Carry to Wash Up

Outwell Wash Base Review

Outwell Wash Base

We've been giving the Outwell Wash Base a good test.

Review Score

The Outwell Wash Base is a very useful kit for family camping.

Our Score: 9.3/10

We've given the Outwell Wash Base the Thumbs Up award.

GOWTK Thumbs Up Award
Value for MoneyPracticalityQuality

The good

  • Packs down flat for transport.
  • Holds a good amount of plates and dishes.
  • Has a built in drying rack. Great for using at the wash-up and carrying back to your tent.

The not so good

  • None!

This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.

Price Guide

Outwell Wash Base has a recommended retail price of £47.99.

The best price we've found so far is £35.99. That's £12.00 off the RRP of £47.99.

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Carry to Wash Up

Carry to Wash Up

Inside the Wash Base

Inside the Wash Base

The Outwell Wash Base on our camping table

Outwell Wash Base

Our Review

Over the years, we've used a few things to take our dirty plates, pots, and pans to the campsite's washing-up facilities.

For many years, we just used a plastic washing-up bowl. It is cheap, simple, and does the job well.

The only problem is that the solid bowls can be awkward to pack into your car with the rest of the camping gear.

The next step was to use Outwell's Collaps sink. This does the same job as the plastic washing-up bowl, but now it is easier to pack. We also found that using it when collapsed was useful, as it would make a great flat surface.

This year Outwell introduced the Collaps Wash Base, which takes the concept slightly further.

What is the Outwell Wash Base?

It looks like a shopping basket from a distance, but there's more to it than that.

Outwell Wash Base
Inside the Wash Base

Inside you'll find grooves for stacking plates and a plug and strainer, meaning you can use it both as a sink and as a draining board.

The handles are great for carrying dirty pots and pans to the campsite's wash-up. We then wash and dry the plates, stacking them in the Wash Base, ready for carrying back to our tent or caravan.

Draining at Wash Up


Yes, a simple plastic washing-up bowl will do the job. However, we think this is a really neat design and having used it now for months of camping; we know it's up to the job.

Oh, and being collapsible, it's easy to transport too :-D It gets the thumbs up from us.


AttributeOutwell Wash Base
Best Price£35.99
Product InfoBrand Web Page
Height (cm)27
Width (cm)34
Length (cm)44
Weight (kg)1.29
Pack Size (cm) 44 x 34 x 6