6 Best Windbreaks In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best windbreaks currently available. You can also see my top picks for all beach essentials and camping supplies.


Best Windbreaks - Privacy & Shelter
Best Windbreaks – Privacy & Shelter

Windbreaks aren’t just for blocking out the wind for shelter.

They give you privacy and a way to mark out your territory on a beach or campsite. Or they can help stop your barbecue from going out.

How We Selected

In this article i’ll recommend the best windbreaks to suit all budgets. Whether you are looking for a classic striped fabric one or a high end camping windbreak I’ve got you covered.

All of my recommendations have excellent buyers feedback and 4-5/5 star ratings.

If you’re looking for a windbreak for the beach, for more protection see my top picks for the best beach tent, beach umbrella and beach cover-up.

See the NHS website for advice and information on sun safety.

Let’s get going!

Best Traditional Beach Windbreaks

These are usually ones with wooden poles so are not good for putting into hard ground at campsites.

WBL Standard Stripes Windbreak

  • Excellent choice if you’re after a striped windbreak.
  • Comes in lots of different sizes: 4 pole, 5 pole, 6 pole, 8 pole and 10 pole.
  • Pros: Very reasonably priced, packs down compactly.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention the wooden poles can be cracked.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews for this windbreak with 78% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

Marko Outdoor Windbreak

  • Decent option for classic windbreak and comes in various sizes, 4, 5, 6 and 10 poles.
  • One of the cheapest options that are sturdy.
  • Pros: Durable, bright and lightweight.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention it is flimsy.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews for this windbreak with 66% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

  • A 5 pole extra tall windbreak.
  • Lightweight and portable this wind break will give privacy and protection from sun, wind and sand.
  • Pros: Affordable, lightweight.
  • Cons: Some buyers disappointed at height.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews for this windbreak with 79% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

Best Camping Windbreaks

There are a huge range of windbreaks you can use camping. You’ll need metal pole bottoms to ensure you can use them in hard ground.

Blue Diamond Windbreak

  • Protective steel caps and tips to reinforce the 7 wooden poles.
  • Made of rot-proof fabric.
  • The windbreak is 18ft long, and includes an awning channel for you to attach it to your motor home or caravan if required.
  • Pros: Made of rot-proof fabric, includes awning channel.
  • Cons: Some buyers reported poles snapping, pricey.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews for this windbreak with 73% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

Kampa Series 2 Pro Windbreak (High End)

  • Large top quality windbreak available in 4.6m or 7.6m.
  • Made from Kampa’s Pro material.
  • ‘Crystal clear’ transparent panels.
  • Weights 13 kg. Height is 142cm but it is fairly portable as it packs down to 15x15x100cm.
  • Fantastic reviews.
  • Pros: Stylish, top-quality, portable.
  • Cons: Very expensive.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent reviews for this windbreak with 92% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.

Vango Airbeam Modular Windbreak (High End)

  • More than most can justify spending on a wind break but if money is not an issue this one is excellent.
  • It’s made of three separate panels giving you full control of how it is placed together.
  • The Airbeam frames are very strong and durable.
  • They are inflated in minutes.
  • You can purchase additional modules to make the windbreak even bigger.
  • Pros: Inflatable in minutes, separate panels for ease of use, stylish.
  • Cons: Very expensive.
  • Consumer Score: Fantastic reviews for this windbreak with 92% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

What To Consider When Buying A Windbreak

What will you be using it for?

Whether you are using it at the beach, campsite, parks or all three will determine the flexibility of the windbreak you are after.

For example, if you’re not much of a camper and you’re taking the little ones to the beach, then a simpler windbreak or beach shelter might be best.

How big does it need to be?

The bigger it is, the more privacy and wind protection you’ll get.

On the downside you’ll have a heavier windbreak to cart around.

Putting something up with lots of poles in the wind is not straightforward.

How light does it need to be?

Wooden ones are heaviest. Lighter options are steel and the most lightweight are aluminium.

Are you bothered about guylines?

Most of the larger windbreaks that you use around your camping pitch will require guy lines to hold them in place.

These can be a pain. They’re also trip hazards if you have little ones walking around.

Do you have a preference with fabric?

The old school windbreak polyester fabric can flap around more and possibly rip.

Canvas is harder to dry and heavier.

FAQ’s Windbreaks

What are beach windbreaks made of?

The poles are usually made of wood or metal.

Wood is the heaviest option and is used in traditional style windbreaks.

Air poles are another popular option, which makes the windbreak lighter to carry.

What size windbreak do you need for camping?

If you have a long windbreak you can make yourself a nice private enclosed area around your tent, or alternatively you could use a few shorter length windbreaks to create a similar set up.

Do I need guylines?

If it’s really windy they are a good idea as they will add some extra security, but also take into consideration the trip hazard.

What is the best fabric for windbreaks?

Canvas is the traditional material for windbreaks but it can take a while to dry and can be quite heavy too.

Polyester is a good alternative.

Cheap Windbreaks & Today’s Bestsellers

Cheap Traditional Beach Windbreaks & Today’s Bestsellers

I’ve included links to the bestselling traditional beach windbreaks below. They also show if they are on sale as well.

Final Thoughts

My overall top pick is the Vango Airbeam Modular Windbreak. Although expensive, it is durable, long-lasting and will give you that all important privacy and wind protection while camping.

I hope this article on windbreaks is helpful. If you have any suggestions for products I have missed, comment below.



Last Updated: March 2022

  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
  • Updated Image.
  • Added link to NHS safety website.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added Consumer Scores.
  • Added New Product.
  • Added FAQ’s.
  • Added Alternative Retailers.
  • Added Final Thought.
  • Moved OOS To Bottom.

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Yello 5 Pole Beach Hut Extra Tall Wind Break (currently unavailable)

Little bit different from the normal striped design.

Outdoor Revolution Florelle Windbreak (currently unavailable)

  • Quirky floral design if you’re after something a little different.
  • The steel tipped wooden poles means you can use on solid ground.
  • Three panels, four poles and the height of the poles are 130cm.

Kampa 4 Pole Windbreak – Grey (currently unavailable)

  • Excellent, sturdy windbreak made from Kampa’s Pro material.
  • Adjustable bracer bars and top support poles.
  • No guy ropes.
  • Looks really good.

Regatta Camila Camping Windbreak (Budget) (currently unavailable)

  • Excellent choice if you’re after a budget, portable and lightweight windbreak.
  • Suitable for camping and the beach.
  • Made of polyester.

Outwell Windscreen Windshield (currently unavailable)

  • Available in green or grey.
  • Good quality, as you’d expect from Outwell.
  • Simple to set up.
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Dominic Sawyer

Dominic has been writing on the web since 2000. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Nottingham University and his research thesis has been published in journals. With a foundation in painstaking research he found his passion for travel and has worked in the sector for 20 years. He has written a book about travel and has extended his expertise to consumer research across the travel and leisure sector.