Best premium tents (over £1,000)
2019 HIGHLY COMMENDED
2018: Vango, Outwell
2017: Outwell, Vango
2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update
Our definition: At prices from £1,000, this is a sector that defines itself. Buyers are more likely to be experienced tent campers who know what they want – and are prepared to pay for it.
Another awesome score for Karsten sees it topping a class it has come to dominate.
The only downside for Karsten was the slightest of slips in its satisfaction rating – 98% this time around compared to last year’s 99%.
Few would dispute second and third-placed brands Kampa and Vango are far more mainstream than Karsten – making their 91% and 85% scores almost as impressive.
Note that Karsten has a single UK retail outlet, Camping Travel Store, whereas you’ll find Kampa, Vango and Outwell in plenty of specialist tent shops.
We can also report a higher number of overall responses for the Premium category this year.