Best Traditional Pole Tents 2022

Quechua 2022Winner – Quechua 90%
Runner up – Hi Gear and Vango 89%

Winner

2020: Quechua
2019: Outwell
2018: Robens
2017: Robens

Highly commended

2020: Coleman and Outwell
2019: Vango, Quechua
2018: Outwell, Vango
2017: Outwell, Hi Gear

2021 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

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

This was a tight category in terms of customer satisfaction. Quechua is our winner, achieving the same rating as it did in the 2020 Awards at 90%, while both runners-up are just one percentage point behind at 89%.

Interestingly, having seen poled tents overtaken in numbers by inflatable-tube models last time, the pole has seen something of a comeback, though more survey respondents still bought inflatable-tube tents this time.

2020 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

This was 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).

Tents using traditional poles are no longer the most popular in terms of total responses. This time around, across all categories some 38% of responses were traditional poled tents.

2019 Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards update

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

Even fourth placed Hi Gear managed a creditable 86%.

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

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.