Having a successful winter camping experience requires a little more preparation than other seasons. A common mistake amongst campers is believing that tents have a one-season-fits-all policy… But just like your wardrobe, tents need to be changed from season to season! If you pull your summer tent out of the garage and give it a once-over, it’s likely you’ll find it’s designed to maximise ventilation and allow breeze, which is exactly what you don’t want on a winter camping trip. To avoid bidding your toes goodbye, we recommend arming yourself with a tent that is designed to keep the cold out and the warmth in. Here are our top tents for a warm and comfortable camping this winter.
Fast Frame Tourer Series
The Fast Frame Tourer series are ideal for campers who like a quick and easy set-up or tend to bypass the instructions and just wing-it. Featuring total climate control via the front door, a roof vent and windows, keeping the cold air out is never an issue with this series. The floor incorporates a bucket style with elevated seams to keep the winter moisture at bay, and ensures you’re warm and dry all night long. This tent is the preferred choice for campers who are on the move or favour a speedy set-up, given its lightweight design and super easy structure. The series includes four size options, sleeping four, six, eight or up to ten people.
Camping with a large group in winter is made easy with our six, ten or twelve person Family tents. Designed to protect against cooler climates, the tent is fully sealable inside with breathable polyester flaps and an option to fully close the inner lining for maximum heat retention. The windows are armed with storm flaps that simply Velcro together, so you’ll never have to fret about the unpredictable winter weather! As its name suggests, these tents are ideal for families with the inclusion of plentiful storage solutions, including an organiser pocket and loft storage. The layouts are flexible if added privacy is desired. So whether you want some time away from the kids or a space to spend time together, you can use the rooms as separate bedrooms or as a living room.
Vertex 3 Hiking Tent
Hiking in winter is difficult enough without the added stress of finding a durable tent that is cosy and easy to carry. While the Vertex 3 Hiking Tent can be used by anyone for any camping occasion, its lightweight and super compact carry bag is designed specifically with hiking in mind. The smart cross pole design extends over both doors to provide additional head height as well as increased structural rigidity of the tent. Its gold alloy poles increase strength for less weight, meaning this tent isn’t going anywhere unless you want it to. Providing optimal protection against winter winds and featuring factory heat taped seams that keeps moisture out, the Vertex Hiking Tent has all the bells and whistles without the added weight.