Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards
The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards take place every January. They come out of our annual Tent Survey, which measures ownership satisfaction, based on information supplied freely by purchasers of new tents, plus folding campers (a category that includes trailer tents).
Our Tent Survey takes place in the preceding year and is based on feedback about the buying and using experiences of individuals buying new tents in the three years before that. Results for the 2019 Awards were collated during the 2018 season. Brands with the highest overall satisfaction scores are crowned winners.
You can view the latest results on the following pages. For each category page, you will find details on the winning brands for each year (the first awards were held in 2016), and see which brands rank most highly among tent owners themselves.
Our aim in publishing these findings is to inform your search for your next tent – helping you to shop more smartly.
Each page also features a pdf file download that you can print off and read for more information. It's worth noting at least a million tents are purchased every year, in a market that’s worth more than £135million (according to outdoor industry analyst Profile Outdoors). The UK is a major player in a tent market across the whole of Europe that’s expected to be worth £1billion by 2023 (source: Research and Markets).
Also, market researcher Mintel says more than 17 million camping and caravanning trips were taken by UK adults in 2016, a figure that is expected to rise to over 21 million in 2020.
We would also like to thank everyone who has taken part in any of our Tent Surveys. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us to produce the most informative survey of its kind.