Top ten individual tent models

Winner: Cabanon Guadeloupe

Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards logoHighly Commended: Outwell Nevada MP
Highly Commended: Vango Icarus 600

This category celebrates the 10 most highly-regarded tents by overall satisfaction rating from our survey.

Cabanon’s pyramid-style three-person Guadeloupe edged out the more mainstream tunnel tent offerings of Outwell and Vango here, but it was a close-run thing. A 100 per cent cotton tent with steel poles, the Guadeloupe is very much a premium model, and scored a highly impressive overall satisfaction rating of 9.83 (out of ten).

Joint second, on 9.8 satisfaction levels, were the five-person Nevada MP from Outwell and the six-person Icarus 600 from Vango.

Nevada is from Outwell’s Premium Collection and currently comes with the options of a front awning or front extension.

The Icarus range, from Vango, was launched in 2010 and quickly became one of its best-selling ranges. Consistency of design has been one of the strong points of this tent – along with features such as sealed groundsheet. The Icarus 600 survives today as an inflatable Air model, while the slightly smaller 500 (ie five-person, also available in Air format) variant is now exclusive to the Go Outdoors chain.

Brand
Model
Mean
Cabanon
Gaudeloupe (Classic range)
9.83
Outwell
Nevada MP (Premium range)
9.80
Vango
Surf Blue 600 (Icarus range)
9.80
Quechua
III (4 Seconds Easy range)
9.67
Quechua
I (2 Seconds Easy range)
9.57
Karsten
350
9.46
Outwell
Bear Lake 6 (Classic range)
9.42
Kampa
Hayling 4 (AIR range)
9.40
Outwell
Montana 6P Front Extension (Premium range)
9.30
Outwell
Wolf Lake 7 (Classic range)
9.20


Your feedback

Cabanon Guadeloupe
“Classic tent. Cotton canvas. Quick to erect.”

Vango Icarus 600
“Excellent price for the package and we wanted this sort of tent.”

Vango Icarus range
“The make. The height. Space for adults. The awning takes chairs and table.”

“We like Vango and it was the right size for us.”

“It struck the ideal between footprint and internal size, plenty of head height and room for two dogs, also. Plus, I’ve owned Vango tents in the past and they have always had a good reliability track record.”