Tents by Type
Lightweight Tents are for people who are going to be constantly on the move and need to carry their kit with them – usually in a rucksack. As a consequence lightweight tents need to be compact, lighter in weight and have a small pack size.
Typically built to sleep 1 or 2 people, lightweight tents are made using lighter materials than most other tents, such as alloy poles, a lighter flysheet fabric, alloy pegs, smaller gauge guy lines, etc.
Mountain Tents are built to withstand harsh weather conditions. They can be used at high altitude to establish a base camp or for all-year-round low-level camping. The size and weight of mountain tents will vary so you need to study these figures carefully.
The materials that go into mountain tents tend to be more robust than other tents but still with one eye on minimising weight. The flysheet fabric will typically be ripstop with a higher denier and thicker gauge alloy poles will be used.
Touring Tents are crawl-in tents that sleep between 2 and 5 people. Touring tents are for people who want to visit and camp at various locations during a holiday. Easy to pitch and take down, choosing a touring tent will help avoid delays in moving on to your next destination.
Touring tents come in various sizes and so filter the results by the number of people you need it to sleep. Please study the weight and pack size information for each of our touring tents so that you choose the right tent for you.
Weekend tents are designed for the quick getaway and offer three principal features: you can stand up in them; they are easy and quick to erect; they are relatively compact. Also, they’re designed with couples or small families in mind.
The combination of these three features will mean that you will have a comfortable weekend, be able to take a few creature comforts with you and you won’t worry about how long setting-up camp will cut into your precious weekend time.
Family tents vary in size, price and quality considerably. In this section we have family tents that sleep between 4 and 12 people and have all price points covered. Our family tents come with plenty of head height, divided or separate bedrooms and a living area.
Family tents have fibreglass or steel frames – the choice is down to personal preference but steel frame tents are heavier. Tents that offer the option of an extension can increase the size of your available living space.
Pop-up tents are exactly as the name suggests. The poles and the flysheet of these tents are already joined together and so there is no actual erecting of the tent. You simply undo the Velcro tabs that hold the pop-up tent in its flat-pack shape and it springs into shape. Peg down and you are done!
These pop-up tents have become a firm favourite with festival goers and tourers. They typically sleep 2 to 4 people, take no time to erect and if they get trashed at the festival site, then the cost of them means it’s not that great a loss.
Our festival tent section is full of quirky, inexpensive tents that we feel would appeal to festival goers. Sleeping 2-4 people festival tents come in all shapes and sizes such a tepee shaped tents through to traditional domes and tunnel tents.
All of these festival tents are easy to transport to and from the festival campsite – so they are relatively light and not too bulky. If worse comes to worse and they get trashed at the festival site, the prices are such it won’t be much of a loss.
One of the latest and greatest innovations of the camping industry is the introduction of reliable, sophisticated inflatable tents. Instead of poles, inflatable tents simply have ‘air beams’ that you inflate using a hand pump.
Inflatable tents come in all sizes – 2 to 8 berths – and so cater for a large cross-section of potential users. For those who dislike pitching and striking a conventional tent, then these new inflatable tents may be the answer to your nightmares!
Tarps & Shelters
Our selection of tarps and shelters covers a wide variety of products – beach and sun shelters, tarps, and emergency shelters. Tarps can be used in the garden or at the campsite on their own or can be added to front of your tent to form a porch extension.
Emergency shelters are ideal for carrying around when on a ramble or hike. These shelters pack down very small and can be easily ‘thrown open’ in the event of nasty or treacherous weather closing in.
Party Tents & Marquees
If you are thinking of having an event at home or at a special location and want your own, affordable marquee then look no further than our party tents. These party tents come in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit every budget.
Party tent frames are made with from strong, powder coated steel poles and the roof and walls are made with a fully waterproof PVC canvas material. Party tents also optional extras such as ground bar kits and tie down kits.
Gazebo's & Utility Tents
If you are looking for a garden gazebo or an event tent for a garden fete, car rally or country faire then we have plenty of options. For campers, we have day tents that are suitable for use as a kitchen or a dining room annexe to you main tent.
Also in this department you will find the lowly toilet tent, utility (or storage) tents, day tents and much more. Plus we have matching walls panels and door panels for all the popular event tents on the market.