Unsure which tent to buy this season? Size and features, tunnel or dome, cotton or polyester − our handy guide will answer all your questions and help you find the right tent for you and your family.
Think and try before you buy
When choosing a new tent many factors need to be taken into account to find the right kit, so you can get the most out of this highly enjoyable pastime. Here are a few points to consider:
Decide where, how often, how many and for how long you want to camp – this will help you focus on your overall needs and find the right tent and accessories. Also consider how much space you will need to store, transport and maintain your tent and equipment. While you can add trailers and roof racks to transport gear in smaller cars, home space might limit choice.
Take your time and research thoroughly. Talk to experienced campers on campsites and online via social media channels like our friendly Outwell communities here. Visit specialist retailers to check out options – Find Local Dealers here.
Do you have any friends or family who are already campers? Ask if you can borrow their tent and equipment to get a taste of camping and all it entails before you buy. This will help you find out how much space is required inside the tent and also how much you can transport.
Selecting the perfect tent
Once you have these answers clear in your mind, it’s time to decide which type of tent most closely meets your requirements.