Best Budget Tents 2022 (up to £300)


hi gearWinner – Hi Gear 93%

Runners up – Quechua and Vango 90%

Previous winners

2020: Hi Gear
2019: Quechua
2018: Quechua
2017: Hi Gear
2016: Quechua

Previous Highly Commended

2020: Quechua and Coleman
2019: Coleman, Vango
2018: Hi Gear, Vango
2017: Kampa, Quechua
2016: Vango, Quechua

2022 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Our definition: Up to £300 will get you a tent of almost any size, so we base this category on the prices respondents told us they paid. As a result, it also includes any special offers at the time of purchase.

Hi Gear again took the top spot here with a 93% rating, exactly the same as last year, while last year’s runner-up Quechua shared the position with Vango this time, on 90%.

Hi Gear was originally the house brand for the GO Outdoors chain of camping retail outlets, but since GO Outdoors was integrated into JD Sports these tents are now available in other JD Sports outlets such as Millets. Quechua is exclusive to Decathlon.

The results are based on prices paid, not manufacturers’ recommended selling prices.

2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Hi Gear squeezed the win here with a 93% rating, coming up from fourth last year, while joint runners-up Quechua (last year’s winner) and Coleman were both on 91%.

2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

For this category we had an impressive mean score of 87% for overall satisfaction.

Quechua scooped the number one slot for the second successive year (it also won in 2016 and was second in 2017), with exactly the same 90% overall rating as last time. Quechua (pronounced ketch-oo-ah) is sold exclusively through the Decathlon shops of its parent company.

Vango gained a Highly Commended slot with 87%, just one per cent less than Coleman.

Eurohike (87%) and Hi Gear (82%), house brands of retailers Millets and GO Outdoors respectively, took positions four and five this year. Hi Gear is a past winner of this category, with a 90% rating when it topped the charts in 2017.

Our results are based on prices paid, not manufacturers’ recommended selling prices.

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