Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards 2016
The Camping and Caravanning Club has just completed the first ever independent tent survey – where you told us how you rated your purchased and used tents.
The Camping and Caravanning Club is the largest and longest-established membership organisation of its kind in the whole world. Founded in 1901, today it represents the interests of some half a million campers of all kinds – from tent campers to motorhomers to caravanners.
We ran the survey in association with Club Care, which is the official insurance provider for The Camping and Caravanning Club, and offers a dedicated Camping Insurance policy for tent campers.
Our research was carried out between July and October 2015 via an online questionnaire that was aimed specifically at Club members but was also open to non-members. The full results of our Survey were announced at the end of February 2016.
We had feedback covering some 50 tent manufacturers and hundreds of their models. In total, we received over 1,500 individual responses who provided feedback on over 2,000 tents purchased new between January 2012 and October 2015.
Many thanks to everyone who took part, volunteering key information in the spirit of The Friendly Club. As we say, it was the first such survey of its kind and we didn’t know quite what to expect.
Congratulations, also, to Steve Palmer, winner of the prize draw into which all respondents were automatically entered. Steve has won a month’s free camping, courtesy of the Club.
Overall, tent campers were very happy with their purchases, but that’s not to say there aren’t areas for improvement. We believe our Tent Survey offers invaluable advice to anyone thinking of purchasing a tent – especially folk who are new to camping.