VERDICT A compact four-berth tent that is a perfect option for small families and newcomers to camping
For newcomers to camping, this compact four-berth is a perfect introduction. Even for the most sceptical would-be camper, the £130 price tag makes it a no-risk purchase. It’s easy to pitch, light to carry and boasts plenty of storage space.
Even if you’re not a newcomer to camping, there’s plenty to commend in this tent, particularly if you’re a cycle or motorbike tourer.
The first thing to bear in mind is that this is not a tent with standing room. It’s only 120cm in height, which means you’ll be crawling around on your hands and knees, and you won’t be able to use camping furniture inside.
As long as you’re happy with that, this is a great little tent. It packs down small and, with three colour-coded poles, it’s really easy and quick to pitch. The front porch is surprisingly roomy and offers up lots of storage space for your kit. Access is through a large side door, which you can roll back to allow more air in when the weather is hot. Ventilation panels at the front work with the large vent on the rear to create cooling air flow through the tent.
The main living and sleeping area is just about big enough to accommodate four adults but more realistically this is a tent for two grown-ups and perhaps one or two small children. The bedroom compartment is fully enclosed, so gives plenty of protection from the elements and inquisitive wildlife.
There’s a handy storage pocket for small items like phones, torches and keys and a hanging hook for a lantern. The large mesh panel at the back provides ventilation to keep temperatures down and help tackle condensation.
Packed size 59 x 15cm
Waterproof 2,000mm hydrostatic head
Pitching time 10 mins
Size 400 x 210cm
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Fibreglass