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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.


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Expert tent reviews

You can view all our tent reviews here, with over 300 independent reviews of tents and trailer tents we are sure to have you covered.

Latest tent review

Latest review: Easy Camp Magnetar 400 tent review

Latest Tent Review

In Brief:

  • Price: £129.99
  • From: Easy Camp
  • Spacious porch area
  • Large side door
  • Front and rear ventilation
  • Colour-coded poles
  • Small pack size

Our Verdict:

A compact four-berth tent that comes in at a great price.

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Tent reviews (2022 tents)


The Coleman Vail 4 tent review

A good-quality budget tent that provides comfort, robustness and durability in any weather conditions.

Expect to pay: £400

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The Outdoor Revolution Camp Star 500 tent review

A good-value five-berth tunnel tent, ideal as a weekender for smaller families.

Expect to pay: £649

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The Outwell Yosemite Lake 6TC tent review

A luxury, polycotton family tent that looks good and it is also packed full of top-of-the range features.

Expect to pay: £2,076.99

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The Easy Camp Palmdale 600 tent review

A six-berth tunnel tent that is perfect as a starter tent for families wanting to try camping for the first time.

Expect to pay: £425.99

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The Coleman Vail 6L tent review

A spacious, comfortable and convenient poled, family tent for beginners and camping veterans alike.

Expect to pay: £569.99

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The Vango Stargrove II 600XL tent review

A six-man tunnel tent with lots of living space and an enclosed built-in awning at the front.

Expect to pay: £520

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The Khyam Family 6 tent review

A sturdy tent of the highest quality that can be pitched easily and offers lots of camping options.

Expect to pay: £999.99

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The Zempire Evo TS tent review

Perfect for adventure-seeking couples on the move; quick and easy to pitch, with plenty of living and sleeping space.

Expect to pay: £800

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Vango Skye 500 CLR tent review

Five-man tunnel tent made from surplus material from the manufacture of other tents.

Expect to pay: £280

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Craghoppers NosiDefence Kiwi tent

A classic ridge tent that harks back to a golden age of camping but uses modern materials and construction.

Expect to pay: £550

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Robens Klondike PRS tent

A disctinctive tipi-style tent that will turn heads on the campsite, providing excellent sleeping accommodation for a family of four.

Expect to pay: £695.99

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Coleman Weathermaster 8XL Air tent

A classic inflatable tunnel tent with multiple rooms and loads of flexible living space.

Expect to pay: £1,449

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Quechua Arpenaz 8.4 tent

A superb example of an extra-large family tent.

Expect to pay: £1,557.99

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Quechua Arpenaz 8.4 tent

A great value family tent, with a vis-à-vis layout.

Expect to pay: £449.99

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Vango Longleat II Air 800XL tent

A good-quality and relatively compact eight-berth tent.

Expect to pay: £700

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Outdoor Revolution Kalahari PC 9.0 DSE tent

An exquisite polycotton family tent.

Expect to pay: £2,499

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Outwell Springville 6SA tent

A sleek family tent with the wow factor – plenty of features, quality materials and loads of room for you to spread out on that big summer camping getaway.

Expect to pay: £1,609.99

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Zempire Evo TL V2 tent

The size and layout on offer here make this a perfect tent for longer family holidays. There’s good height throughout, excellent ventilation and a useful front awning area for cooking or dining.

Expect to pay: £1,400

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Vango Vesta Air 850XL tent

With comfortable bedrooms, plenty of communal space and panoramic skylights and large side windows, this is a pleasantly bright and airy tent for older families.

Expect to pay: £1,225

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Outdoor Revolution Airedale 7.0SE tent

A spacious family tent that has loads of flexibility and a fantastic multipurpose side annexe and is packed with quality features.

Expect to pay: £1,399

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Quechua Air Seconds 4.2 Polycotton tent

Compact it may be, but the new polycotton version of the Air Seconds is a cracking tent for smaller groups, with plenty of features designed to make camping life more comfortable.


Coleman Meadowood 4 Air tent

This is a super tent for smaller families. It’s quick and easy to pitch, and comes with that reassuring Coleman seal of quality.

Expect to pay: £749.99

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Tent reviews (2021 tents)


Camp Star 600 tent from Outdoor Revolution

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!

Expect to pay: £249

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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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