Best tent 2023: get closer to nature in the perfect tent

Best tent 2023: get closer to nature in the perfect tent

On the hunt for the best tent for your camping adventure? We’re here to help. A tent can easily make or break a camping trip, so before you invest, take a little time to choose carefully. There is a vast array of options on the market, ranging from surprisingly cheap to astonishingly expensive and teeny-tiny and ultra-packable to downright palatial. 

Perhaps you’re on the hunt for the best 3-man or 4-person tent? Or something more luxurious that’ll happily house the whole family, even if it rains solidly for the entire trip? Our guide includes a wide range of options at price points to suit everyone; however, we’ll focus more on family and casual group trip tents here. For specialised adventuring options, head to our best backpacking tent or the best pop-up tents guide instead.

The best tents 2023, reviewed

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Best tent 2023: get closer to nature in the perfect tent

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Best tent overall (with excellent blackout properties)


Style: Pole tunnel tent

Pack size: 74 x 36 x 36cm / 29 x 14 x 14in

Weigh: 23.1kg / 51lb

Pitched dimensions (W x L): 3.0 x 6.3 x 2.1m / 10 x 20ft

Standing room: 200cm / 79in (6ft 7in)

Capacity: 4 adults, or families of 4 or 5

Hydrostatic Head rating: 6000mm

Reasons to buy


Excellent blackout bedrooms


Spacious living / wet-weather area


Two doors and lots of windows


Vestibule for safe cooking

Reasons to avoid

No recycled material used

Requires two people to pitch (ideally)

Carry bag unlikely to last long