Best Portable Heaters For Camping 2023: Top 10 Picks

Sometimes it might be quite difficult to find the best portable heaters for camping. With every niche market offering so many different products, it makes sense that this is the case.

Unfortunately, this very fact can make it incredibly difficult to find the item that best suits your needs, which is why we’ve put together this portable heaters for camping buying guide.

Our Favorite Picks:

10 Best Portable Heaters For Camping Reviews:

Bestseller No. 1
Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater, Red-Black
  • 4,000- to 9,000-BTU radiant heater for spaces up to 225 square feet. Approved for indoor/outdoor use; clean-burning; nearly 100-percent efficient
  • When operating the heater at altitudes over 7,000 FT above sea level the heater may shut off.
  • Auto shut-off if tipped over, if pilot light goes out, or if detects low oxygen levels. Fuel Consumption/Burn Rate (Gal/Hr) at 4000 BTU = 0.044 Gal/Hr, at 9000 BTU = 0.099 Gal/Hr
  • Fold-down handle; swivel-out regulator; connects to propane tank (not included); Run Time (Hrs at Max BTU): 3 Hours
  • THE USE OF UN-AUTHORIZED ACCESSORIES/ATTACHMENTS WITH THIS HEATER ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY, AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
Bestseller No. 2
Zuvas 10000mAh Hand Warmer USB Rechargeable Electric Pocket Heater 3 Levels Mini Portable Double-Sided Handwarmers with LED Display Power Bank for Winter Outdoor Sports Camping Skiing
  • 【Specifications】 The hand warmer is made of premium ABS and aluminum, built in 10000mAh big lithium ion battery. Mini size: 3.98”(H) x 2.4”(W) x 1.3”(D); lightweight: 7.4oz/ 210g. There’s a LED screen to show the remaining power. And the cover is textured, easy to hold and comfortable to touch.
  • 【Durable 10000mAh】 The inside 10000mAh battery supports 15hrs long working time at low level, 10hrs for medium level, 8.5 hrs for high level. Compact and durable, the rechargeable handwarmer is suitable to carry with when doing outdoor activities in winter or traveling to cold places.
  • 【3 Heat Level & Double-sided Heating】 Just press the only one button to switch 3 heating levels, no matter the elders or children can operate it easily. The low temperature level: 104-113°F; medium temperature level: 113-122°F; high temperature level: 122-131°F. With double-sided heating, the pocket heater is a nice gift for parents, friends to get warm quickly in all kinds of cold occasions.
  • 【Portable Power Bank】 The portable hand warmers can also be a power bank when you connect the USB output with other electronic devices like iPhone and Android phone via USB cable. But please notice that: the USB Type-C interface is only an input port which doesn’t support to charge other device.
  • 【Safe & Guaranteed】 The mini hand warmer is designed with overheat protection, to keep the temperature always under control when working. Lithium battery protection is provided as well to make sure battery won’t be overcharged if being connected with power beyond due time, and the hand warmer will stop working at once if short circuit happens, just enjoy the warm winter without worry.
Bestseller No. 3
forimo Tankless Water Heater 4.74GPM 18L Outdoor Portable GasHot Water Heater Instant Propane Water Heater with Digital Display Multi-Protection for Camping Trips Boat Cabins
  • 【Premiun Water Heater】-Tankless Water Heater with CSA Approved Regulator, with more safety protection such as flame failure device, anti-freezing protection,over heating protection,Just need 3.6PSI of water pressure,4.74 gallons of hot water can be output per minute. The maximum temperature raise is 167 °F,Applicable only Propane(LPG)
  • 【Efficient & Energey Saving】-The Propane Water Heater exchanger and main burner are desinged with advanced combustion technology to decrease gas consumption and burning noise.Maximum power output 41000btu/hour, you will get instant endless hot water easily wherever you are.Compact and lightweight structure with 11.5% energy saving technology,so you can get more hot water for less money.
  • 【Portable Design】-Portable Water Heater size and lightweight make the water heater easy to carry and allow you to enjoy an amazing hot shower after a long day of camping, in your RV, or for giving your pet a bath,Size: 24.23x5.9x13.4 inches,Gas Hot Water Heater is Powered by 2 pcs size "D"cell Batteries.
  • 【Complete Accessories】-This tankless water heater comes with CSA approval 5FT Gas Regulator, 5 Spray Modes high pressure Shower Head with 59in(1.5m) extended Long Stainless Steel Hose and Shower Holder,There are three interface ports under propane water heater. The left one is the Air inlet. ​The middle one is the shower port,and The right one is the water inlet.
  • 【Wide Usage】- This Camping Heater,Perfect for Outdoor Shower,Which Bringing an Amazing hot Shower for you When you are Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Beaching, Portable Hot Water Sink, RV/SUV/MPV, etc. Besides, you can Also Wash your Pets with this Tankless Water Heater,Always check gas leakage before operation.
Bestseller No. 4
Tankless Water Heater 5.26GPM 20L Outdoor Portable GasHot Water Heater Instant Propane Water Heater with Digital Display Multi-Protection for Camping Trips Boat Cabins
  • 【Premiun Water Heater】-Tankless Water Heater with CSA Approved Regulator, with more safety protection such as flame failure device, anti-freezing protection,over heating protection,Just need 3.6PSI of water pressure,5.26 gallons of hot water can be output per minute. The maximum temperature raise is 167 °F,Applicable only Propane(LPG)
  • 【Efficient & Energey Saving】-The Propane Water Heater exchanger and main burner are desinged with advanced combustion technology to decrease gas consumption and burning noise.Maximum power output 41000btu/hour, you will get instant endless hot water easily wherever you are.Compact and lightweight structure with 11.5% energy saving technology,so you can get more hot water for less money.
  • 【Portable Design】-Portable Water Heater size and lightweight make the water heater easy to carry and allow you to enjoy an amazing hot shower after a long day of camping, in your RV, or for giving your pet a bath,Size: 26.77x17.12x7.87 inches,Gas Hot Water Heater is Powered by 2 pcs size "D"cell Batteries.
  • 【Complete Accessories】-This tankless water heater comes with CSA approval 5FT Gas Regulator, 5 Spray Modes high pressure Shower Head with 59in(1.5m) extended Long Stainless Steel Hose and Shower Holder,There are three interface ports under propane water heater. The left one is the Air inlet. ​The middle one is the shower port,and The right one is the water inlet.
  • 【Wide Usage】- This Camping Heater,Perfect for Outdoor Shower,Which Bringing an Amazing hot Shower for you When you are Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Beaching, Portable Hot Water Sink, RV/SUV/MPV, etc. Besides, you can Also Wash your Pets with this Tankless Water Heater,Always check gas leakage before operation.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Space Heater - Small Heater, 1000W Mini Space Heaters for Indoor Use, Powerful Personal Heating in Small Spaces, Fast Heating for Bedroom, Office, Room, Camping Tent, Desk, and Indoor Use (White)
  • 【Smart Saving】The ceramic heater offers powerful, 1000-watt heat in a compact, modern design. The Low setting does not require as much electricity to operate, By turning down your whole house a few degrees and heating just the room you are in, Heater can help you save money while providing soothing warmth
  • 【More Warmth, Less Noise】 This electric heater can quietly generate heat with a noise of fewer than 35 decibels (equivalent to a quiet night). It can be used in indoor bedrooms for sleeping or office work. It is a perfect match for bed cabinets and desks.
  • 【Portable and Compact】Space heater is very compact with portable handle, so you can use it to heat up small areas, your office, bedroom, nursery, or use it on camping, Outdoor, RV trailer, and more. Children don't have to worry about the cold in the bath.
  • 【Safer Material】Our space heater uses a PTC ceramic heating technology and refractory materials to provide overheating protection, as the heater will turn off when the temperature reaches 167-degree F.Be made of quality-assured flame retardant material and fireproof plastic shell, which is high-temperature resistant flame retardant material, is durable, sturdy, safe enough, and can provide you with reliable warmth quickly.
  • 【Chic Retro Design】This portable indoor heater is not only practical and performance but also stylish and chic! It has a lovely retro vintage style that will blend just perfectly into any decor! Order it for yourself or as a gift for your friends and family this Christmas, Thanksgiving, or for other special occasions.
Bestseller No. 6
forimo Tankless Water Heater 4.21GPM 16L Outdoor Portable GasHot Water Heater Instant Propane Water Heater with Digital Display Multi-Protection for Camping Trips Boat Cabins
  • 【Efficient & Energey Saving】-The propane water heater exchanger and main burner are desinged with advanced combustion technology to decrease gas consumption and burning noise.Maximum power output 68,000btu/hour, you will get instant endless hot water easily wherever you are.Compact and lightweight structure with 11.5% energy saving technology,so you can get more hot water for less money.
  • 【CSA Approved Safety 】-Tankless Water Heater with CSA Approved Regulator, safe as per Canadian and US Standard.with more safety protection such as flame failure device, anti-freezing protection, over heating protection to ensure the family safety,Automatically decrease water pressure between 3.6-110PSI. Anti-freeze protection drains residual water to avoid freezing during cold spells, and overheating protection prevents the hot water from going over 167 degrees,Shut off gas supply automatically under unexpectable flameout.
  • 【Lightweight Portable Design】-Compact size and lightweight make the water heater easy to carry and allow you to enjoy an amazing hot shower after a long day of camping, in your RV, or for giving your pet a bath,Dimension: 13.4x5.9x21.65 inches, Shower head with one button:just press the shower head button once to stop the water flow and prevent water waste.
  • 【Easy to Install】-Equipped with BSP pipe fittings and all necessary accesories , There are three interface ports under propane water heater. The left one is the Air inlet. ​The middle one is the shower port,and The right one is the water inlet, which is very convenient for customers to install.The tankless water heater will "caught on fire with improper operation. Always check gas whether leakage befor operation.
  • 【Widely Application】-Our gas water heater is mainly used for outdoor showering with hot water,provides you a safe and comfortable hot shower at anytime and anywhere, Compact and space-saving design is portable for the outdoors, which bringing an amazing hot shower for you when you are camping, hiking, fishing, beaching, etc. Besides, you can also wash your pets with this tankless water heater.
Bestseller No. 7
Tankless Water Heater 4.74GPM 18L Outdoor Portable GasHot Water Heater Instant Propane Water Heater with Digital Display Multi-Protection for Camping Trips Boat Cabins
  • 【Premiun Water Heater】-Tankless Water Heater with CSA Approved Regulator, with more safety protection such as flame failure device, anti-freezing protection,over heating protection,Just need 3.6PSI of water pressure,4.74 gallons of hot water can be output per minute. The maximum temperature raise is 167 °F,Applicable only Propane(LPG)
  • 【Efficient & Energey Saving】-The Propane Water Heater exchanger and main burner are desinged with advanced combustion technology to decrease gas consumption and burning noise.Maximum power output 41000btu/hour, you will get instant endless hot water easily wherever you are.Compact and lightweight structure with 11.5% energy saving technology,so you can get more hot water for less money.
  • 【Portable Design】-Portable Water Heater size and lightweight make the water heater easy to carry and allow you to enjoy an amazing hot shower after a long day of camping, in your RV, or for giving your pet a bath,Size: 24.23x5.9x13.4 inches,Gas Hot Water Heater is Powered by 2 pcs size "D"cell Batteries.
  • 【Complete Accessories】-This tankless water heater comes with CSA approval 5FT Gas Regulator, 5 Spray Modes high pressure Shower Head with 59in(1.5m) extended Long Stainless Steel Hose and Shower Holder,There are three interface ports under propane water heater. The left one is the Air inlet. ​The middle one is the shower port,and The right one is the water inlet.
  • 【Wide Usage】- This Camping Heater,Perfect for Outdoor Shower,Which Bringing an Amazing hot Shower for you When you are Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Beaching, Portable Hot Water Sink, RV/SUV/MPV, etc. Besides, you can Also Wash your Pets with this Tankless Water Heater,Always check gas leakage before operation.
SaleBestseller No. 8
OCOOPA Hand Warmers Rechargeable, 1 Pack 5200mAh Electric Portable Pocket Heater, Heat Therapy Great for Raynauds, Hunting, Golf, Camping, Women Mens Gifts
  • Great Gifts Idea, birthday, anniversary, promotion celebration for your family members and lovers.
  • EXQUISITE COMFORT - Made of high-tech aircraft-grade aluminum and ABS material, thousands of polished exterior material, smooth and warm, portable and compact as well anti-skid in one hand.
  • FAST HEATING & 3 LEVELS - Press the switch and instantly release the warmth for you. Rapidly warm up double sides in seconds. 3 levels of temperatures 95-107°F/104-118°F/118-131°F at your choice.
  • LARGE BATTERY CAPACITY - 5200 mAh lithium rechargeable battery with USB-C charging port ensures a long using time. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your electronic device at any time.
  • PERFECT GIFT - It's a MUST HAVE to spend a cold winter, especially for raynauds arthritis sufferers for heat therapy needs.
Bestseller No. 9
Hand Warmers,Electric Portable Pocket Heater,, 2 Levels Fast Heating Double-Sided Hot Hands Portable Heating Hand, Warmer for Outdoor Sports, Hunting, Golf, Camping in Cold Winter
  • 【Safety and Metal Hand Warmer】: This hand warmer has a built-in smart protection system, and is equipped with guards, it will automatically shut off after 25 minutes of heating time to prevent working too long or overheating. This portable hand warmer has an aluminum casing with a smooth surface and a comfortable touch.
  • 【Double-Sided Quick Heating & 2-Level Heat Setting】: Press the button to switch to the warm mode, then immediately release the heat from the double-sided in 5 seconds, the double-sided heating helps to warm your hands. Then there are 2 temperature settings (113-122°F/ 131-140°F), you can adjust the temperature according to your needs.
  • 【Portable Hand Warmer】: The mini hand warmer is small in size, easy to carry, and easier to put in the pocket, perfect for men or women in cold winter. The hand warmer can last up to 12 hours to ensure long-term use and is suitable for a lot of winter outdoor sports.
  • 【Relax your body】: This hand warmer can relax your body by vibration (please switch to the warm mode first, then press and hold for 3s). This hand warmer is suitable for the neck, arms, legs, calves, thighs, shoulders, back, waist and feet. And while relaxing the body, it can continue to heat to keep you warm, making you feel more comfortable in the cold winter, very suitable for mountaineering, hiking, traveling, camping, skiing, cycling, etc.
  • 【Best Gift & Quality After Sales】: This hand warmer is the best gift for kids, youth, boys, girls, men, women, elderly. If you encounter any problems during the use of the hand warmer, please feel free to contact us, and we will reply to you within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 10
Mr. Heater F215100 MH4B Little Buddy 3800-BTU Indoor Safe Propane Heater, Medium , Black/Red
  • Indoor-safe portable propane heater for rooms up to 95 square feet. THIS UNIT IS NOT INTENDED FOR GOLF CART USE OR FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES.
  • Continuous odor-free, 45-degree heating angle. Maximum Elevation (Ft) 7000 Feet. Automatic low oxygen shut-off system (ODS). Perfect solution for heating small enclosed spaces like tents up to 95 square feet
  • Simple on/off buttons; uses 1-pound disposable propane cylinder (not included). Run time at minimum btu and maximum btu is 5.6 hours. Do­ not­ operate­ heater­ in­ any ­moving­ vehicle. This ­heater ­requires ­a­ vent­ area­ of­ 4­ square­ inches­ minimum ­for­ adequate ventilation ­during­ operation
  • Low-oxygen sensor and accidental tip-over switch with auto shut-off for safety.THE USE OF UN-AUTHORIZED ACCESSORIES/ATTACHMENTS WITH THIS HEATER ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY, AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
  • Recommended for emergency heat, tents, campers, workshops, job sites, porches, patios, decks, garages, storage buildings, picnics, tailgate parties, construction trailers, sporting events, barns, sheds, hunting blinds, shelters and ice fishing shanties

Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

How to find the best portable heaters for camping?

Here, we’ll be going over a number of factors that you can use to ensure that you’re purchasing the best portable heaters for camping for you.

Regardless of which type of item you’re looking to buy, chances are that there are existing buying guides on the internet, all of which aim to give you good portable heaters for camping recommendations.

Despite these recommendations, however, it’s always a good idea to do your own research. In addition to this research, asking yourself the following questions is also super helpful:

  • What features does the portable heaters for camping need to have to be perfect for my needs?
  • What is my budget?
  • Do I need to purchase a certain brand?

Once you’ve answered these questions and have a good idea of what you’re looking for and the buying process becomes much easier. Keep in mind that when looking for the best product, there’s no need to rush. In fact, very rarely are the ideal products found by choosing the first one you see or by basing your decisions on only one factor. Take your time and enjoy the process!

Now, with the answers to the previous questions in mind, we urge you to use our upcoming buying guide for portable heaters for camping to find what you’re looking for:

Brand

In some cases, the brand of portable heaters for camping is very important. For example, if you’re looking for an item that works in tandem with another, you might very well need both products to be the same brand. If this is the case, it’s vital to pay attention to this factor, as choosing the wrong product can mean the difference between wasting your money and buying a great product that functions as it should.

Features

The features in any given portable heaters for camping are important because they can dictate which version of an item you need and how much money you need to spend. Consider all the key features that you want your item to have and don’t settle for anything that doesn’t check at least ¾ of your boxes.

Reviews

Customer reviews about portable heaters for camping are crucial – especially when you’re buying a product that costs a lot of money or serves a big importance. Luckily, most products can be found online, which means that it’s common for there to be scores of customer reviews from those who have already purchased any given product.

Pay attention to these reviews. Take note of the pros and cons that they mention, and factor these into your big decision. In some cases, you’ll be forced to sacrifice one con in order to gain a particular pro, but being aware of the potential con is going to be beneficial in either case.

Quality

Of course, quality is key. You don’t want to purchase a low-quality product. If you do, you run the risk of your item breaking, not working properly, or otherwise proving to be very disappointing, as well as a waste of money.

You can compare portable heaters for camping quality by researching what your potential purchases are made from, contrasting the individual items against each other to discern which one is made of the best materials.

Warranty

Warranty isn’t always going to be important, but it definitely can be. This is especially true if the item in question is tech-related or expensive. A good warranty will be valid for an extended time after purchase and cover a variety of problems ranging from item defects to random accidents, water damage, and other miscellaneous events that could ruin your product.

Conclusion

The quest to find the best portable heaters for camping can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. It can be made much easier by asking yourself a few simple questions and then thinking critically about the items you want to buy. Consider their features, quality, brand, warranty, and customer reviews and you’re more likely to make a great purchase.