LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Whether it's camping with the family, a festival or off backpacking on your own, someday you'll need a tent and with hundreds of options, this can be a daunting task. However, SportsDirect.com is on hand to help you find the perfect one from their new outdoor range.
Camping with the family and in groups
The first thing you should agree on when organising a family or group camping trip is how many tents you'll need. Consider multiple smaller, rather than one large, tents; this will give everyone more independence and freedom. If space in the car is at a premium, opt for a spacious tent with individual compartments.
The Capri Quest Eight Man Tent at £139.99 is ideal thanks to the two separate sleeping areas. Dividing curtains create four 'bedrooms', combined with a large living space, perfect for meal times. When choosing your tent, keep in mind that you'll need some extra space for food and other equipment.
Camping for the glamorous
According to ThisisMoney.co.uk, in the last year caravan and camping holidays have risen by more than 15% and this is believed to be due to the rise of luxury camping, aka 'glamping'. Want to try out camping, not sure you'll make it through the night? Glam tents might be the answer. Appealing from the outside, these products have black-out windows, mosquito nets, and all the extras.
The Robens Twighlight Dreamer at £299.99 and the Rovens Vector Three Man Tent at £209.99 are the perfect high end option, built to make your camping experience all the more enjoyable. Glamping tip: Bring along a rug or added groundsheet for extra insulation and comfort, or an extension to your tent for added space and outdoor cover.
Tents for backpackers and festival-goers
When you're planning for a festival bear in mind the trek from the car park, or drop off point, to the actual campsite. This can be some miles and you don't want to be lugging a heavy, bulky tent around with you. Similarly, unlike 'normal' camping, at festivals people will pitch their tents wherever they wish and space can be quite tight so a small and compact tent, that is easy to pitch, is a must! Pop Up tents or two-man tents are ideal and it is also worth finding a bright, noticeable tent so you have more chance of finding it in the dark - who doesn't look good in Zebra print?
Planning on backpacking across Europe or America this summer? You'll need a lightweight, functional tent with as small a pack size as possible. The main point to consider is that your tent needs to be easy to carry and transport as well as practical and easy to pitch if you're travelling alone.
The Karrimor XLite X1 benefits from all of these factors and is ideal for attaching to rucksacks, bikes and motorcycles as well as benefitting from No-See-Um mesh ventilation to keep flying insects out. Available in Zebra print (other styles available), the Campri Pop up tent is also a good choice for festival-goers and more outgoing gap-year types.
The key to finding the right tent is to keep in mind where and when you'll pitch it up, and how many people need to fit inside. Log on to SportsDirect.com today and check out their range of tents for all occasions, keep up to date with special offers and new arrivals on the official Facebook and Twitter pages.