Once again, it's time for us to reward the best of the best... the new camping kit that's made the biggest impression on us over the last 12 months and the products we think will improve your camping life this year.
The Camping Awards are the most prestigious and important in the UK family camping market. And this year's awards are the biggest and best we've ever done.
So read on and find out all the 2024 winners.
Public Awards 2024
The Camping Awards are the most prestigious in the UK family camping market and are your chance to reward the people and organisations that have done the most to improve our camping lives.
No one knows more about camping than campers, which is why we are proud to annouce this year's winners as voted for by you.
Tent Brand of the Year
Not many tent manufacturers can boast of having a Guinness World Record, but that’s one of the many accolades picked up by Derbyshire-based Terra Nova Equipment over the years.
Best Independent Retailer
With seven stores around the UK, Winfields is one of the bigger players in the outdoor market, but despite its multiple locations, it retains the spirit of a local retailer.
Campsite of the Year
For anyone who loves exploring the UK, a trip to Edinburgh needs to be ticked off the list – the combination of historic buildings, royal connections and world-famous attractions makes for a great getaway.
Tent Awards categories 2024
The Camping Awards 2024 honours all the best tents of the year. Tents come in all shapes and sizes, from compact shelters for weekends away to huge, luxurious tents for memorable family holidays.
The Camping team has spent many hours putting the latest models through their paces to help you decide how to spend your money.
Tent of the Year
Our ultimate award, won by the tent that we judged to be the best tent of the year for 2024.
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
Festival tents – like festivals themselves – come in all different styles. For couples, a simple pop-up will meet probably your needs, but if you’re taking the family obviously you’ll need something more substantial. The most important thing is that they’re easy to pitch and will keep you dry
Glamping tents come in sumptuous materials and striking designs, and are packed with features that turn camping into an unforgettable experience – whether you’re on the campsite, at a festival or even in the back garden
Best Large Family Tent
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 tunnel design with some great additions that take it to a higher level
For backpacking and cycle camping trips, the size of your tent is vital. You will want to keep the weight down as much as possible, without compromising on comfort during your overnight adventures in the great outdoors
A roof tent attaches to your car roof and gives you the freedom to pitch up anywhere you want. Find a spot you love, park up and your tent can be ready to go in a matter of minutes
Best Trailer Tent/Folding Camper
Fancy sleeping under the stars but want a little more comfort? A trailer tent or folding camper is the obvious choice, offering the freedom of a tent combined with the luxury of a caravan – they are the best of both worlds
Best Value Family Tent
Good value in a tent is not just about the lowest price. The best value tents are those that give you the most bang for your buck and our winner in this category certainly does that
Best Weekend/Touring Tent
Quick and easy to pitch, weekend and touring tents are designed for campers – often couples or solo travellers – who want to get set up as fast as possible and get on with enjoying their time on the campsite
What's the definition of cool? It’s hard to put your finger on it but you know it when you see it. With tents, it’s a design that stands out and has something different – and that certainly applies to our winner
Best Small Family Tent
For smaller families, massive tents aren’t essential, even for longer camping holidays. But you still want to have enough space and features to relax and enjoy your trips in comfort. Our winning tent gets the balance right
Camping Gear Awards 2024
When money is as tight as it is now, you need to know that the gear you're spending your hard-earned cash on is worth the outlay.
From sleeping bags and mats to lighting systems, we’ve assessed scores of new camping accessories for the Camping Awards. Here is the cream of the crop.
Best Sleeping Bag
Best Camping Bed
Best Camping Fridge/Coolbox
Best Camping Chair
Best Camping Table
Best Camping Lighting
Best Camping Accessory
Best Camping Innovation
Best Camping Stove
Camping Lightweight Gear Awards 2024
Heading for a walk on the hills or camping in the wilderness is a great way to get in touch with nature.
But you need specialist gear to say safe and warm. For backpacking and lightweight camping trips, you’ll need to keep weight down as much as possible, without compromising on comfort. Here’s the best lightweight camping gear of 2024.
Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag
Best Lightweight Sleeping Mat
Best Lightweight Camping Chair
Best Backpacking Stove
Best Waterproof Jacket
Best Hiking Boots
About our 2024 Camping Awards
Our annual awards are all about helping you decide how to spend your hard-earned money and it's always a tough job to pick the winners, but some products do stand out from the rest.
When you put so many tents and pieces of equipment through their paces, you really do come to 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 for you and me.
Which products qualify?
Unlike some awards, manufacturers don't pay to have their products included, we considered all products purely on their merit.
Generally we consider brand-new models and products for the awards; however, any product that is currently on the market can be in the running for a prize.
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.
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