2022 Camping Tent Awards by Camping magazine
Find out the tents that have been judged the best of 2022 in the tenth annual Camping magazine Editor's Choice Awards
Browse the categories
- Watch our virtual awards ceremony
- Camping Tent Awards 2022 introduction
- Tent of the Year 2022
- Best Family Tent (6-berth)
- Best Small Family Tent (5-berth and under)
- Best XL Family Tent (7-berth and above)
- Best Poled Family Tent
- Best Weekend/Touring Tent
- Best Value Family Tent
- Best Luxury Tent
- About Camping magazine
Watch our virtual awards ceremony
The Camping magazine Editor’s Choice Awards are the most prestigious awards in UK family camping. You can watch the entire award ceremony below on our CampingTV YouTube channel.
Camping Tent Awards 2022 introduction
Our annual Editor’s Choice Awards are all about helping you decide how to spend your hard-earned money and this year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the UK's most prestigious family camping awards.
Which tents qualify?
Unlike some awards, manufacturers don't pay to have their products included, we consider tents purely on their merit.
Normally we only consider brand-new models for the awards, but this year is slightly different. The global supply chain issues meant some tents that should have been available for the whole of last year were delayed until late in the season or didn’t make it into the shops at all.
The ongoing problems have also meant that some manufacturers have a very limited number of new tents in their range – or no new tents at all. As a result, this year we have decided to open up the awards to every tent that’s on the market in 2022.
How do we decide the winners?
It’s always a tough job to pick the winners, but some products definitely stand out from the rest and in deciding what has won, we take into account value for money, innovation, versatility and style.
Sometimes it just comes down to what has the X factor that sets the tent apart from everything else.
When you put so many tents through their paces, you really do appreciate how much work goes into every aspect of the design and development of new products, all with the aim of enhancing the overall camping experience.
Camping Tent Awards 2022 - The winners
Tent of the Year 2022
Coleman Weathermaster 8XL Air BlackOut
The Weathermaster 8XL Air is a classic inflatable tunnel tent with multiple rooms and loads of flexible living space, just perfect for long summer holidays at home or abroad.
It gives you home-from-home comfort, sleeping flexibility and excellent protection from wind and rain – and its simplicity makes it an ideal choice for camping veterans and newcomers alike.
Best Family Tent
Vango Vesta Air 850XL
To stand out in this class, a tent must be spacious enough for a family to enjoy long holidays but we also expect a certain level of comfort, features and innovation to lift it above the average.
Best Small Family Tent
Outwell Hayward Lake 4ATC
As cars get smaller, many families are turning to compact tents that are easier to fit in the boot, but still provide all the comfort and space they need. See what our judges thought about our winner.
Best XL Family Tent
Coleman Weathermaster 8XL Air BlackOut
If you really want to spread out on the campsite then it might be time to go large with an XL tent. Our winner in this category is a classic design.
Best Poled Family Tent
Outwell Yosemite Lake 5TC
Inflatable tents might be the most popular for families these days, but there are still many campers who prefer the simplicity of traditional poled tents. What makes our winner so good?
Best Weekend/Touring Tent
Zempire Evo TS
Quick and easy to pitch, weekend and touring tents are designed for campers who want to get set up as fast as possible and get on with enjoying their time on the campsite. Read about the winner in this category.
Best Value Family Tent
Coleman Polygon 6
Good value in a tent is not just about the lowest price. The best-value tents are those that give you the most for your money. Find out what our winner has to offer.
Best Luxury Tent
Outdoor Revolution Kalahari PC 9.0 DSE
Luxury tents come in sumptuous materials and are packed with features that turn camping into an unforgettable experience – for the right reasons! Learn more about the winner.
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