OUR VERDICT Glamping tents don’t have to be hugely expensive – the Moonlight is a great-value, fun shelter, that is perfect for the return of festival camping or weekends with friends at the campsite .
Ideal for festival-going friends and family
Remember the good old days when we used to go camping with friends and have fun together? It feels like a lifetime ago, but the good times are definitely on their way back. Camping and festivals are returning this summer and the Easy Camp Moonlight Tipi is a tent designed for partying outdoors.
The tent has the classic tipi shape, with a single, central pole supporting the lightweight polyester flysheet. Using polyester rather than cotton canvas keeps the weight down as well as the cost.
Pitching is quick and easy; you simply lay the tent out flat, push the central pole into the apex, raise it until it’s fully upright, then peg out the flysheet and guylines.
The large entrance has double-slider zippers on the door for flexible opening and a full mesh door behind. The sewn-in groundsheet folds flat at the entrance for hazard-free access.
One of the big pluses of the Moonlight Tipi is the amount of ventilation around the tent help keep the inside cool. As well as the mesh-backed door, there is covered roof vent under the apex hood and three low vents at ground level. The combination of high and low ventilation creates good airflow thoughout the tent.
There’s plenty of space inside, with the potential to sleep up to eight people although perhaps four or five would be more realistic.
As well as its the obvious use as a festival tent or for overnight stays on the campsite, the Moonlight Tipi would be great for setting up in the back garden for the kids to play inside or as a communal space on the campsite where friends can meet up to enjoy a meal or drinks under cover.
Six large storage pockets a hanging point on the centre pole and a set of bunting flags to attach to the outside and add some glamping colour.
Quick and easy to pitch; light to carry; plenty of ventilation; great value
Packed weight 6.8kg
Packed size 71 x 18cm
Pitching time 15 mins
Materials Outer Polyester Poles Steel
Waterproof (hydrostatic head) 3,000mm