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The best 10 tents from our tests The tents we've tested The 2 and 3 person tents we've tested Alpkit Viso 2 Berghaus Cairngorm 2 Tent Berghaus Grampian 3 Tent Coleman Kobuk Valley 3+ Eurohike Ribble 2 MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent OEX Coyote III Backpacking Tent OEX Phoxx 2 II Tent Trespass Beatnik Vango Nova 300 3 Person Tent The 4 and 5 person tents we've tested Berghaus Air 400 Nightfall Tent Coleman Darwin 4 Plus Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Blackout Tent Eurohike Sendero 4 Family Tent Eurohike Teepee Tent Halfords 4 Person Double Skin Tent Olpro Apollo 4 Berth Tent Outwell Oakdale 5PA Tent Quechua Arpenaz 4.1 Quechua Inflatable Camping Tent Air Seconds 4.1 Vango Icarus 500 Deluxe Vango Mokala 450 The 6 person and larger tents we've tested AmazonBasics 8-person Tent Bell Tent UK 5 Metre Ultimate Bell Tent Berghaus Air 600 Nightfall Tent Coleman Octagon 6 Man Festival Tent Eurohike Genus 800 Air Tent Halfords Premium 6 Person Vis A Vis Tent Hi-Gear Hampton 6 Nightfall Family Tent ProAction 6 Man 3 Room Tunnel Camping Tent Quechua Inflatable Camping Tent Air Seconds 6.3 F&B Vango Casa Lux 7 Person Family Tent How we test tents Weather resistance Putting up the tents and taking them down Living in the tent How big a tent do I need for a family of four, five, six or eight? What is a tent footprint? Why do tents leak when touched? 10 things to look out for when buying a tent 1) Size and weight 2) Tent poles 3) Ventilation and insect protection 4) Indoor space and flexible sleeping compartments 5) Light in the sleeping compartments 6) Storage 7) Number of doors 8) Number and size of windows 9) Awnings and canopies 10) Extra features FAQs

The best tents should be comfortable and weather-resistant, with a mixture of practical and homely touches and plenty of privacy.

We've tested all sizes: from two-person tents, right up to eight-person tents, to find out which will keep you dry and happy on your next camping trip.

Bestselling tents from Berghaus, Vango, Coleman, Eurohike, Quechua and Argos were pitched during rotten weather that included heavy rain, wind and even snow. While some easily stood up for a few days to everything the elements could throw at them, others were blown down and ended up with puddles inside.

The best 10 tents from our tests

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TentStated sizeWeather resistanceEase of pitchingEase of packing awayWhere to buy
Two-personExcellentVery easyVery easy
Three-personExcellentVery easyVery easy
Four-personExcellentEasyEasy
Six-personExcellentEasyEasy
Two-personExcellentVery easyEasy
Two-personExcellentVery easyVery easy
Three-personExcellentEasyEasy

Dates tested: March 2024, March 2023, April 2022. Page last checked May 2024. We aren't able to show every retailer, and cheaper prices may be available.

The tents we've tested

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The 2 and 3 person tents we've tested

Alpkit Viso 2

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeTwo-person

Dimensions (pitched)410 x 155 x 118cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight3.2kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, no windows, one bedroom, two air vents, small porch, four storage pockets

Berghaus Cairngorm 2 Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeTwo-person

Dimensions (pitched)115 x 125 x 335cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight3.75kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one small porch, one bedroom, no windows, two air vents, two storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Berghaus Grampian 3 Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeThree-person

Dimensions (pitched)115 x 200 x 380cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight4.72kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, two small porches, one bedroom, no windows, four air vents, 10 storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Coleman Kobuk Valley 3+

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeThree-person

Dimensions (pitched)190 x 330 x 130cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight5.1kg

Stated water resistance4,500mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one bedroom, two windows, four air vents, porch, three storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Eurohike Ribble 2

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeTwo-person

Dimensions (pitched)105 x 240 x 200cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight4.5kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one bedroom, awning poles included, two windows (only usable when the awning is pitched), two air vents, porch, three storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeTwo-person

Dimensions (pitched)100 x 213 x 279cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight1.72kg

Stated water resistance1,200mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one bedrooms, no windows, eight air vents, two small porches on each side, two storage pockets, four ceiling hanging loops

OEX Coyote III Backpacking Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeThree-person

Dimensions (pitched)116 x 205 x 400cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight4.3kg

Stated water resistance5,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one bedroom, no windows, two air vents, four storage pockets, two ceiling lamp hooks

OEX Phoxx 2 II Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeTwo-person

Dimensions (pitched)95 x 255 x 230cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight2.1kg

Stated water resistance5,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one bedroom, two air vents, two storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Trespass Beatnik

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeTwo-person

Dimensions (pitched)100 x 120 x 200cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight1.8kg

Stated water resistance1,500mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one bedroom, no windows, four air vents, two storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Vango Nova 300 3 Person Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeThree-person

Dimensions (pitched)107 x 190 x 330cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight2.9kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one bedroom, no windows, one air vent, porch, tension bands in porch, four storage pockets

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Berghaus Air 400 Nightfall Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)200 x 280 x 495cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight19kg

Stated water resistance6,000mm

Need to knowDarkened sleeping compartments, inflatable poles, pump included, power-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, rain hood above side entrance, two bedrooms, four windows, three air vents, porch, 17 storage pockets

Coleman Darwin 4 Plus

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)130 x 335 x 260cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight6.2kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowPower-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one bedroom, two windows, four air vents, porch, four storage pockets

Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Blackout Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeFive-person

Dimensions (pitched)310 x 480 x 200cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight16.8kg

Stated water resistance4,500mm

Need to knowPower-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one blackout sleeping compartment, optional divider to split sleeping compartment in two, four windows, three air vents, porch, six storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Eurohike Sendero 4 Family Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)190 x 260 x 455cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight9.02kg

Stated water resistance2,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, one bedroom, two windows, four air vents, porch, four storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Eurohike Teepee Tent

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)210 x 300 x 300cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight4.6kg

Stated water resistance2,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, no windows, three air vents, no porch, one storage pocket

Halfords 4 Person Double Skin Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)150 x 210 x 350cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight5.7kg

Stated water resistance1,500mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, one entrance, awning poles included, one bedroom, two windows, two air vents, porch, four storage pockets

Olpro Apollo 4 Berth Tent

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)210 x 250 x 460cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight16kg

Stated water resistance5,000mm

Need to knowPower-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, three windows, three air vents, porch, four storage pockets, awning poles included

Outwell Oakdale 5PA Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeFive-person

Dimensions (pitched)210 x 640 x 350cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight28.9kg

Stated water resistance4,000mm

Need to knowInflatable poles, pump included, power-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one large sleeping bedroom, optional divider to split bedroom in two, seven windows, two air vents, two porches, magnetic seals on doors, 16 storage pockets, hanging loops on bedroom ceiling

Quechua Arpenaz 4.1

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)190 x 260 x 445cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight9.8kg

Stated water resistance2,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn into bedroom (not porch), one entrance, one window, two air vents, porch, four storage pockets

Quechua Inflatable Camping Tent Air Seconds 4.1

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)190 x 290 x 480cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight12.5kg

Stated water resistance2,000mm

Need to knowInflatable poles, pump not included, porch, groundsheet sewn into bedroom (separate groundsheet clips into porch), one entrance, one bedroom, one window, three air vents, six storage pockets

Vango Icarus 500 Deluxe

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeFive-person

Dimensions195 x 335 x 465cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight14.8kg

Stated water resistance4,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, room divider, five windows, three air vents, porch, 15 storage pockets

Vango Mokala 450

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeFour-person

Dimensions (pitched)190 x 300 x 540cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight15.9kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, room divider, four windows, one air vent, porch, nine storage pockets, awning poles included

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AmazonBasics 8-person Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeEight-person

Dimensions (pitched)457 x 274 x 178cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight8.48kg

Stated water resistanceNot stated

Need to knowPower-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one bedroom, four windows, eight air vents, no porch, four storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Bell Tent UK 5 Metre Ultimate Bell Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeFive to eight-person

Dimensions (pitched)300 x 500 x 500cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight34kg

Stated water resistance4,500mm

Need to knowGroundsheet can be zipped into canvas, one entrance, one room, four windows, four air vents, no porch, no storage pockets, lamp hook on central pole

Berghaus Air 600 Nightfall Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeSix-person

Dimensions (pitched):215 x 250 x 730cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight:26.5kg

Stated water resistance:6,000mm

Need to know:Darkened sleeping compartments, inflatable poles, pump included, power-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, rain hood above side entrance, two bedrooms, four windows, six air vents, porch, 26 storage pockets

Coleman Octagon 6 Man Festival Tent

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeSix-person

Dimensions (pitched)430 x 400 x 230cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight20.7kg

Stated water resistance4,500mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, two entrances, one bedroom, optional divider to split bedroom in two, no windows, 14 air vents, no porch, 12 storage pockets

Eurohike Genus 800 Air Tent

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeEight-person

Dimensions (pitched)195 x 335 x 470cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight17.2kg

Stated water resistance4,500mm

Need to knowInflatable poles, pump included, loose groundsheet, one entrance, two bedrooms, two windows, two air vents, porch, eight storage pockets

Halfords Premium 6 Person Vis A Vis Tent

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Stated sizeSix-person

Dimensions (pitched)195 x 630 x 230cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight17.5kg

Stated water resistance3,000mm

Need to knowPower-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, one entrance, awning poles included, two bedrooms, no windows, two air vents, porch, 12 storage pockets, ceiling lamp hook

Hi-Gear Hampton 6 Nightfall Family Tent

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Most recently tested March 2023

Stated sizeSix-person

Dimensions (pitched)210 x 380 x 595cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight25.6kg

Stated water resistance4,000mm

Need to knowDarkened sleeping compartments, power-cord flap, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, rain hood above front entrance, two bedrooms, six windows, three air vents, porch, 21 storage pockets

ProAction 6 Man 3 Room Tunnel Camping Tent

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Most recently tested April 2022

Stated sizeSix-person

Dimensions (pitched)150 x 230 x 530cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight8.4kg

Stated water resistance1,500mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn into bedrooms (not porch), one entrance, no windows, two air vents, porch, 12 storage pockets, awning poles included

Quechua Inflatable Camping Tent Air Seconds 6.3 F&B

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Most recently tested March 2024

Stated sizeSix-person

Dimensions (pitched)210 x 630 x 300cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight25.8kg

Stated water resistance2,000mm

Need to knowInflatable poles, pump not included, porch, groundsheet sewn in, two entrances, two blackout bedrooms, optional divider to split one bedroom in two, five windows, seven air vents, porch, 20 storage pockets, three ceiling lamp hooks in porch and two in main bedroom

Vango Casa Lux 7 Person Family Tent

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Stated sizeSeven-person

Dimensions215 x 725 x 450cm (HxWxD)

Pack weight30.3kg

Stated water resistance4,000mm

Need to knowGroundsheet sewn in, power-cord flap, stability straps, three entrances, one large bedroom, two optional dividers to split bedroom in two, seven windows, four air vents, three porches, detachable groundsheet for one porch, 17 storage pockets, five ceiling hooks

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How we test tents

To find the best tents we select the top-selling tents from the most popular tent retailers Argos, Cotswold Outdoor, Decathlon, Halfords and more. We buy every tent we test.

We regularly revisit the tents on sale to see if there are any more popular models that need testing and when we find them we do.

We pitch all the tents we test out in a field at the end of winter coming into spring for a week where, over the years we've been testing tents they've faced all weathers. We revisit them daily to check on and record their condition.

Here's the full detail of how we test:

Weather resistance

Every tent we test is put up at the Etherley Farm campsite in Surrey. Across our years of testing our tents have faced strong winds, heavy rain and even snow.

We inspect the interiors of the tents during and after testing to see how each fares against the elements. Some tents manage to stay firm, but others blow over and even have puddles in the sleeping compartments.

Putting up the tents and taking them down

  • We pitch every tent, taking into account how long it takes, how clear the instructions are, how much physical effort is required, and how convenient the process is.
  • Once all the other tests are complete, we pack away every tent. We like tents that can be easily taken down and packed into their bags, and criticise tents that have awkward poles or tricky-to-fold canvas.

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Living in the tent

Once the tents are up, we closely inspect the interior of each one and rate them on how likely campers are to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience that meets their needs.

  • We consider how easy it is to get into and out of the main entrances and sleeping compartments, how bright and roomy the living spaces are, and if we consider there to be enough room for the number of people intended to sleep in the tent.
  • We also take account of extra thoughtful touches, such as useful storage pockets, large windows and vents, darkened sleeping compartments and lamp hooks.

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How big a tent do I need for a family of four, five, six or eight?

It's very common for manufacturers to be generous about the number of people they say can fit inside their tents. The number they give will be technically true, but it probably won't account for the space needed for campers' belongings, or the space people need for a comfortable night's sleep.

A good rule of thumb is to go for a tent that's claimed to sleep one more person than you need. If you're a family of four, for example, we'd recommend going for a five-person tent.

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What is a tent footprint?

Tent footprints are available to buy separately from tents at outdoor retailers. They're essentially an extra groundsheet that you can pitch before your tent, with the aim of pitching your tent on top of it.

They claim to provide an easy way for you to plan where you're going to place your tent without having to pitch it fully, and provide an extra layer of waterproofing and insulation from the ground below.

You'll want to ensure your tent footprint is the same size as the tent you're pitching – several manufacturers sell footprints specifically to fit certain tent models.

A larger footprint will do the job, but you should tuck any edges that poke out back underneath your tent. Otherwise, water could accumulate and pool around the sides.

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Why do tents leak when touched?

Tents don't always leak when touched, and a well-waterproofed tent should still keep water out regardless of whether you touch it. In fact, it's far more likely your tent is leaking through a seam or zip than through a spot you've touched.

However, it's probably best to avoid touching the ceiling of your tent from the inside if there's a lot of water pooling on the outside. This is because you'll break the surface tension between water droplets on the outside and the canvas underneath, and this could cause leaks.

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10 things to look out for when buying a tent

1) Size and weight

Check the pitched size to ensure your tent will fit on the pitch you've booked at the campsite. An especially heavy tent can be tricky to move from the car to your pitch, so check the pack weight to decide whether you'll need a hand moving it.

2) Tent poles

  • Most tents have thin, collapsible poles made from fibreglass. They often fold up into a compact size and are connected by an elastic cord. They're usually flexible and will need to be bent to fit the shape of the tent canvas during pitching.
  • Tents with rigid poles made of stainless steel or aluminium are for building a rigid frame that will keep your tent sturdy in the wind. They can be heavier and more cumbersome to pitch, though.
  • There are also tents with inflatable poles. You'll need to pump up each pole individually, so it can take a bit of effort, but you can avoid trying to feed the poles through the tent canvas.

3) Ventilation and insect protection

A well-ventilated tent will make for a more comfortable, condensation-free camping experience, and well-positioned vent panels and doors with fly screens allow for the free flow of air while keeping bugs out of your sleeping space.

4) Indoor space and flexible sleeping compartments

Not all tents have indoor communal spaces that can house all the campers if the weather turns, and even those that do aren't always large enough for everyone to be comfortable.

For sleeping, a tent with a zip-up divider that separates one large room into two smaller ones means that campers with young children can sleep in one large compartment, and then separate the rooms when the kids get a little older. Tents with a central porch area and two separate bedrooms either side might appeal to families with older children.

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5) Light in the sleeping compartments

Brightly coloured and thin tents are likely to wake you up earlier than you'd like unless you bring an eye mask camping with you, but some sleeping compartments have a blackout layer on the inside that helps to block the sunlight.

6) Storage

Your tent should have enough storage space for your camping equipment, helping to keep the main living and sleeping areas of the tent clutter-free. Storage pockets are handy for freeing up floor space and preventing you losing smaller items

7) Number of doors

A tent with more than one door can help with airflow, assisting with ventilation and also gives you more flexibility to enter and leave the tent through the most convenient doorway.

8) Number and size of windows

Large windows help make the interior of your tent lighter and increase the sense of space, and pre-attached curtains can block out light and give you extra privacy when you want it.

9) Awnings and canopies

An optional awning or canopy can provide protection from the sun and rain, creating a shaded area from which to enjoy the outdoors without having to stay inside your tent.

10) Extra features

Many tent features are designed to make your camping experience as simple and comfortable as possible, such as lantern hooks, entry points for electric hook-ups, and tent carpets.

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FAQs

The 10 best tents 2024 from our tests - Which? ›

Tents made completely from polyester are a popular option. Many manufacturers prefer the durability of this material for new tent releases, as polyester is a little more durable than nylon and is available in a variety of coatings.

What is the most reliable tent? ›

Quick Picks for Camping Tents
  • Best Camping Tent Overall: REI Skyward 4 ($374)
  • High-Quality & Durable Camping Tent for Two: Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 3 ($375)
  • Best Luxury Camping Tent: REI Wonderland 4 ($499)
  • Best Bang for Your Buck: Kelty Wireless 6 ($280)
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How can you tell if a tent is good quality? ›

Things to look for in a quality tent
  1. Tested for real life. What type of testing do MEC Label tents go through? ...
  2. Leak-proof. A good sealed seam can withstand a downpour and won't be compromised by the hot sun. ...
  3. Ventilation. ...
  4. Durable waterproof floor. ...
  5. Heavy-duty zippers. ...
  6. Aluminum poles. ...
  7. Serious pegs. ...
  8. Easy to set up.
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What is the best material for camping tents? ›

Tents made completely from polyester are a popular option. Many manufacturers prefer the durability of this material for new tent releases, as polyester is a little more durable than nylon and is available in a variety of coatings.

Why are bell tents good? ›

Advantages of a Bell Tent

Spacious Interiors: Bell Tents are known for their roomy interiors. The vertical walls maximize usable space, making it comfortable for standing, moving around, and storing gear. Easy Setup: Despite their large size, Bell Tents are relatively straightforward to set up.

What tent is really waterproof? ›

Tent fabrics treated with silicone are both very water resistant and remain lightweight. Silicone also doesn't break down as quickly when exposed to the elements. Teflon Coating: Though less common, some tents are processed with a Teflon coating. Teflon is very waterproof, resists stains, and has great durability.

How many years should a tent last? ›

Most tents are designed to last a good five to six years. This is a good amount of time for most people and tends to last. This is especially true if you really take care of your tent. A tent can last much longer if you take proper care of it.

What is the best weight for a tent? ›

Non-Windy Conditions / Indoors

On Grass/Dirt/Soil: A weight of about 30-40 lbs per leg is generally adequate. This provides enough stability on these naturally more gripping surfaces. On Hard Surfaces: If the tent is placed on concrete, asphalt, or other hard surfaces, 20-30 lbs per leg is recommended.

What is the most popular type of tent? ›

1. Dome Tent. The dome tent is the most common design today. It has two flexible tent poles that cross in the center and are anchored to the corners of the tent with stakes, creating a dome shape that makes this tent easily distinguishable from other types.

What tent material is the most waterproof? ›

In terms of materials, nylon and polyester are among the most waterproof fabrics used to manufacture tents, but their hydrostatic head (HH) ratings will depend upon how they have been treated.

What color of tent is better? ›

Green in forest or other vegetated areas, brown for the desert, white for winter camping. However, if you are in trouble and want to be found, it helps to have a very bright tent that stands out.

What is the best shape for a tent? ›

The dome tent's shape gives you some freedom regarding where you can camp. On rocky terrain for example. They are also less sensitive to changes in wind direction, which is ideal if you are camping in exposed areas. They also have a little more headroom, which makes them feel more spacious.

Why are bell tents so expensive? ›

Bell tents, due to their weight and the use of more durable materials, cost more to ship than their nylon counterparts. This is something to keep in mind when considering the overall cost.

Is a 4m or 5m bell tent better? ›

Choosing your perfect tent

This useful size guide can be helpful when planning your ideal tent purchase. A 4 metre bell tent would work for 3/4 people but this would be mainly just for sleeping, but obviously you would find the 5 metre has more space for all the other items that invariably come with us camping.

Why are rooftop tents better? ›

These tents keep you up and away from mud, snow, sand and critters. Built for all kinds of weather. The materials used to make rooftop tents are often designed to withstand harsh weather conditions better than ground tents.

What tent does the US military use? ›

The TCOP is a unique Eureka! designed tent produced for the U.S. Military. This individual shelter incorporates all of the important features requested by personnel in the field – dry, tough and fast by design.

What is the strongest tent in the world? ›

TOUGHEST MYLAR EMERGENCY TENT ON EARTH – Designed for hiking and outdoor adventures, the DDITW Survival Tent packs away ultralight & compact and sets up quick with room for two adults. NASA-designed mylar is waterproof and reflects up to 90% of body heat for year-round protection for cold, wet, or hot weather survival.

Do Coleman tents last? ›

However, on average, Coleman tents last longer than five years if they have been appropriately maintained. Therefore, they are also suitable for use in cold weather.

What tents do special forces use? ›

Liri Tent provides military-grade tents tailored for housing solutions. Crafted with the highest quality materials, these tents offer a durable and practical housing option for military personnel in various environments.

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