The 10 Best tents

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Whether you’re gearing up for a festival or planning a family holiday under canvas, we’ve got it pegged

1. Gelert Horizon Supreme 6

This award-winning family tent is light and spacious, with plenty of headroom. Flexible door and bedroom combinations provide the freedom to create the layout to suit you and this year’s version has an extra level of protection from the rain.

£449.99, gelert

2. Aventura 2 Man Dome

This cheap and cheerful two-man tent is just the ticket for festivals. The porch provides a bit of extra storage space for those muddy wellies and the dome design has a single skin, making pitching quick and easy.

£19.99, amazon

3. Vango Appleby 500

New for 2013, this is a tent with a difference. In short, it has all the benefits of the shape, but there are no internal poles to restrict the living space, and large windows with a double front door make it feel light and airy.

£239, amazon

4. Snugpak Stratosphere

If you’re planning to camp alone in the elements, this lightweight, compact one-person bivi shelter is perfect. The self-supporting canopy around the head and shoulders increases breathability and movement, while the tent itself can stand up to severe weather.

£117, amazon

5. Mountain Equipment  Dragonfly 2XT

This is the ideal two-man tent for the serious backpacker. Unbelievably lightweight, it is easy to assemble and avoids condensation, as well as including an extended porch. Handy features include useful pockets and glow-in-the-dark zip pullers.

£419.99, ellis-brigham

6. Coleman Instant Tourer

This brand new one-minute pitch tent is fantastic for families who want to spend less time putting up the tent and more time enjoying their camping trip. The innovative technology of this four-man tent also means there’s plenty of protection against the elements, as well as unwanted creepy-crawlies.

£135, amazon

7. Lakeland Children’s Tipi

Kids will love playing in this tent with its colourful screen-printed design, whether you pitch it in the garden or house. Made from water-resistant cotton canvas with sturdy wooden poles, it’s simple to assemble and store.

£59.99, lakeland

8. Olpro Martley 6

This robust family tent – which will stand apart from the usual sea of  green and blue on the campsite – is  perfect for summer weekends, but hardy enough to take any British  weather for longer periods. The fabric  is thicker than on most tents available and just three fibreglass poles make it easy to erect.

£192, amazon

9. Mothercare UV Sun Tent

This instant pop-up UV tent is great for keeping the sun and wind off little faces on the beach or in the garden. It has sand pockets for stability and a window at the back for ventilation. There’s a handy storage bag and four pegs to secure the tent.

£25, mothercare

10. Vango Jazz 200

A spacious two-man tent ideal for  festival-going couples. It has a spacious front porch on which to park  your muddy wellies, a lantern loop for your torch and brightly coloured orange guy ropes, so you won’t trip  over them after one too many at the main stage.

£88, amazon

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