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Everything you need to know about camping tents

You’ve decided to buy a camping tent. Great! Camping is a wonderful way for you and your family to enjoy the outdoors and it's fantastic value for money.

But if it’s been a while since you bought a tent or you’ve never camped before, it might all seem a little confusing. There's no need to panic, though.

What is important is that you choose the tent that is right for you. What will you use it for? How often will you go camping? How many of you are there? Do you want to go for poles or inflatable? These are the sort of questions you need to ask before you splash the cash.

Find out more with our Introduction to camping tents.


Camping tent guides

Expert tent reviews

Latest review: The Camp Star 600 tent from Outdoor Revolution

Latest Tent Review

In Brief:

  • Price: £799
  • From: Outdoor Revolution
  • Model: Camp Star 600
  • Pitching time: 15 mins
  • Tent style: Tunnel
  • Tent size: H:210cm, W:380cm, L:705cm

Our Verdict:

Proof that you don’t need to pay top dollar for a top tent. For less than £800 you get a level of tent you might expect to pay another £300 for, with a carpet and footprint thrown in for good measure!

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Tent reviews (2021 tents)


Olpro Gemini 4 tent

The vis-à-vis layout is great for families with older children.

Expect to pay: £249

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Easy Camp Galaxy 400

A good old-fashioned, great-value tent for couples and younger families.

Expect to pay: £199

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Snow Peak Spearhead Pro.L

A stylish tent with a technical spec that makes it just as suitable for the campsite as the festival.

Expect to pay: £1,800

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Karsten Opera Blueline

The Karsten Opera Blueline is a stunning poled tent that screams quality and boasts great eco credentials.

Expect to pay: £2,350

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Robens Prospector Shack

The Prospector Shack summons up the old pioneer spirit with a modern-day twist.

Expect to pay: £850

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Easy Camp Moonlight Tipi

A great-value, fun shelter, that is perfect for the return of festival camping or weekends with friends.

Expect to pay: £166

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Outwell Mountain Lake 5ATC

A lavish family tent boasting exquisite good looks, top-of-the-range materials and a great array of features.

Expect to pay: £1,999

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Outwell Oakdale 5PA

A tent that provides smaller families with just the right amount of flexible living space they need for a weekend camping break

Expect to pay: £1,050

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Vango Joro Air 450

A fab little touring tent that is doing its bit for the environment too.

Expect to pay: £650

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Robens Double Dreamer 5

A compact family tent packed with high-spec features and materials that you’d expect to pay far more for.

Expect to pay: £615

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Coleman Weathermaster 4 Air BlackOut

A compact and easy-to-pitch tunnel tent that provides plenty of living space and is perfect for smaller families.

Expect to pay: £750

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Wild Country Zonda 4EP

A perfect tent for campers who want a quick-to-pitch, high-spec inflatable tent with a smaller pack size.

Expect to pay: £879

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Coleman Meadowood 6L

A great-value family tent from a very reliable brand, for longer camping holidays at home or abroad.

Expect to pay: £650

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Vango Aether Air 450XL

A quality family tent, with the added bonus that you know you are doing your bit to help the environment.

Expect to pay: £600

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Snow Peak Entry 2 Room Elfield

This Japanese tent is a fine example of how poled tents can still turn heads.

Expect to pay: £910

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