The MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent being tested out camping in a forest

Best Waterproof Tent for Heavy Rain

Welcome to our review of the best waterproof tent for heavy rain! When I was a teenager I made the naive assumption of assuming that all tents are waterproof. After all – surely it’s the most basic requirement? Fast forward to a night on a stormy island in the Scottish Hebrides with me sitting huddled …

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Man pitching the Big Agnes Copper Spur tent by connecting the guyline to the stakes

What is a Guy Line?

A guy line is a rope or cord used to tie down a tarp or tent flap. It is an essential part of setting up a tent because it keeps the tent stable and anchored. Guy lines are used for rain flaps, tent covers, and tent extensions to keep them from blowing away.  What Are …

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The MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent being tested out camping in a forest

Best stargazing tent

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. Or so says Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes – and I think he’s onto something. There’s nothing quite like lying comfortably in your tent and staring up at the wonderful expanse of the universe. But often, our …

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The sun rising over the mountains on a beautiful camping trip

Best tent with AC port in 2021 – Top air conditioned tents

Welcome to our review of the best tent with an AC port! We’ve looked at HUNDREDS of tents to bring you the best warm weather camping tents going. These tents go further than simply having ac ports, they’re also top summer performers with plenty of ventilation and family friendly features. If you’re in a rush, …

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Two campers sat by their Big Agnes Copper Spur

Aluminum vs fiberglass tent pole

Are you thinking of picking up a tent soon but don’t want to get one that breaks too soon? One of the most common problems of tent durability are the choice of tent pole materials. Weight, price, strength, maintenance – what do these have to do with the aluminum vs fiberglass tent pole debate? Read …

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What is a freestanding tent? + Non-freestanding compared

Are you looking to buy a tent but don’t know what a freestanding tent or a non-freestanding tent is? We’ve got you covered. In this article we’ll cover what is a freestanding tent and how does it compare to a non-freestanding tent. Read on to find which one is the better purchase for you. What …

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The Quechua instant pop up tent being set up by a happy camper

What is an instant tent?

Fed up with faffing around with tent poles and guylines but not sure if an instant tent is for you? Read on to find out what the benefits of an instant tent are, and what hidden drawbacks you might find only after you’ve bought one. What is an instant tent? Instant tents are tents that …

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A woman popping open the Quechua tent

What is a pop up tent?

Do you love the idea of camping but hate having to faff around with setting up a tent? A pop up tent may be for you. Simply throw the tent on the ground and it explodes into a fully formed tent. But before you buy a pop up tent, make sure you fully understand their …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Dome vs cabin tent

Looking for a new tent but cant decide on whether you want a dome tent or a cabin tent? The wrong choice here could leave you wet and cold in the middle of the night or result in a screaming match between the kids. We cover the pros and cons of dome tents and cabin …

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Campers in the snow

3 season vs 4 season tents

I often get asked why 3 season tents exist if you can pick up a perfectly good 4 season tent. It can be quite confusing to find out that the season rating of a tent is just a general guide, rather than a technical definition. Especially when you throw the existence of 5 season tents …

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The Quechua instant pop up tent being set up by a happy camper

Do you need a tent footprint?

When you buy a tent, you unlikely to get a footprint included. This can lead to confusion with many people right asking – do you need a tent footprint? In this article, I’ll be covering exactly what a tent footprint is and what it is used for (hint – it’s not what many people think!). …

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A DANCHEL canvas bell tent being used on a car camping trip

How to waterproof a canvas tent

If you don’t waterproof your canvas water is going to seep through resulting in mildew buildup. Once that happens you’ll start to attract mold and mildew. That’s when you start to get that old mildew smell that we’re all familiar with. Canvas tents are well known to be brilliant at stopping the rain and elements …

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The MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent being tested out camping in a forest

Best tent for wind – top tents in 2021 for windy conditions

If you’re heading to the mountains, the coast or Burning Man, you’ll need a tent that can handle harsh winds. Sometimes, you’ll also need it to endure low temperatures, torrential rains and dust. We looked in-depth to find the best tent for wind and evaluated the top tents on how well they held up in …

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Backpackers looking over the beautiful mountains while preparing for a day of tent camping

Best Coleman tent – which Coleman tents top the review?

Welcome to our review of the best Coleman tents available on the market right now. We’ve looked at every single Coleman tent and narrowed the list down to our top 5 picks and the 6 best of the rest we found. Coleman have over 120 years of experience in making camping gear. But do they …

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Backpackers looking over the beautiful mountains while preparing for a day of tent camping

Best 6 person tent of 2021 – Top six person tents for camping

If you’re going camping with family or friends, we recommend buying a good 6-person tent that fits everybody comfortably. But which one is right for you? We spent hours researching 6-person tents to find you the best choice in terms of size, quality and ease of use. Our editor’s choice is the Coleman Elite WeatherMaster …

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The Quechua instant pop up tent being set up by a happy camper

The best tent for hot weather and summer – Top in 2021

When you’re camping in the summer, you’ll need a tent that keeps you both cool and dry. But how do you find a tent for hot weather camping that’s durable and offers good value for its price? We looked through dozens of models to help you find the best tent for hot weather and summer, …

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Two campers sat by their Big Agnes Copper Spur backpacking tent

The best 2 person tent – top two-person tents in 2021

Welcome to our roundup of the best 2 person tents on the market just now! For some trips you only need a small shelter to keep yourself and maybe a partner safe and dry. 2 person tents are ideal for backpacking trips because they are lightweight but will leave you room to take your gear …

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Quechua 2 Second Pop-Up Instant Tent - the best pop up tent of the year

Best tent for desert camping – top desert tents of 2021

Welcome to our best tent for desert camping roundup! We evaluated each tent from an unbiased perspective, picked out its best and worst points and looked at customer feedback. We reviewed them from a desert-camping standpoint, looking at how well they protect you from the sand and the sun, as well as their overall versatility. …

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Bushnell Shield Series 6 person instant cabin tent review: Amazing Value?

Welcome to our Bushnell Shield Series 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent review! We’ve looked at HUNDREDS of tents, including loads of instant cabin tents so we know what to look for. This tent can be pitched in seconds which we expected but still shocked us with some totally innovative features like the handy flashlight holder …

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Two campers sat by their Big Agnes Copper Spur backpacking tent

Best 2 person backpacking tent – Top two-person of 2021

Backpacking tents have different requirements from your common tents. You’ll want your tent to be as light as possible and easy to carry around. But you’ll still need it to handle storms and last long enough to enjoy it for many trips. Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a high-tech, ultralight shelter or buy your …

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Hikers hugging after sleeping in the best 5 person tent

Best 5 person tent of 2021 – top camping tents for YOU

Welcome to our round up of the best 5 person tents. Have you ever noticed that it’s rare to find a tent for five campers? Usually capacities are even numbers (like two-person and four-person tents). Five person tents aren’t the most common capacity size, but we’ve looked at every tent we could find that fits …

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A tent pitched in front of rolling hills

9 Science-Backed Benefits of Camping

Camping is a special kind of vacation. It can keep you fit, reduce your stress, and help maintain your relationships with family, friends, and partners. Learn how camping can make you healthier.

A DANCHEL canvas bell tent being used on a car camping trip

The biggest camping tent – best tents of 2021

If you’re fed up with tents that are too small for you and your crew, then you’re in the right place. Welcome to our review of the biggest camping tent! We’ve looked at all types of tent designs. We’ve looked at the largest tents that let you stand tall without bumping your head on the …

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Quechua 2 Second Pop-Up Instant Tent - the best pop up tent of the year

The best pop up tent of 2021 – Finding the top tent for you

You totally want a tent that takes forever to assemble, don’t you? Come on; it’s part of the fun! Just kidding – you want something that sets up in SECONDS which is why you’re reading our best pop-up tents review! We’ve looked at hundreds of tents, including all sorts of quick pitch technology. Pop-up tents …

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A wide variety of small tents populating a small campsite

Best 4 person tent in 2021 – Best Camping Tents for YOU

Welcome to our roundup of the best 4 person tents on the market just now! We’ve done all sorts of camping and backpacking so we know what it takes to make a tent a success. We’ve done all the hard work and found the best four-person tent models on the market today. Whether you’re looking …

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Teton Sports Sierra 10 person canvas camping tent

Best 10 person tent in 2021 – top tents for camping reviewed

Welcome to our roundup of the five best 10 person tents! We’ve spent hours searching for the best 10 person tent for any need. Hundreds of tents have been whittled down to just this list of the cream of the crop. These tents are great for camping trips when you need a little extra room. …

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Napier Oudoor Sportz 2 person truck tent - one of the best truck bed tents around

Best truck bed tent – Best camping tents in 2021

Welcome to our review of the best truck tent for camping this year! Whilst we might not be experts about trucks, we know what we’re talking about when it comes to tents. We’ve looked at all sorts of truck tents and decided on these four as the best of the best. If you want to …

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View through a mesh curtain, slightly pulled back

Best screen tent for camping – top screen house Tent of 2021

Are you sick of being eaten alive by bugs as you try to eat your dinner? Do you want to sit outside in the evening without being swarmed by creepy-crawlies? Then you’re in the right place! Welcome to our best screen tent for camping review! Growing up in Scotland we know how annoying midges (or …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Best family tent – Top tents in 2021

Whether it’s your first tent or an upgrade to your previous one, the best family tent for camping needs to be your home away from home. A spacious vessel to sleep and hang out in is vital to the integrity of your camping trip. Perhaps you want a screen room, or maybe a dark room …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Best 12 Person Tent in 2021 – Top Large Camping Tents Reviewed

It’s time to decide the best 12 person tent. Are you ready? We’ve done the leg work. We’ve hit the shops, read all the tent reviews and used our shared lifetimes of experience in the great outdoors to bring you the definitive guide to the best 12 person tents for camping. You don’t need to …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Best large tents – the top tent of 2021

Do you need more space when you’re camping? Then you’re in the right place! Welcome to our round up of the best large tents. Whatever sort of large tent you need, we’ve got you covered. Do you need a lot of rooms for privacy? Do you need a tall tent for campers who are fed …

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Food platter beside a campfire

How to keep food cold while camping

There’s nothing better than sitting by a campfire with the wonderful smells of a meal cooking. But many avid campers wonder how to keep food cold while on a camping trip. After all, the idea of getting food poisoning while being stuck in the middle of nowhere is enough to put anyone off. In this …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Best 8 person tent – top tents for families and groups

Welcome to our best 8 person tent review! We’ve searched high and low, looking at HUNDREDS of tents to bring you six of the best! If you’re looking for something big enough for the whole gang, then 8 person tents usually give you plenty of space to have fit everyone in. So stick with us …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

The best cabin tents of 2021 – top cabin-style tent for camping

Are you tired of getting changed, huddled over trying not to hit the damp roof of your tent? Could you use more storage space when camping? Do you yearn to stand free? Then welcome to our best cabin tents review! We’ve spent hours and hours trawling through the cabin tents are we’ve returned with the …

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Coleman 6 person instant cabin tent review

We get it, not everyone is as excited about setting up a new tent as we are. That’s why we’ve written this Coleman 6 person instant cabin tent review. If you want a tent that can be pitched in seconds and lets you stand up straight inside, look no further. Unless you want to take …

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Coleman Steel Creek 6 person tent review: Super satisfying screen room

Welcome to our Coleman Steel Creek 6 Person Tent review! We’ve looked at HUNDREDS of tents, including lots of other Coleman tents like the Sundome range. So we know what to look for when assessing the Steel Creek. The screen porch is the standout feature of this tent. It’s AMAZING for bug-free lounging or getting …

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Coleman 10 person instant cabin tent review

Welcome to our Coleman 10 Person Instant Cabin Tent review! After looking at EVERY detail for HUNDREDS of tents, we’re ready to give you everything you need to know about this tent. We’ll cover who it’s for, why we loved the instant setup and what you need to be wary of with this cabin-style tent. …

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Coleman 4 person instant cabin tent review

Welcome to our Coleman 4 Person Instant Cabin tent review! We’ve put in the hours, haunched over at our desks, reading HUNDREDS of tent reviews so you don’t have to. If you want a tent that can get setup instantly, then you’re in the right place. This tent can be pitched in a matter of …

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Coleman Montana 8 person tent review

Welcome to our Coleman Montana 8 Person Tent review! We’ve looked at hundreds of tents in all shapes and sizes, so we know exactly what to look for when picking the best one for your needs. This tent is a bargain, but you can’t expect the world from it. It does the basics well and …

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Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 person tent review

Welcome to our Coleman Elite WeatherMaster 6 Person Tent review! Earlier this year, we took a look at the standard version of this tent and fell in love with the AWESOME screen room. And now we can’t wait to get to grips with this Elite upgrade. We’ll wrangle with how much space you get in …

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Coleman Montana 6 person tent review

If you’re looking for a Coleman Montana 6 Person Tent review, pull up a chair and get settled in, because we’ve got everything you need right here! We’ve looked at hundreds of camping tents including a wide range of Coleman’s most popular tents. We know what makes a tent a bargain or bust. If the …

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Coleman Elite Montana 8 person tent review

Hello and welcome to our Coleman Elite Montana 8 Person Tent review! After looking at HUNDREDS of tents, including all versions of this Montana, we know what you need from your home-away-from-home. If you don’t like the sound of roughing it, or you just want to bring a little bit of luxury and convenience with …

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The Quechua instant pop up tent being set up by a happy camper

Best instant tents of 2021 – Top instant camping tents for YOU

You want a tent that you can set up instantly when you arrive at camp. That’s why you’re reading our best instant tents review! We’ve looked at hundreds of instant tents with all sorts of different quick pitch technology to give you the comprehensive list of the BEST instant tents on the market. Setting up …

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A DANCHEL canvas bell tent being used on a car camping trip

The best canvas tent in 2021 – Top cotton canvas tents for YOU

Welcome to our review of the best canvas tent currently on the market! Canvas tents are fantastic insulators, keeping your camping tent warm during cold winter camping and cool during the hot summer months. They are incredibly durable, and when treated right can outlast synthetic tents by decades. They are also waterproof but breathable.  But …

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