Best Family Tents 2022

05_Best_Mainstream_Tents_BeWinner – Zempire and Berghaus 95%
Runner up – Outdoor Revolution 93%


2020: Hi Gear and Zempire
2019: Coleman
2018: Kampa
2017: Hi Gear

Highly commended

2020: Quechua
2019: Kampa Dometic, Quechua
2018: Vango, Quechua
2017: Outwell, Quechua

2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Three or more people camping together, perhaps for a week or more? That’s the simple sum-up of our Family Tents category, where size really can matter. Such tents may take longer to put up and pack away, but it’s the space and convenience when pitched that are most important, allowing the whole family to enjoy a camping holiday.

Once again, this is a keenly fought sector and we have two winners. Last-year’s victor Zempire is joined this time by Hi Gear, both achieving a table-topping 95% satisfaction rating.

Newcomer to the awards Outdoor Revolution also achieved a very respectable 93% to be Highly Commended.

Family Tents is by far our biggest category in terms of responses – accounting for 60% of all purchases - though this survey showed a shift towards three-four person tents at the expense of larger five-six person ones in previous years.

Our two winners target different sectors of the market: Zempire appears in our Premium Tents Awards listings while Hi Gear has done well in the Budget Tent and Poled Tent Awards. 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.

2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

In this keenly fought sector there were two winners – Zempire and Hi Gear. Both achieved 92% scores.

Third placed Quechua couldn’t be closer, either. It rated 91%.

2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

This year’s winner – Coleman – grabbed top spot by some margin. Its 93% satisfaction rating was some way ahead of the 89% of Kampa and Quechua in second and third place, respectively.

Other honourable mentions go to Hi Gear and Outwell, which both scored 86%.

Overall satisfaction for family tents was 87% this time around, exactly the same as for weekender tents.