If you need an easy to use, functional, affordable, and versatile camping table, this Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen review is the text for you. Keep reading.
Key features & benefits
- Fully collapsible & nicely packable.
- Easy to use.
- Storage mesh.
- Lantern hanger.
- Side stand for a cooler or grill.
- Great price.
- Amazon’s Choice item.
What this is about
Here you have a nicely designed camping table that includes several interesting features mentioned above. Note that it should not be mixed with yet another camping kitchen from the same brand which is under a slightly different name Coleman Pack-Away Deluxe Portable Kitchen.
The structure of this camping table may look complicated, but it is very easy to use. It includes only the following separate elements:
- The accordion-type frame with legs and support bars, they are all permanently pre-attached to each other.
- A two-segment removable lantern hanger pole.
- A tabletop which doubles as a carry case.
- A hanger for utensils.
- Two cross poles for support.
- A storage mesh that attaches underneath the main table.
You will see in the video below how you make the table ready, this is all done in several minutes without any tool. When you transport it, it packs in itself and the carry bag is roughly half of its tabletop size, the dimensions are 32 x 11 x 4 in (81 x 28 x 10 cm). The picture below shows its actual size when packed:
So the structure is collapsible but its biggest part with the frame and the side stand is folding. This means that it needs a simple assembly. Because of this, I have added this table in my list of best collapsible camping tables.
How is it built
The frame is a lightweight aluminum. The tabletop is an engineered medium-density fiberboard. From what I have seen on the sites of several sellers, there are two versions of this table currently on the market. One with the expandable frame shown in the top picture above is on Amazon, and another which is without such a feature is on the manufacturer’s site and also at Walmart.
The side stand is without a tabletop but you have two cross poles, and it is built to accommodate most of Coleman’s stoves and coolers. The size of the stand is around 27.8 x 20.5 in (71 x 52 cm).
The legs are with wide plastic feet, so this is safe to use in a floored family camping tent.
Storage & hanging features
You have a mesh that attaches underneath the tabletop, plus a utensil hanger with hooks, and the mentioned side stand where you can place a cooler or anything similar to store your camping kitchen items. This is why I have included this table in my list of tables with storage features.
Note that both the lantern hanger and the utensil hanger are removable, so you can use the table as a dining table. I have seen people asking about this. The picture below shows how you can use these elements for storage:
Please see how to make this camp kitchen table ready:
The price and rating
The link below will give its daily updated price, and you realize that this is a very affordable item. It is one of Amazon Prime products so you can have it shipped for free.
This camping table has been on the market well over a decade already, so all is known about it and there are many reports around. On Amazon alone, as of the moment of writing this text, you have them more than 440 and the average rating is really impressive 4.3/5.
My own rating is slightly different, I have a set of criteria and apply them to all the tables in the sites, please have a look:
My rating of the Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen:
Weight - 5.5/10
Dimensions - 9.7/10
Packed size - 7.5/10
Craftsmanship & features - 9.5/10
This is an incredibly affordable table and with really great features and dimensions.
- Easy to use.
- Storage features.
- Very affordable.
- A bit long when packed.
User Review( votes)
- Weight: 13.9 lb (6.3 kg).
- Overall dimensions (L x W x H): 56.7 x 21.3 x 66.1 in (144 x 54 x 168 cm). This includes the height of the lantern hanger as well.
- Prep surface dimensions: 31.5 x 21.3 in (80 x 54 cm).
- Tabletop height: 30 in (76 cm).
- Side stand dimensions: 27.8 x 20.5 in (71 x 52 cm).
- Packed size: 32 x 11 x 4 in (81 x 28 x 10 cm).
- 1-Year limited warranty.
Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen vs Competitors
As you realize it is much lighter, its tabletop is bigger, and it packs better. But the other two camping tables have side tables as well, while the Coleman Table only has a side stand.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Top Table Dimensions
(L x W x H), in (cm)
Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen
Payable Every Month
31.5 x 21.3 x 30
(80 x 54 x 76)
32 x 11 x 4
(81 x 28 x 10)
Camco Deluxe Grilling Table
Payable Every Month
26 x 16 x 33
(66 x 41 x 84)
37.7 x 20.4 x 6
(96 x 52 x 15)
CampLand Folding Cooking Table
Payable Every Month
26 x 13 x 31.7
(66 x 33 x 81)
31 x 19.7 x 6
(79 x 50 x 15)
In conclusion of this Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen review, what you have here is a camping item that has stood the test of the time, tried and tested by many. So you know what you are buying when you order such an item.
It is very functional and the price is a true bargain. Fully recommended. I have added it to my list of best portable camp kitchens.
You might want also to check their Deluxe version with some extra features.
Note that this is not a sponsored text, and I am not paid by the manufacturer. Please use the comment box below in case of questions or comments. Have a nice day.