Best tents under £300

Winner: Quechua Air Seconds range

Tent Owner Satisfaction Awards logoHighly Commended: Vango Aura range
Highly Commended: Quechua 2 Seconds Easy range

Note 1: These are grouped by brand and range (but not model level). We did not go down to individual models here because samples sizes would have been too small. Most of the ranges here include tents retailing at over £300.

Note 2: Our results are based on prices paid, not manufacturers’ recommended selling prices.

Exactly 70 per cent of our respondents paid less than £300 for their tents, with some 65 per cent saying their purchases were either in a sale or a special offer.

Obviously, there are tents at lots of different price points, with sales and special offers often meaning bargains can be had for anything starting from under £100 and going on to well over £1,000.

Amazingly, over 12 ranges scored over nine for customer satisfaction in tents costing under £300.

Quechua was our class-topper here, though. The brand is exclusive to the Decathlon retail chain (with some 20 shops across the UK) and is particularly well known in the UK for its pop-up tents, rate highly – with its 2 Seconds Easy and 3 Seconds Easy models scoring 9.8 and 9.7 respectively.

Brand
Range
Mean
Quechua
Air Seconds range
9.90
Vango
Aura range
9.80
Quechua
2 Seconds Easy range
9.71
Vango
Ark range
9.53
Outwell
Air range
9.33
Vango
Calisto range
9.33
Vango
Banshee range
9.32
Kampa
Adventure range
9.20
Gelert Atlantis range
9.17
Outwell
Privilege range
9.11


You said...

Quechua 2 Seconds Easy III
“Long journeys broken by one night camping... this tent is quick to put up and down, has no added features. Just a one night sleeper.”

Vango Banshee 200
“Quick pitching and good value. Perfect for solo”

“Lightweight backpacking for my son to use on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and with Scouts. I already had one that I am extremely happy with.”

Eurohike (model not specified)
“It was cheap at Millets.”

Outwell Smart Tunnel Fusion 400
“I wanted a decent pop-up for just me and the children, without compromising on space or quality.”