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Upgrade your camping kit ahead of summer staycations 

With debate abounding as to whether we’ll be allowed to holiday abroad this summer, let alone feel safe to do so, many of us are planning ahead for staycations instead. 

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Milk & Honey PR

Published:
May 4th, 2021

This article is written by PriceSpy and Milk & Honey PR. No one else has influenced the content of it. There are no paid links or other types of advertising collaborations.

As we set ourselves up for a summer slightly closer to home, the trusty family favourite, spending a few nights under canvas, is surging in popularity. Recent data from the PriceSpy platform shows interest in tents has gone up 195% compared to last year, and 12% in the last fortnight alone. Sleeping mats are up 450% on last year and sleeping bags 200%.  

Shoppers are spoilt for choice with a range of prices and specifications available across categories. But whether you’re a first-time camper, or a seasoned pro, having the right gear is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable excursion under the stars. Nothing is more important of course than your trusty tent. We’ve reviewed some of the options currently available on PriceSpy, across price points and specifications: 

Shoppers’ favourite

Receiving 4 stars out of 5 from shoppers, the Coleman Cortes Octagon is currently the most popular tent on the site. With capacity for 8 people, a glamping design and double walls, this tent promises space, style and security, for the whole family. The Octagon retails from £189.99, but taking a look at the price history reveals fluctuations, so do be sure to check before you buy and keep an eye out for offers. 

Intrepid explorers 

If your idea of camping is more adventure than relaxation, the Berghaus Air 6 tunnel tent won’t disappoint. Coming in at £660 there’s no doubt that the price point is as serious as the features included. This tent will stand up to 70mph winds, horizontal rain and golf-ball sized hail and thanks to its revolutionary air tube pitching system, will be quick and easy to erect too. Perfect after a long day’s hike. 

A new generation of campers 

Many of us will remember our first experiences of camping, as being in our own back garden. With the luxury of flushing toilets and refreshments on tap, it’s a great way of introducing a sense of adventure for children and parents alike. And if your first night away is only 10m from the house, you might want to start small. Enter the Easy Camp Comet 200, for just £18.95. With space for two people and weighing just 1.9kg, you’ll get all of the experience of sleeping under the stars, without the investment or packing. 

However you choose to spend your summer holidays, don’t let the sunshine go to your head. Make sure you understand the features your tent provides you, before you hand over your money. Being underprepared is of course a risk, but so too is spending money on bells and whistles you’ll never use. Nobody needs or deserves to get ripped off. Taking time to research the best product and the best price will always pay for itself.

This article is written by PriceSpy and Milk & Honey PR. No one else has influenced the content of it. There are no paid links or other types of advertising collaborations. Ellie Yeardye can be reached at PriceSpy at [email protected]