make sure to make your way to a sky bar for happy hour, click here for our favorite sky bar. If you have any additional stores in Bangkok with camping gear please leave them in the comments.

Where to Stay in Bangkok?

For a short trip to Bangkok, it’s important to stay somewhere with easy access to the city to make the most of your time. Whenever we are in Bangkok we always stay in the Sukmovhmit or Silom area of town. Both areas are great parts of Bangkok to stay in and have good hotel options but we like Siam slightly better. There are also over 300 Bangkok Airbnb listings where you can rent an entire home or condo for a fraction of a hotel price.

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  • Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Affordable Luxury on Sukhumvit Check Prices
  • Maduzi Hotel Boutique Hotel on Sukhumvit – Check Prices
  • Lub’d Hostel Budget Siam Hotel/Luxury Hostel Check Prices
  • W Bangkok Luxury Silom Hotel Check Prices


We always try and stay in a Bangkok hotel that is close to the BTS, so that we can easily get around the city. You can’t go wrong with staying on Sukhumvit near BTS stops: Siam, Nana, Asoke, Phloen Chit, Chit Lom, and National Stadium. That way you can jump on the BTS easily or you have the option to walk as there are tons of restaurants/shops/bars/sights in the area.

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11 thoughts on “The Best Place for Camping Gear in Bangkok, Thailand”

  1. FYI, the Equinox Shop is not in Siam Center. I searched all over before information told me I am looking at old information. I was in search of a headlamp. I bought one in the Northface store in Siam Discovery. They had Petzl Tikka and Tikkinas (1250 and 760 B, respectively). Also found a few name brand ones in the sports area of the second floor of Siam Paragon. A shop near the entrance of MBK by DQ on floor 2 carries Nitecre NU20’s for about 1000 B. Hope this helps anyone looking for a head torch.

  2. Camping is just beginning to take hold in Thailand – the middle classes are increasingly heading to the national parks. Here they can use their own equipment or rented.
    the supermarkets all stock cheap crappy tents bags etc, especially before the high/cool season.
    Thailandoutdoors in Chonburi and Bangkok carry a good range of imported brand name camping gear – e.g. Coleman etc….

  3. Hi,we arrive in Bangkok on Monday early morning. I have had a friend there helping me trybto find gas for my camp stove but there is only tall hairspray shape cabesters. Where can I buy a stove that fits them? She says there are none in stock you have to buy online. Is there a place near or at the airport?

    • Anything is possible in Bangkok – However, I don’t know where to send you to find them. I would ask around at shops when you find good English-speaking shopkeepers.

  4. I was also there recently, and had read your post beforehand.
    So can I add for other readers:
    *Amarin Plaza (Chid Lom BTS) seems to have had a clean up since the comment above. There is a corner with 4 or 5 camping/ diving/ outdoor stores. They stuff is good, but the range not so large.
    *Terminal 21 (Asok BTS) there is an Oakley shop with good range of Keen sandals (and a less extensive good range of shoes and boots)
    *Decathlon stores (there are 6+ and not so easy to get to. Nearest to tourist Bangkok is a short taxi/ bike ride from Phrom Phong or Klong Toei. Ask to go to the Tesco Lotus Extra at Rama IV.)
    They stock a wide range of equipment for fishing, cycling, sports, hiking etc. The shoes, bags and clothing is mainly by Quechua. I was quite impressed.

  5. Equinox has gone (dec 2016). They’re rebuilding in that corner it seems. Amarin plaza shops look like they have had better days. Some shops have gone. Few shops still left so for backpacks and sleeping bags you can still go there


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