FESTIVAL season is just around the corner, which means it's time to go shopping for a new tent.
While some people are cool with roughing it in the woods, some of us have a hard time stepping away from our cosy beds.
There are some key features to look for when buying a new model.
If you want to avoid waking up in a puddle, make sure your tent has a completely waterproof rain fly and a coated nylon floor.
Festivals can also feel like a military operation what with all the gear necessary to keep you comfortable.
To make things easier you can opt for this pop-up tent from Mountain Warehouse which is compact and pitches in seconds.
If you want to invest in a tent that will stand the test of time, we would recommend the Grand Canyon Tepee available on Amazon.
Despite wind and weather, it offers an extra amount of space for up to eight people with luggage.
Whether you’re heading off to a family-friendly event, prepping for a big weekend in Reading Festival, or camping out at a local gig, make sure you have a comfy home away from home.
Here's our round-up for the best fancy tents for a cosy night under the stars.
Mountain Warehouse – pop-up tent
- Now £39.99, Was £79.99 (Save £40) from Mountain Warehouse – buy here
If you’re only after a tent to last a festival or the summer, this is a good option that will cost you less than £80.
Extremely lightweight, it spring into shape once out of the case and takes only minutes to set up.
The tent fits three people, although it's probably better to use it just for two if you have lots of luggage.
It's currently available for a discounted £40 down from £80 – a 50 per cent saving.
Argos 8-man tent
- £249.99 from Argos – buy here
Six of the eight sides open up completely allowing lots of air and light into the tent and offering a full 350 view of your surroundings.
The dome tent fits eight people, although again it all depends on how much storage you need.
It also comes with two mosquito nets, which can be a life saviour during hot summer nights.
Bear in mind that at nearly 21 kilograms (packed weight), it is quite heavy.
Grand Canyon tepee
- £255 from Amazon – buy here
After a bit of posh? If you want to invest in a bell tent for your summer adventures with friends, we think one the best model out there is this tepee from Grand Canyon available on Amazon.
Suitable for longer stays and up to eight people, it's easy to put up, very spacious and being able to stand up fully is a game changer.
Weighting just 10 kilograms, it is also light and compact compared to other portable family tents.
Amazon VW tent
- £245 from Amazon – buy here
With this VW design your tent will be easy to spot on a campsite.
It comfortably sleeps four people within the two inner rooms.
The generous height of the tents makes it possible to stand up inside, invaluable when dressing in your festival finest or sheltering from a rainy British summer day.
It's also easy to assemble and waterproof, although at nearly 17 kilograms, it is slightly heavy.
Amazon hammock tent
- £34 from Amazon – buy here
This hammock is waterproof, tear resistant, and protect you from mosquitoes with a net above.
Although the instructions are simple, you can work out lots of setup options yourself to find the most comfortable one for you.
Ideal for your summer outdoor activities, it fits up to two people.
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