A tent is one of the most crucial pieces of camping equipment you need to explore the great outdoors with. From camping with the family over the holidays to climbing the highest peaks of the Himalayas, you will need your own tent to keep you away from the elements and in comfort as you rest. Even other activities such as spending the weekend at a music festival or laying by the beach benefits having a mobile headquarters where you can recuperate in privacy.
There is a mind-boggling number of different types of tents available these days. Each come in a variety of capacities, sizes and specialities suited to different terrains and environments. It is important to properly research which tent is right for you and your group before your adventure. For larger groups, bringing several smaller tents means everyone gets some privacy. Taking a slightly larger tent when travelling with fewer people gives everyone some room to move.
Here is a quick overview about some of the common types of tents for sale found on Outdoria.
It is important to know how to set up your tent before you take it on your adventures. Practising in your backyard or local park if you need room, gives you an insight into how each part works within the structure. For a basic rundown to setting up a tent, check our guide to pitching a tent.
Tents use a system of pegs and ropes to secure them to the ground. Tent poles create the frame of the tent, while tarps cover the outside canvas of the tent, providing additional waterproofing. While these parts can be bought separately, nearly all the tents we have for sale will include them.
If after reading this you are still unsure which tent is right for you, make sure you check out our in-depth 'Buyer's Guide to Tents'.