Family tents: Best Buys
Our Best Buy family tents have been tested for water resistance, ventilation and ease of use.
Best Buy family tents make the grade with impressive water resistance, ventilation and features.
A good family tent will prevent most, if not all water from entering the tent. But which tent is best for you? What is the difference between a dome tent and a tunnel tent and which design suits your needs? How important is ventilation in a tent? What tent features are important for families? What type of sleeping compartments will best suit your family? Should you spend £80 or over £400? Outwell, Vango or Coleman?
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At Which? we've tested 14 family tents from some of the most well-known tent manufacturers, including Outwell, Coleman and Vango. We’ve also tested family tents from famous high street retailers to see how their tents compare with dedicated outdoor retailers. Only some of the family tents we review are Best Buys. You can access all our microwave reviews, and thousands of others, when you join Which?
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What makes a Best Buy tent?
When we tents we see how they perform in a number of key areas, including water resistance, ease-of-use and ventilation.
We assess the ease of use of each tent, evaluating how easy it is to erect the tent, and how quick and easy it is to pack the tent away. We also make sure that the living and sleeping compartments are suitable for the claimed capacity of the tent. Our family tents are subjected to simulated rainfall to asses their water resistance, and our experts assess how well ventilated each tent is. When a tent does exceptionally well in our tests, we make it a Best Buy.
Why Which? reviews are the best
We are independent and impartial, and product reviews and recommendations are what we've done for more than 50 years. There are no ads on our site - we don't work for the manufacturers, we work for you. We test the products, and pass the results on. It's that simple.
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