The most challenging part of vanlife is not having a lot of storage space. You have to be smart about the items you carry with you- and they have to last the distance. These vanlife must haves will make your vanlife experience more comfortable, affordable and will take the pressure off your mobile home so you will worry less.

Here are five must have items for vanlife for women.

Warm, cuddly sleeping bag

If you are planning on doing vanlife in the winter, a subzero sleeping bag subzero sleeping bag is essential. The North Face design sleeping bags for women with extra padding at the bottom of the bag for extra warmth (women lose heat through theeir feet).


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Portable Jump Starter

Anyone who has tried vanlife will know it can be tough on your battery. A Portable Jump Starter is a necessity because you can’t always rely on someone else to give you a jump start if you are in the middle of nowhere! The NOCO Genius Boost+ is great because you can also use it to charge your mobile phone, laptop and any other electronics you have. To recharge it, simply plug it into your cigarette lighter when your vehicle is running.


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Propane Gas Stove

A Propane stove is by far the easiest way to cook your meals. The Coleman Classic Propane Stove is super easy to use and takes less than a minute to get up and running. Gas canisters can be purchased for around $4 USD and these last for at least a week or two. Cheapest power bill ever!


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Solar Shower

The least glamorous part of vanlife: finding somewhere to shower. Unless you have a good gym membership, a solar shower is the easier, more affordable option. This solar shower holds up to 5 gallons of water and uses solar energy to heat up water.


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Battery Operated Fairy Lights

There is nothing quite like cuddling up in bed each night with a book underneath fairy lights. Installation for battery operated lights is easy- put them into a mason jar to create a lantern, or drape them across the roof of your van.

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What products can’t you live without? Comment below!

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