Best Mainstream Tents 2022 (£300-£999)

Winner – Berghaus 95%

05_Best_Mainstream_Tents_BeHighly Commended – Coleman and Outdoor Revolution 93%

2020: Outwell
2019: Outwell
2018: Vango
2016: Karsten

Runners up

2020: Kampa Dometic and Vango
2019: Kampa Dometic, Hi Gear
Hi Gear, Quechua
2017: Hi Gear, Outwell
2016: Cabanon, Outwell

2022 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Here, we’re looking at tents that were sold for anything between £300 and £999, which covers a good number of tents in the middle of the market. It’s also where larger, weekender and family-size tents are more to the fore.

Berghaus, a brand within the JD Sports portfolio and sold through retailers such as Blacks and Ultimate Outdoors, achieved a 95% satisfaction rating to top this category with Coleman and Outdoor Revolution being Highly Commended with 93%.

The overall satisfaction figures were a fair bit higher than in recent years, which should be reassuring news for anyone thinking of buying a mainstream tent.

This was the first year Berghaus has received an award. The brand has been a prominent name in the outdoor industry for more than half a century but has not been a big player in the tent market until recently. In fact, all those mentioned above are relative new comers in our awards line up.

This is a price category and includes all types and sizes of tents that were purchased (regardless of manufacturers’ recommended prices) for between £300 and £999.

2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Outwell’s 90% satisfaction rating gave it top spot, with Kampa on 88%, and Vango 87%.

This was Outwell’s second win in this class – it was also top last time around. But, all the brands mentioned above have performed consistently since we first began the Tent Survey in 2016.

2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Despite scoring well in all past surveys, this is the first time Outwell has topped the Best Mainstream Tents category, its 92% satisfaction rating a full 2% over nearest rival, Kampa.

Hi Gear ran a close third, with Quechua and Vango not that far behind.

All five brands mentioned here have consistently been among the top scorers among mainstream tent brands.