Mumsnetters' top five family tents

Whether you're a seasoned camper or a nervous newbie, these Mumsnetter-recommended family tents will do the job.

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Outwell Montana 6

Price: £649.99, Go Outdoors

What's to love: A strong steel frame and spacious living area mean it's hardy and roomy.

MNers say: "Our first camping trip took place in very unseasonal rain, gales and hailstones - July in France too! This tent saw us though the awful weather. The porch made it possible to come in and out without soaking the whole place, and the huge living area meant we could entertain two active children indoors."


Quechua 4.2 Pop-up

Price: £349.99, Decathlon

What's to love: It's perfect if you're travelling on your own with DC, as it goes up in minutes and folds away in the same way as smaller pop-up tents.

MNers say: "I have one as I'm a single parent and they're fab. Goes up in seconds, and you just peg out afterward. Practice putting it away before you go, though. I knew my friends would laugh at me so I practised lots in the garden."


Vango Airbeam Exodus 800

Price: £949.99, Amazon

What's to love: The tent and inner sheet are designed to be pitched together, saving tons of time. Tension Bands inside the tent mean even the strongest winds won't knock it over, and best of all, there are no fiddly poles.

MNers say: "It wasn't cheap but is a brilliant tent - incredibly easy to put up and extremely stable. The fabric is really good quality too. It's also much lighter to carry than a steel pole tent."


Soulpad 5000

Price: from £570, Cotswold Outdoor

What's to love: If you're more glamper than camper, this one isn't just a pretty face - it'll withstand high winds, and the lower walls can be removed for extra ventilation.

MNers say: "Nothing beats waking up in the morning with no condensation. Nothing feels damp - it looks, smells and feels lovely. I now prefer us all sleeping in one big room (we do have their inner which is also fab) as it's easier to deal with any night time wakings."


Hi Gear Kalaari 8

Price: £374.99, Go Outdoors

What's to love: As well as being at the affordable end of the family tent scale, the Hi Gear is spacious and performs well in the rain.

MNers say: "I always see lots of Hi Gears when camping and some of them look beaut. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about them."

All prices correct at time of publishing, 11.05.15  

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