Best Budget Tents (up to £300)
2017: Hi Gear
2020 HIGHLY COMMENDED
2019: Coleman, Vango
2018: Hi Gear, Vango
2017: Kampa, Quechua
2016: Vango, Quechua
2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update
Our definition: Whereas up to £300 will get you a tent of any size, we base this category on the prices respondents told us they paid. Hence, it also includes any special offers at the time of purchase.
Tough at the top? 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%.
Note that Hi Gear is the house brand for the GO Outdoors chain of camping retail outlets, while Quechua is exclusive to Decathlon.
Please note: Our results are based on prices paid, not manufacturers’ recommended selling prices.
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.
Please note: our results are based on prices paid, not manufacturers’ recommended selling prices.
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