Best Traditional Pole Tents

2020 WINNER

Best traditional pole tents 2019

Quechua

2019: Outwell
2018: Robens
2017: Robens

2020 HIGHLY COMMENDED

Coleman
Outwell

2019: Vango, Quechua
2018: Outwell, Vango
2017: Outwell, Hi Gear

2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Our definition: If the main frame uses poles – whether metal (steel or alloy) or GRP (glass reinforced fibre), that’s the basis of a traditional pole tent.

Again, our tightest category in terms of customer satisfaction. Quechua peaked at 90%, while both runners-up are on 89% (a slightly higher score than was sufficient to give Outwell a class win last time).

Please note: Tents using traditional poles are no longer the most popular in terms of total responses, perhaps showing signs of long-term decline. This time around, across all categories some 38% of responses were traditional poled tents.

2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

Best traditional pole tents 2018 league table

This is our tightest category in terms of customer satisfaction. Outwell’s 88% top score was just enough to pip Vango and Quechua, which both came in with 87%, the same figure was the overall score for this class.

Even fourth placed Hi Gear (from GO Outdoors) managed a creditable 86%.

Last year’s winner Robens (a sister brand to Outwell) dropped out of the favourites altogether this time around.

Please note: Tents using traditional poles are still the most popular in terms of total responses, although they are showing signs of decline. They’re most likely to be tunnel designs, too.