The Best Tents To Buy In 2017
Anyone that has been camping before will know that the quality of a tent can make or break a trip. If your tent is unstable, no longer waterproof or is missing tools or parts, it can lead to sleepless nights and uncomfortable living conditions. Not even the most hardened outdoors enthusiast wants that!
That’s why, with the camping season just around the corner, we have compiled this list of the very best new tents for 2017. Every product you see listed here has been recommended by our team of camping experts, and the list includes everything from smaller more portable tents to larger family tents.
What are the best tents of 2017?
Outwell Wolf Lake 9E Tent
The Outwell Wolf Lake 9E tent is perfect for larger families and groups wanting to spend summer out in the sun and outdoors. It sleeps up to nine people, and has a spacious layout consisting of three master bedrooms, offering more height and a larger floor area, as well an an extra inner room.
The tent is fully waterproof, offers a panorama view from the front and has large tinted windows, as well as a detachable bathtub style groundsheet in the porch area. The Outwell Easy Pegging System makes pitching simple and secure.
Sunncamp Shadow 800 Exclusive Tent
First things first – this is an eight man tent. You’re probably thinking it would be a nightmare to pitch? Thankfully not. Whereas 8 man tents have traditionally had a tendency to be complicated to put up, the Sunncamp Shadow 800 Exclusive tent is packed with features designed to make your life easier.
A sewn-in groundsheet, simple tunnel structure and fibreglass poles means that this tent should really take no longer than 30 minutes to pitch. The layout, with bedrooms either side consisting of 3 inner tents, can be configured to suit exactly what you need – this makes it brilliant for families where the kids might want separate rooms.
If you’re looking for a robust, hardwearing family tent, check out the Sunncamp Shadow 800 Exclusive tent today.
Kampa Studland 8 Air Tent
Considered to be a flagship model from the Kampa range, the Studland 8 Air tent had to feature in our top tent picks for 2017. Offering comfy and spacious accommodation for up to eight people, this is ideal for families that are looking for a large tent that is also flexible in how it can be configured.
The main inner tent is setup to sleep 6 using a 2+2+2 format, and there is also an additional 2 berth inner tent that can be quickly set up or taken down depending on how many people are coming on your trip.
This versatile tent has plenty of headroom, peaceful sleeping accommodation, a spacious living area and the Kampa QuickPitch Guying System, meaning it is straightforward to erect. It is a family tent that is well worth checking out.
Vango AirBeam Illusion TC 800XL Tent
Another choice from Vango, the AirBeam Illusion TC 800XL truly epitomises campsite luxury. Not only does the AirBeam technology make pitching a cinch, but the flysheet, manufactured from Polycotton, is incredibly durable and one of the most effective materials for climate regulation on the market.
As well as offering multiple king sized bedrooms, the tent also comes pre-attached with an awning that can be used for extra storage, or living space. It all depends on what you need for your camping break, and this tent really can accommodate most scenarios. Take a look at the 360° video below to get a feel for how spacious this tent really is.
Vango Keswick 600 Tent
The Vango Keswick 600 is a 6 man tent that is exclusive to Winfields. Packed with useful features, this has already proved to be a popular choice with everyone from families to groups of friends that want to spend their summer enjoying the outdoors.
As can be expected with any tent from Vango, the Keswick 600 utilises some very smart innovations to give campers a comfortable experience. Their patented tension band system prevents the tent poles moving sideways even in strong winds, keeping thing stable and secure even in poor weather conditions.
A highly waterproof and durable flysheet and fully sewn-in groundsheet (also waterproof) mean the tent will keep you dry, as well as being quick and easy to erect. So if you’re looking for a 6 man tent that is comfortable, resilient in harsh weather conditions and perfect for the outdoors, the Vango Keswick 600 is well worth consideration.
Vango AirBeam Keswick 600DLX Air Tent
Using the revolutionary AirBeam technology developed by Vango, the AirBeam Keswick 600DLX Air tent uses inflatable beams in place of traditional poles. What this means, in simple terms, is that this is a 6 man tent that can be rapidly pitched in almost any environment.
Supplied with a double action pump, this is a tent that is suited to anyone that wants a quick and simple tent pitching experience. It strikes the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor living spaces, it is comfortable to stand up in and is equipped with large PVC windows that allow inhabitants to enjoy the view wherever they are pitched.
If you are looking for a large tent that offers pole free pitching and a supremely comfortable camping experience, take a look at the Vango AirBeam Keswick 600DLX Air tent.
Vango AirBeam Marista 600XL Tent
This is a new tent for 2017 – those who are keen campers might recognise the ‘Marista’ name, but it is now available with the AirBeam technology developed by Vango. This means you get pole free pitching – this is replaced with inflatable beams that are easy to erect and offer even more strength.
The Vango AirBeam Marista 600XL is ideal for six people, offering 3 king sized bedrooms and at the rear of the tent, a very generously sized living area and a porch area where you can leave muddy clothes or equipment you don’t want to bring into the living area of the tent.
If you’re looking for a more luxurious family tent, this could be a great option for you. Take a look at the 360° view video above.
Kampa Croyde 6 Air Tent
Another tent that is new to Winfields for 2017 – the Kampa Croyde 6 Air Tent is guaranteed to give you a superb camping experience. As with other Air tents from Kampa, the Croyde 6 takes only minutes to inflate with the high pressure AirFrame providing a very sturdy structure that will withstand the windiest weather conditions.
The other great thing is not just the ease with which it can be inflated and set up, but also how quickly it can be deflated and stowed away. It only takes a few minutes to deflate fully, and can be easily rolled up and packed into the oversized carry bag provided with the tent.
Perfect for families and groups of friends hoping to go camping this summer, the Kampa Croyde 6 Air tent is a more than worthy addition to our list.
Vango AirBeam Lomond 500 Air Tent
Another tent exclusive to Winfields that utilises the AirBeam technology from Vango to offer pole free pitching, the AirBeam Lomond 500 Air Tent is a five person that is ideal for couples and smaller groups of friends that are looking forward to a summer outdoors.
Manufactured to the high quality that consumers have come to expect from a brand like Vango, this is a durable, easy to pitch tent that comes highly recommended from the team here at Winfields.
Vango AirBeam Taiga 500XL Tent
This five person tent from Vango is packed full of features and is really suited towards families that are looking for a durable tent for those longer camping holidays. The Vango Taiga 500XL is wonderfully flexible, with two spacious kingsize bedrooms and a huge living area that is perfect for spending quality time with friends or family.
Pre-angled beams offer more space than a standard curved beam, as well as more effective bracing in strong winds and the covered entrance provides a sheltered area which will prevent rain and mud dripping into the main area of the tent. The Vango Taiga 500XL is well worth its place in our top tent picks for 2017 and is well worth you checking out.
Outwell Nevada MP
Another classic tent from Outwell, the Nevada MP is an incredibly popular five person family tent with two bedrooms. It offers a 3+2 configuration, meaning there is a large living area that offers a tremendous panoramic front view. There is also a very useful rain-safe side door that mean you can get quickly in and out of the tent with protection from the elements.
A real highlight of this version of the Nevada MP is that it comes with the fibreglass poles developed by Outwell. What this means for you is that the tent is easy to pitch and will withstand rough weather conditions. It’s well worth having a closer look at if you are thinking of investing in a new tent for 2017.
Kampa Paloma 5 Air Tent
New to Winfields, the Kampa Paloma 5 Air Tent is a really superb tent. Although it looks like a traditional tunnel tent in design, it is actually contained in a more compact package. This means you get a spacious living area, glorious panoramic views, weather protected ventilation and a large front canopy.
If you’re looking for a roomy five person tent that offers comfortable sleeping conditions, a weather protected entrance and blinds that can be used to cover the large windows, then the Paloma 5 Air Tent could be the choice for you.
Wild Country Zephyros 2 Tent
This tent had to feature prominently in our list after it won the Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine BEST BUY award. The Wild Country Zephyros 2 tent offers the holy trinity that most people look for when buying a two person tent – it’s reliable weatherproof, lightweight (making it portable) and it is competitively priced.
Ideal for those brave souls partaking in an adventure race, or backpackers that are conscious about the weight of their load, this tent has been tried and tested, and we know if performs well even in harsh weather conditions. If you’re in the market for a lightweight 2 person tent for 2017, have a look at this.
Vango Banshee 200 Tent
The Vango Banshee 200 tent is great for anyone that is looking for a superb two person tent on a budget. The ‘Banshee’ name is already an institution with those that camp or go backpacking frequently, and it’s easy to see why when you look at some of the features of the tent.
Using the Vango’s specially developed TBS®II technology, this tent is incredibly durable and can withstand strong, changeable winds making it perfect for anyone out trekking where using a stable, lightweight and easy to pitch tent is essential.
So there you have it, a selection of the very best tents available for you to buy 2017. Whether you’re after a small, nimble two person tent or looking for something more luxurious that can accommodate a larger family, you can find it here at Winfields in our full range of tents.