There has been a slight change in the top four brands, in terms of number of responses. Three – Quechua, Vango and Outwell – feature as before. However, Hi Gear (sold exclusively via GO Outdoors) has dropped out, replaced by Kampa.
Indeed, Quechua increased its popularity – up to 31% from last year’s 21% – although we shouldn’t discount the theory that some of this increase is accounted for by increased promotion of the Tent Survey across the Decathlon stores that sell Quechua products. Next most popular was Vango (16%), followed by Outwell (9%). Kampa accounted for 6% of all responses.
Almost two-thirds of all respondents purchased these four brands. In total, though, the survey covers feedback on over 50 makes of tent and more than 200 ranges – with some brands accounting for as little as one response.
Others gaining notable responses were Hi Gear (4%), Coleman (3%), Karsten (3%), Eurohike (3%), Robens (2%) and Terra Nova (2%).
Brands accounting for 1% of the survey results were Airgo, Freedom Trail, Gelert, Khyam, Outdoor Revolution, Wild Country and Zempire.
The following brands featured, but gained a response of less than 1% each: Easy Camp, North Face, Oex, Olpro, Royal, Sunncamp, Urban Escape, Vaude, and Jack Wolfskin.
The most popular ranges this time around were: Air Seconds, Arpenaz, 2 Seconds, Quickhiker and Seconds (all Quechua); Model 350 (Karsten); Icarus (Vango); Montana and Vermont (Outwell); and Buckingham (Eurohike).
The four favourite ranges – Quechua’s Air Seconds, Arpenaz, 2 Seconds and Karsten’s Model 350 – were the same as last year.