Article written by Abby Ward
Whether you’re hitting the festival scene or just planning a ‘staycation’ for your holiday this year, here’s peppermints pitch of the top five tents currently on the market.
For the camping pro: Force 10 Helium 200
This tent is one of the lightest two-person tents on the market, great for festival-goers travelling in by public transport. For the lovers of high-tech innovations this tent’s hybrid tunnel design makes for a surprisingly spacious and comfortable inside and a sturdy and weatherproof outside perfect for festivals and wild camping alike.
Price £250; stockist info: Cotswold Outdoor
For the camping family: Gelert Horizon Supreme 6
This spacious tent is great for families or groups of campers. Built-to-last, this tent has won several awards for the flexibility to tailor the insides however suits you. This tent has several levels of protection from the rain, so even if the Great British weather doesn’t fail to disappoint at least your tent won’t let you down.
Price: £449.99; stockist info: Gelert
For the Luxury camper: Vaude Badawi Long Tent
If you’re not a fan of getting down and dirty in the mud at a festival then bring a bit of luxury to bed-down on of an evening with this lavish Vaude Badawi design. Save sleeping under the stars exposed to the elements for Bear Grylls and the boy scouts, instead, be safe in the knowledge that your tent is fending off the rain with its 3,000mm water column. Comfortably sleeping six, it also has a spacious communal area but unfortunately the price-tag is every bit as luxurious as the tent!
Price: £750; Stockist info: Vaude
The novice camper: Vango AirBeam Infinity 600
Setting up a tent for the first time can be a daunting task, so here’s a six-person tent that takes away all the stress. The infinity 600 has a pitching time of just four minutes, the inflatable side’s means there’s no messing about with poles or pegs leaving more time to find out when your favourite band is playing.
Price: £650; Stockist info: Vango
For the festival-goer: EUROHIKE Tepee Meadow Floral 10 Person Tent
Stand out from the crowd at festivals in this stylish and practical floral tepee. Large enough for you and nine of your friends with standing room and takes just ten minutes to pitch. If that’s not enough the marvellous tepee design is sure to induce tent envy from all your camping neighbours.
Price: £300; stockist info: Millets