The wish list

Six of the best tents, from family camping holidays to festivals

With prices ranging from £40 to £729

1

Coleman OctaGo

Coleman OctaGo

This octagonal three-man tent has a robust steel frame, but weighs more than 11kg so is best for car-camping or carrying on a festival trolley. Pitching takes between ten and 20 minutes.

2

Cinch Hub

Cinch Hub

With more headspace than any other pop-up tent, the Hub can be erected by one person in under a minute, and sleeps four comfortably. Solar power packs can be bought to provide power through the USB outlet.

3

Stingray 3-Person Tree Tent

Stingray 3-Person Tree Tent

A tree house in a bag, this multiple-award-winning flagship model by British firm Tentsile has enough space to sleep three adults or a family of four, suspended off the ground, using three treesas anchor points.

4

Classic Oxford Bell Tent

Classic Oxford Bell Tent

Boutique Camping stocks a range of iconic bell tents in the usual sandstone colour or these fun rainbow stripes. The Classic Oxford is avail- able in three-metre, four-metre or five-metre widths, and also comes in a choice of material so you can prioritise weight or durability.

5

Gorilla Glow Tents

Gorilla Glow Tents

Available in three funky designs, the Gorilla tent has space for two or three adults and comes with a unique tent finder (which sets off UV lights from up to 50 metres away). It folds up to hula- hoop size and also features night-glow technology.

6

Coleman Meadowood 4

Coleman Meadowood 4

For comfortable family camping, this four-man tent has a bright, airy living space, cosy blackout bedrooms and a spacious porch area. It has lots of clever features such as mesh doors for warmer evenings, plenty of pockets and step-free access and is also available as a larger six-person tent.

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