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Canvas Opinion: The Best Festival Tent Guide 2017

Best Festival Tent Guide

The best festival tents reviewed and rated: from pop-ups to inflatables to teepees, a good tent is essential to get the most out of a festival. These are the best festival tents to buy in 2017...

First things first. The very expression ‘festival tent’ has become modern shorthand for flimsy, cheap and environmentally toxic bits of fabric and plastic that drunk teenagers collapse into after watching the Kings of Leon. That is not what we will be reviewing here.

Because unless you are an 18-year old celebrating life post A-levels, you’re going to want things that the so-called festival tent can’t provide: warmth, shelter, wind resistance and pegs that won’t bend. You want space to lie on your back without sticking your feet outside.

And you’ll want something that is relatively easy to take out, assemble and then take down again thanks to instructions written by someone with an ounce of common sense and a passing acquaintance with the English language.

These genuine festival tents are for genuine festival goers, and they provide all the above and more. They will be your home from home when the elements – invariably – turn nasty. Your port of call in the eye of the storm. Look after them and they will look after you for many summers of festival going to come.

So without further ado, here are the best festival tents of 2017…

Best Festival Tent Guide
  • Vango Soul 200 tent
  • Quechua 2 Seconds Easy 3
    Quechua 2 Seconds Easy 3
  • Vango Centara 800
  • Tentipi Onyx 9 Light
    Tentipi Onyx 9 Light

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