Is a Lagun table worth it? The Lagun table system is a great space-optimizing option for camper vans, but do it’s benefits outweigh it’s price? Below is my comprehensive Lagun table review after several months of full time van life.
What is a Lagun table?
A Lagun table is a versatile system designed for use in marine vehicles. They are also widely used in RV and Van Life.
Lagun table systems are different than most traditional marine or RV tables because they only have one “leg” and can swivel 360° on two different points. Additionally, they can be adjusted up or down, and removed and stored when not in use.
Lagun Table Review
Any good Lagun table review needs a list of the pros and cons, right? Here’s what I’ve experienced after several months on the road with my Lagun table:
✅ Flexible/Versatile (layout, height, multi-location, tabletop size)
✅ No pedestal base
✅ Easy to install
✅ Supports up to 50 lbs
✅ Durable and high quality materials
✅ Easy to use/adjust
✅ Lightweight (<8 lbs)
❌ Limited weight rating
❌ Tabletop not included
After the initial cost investment I can say that having the Lagun table has made living in 80 square feet much more comfortable.
Living in a van full time comes with expected compromises, but having usable space to work, eat, journal or play games with friends doesn’t have to be a compromise.
I have two Lagun table mounts – one in the front of my van, attached to the bench seat, and one in the back of my van, attached to the dinette. Having both options adds flexibility and ease to my daily van life because I can move my table top back and forth as needed.
But if I’m being completely transparent with you… I almost never make my dinette up and it stays in bed-mode 95% of the time. Yup, I’m that van lifer.
This is why I love having the front bench setup with my Lagun mount, and where I find myself working a majority of the time.
Does a Lagun Table come with a Tabletop?
Unfortunately, no. However, you can buy pre-made options online or build your own DIY Lagun Tabletop.
Lagun Tabletop Ideas You Can Buy Online
This folding Lagun tabletop is great for saving space when it’s not in use, or when you need less surface space to work on.
However, if you’re looking for a simple tabletop that’s a bit more affordable checkout these fantastic Lagun table options with Featherbuilt.
Lastly, restaurant supplies are another good place to look for inexpensive Lagun tabletop options. These are sold as just the top and you can find many good quality options for under $100.
Build and Install Your Own Lagun Tabletop
Making a DIY Lagun tabletop is a pretty easy project that most beginners can accomplish in just an hour or two and with minimal investment!
- Determine dimensions and size based on your uses and needs
- Make a template out of cardboard or foam board to test out in your van
- Cut and sand your wood Lagun tabletop
- Stain and seal your Lagun tabletop. Consider using non-toxic products if you’ll eat or prep food on this surface
- Attach Lagun table hardware to the bottom of your table top
- Install Lagun table mount to a vertical surface (like a bench or cabinet)
Best DIY Lagun Tabletop Ideas
The Lagun table does not come with a tabletop, so you’ll either have to buy one, or make your own! There’s no shortage of ideas for a DIY Lagun table, but here are a few popular options to get you started.
Grab a piece of reclaimed wood to repurpose as a beautiful Lagun tabletop.
Plywood gets the job done! I recommend using ½” or thicker. You can decorate it by staining and then sealing it. Remember to use a food-grade sealant if you plan on prepping or eating food on this surface.
Butcher block countertop
This is a great option, especially if you have extra from your countertops.
Repurpose old furniture
There’s a lot you can do with parts from a thrifted end table or nightstand! You could even cut down the top of a dresser
These tend to be pricier but they come with bells and whistles to keep your items from rolling away.
Large cutting board
Go thrifting and repurpose an old wooden cutting board! You can even sand it down and refinish it with a new look.
Lagun Table Alternatives
Not totally sold on a Lagun table? Here are a few ideas for Lagun table alternatives that also provide flexible tabletop space for your camper van:
EZ-Reach Portable Table is very similar to the Lagun table with a slightly lower price tag – about $125 compared to $199.
DIY Lagun Table
You can make your own version of the Lagun table by using a monitor or TV mount or with an iron pipe.
Folding Wall Table
While this option is less versatile on location (it has to be permanently mounted on a wall), it’s nice to be able to easily fold away when not in use.
Sometimes the simple solutions are the best! These are cheap and easily available online. Plus, a lap desk means you can work from anywhere – even at the beach, in a park, or from your hammock!
If you have a dinette converting bed set up the pedestal is a good option. Keep in mind that this means you’ll have a mounting point on the floor.
Tray table / Camping table
Another brilliantly simple solution! Additionally, these folding tables are great for camping or dining al fresco. I have one in my van and it’s great as an outdoor desk space or kitchen prep.
FAQs – Lagun Table Review
How much weight can a Lagun table mount hold?
The Lagun table mount can hold up to 50 pounds.
Does Lagun table go up and down?
Yes, the Lagun table can be moved up and down by approximately 12 inches.
Do Lagun tables fold down?
No, Lagun tables cannot fold down, but they can be taken off their mount and stored.
How Does The Lagun Table Mount Work?
There are two fixed plates- one attached horizontally under the tabletop and one attached vertically along a hard surface (like a cabinet or a bench). Additionally, there are two other “joints” that connect and allow 360° of motion which gives the system its incredible versatility.
How Long Does It Take To Setup A Lagun Table?
Set up of the system takes less than one minute. There are two arms that connect the tabletop to the mounting bracket and lock into place.
How Big is a Lagun Table?
The Lagun system does not include a tabletop. Your tabletop can be any size but it’s recommended to keep it within 30”x50” or less due to weight limits (50 lbs max.)
Lagun Table Review Verdict: Is a Lagun table worth it?
Yes! I love my Lagun table and would recommend it to anyone looking to fit a lot of functionality into a tiny space.
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Written by Claire Fleming
I’m a travel enthusiast who spends half the year in my self-built camper van with my dog, Oscar, and the other half at my home in Raleigh, North Carolina or on international adventures.