Be pitch perfect on summer camping trips
Press Release / 23.08.2018
Choosing the right tent for any camping adventure is an absolute must for a successful and enjoyable trip.
From cycling tours to family weekends away, here is the essential guide to picking the perfect place to lay your head, from camping specialists Terra Nova Equipment.
Tent images in order they are reviewed below.
Cycling/bike packing trips
Keeping the weight and packed-away size of your tent to a minimum are key considerations for cyclists. A quick pitch time is also important after a long day in the saddle. Check out the Terra Nova Starlite 1 tunnel tent (also available in two and three-person options) – ultralightweight at just 1kg and a packed length of just 29cm makes it easy to carry. It's extremely water-resistant with a silicone coated flysheet and has a pitch time of just five minutes. The tunnel design means there's a good space to weight ratio with plenty of room in the porch for storing gear safely.
Even short family trips mean a car boot full of gear – so a tent that's big on space but packs up small is ideal. The Wild Country Hoolie 6 has enough room to sleep six in comfort, while its colour coded tent poles and pitch-as-one design mean it's quick and easy to put up.
Prone to changing your mind, or not sure where to pitch your tent in a festival field, a free-standing shelter is perfect. The Wild Country Helm 3 is a lightweight, three-person freestanding tent with a generous inner and two porches to keep all your gear secure and out of sight.
Camping abroad/in hot weather
Camping in warmer climates requires a tent that provides great ventilation – so look out for lots of mesh to allow any breeze to circulate. The Wild Country Foehn 2 is a perfect partner whether you're wild camping or on a site. Its free-standing design means it's good where ground conditions make pegging out difficult and the inner can be used alone, while its dome shape provides lots of headroom.
For the serious adventure racer and backpacker, a light weight shelter is vital. As one of the lightest double-wall tents in the world, the Terra Nova Laser Pulse 1 has the credentials to fit the bill. Weighing in at just over 1lb, with a pitch time of just ten minutes, it packs away to just 30cm x 10cm.
Travellers on medium and long duration trips know that a spacious, lightweight, highly durable shelter is vital. For peace of mind, one that has stood the test of time is the four-season Terra Nova Voyager tunnel tent. A favourite with adventurers for 25 years, its semi-geodesic design (poles crossing over at three points) provides stability, even in windy conditions, and plenty of space to accommodate two people with plenty of kit.
For the full range of Terra Nova and Wild Country tents and for more information on planning for the perfect camping trip, visit www.terra-nova.co.uk
Starlite 1: £425
Hoolie 6: £480
Helm 3: £240
Foehn 2: £230
Laser Pulse 1: £580
About Terra Nova Equipment
Derbyshire-based Terra Nova Equipment has a long heritage and has been producing some of the world's best outdoor gear for over 20 years. Terra Nova products are tried and tested in both the company own labs and in the most extreme environments across the planet. The brand's 'Best in Class' design ethos drives an ambition to use some of the best components and materials available, resulting in award-winning products used by people who push them to the limits. Terra Nova tents hold multiple Guinness World Records, and the company is considered to be the brand of choice for most outdoor professionals across the world.