Camping Awards 2023

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Presented by Camping Editor, Iain Duff

Iain Duff

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 2023 winners.

2023 Tent Awards

The Camping Awards 2023 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.

2023 Public Vote Awards

No one knows more about camping than campers, which is why we wanted you to have your say. Who is your camping hero? Which tent company has made the biggest impression on you this year? What's your favourite campsite and who's your favourite camping retailer? Well, you voted, and now we know the winners.

2023 Camping Gear Awards

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 high-tech power banks and lighting systems, we’ve assessed scores of new camping accessories for the Camping Awards. Here is the cream of the crop.

2023 Lightweight Gear Awards

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 2023.

About our 2023 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.

Normally we only consider brand-new models for the awards, but this year is slightly different. The global supply chain issues meant some products 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 products in their range – or no new products at all. As a result, this year we have decided to open up the awards to every product that’s on the market.

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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