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|How to choose a tent|
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Family Sized Tents These large tents are ideal for the family. Most have integrated, sewn in, groundsheets which aids pitching as well as reducing unwanted drafts. Flexible door & bedroom combinations are available with this range, giving the user a wide variety of layouts to suit every occasion.
Prices from £55.00
3-4 Person Tents These three and fou person tents have plenty of room for people and storage with large front porch storage areas for your gear. They are easy to pitch and compact in size. These tents provide ideal refuge from the elements.
Prices from £36.50
Lightweight Hiking Tents These lightweight hiking tents are obviously lightweight otherwise it would be silly to put them in this category. They are also compact, quick and easy to erect, made from robust fabrics and perfect for backpackers and cyclists who are fed up of lugging around the kitchen sink.
Prices from £29.99
1-2 Person Tents Our one and two person tents usually have a bit of a storage area for your gear, they are easy to pitch and compact in size. These tents are ideal for the backpacker, for festival goers or for the occasional user.
Prices from £16.50
Gelert Quickpitch Elite Pop Up Tents The Elite is a new member of the GELERT Quick Pitch range of tents. With just 2 fixed fibreglass poles this is a completely trouble free tent to pitch. Simply unhook the tent poles & peg the flysheet & you are ready to go. An ideal tent for the weekend away or the festival goer.
Gelert Quickpitch Elite DS Pop Up Tents The Elite DS has the same features as the Elite but with the extra benefit of being double skin. The completely integrated bedroom provides additional warmth & comfort. The fine mesh border system prevents those unwanted bugs from entering the tent.
Gelert Quickpitch SS 2 Person Tents Gelert have taken the Quick Pitch SS design to the next level - with a bigger bedroom design, now more people can enjoy the benefits of this great innovation.
How to choose a tent
If 4 people are camping, what sized tent would you buy?
I just read something like this in my daughter's reception numercy book. She answered 4, so I sent her to her room without any supper. If we're going to run a family business, you've got to stop this sort of thinking early.
If 4 people are camping, don't buy a 4 person tent unless you like someone else's saliva dribbling in your eye at 2.00am. 4 people in a 4 person tent is cozy. 2 people in a 2 person tent is cozy - don't do it. The manufacturer's recommendations are a little on the snug side.
Find out why manufacturers have deceived us in this way in our article - How to choose a tent