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Family camping top tips

Family camping is lots of fun! And children who camp outdoors at least once a year will go on to do better at school, as well as being healthier and happier, according to their parents. This is the finding of a research study carried out by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University and the Camping and Caravanning Club. 

With a fantastic forecast for sunshine throughout the summer, enjoy a fabulous family holiday in the great outdoors. Roger and Julie Wickham from Devon Outdoor and The Camping & Kite Centre have been camping with the family for over twenty years so they know all about the challenge of holidaying with kids of all ages! Here they share their top 10 tips for camping with the family…

Tip 1: Keep it close…

One of the very best tips for family trips is to camp near to home. For short weekend breaks you will be more willing to camp more often if there is not a long drive before or after each trip. We’re spoilt in North Devon and in Monmouthshire for some fantastic campsites close to our stores, so why go anywhere else!

Tip 2: Get an inflatable tent…

Air tents are an innovative design that means you don’t need to use tent poles. The ability to have a four man tent up in seconds means you don’t need to hesitate to go away even if only for one night.

Tip 3: Double up… 

It may sound expensive but having kitchen utensils just for camping (such as tin openers and graters) is so much easier than having the raid the kitchen drawers before each camping trip. And double up on your toiletries otherwise your toothpaste will be with the other half when you need it!

Tip 4: Plan your meals…

Work out a basic camping menu with food that is easily stored (tins etc) between trips. Pre-cook and freeze a few camping friendly meals such as spag bol or a chilli – they also be an ice pack in your coolbox.

Tip 5: Get some sensible storage…

Buy a selection of plastic crates or boxes – ideally with lids on, that you can store your camping items in. It makes packing easier and quicker and means you can prepack in the rain if you have to!

Tip 6: Pack lightly…

The less you pack the less time it will take. Sounds obvious but it’s very easy to over pack for a camping trip especially with regards to clothing. Just remember clothes can be layered, grime is part of the fun of camping and most sites have laundry facilities on site if things get really dirty. Do remember to take some footwear for wet conditions though – wellies and crocs are great for dewy grass.

Tip 7: Camp with friends…

Share jobs and responsibilities onsite but it’s also a great idea to take it in turns to plan and organise your camping trips – meaning all you have to do is pack the car and turn up, unless it’s your turn of course! And playmates = happier kids!

Tip 8: Keep the kids entertained… 

Pack a bag of toys suitable for camping that the kids won’t miss at home – such as cards, drawing and outdoor toys. Squeezing in a portable DVD player that can be used in the car or on rainy days when the kids are bored will also be a lifesaver.  

Tip 9: Stay warm and dry…

Everyone loves camping in the sunny summer weather but be prepared with extra layers for everyone. Avoid sleeping bags that are too cheap or too thin.On a chilly night put a hot water bottle in to warm them up before bedtime and you’ll stay warm all night (remove before children get in to avoid overheating). 

Tip 10: Clean as you go…

Take a dustpan and brush.  They’ll keep leaves, dirt and crumbs (and creepy crawlies!) at bay. 

For more advice or camping equipment visit Devon Outdoor on the lower landscaping level at St John’s Garden Centre in Ashford, near Barnstaple
or The Camping & Kite Centre at Raglan Garden Centre near Abergavenny.

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Zempire Evo tent series

An open-plan design with multiple ventilation points, the Zempire Evo range is ideal for family camping this summer.

Built to last with SeroLink beam technology and tough 150D fly fabric.

With their small pack size, the Zempire Evo range offers a fantastic combination of flexibility and connectivity.

Zempire EV TXL V2 Tent

The Zempire Evo TXL V2 Tent has a spacious full head-height living area, large front awning and versatile Multi-Room bedroom system. Sleeping 6 (comfort) and 8 (with the optional inner) it is the perfect family tent to get away and relax at the campsite.

Zempire Evo
Zempire Evo TXL V2 Tent 2022

Zempire EV TL V2 Tent

The Zempire Evo TL V2 Tent sleeps 4 (comfort) and 5 (maximum) but with the same fantastic spec as the TXL.

Zempire Evo
Zempire Evo TL V2 Tent 2022

Zempire EV TM V2 Tent

A new look for a mid range tent, the Zempire Evo TM V2 Tent is the perfect tent for couples or small families sleeping 3 (comfort) and 4 (maximum).

Zempire Evo
Zempire Evo TM V2 Tent 2022

The Zempire Evo series offers loads of innovative features to make your camping experience better than ever.

The light-diffusing bedroom fabric means uninterrupted sleep and the low and high ventilation helps reduce condensation and keep the tent at a more comfortable temperature. This range of tents has everything you need for any adventure.

The inflatable airframe makes erecting these tents easier than ever. The Pro Series Pump is included in the bag.

The angled beam construction offers improved wind stability and headspace throughout the tent giving you peace of mind in all weathers. The material is highly waterproof as well as being treated with a UV blocker.

Improve your tent with these optional extras:

Zempire is a New Zealand camping empire built by husband and wife team Richard and Sophie Knauf. From small beginnings, a dedication to smart design has seen this Kiwi company build a global community of devoted fans.

Strength and durability are essentials for any great outdoors product – but it’s the dedication to design that makes Zempire something special. All Zempire products are meticulously constructed for ease of use, packability, and extra comfort. Every detail is considered. What’s more, they look great and are fun to use.

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Connect a driveaway awning to a campervan

Looking to connect a driveaway awning to a campervan?
Once you have chosen your driveaway awning, the next question that we get asked is, how do you fix it to your campervan?

When fixing a driveaway awning, the most secure way to attach it is by using a driveaway kit. A driveaway kit will allow you to easily attach and detach the awning from your vehicle so that you can drive off leaving your awning at the campsite and then quickly re-attach it when you return at the end of the day.

Kits like this from Westfield  have a length of grey kadar material which slides into the awning channel on your campervan or motorhome, whilst the other fits into the ‘Figure of 8’ strips which slide simply onto your awning beading. This allows you to disconnect & re-connect the awning with the vehicle in situ. Comes complete with its own carry bag for easy storage when not in use.
This kit is a 6mm x 6mm channel which means you connect your awning to a C rail/channel on your van or a 6mm wind-out awning such as a Thule or Omnistor.

If you wish to connect the 6mm beaded edge of your driveaway awning to a Fiamma wind-out awning, then a 4mm x 6mm kit is required like the Westfield Driveaway Kit 6mm to 4mm.

In this video, Roger demonstrates how to connect your driveaway awning to your campervan with a driveaway kit:

The Outdoor Revolution Magnetic Driveaway Kit allows you to attach a driveaway awning to your metal roof. With 2.7 metres of coverage, this kit should fit the majority of driveaway awnings. The ideal situation is a flat metal roof to ensure a secure connection to the van.

If you have roof bars fitted to your van, but no C rail, then you can attach straight onto these using the Velcro straps supplied with the awning.
Many older camper vans may have a gutter. In this case, you can use a Pole and Clamp kit to attach your awning. The pole is threaded through the sleeve and is connected to the van using the clamps provided.
If none of these methods are available to you, then just use the straps on the awning and throw them over the top of the van and peg down on the other side with some strong pegs. Pop tops can make this a little trickier but it is still doable by positioning the straps around the sides of the pop top.

Our experienced team can help you to choose the right driveaway kit for your campervan or motorhome. We have a great selection instore and we’re always happy to take time to discuss your requirements and show you around.

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Buying a Self-Inflating Mat for your Campervan

Getting a good night’s sleep when you’re away camping is really important and helps to make sure the rest of your holiday goes well. So why not upgrade your sleeping setup with a Self-Inflating Mat?

Self-inflating mats have become really popular over the last few years because they’re easy to use and durable. These mats also add a level of comfort and warmth you won’t find with a standard airbed. Available in a range of different thicknesses depending on your needs, starting from the lightweight backpacking 3cm thick up to 10cm/12cm thick for the more glamping campers.

So, what is a self-inflating mat?

The self-inflating part of the mat comes from a sheet of foam inside which the air has been ‘rolled’ out of to give a compact size. All you need to do is unroll the mat, open the valve and let the air be ‘sucked’ back in, it’s that simple. We offer a range of single and double SIMs from Outdoor Revolution, Vango, Outwell and Kampa.

Will one fit in the back of my campervan?

Lots of smaller campervans such as VWT4s and T5s use rock –‘n’ roll beds or have beds that are narrower than a standard double self-inflating mat. Vango and Outdoor Revolution have got around this issue and produced self-inflating mats specifically for campervans.

New For 2022, the Vango California Pop sleeping mat is created from 75 Denier, soft, brushed fabric and constructed from 5cm of insulating foam for a comfortable night’s sleep. It features a twist valve for easy inflation and deflation and a Fast Pack Carry Bag to make putting away your mat really easy.

The Vango California Rock and Roll self-inflating mat features 75D Peach Brushed fabric with soft, elastic fabric sides, ensuring a luxurious sleep. With its 3D construction and thick insulation foam for added warmth and comfort the California provides a real home-from-home sleeping experience.

New from Outdoor Revolution, the Camp Star Top of the Pop self-inflating sleeping mat is designed to fit in the roof space of your van. Ideal for the Pop Top bed however because of the extra deep 7.5cm dimensions, it will need to be taken out and folded away when not in use. The mat is inflated through 2 simple and reliable brass inflation valves located in the bottom corners which screw tight to lock in the air overnight. Easy to use, compact and more comfortable than other specific Pop Top self-inflating mats on the market. Available in 100mm and 75mm widths.

The Outdoor Revolution Camp Star Rock and Roll self-inflating mat allows you to get a more comfortable night’s sleep in the van. It features a robust Peach polyester on both the fabric top and base making it reversible and can be used in Continental campervans. Constructed from a 10cm deep flat foam with horizontal drill holes making it lighter and more compressible in use. The mat is inflated through 2 patented one-way Cyclone Valves located at the bottom of the mat that effortlessly inflate and deflate the mat quickly and efficiently.

In this video, Roger shows you the Outdoor Revolution Camp Star Rock’n’Roll Self-Inflating mat:

If like us, the rock ‘n’ roll bed in your campervan is wider than 100mm, then take a look at the Outwell Dreamspell Double Airbed. This airbed has a deep profile 3D shape for a great night’s sleep. It also features the Outwell Flat High-Flow Valve and mattress-like home from home sleep comfort. Lightweight and compact pack size make it ideal for any camping trip.

Roger took a look at the Dreamspell Double Airbed and demonstrates how it fits brilliantly in our van:

Our experienced team can help you to choose the right self-inflating mat for your campervan. We have a great selection instore and we’re always happy to take time to discuss your requirements and show you around.

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Buying a Driveaway Awning for Campervan or Motorhomes

What is a Driveaway Awning?

Driveaway awnings are fantastic for adding extra space without taking away from your daily mobility.  

Having that extra bit of space on your holiday is so important, but what if where you sleep is also how you get around? If you are lucky enough to own a campervan or motorhome, then a driveaway awning is a fantastic solution!

Driveaway awnings are free-standing structures, just like a tent, that have a tunnel connecting your vehicle. This allows you to disconnect the awning from your van, drive away and come back to connect up your home away from home with ease after a day’s exploring.


Why buy a Driveaway Awning?

Driveaway awnings are self-supporting. You attach it to your van’s awning rail, but you can take it off and leave it, as you would a tent, on your pitch when you head off out for the day. 

This gives you a a bit of extra space in your holiday home which can be incredibly versatile: a dining room, a bedroom to sleep extra guests, a play area for rainy days, somewhere to store bikes and boots and numerous other uses. 

The extra space provided can be used however you wish. Most driveaway awnings will give you enough space to sit at a table and some will have an option to add a sleeping annexe to offer you even more space.

Top Tip: Mark your van position with pegs so you know the position to park back in when you return to the campsite and want to re-connect your awning.

Choosing your Awning

When choosing your driveaway awning the golden rule is to make sure it is within the correct height range for your vehicle.

You will need to measure from the ground to the awning rail/top of your vehicle, this measurement will determine what size awning you will need. 

Lightweight, versatile and stylish, the Vango Agora Air VW Driveaway is ideal for short trips away in your campervan. The Sentinel Sport Fabric is both visually appealing and lightweight.

Lightweight and compact, the Kampa Action Air Driveaway Awning is ideal for those who want a little extra space without having to take a cumbersome awning with them.

Carrying on from the Movelite T2 from previous years, the Outdoor Revolution Movelite T2R Midline Driveaway Awning has been updated in a new material. Based on the best-selling blueprint of the longstanding T2, this popular style offers excellent internal space courtesy of the sharp angle of the front panel.

If you’re thinking of buying a campervan or converting a van for holidays on the road, we can recommend you speak to the team at Taylored Campervans. North Devon’s leading campervan conversions UK company, Taylored Campervans based in Barnstaple offers fully converted campervans, vans and fitting services.


Our experienced team can help you find the perfect awning for your camper van or motorhome. We have a selection of driveaway awnings from top brands like Vango, Outdoor Revolution and Kampa on display at both of our stores in Devon and Wales and we’re always happy to take time to discuss your requirements and show you around.

Take a look at our full range of awnings and buy a driveaway awning for your van or motorhome – Great prices, with many available on 0% finance.

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Nikwax Guide: How to reproof a coat

Nikwax environmentally friendly product range for outdoor activities. Waterproofing, Cleaning and Conditioning for clothes and Equipment.

There are a couple of ways that you can reproof your gear, but here we’re going to explain how to do it in your washing machine. Not only is this the less time-consuming method, it also gets a better coverage of the coat.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Nikwax Tech Wash

Nikwax TX. Direct Wash-in

Your washing machine

Somewhere to dry your coat

STEP 1 – CLEAN THE MACHINE

Set your machine to 60C and run a cycle to clear any build-up of washing powder

STEP 2 – EMPTY POCKETS AND ZIP ZIPS

Empty out all pockets on your coat. Then zip all the zips shut. This helps to keep the shape of the coat while it is in the washing machine.

STEP 3 – TECH WASH

To make sure that your coat gets the best reproofing, firstly give it a clean first using Nikwax Tech Wash. 

To do this, pop your coat in the washing machine and pour two measured capfuls of shaken product into the detergent drawer. Set to the temperature recommended on the label of your coat and set the cycle. 

STEP 4 – WATERPROOFING WITH TX DIRECT

Without removing your coat from the washing machine, shake the Nikwax TX Direct and add two capfuls into the detergent drawer, as you did with the Tech Wash. This time, set the cycle to 30C delicates so that the coat gets a good coating of the reproofer and doesn’t get a hard spin at the end

STEP 5 – DRYING

Once the cycle has finished, remove the coat from the machine. Pop it onto a hanger then leave to dry completely. Once dry, you’re ready to head out into the rain for your next adventure!

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How to waterproof a tent

Many people are discovering the joy of camping this summer and also enjoying the delights of a UK holiday. Of course, with a British summer you can never quite trust the weather! Glorious sunshine one minute, and before you know it, the rain is coming down in buckets. So if you’ve invested in a tent then you need to make sure it stays waterproof!

A waterproof tent is a must! Some people routinely waterproof their tent after every few uses. Others may only do it once in the tents’ lifetime. 

How often you waterproof tent depends on how much you use it, how well you look after it, and what the weather is like when you use it. 

It’s a fairly easy process, but really well worth the effort so that you go on enjoying your waterproof tent for longer.

Here’s our simple guide:

1. Clean your tent

Before you apply a waterproofing treatment, seam sealant or repair tape, you’ll need to give your tent a good clean.

  • Set up your tent
  • Fill a bucket with warm water and add Nikwax Tech Wash or Nikwax Tent and Gear Solarwash – these products are detergent free and can be used safely on waterproof fabrics.  You should never use standard detergent, as these will destroy any waterproofing.
  • Gently sponge down until it is clean, paying extra attention to the seams
  • DO NOT be tempted to put your tent in the washing machine!

2. Apply a tent waterproofing treatment 

  • Ensure that the tent is clean.  If you are using Nikwax Tent and Gear proof, you can apply this to a damp tent.
  • If using a product like Fabsil, it must go onto a dry fabric
  • Apply the treatment to the tent all over with a spray, brush or sponge
  • Wipe off any excess product with a damp cloth
  • Avoid getting any proofer on the windows as it can leave a residue

3. Seal the seams

  • Check inside for any seams that might be letting in water
  • Using a dry cloth, wipe the seam dry
  • Carefully remove any bits that are peeling off
  • Apply the seam sealer as per the instructions 
  • Leave the tent to dry fully before packing it away
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Choosing a caravan awning

Choosing a caravan awning is the perfect way to allow you to enjoy holidays any time of year. If you’re lucky enough to own a caravan you’ll enjoy spending time out and about but when you arrive and pitch up, sometimes you need a bit more room. Choosing a caravan awning will increase the amount of living space and create a real home away from home.

Awnings come in all shapes and sizes, from a simple sun canopy that provides shelter or shade, to a porch awning perfect for a bit of extra space and outside storage, to a full awning with add on bedroom annexes to extend your touring caravan’s accommodation and number of berths.

Before you decide which awning best suits your needs, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you a tourer? ie are you going to be moving around with your van or only going to pitch up for a week or two?
  • Are you going to be pitching up more permanently? For example on a seasonal pitch.

There are three common types of awning for caravans and motorhomes, the full awning, the porch awning and the sun canopy.

• A full awning is designed to maximise the floor space of your caravan – providing extra room for storage, significantly increasing your living space and increasing sleeping capacity, by using the whole awning rail. These awnings need to be bought in the correct size (see how to measure for your full awning below).  These awnings are great for longer term pitching, as they provide a very good weatherproof living area, and tend to be stable in bad weather.  Quite often these awnings are available in a tougher fabric and therefore are great for seasonal pitches.

Isabella Ambassador Dawn Caravan Awning
The Isabella Ambassador Dawn Full Caravan Awning

A porch awning offers less space than a full awning (although the larger models still afford you a good amount of space), but they are lighter, easier to handle and quick to erect.  These are often available in a light weight fabric but can be available in a tougher, seasonal fabric too.  

Dometic Rally Air Pro 330S Awning 2021

A sun canopy offers an extra bit of shelter or shade and can be attached to the rail of your van, providing a quick and simple set up for temporary use. 

The Sunncamp Protekta 10 Roll Out Sun Canopy

Q. What size awning do I need?

Most new caravan manuals will tell you what size awning you need but you might not have this information.

To measure for a full awning, make sure your caravan is level and thread some cord (non-stretch!) up through the awning channel. Make sure it reaches the ground on both sides.

If you’re thinking of buying a porch awning, you need to take these key measurements:

A. The horizontal length of the awning rail (the flat part before it curves)

B. The height of the caravan from ground to awning rail
When choosing a porch awning you should take into account where the windows and doors or lockers are. You want to make sure if possible that the edge of the awning doesn’t impede accessibility.

If you’re going to use your awning frequently throughout the year, or if you have a seasonal pitch, then it really needs to be durable. Particularly in the winter it will need to be highly weather resistant.

If you’ll only be using your awning occasionally through the summer, then it’s not necessary to go for such a durable product.


Q. What frame type is best?

Like a tent, there are two frame types for an awning – a traditional poled frame and an inflatable tube (air awning).

A traditional metal poled frame tends to offer a more stable awning in bad weather. They are generally heavier and can take a bit more time to erect. A carbon fibre frame will be lighter and generally less expensive, using flexible poles, like many tents.  The poles will come in a separate bag so will make transportation easier.

An inflatable air awning is very easy and quick to erect and is usually lighter than a traditional full awning, although the airtubes remain fixed to the awning at all times, so bear this in mind when you are thinking about the weight.

Our experienced team can help you with choosing a caravan awning that’s perfect for you. We have an extensive selection of caravan awnings on display and we’re always happy to take time to discuss your requirements and show you around.

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Choosing a tent

Whether you’re buying your very first tent, or upgrading to bigger and better things, choosing a tent can be daunting.

As we’re experienced campers with years of practise in camping as a couple and as a family we can help you to choose the best style and make of tent for you and your family. Here we’ve put together our top tips for choosing a tent…

If it’s at all possible, try and have a look around at a tent display, especially if you’ve got no ideas at all as to your preference. It can really help to visualise the size too. Our tent display is open now and we erect many different styles and sizes of tents.

choosing a tent - our tent display in Barnstaple
A small part of our Barnstaple tent display

Look closely at the differences between air tents and poled tents – with an air tent the steel or fibre glass poles are replaced with a beam that is inflated with an electric or hand pump.   Whichever pump you choose, the tent goes up in a matter of minutes – just peg out and you’re done. 

Air tents come as a single unit that you plug in a pump and in a matter of minutes you have a solid free-standing structure to peg out and you’re done. 

Traditional poled tents usually take a little longer to assemble as you’ll need to thread the poles through the sleeves on the tent before guying the tent out. 

In terms of pitching, the benefits lie with the air tent as one person can take care of it with relative ease. However just bear in mind, that it can be heavier, as the tent will be in one bag, unlike your poled tent which will usually be split across two bags making it easier to carry.

  • We advise that you ignore the number of berths suggested by the manufacturer and look closely at the size of the bedroom areas instead. For a comfortable space, allow approximately 80cm width for a single air bed and 140cm for a double. 

When you’re choosing a tent, think about how many people you’ll be sleeping, allowing for a bit of extra room to move around too.

  • Where are the bedrooms? Do you want them adjacent to each other or separate? If the bedrooms are separate then each area has a bit more privacy but adjacent is good if you have younger children and might need to get to them quickly in the night.  Often adjacent bedrooms mean that two bedrooms can be opened up so that you have one large room – a useful option if you’re not sure how small children will cope on their first camping trip.

Some tents now have blackout bedrooms, which make them very dark – so dark that you really can’t see very much at all!  If your family have a habit of waking early in the mornings, this may be an advantage.

  • Storage is an important consideration, especially if you are camping with the family. Extra bedrooms and annexes are good for keeping items like clothing, rucksacks and toys out of the way.
  • What’s the standing height like? Unless you’re very restricted on pack size and weight, there is no reason to have a tent that you can’t stand up in. Check that the inner height of the tent (not the outer figures which are sometimes shown) is greater than your actual height. The height in the sleeping areas is sometimes lower which is usually fine, as you’re lying down for the majority of the time.
  • What’s the inside space like? If you are able to take a look around the erected tent in advance, go inside, zip it up and imagine you and your family all inside when it’s raining outside. Is it big enough? Will you feel claustrophobic or can you sit the family down around a table and play some board games to keep yourself entertained? 

Also have a look and see whether the tent you like has a canopy or doors that can be used as a canopy. These are useful as it means the doors can be left open even during a shower of rain, giving you a dry entry point, prevents soggy gear and means your view of the outside isn’t hampered.

  • We never advise cooking inside your tent.  Safety must come first, so a good-sized porch or a separate day tent is a sensible idea for your camp kitchen.
  • Think about how you’ll transport your tent from home to the campsite. Take a look at the packed size and weight.  Will it fit in your car along with all your other camping equipment, clothes and food. 
  • You may want to consider the size of tent you need compared to the size you want!  You can pay more for a bigger pitch at certain campsites.
  • Do you need to be able to pitch the tent on your own?  If so, you may want to consider buying a smaller more manageable tent, or consider buying an air tent.  These can be pitched very quickly and easily by one person.
  • Most family tents pitch outer first.  But if you are looking at buying a small tent, consider whether it is inner or outer pitch first.  If it’s inner first, then it’s harder to keep the inside dry if it’s raining whilst you’re pitching it.
  • Water resistance or proofing in nylon and synthetic tents is rated in HH figures i.e. HH3000, HH4000 etc. We advise that anything over 3000HH will be adequate. Don’t get confused by the rating of the groundsheet which is sometimes given (this is usually much higher) – it is the flysheet HH rating that you need to check.
  • Nearly all bedroom pods have a built-in groundsheet to keep bugs and draughts out while you sleep. In most modern family tents this is extended to the living space as well and is called a sewn-in groundsheet or SIG. The other option is a loose or removable groundsheet in the living area which might not be quite so cosy. 
  • A porch can be a godsend if you need to keep wet and muddy pets or things like pushchairs and bikes out of the main tent. Porches usually have removable groundsheets so you can take them out to clean them or just leave them out altogether.
  • In the UK it’s important to think about rainy weather when you’re choosing a tent but it’s also a good idea to give some thought to really hot weather (we do have some occasionally!)  Look for good ventilation to avoid too much condensation.  This is unavoidable at times when the weather is particularly cold and damp at night, especially if your tent is full to capacity with people and pets.  Good ventilation also helps keep the tent cooler in summer.  Fly mesh on doors can also help reduce condensation, as doors can be left open, but insects will be kept out.

Canvas and cotton tents are more breathable than polyester and so stay cooler in the summer.  If a hotter destination is on the cards, it’s definitely something to consider.

  • Is your tent of choice from a reliable and reputable manufacturer? There’s a good reason why some companies have been around for many years and that’s because they produce good quality products that will give you the best time on your precious holidays. 

Read the reviews! You’ll find invaluable information and first-hand recommendations from people actually using the product.

We understand that choosing a tent can be an investment, and with so many different types, shapes, sizes and features on offer it can be quite daunting. Our experienced team are here to help whether it’s in store or online – you only have to ask!

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Vango Earth Collection

Have you checked out the Vango Earth range of tents made from single use waste plastic?

Vango have invested a lot of time in developing signature quality products that have a positive impact on the environment.

A key focus for a long time at Vango has been the environment, leading to the introduction of the new 2021 Earth Collection, bringing a collection of AirBeam® and poled tents together, with one key theme, they are all made from recycled single use plastics. The collection launches our new Sentinel Eco fabric, reducing plastic waste from the environment.

Find out more about the process by having a look at the Vango blog


Vango Joro

Available for pre-order is the Vango Joro 4 and 6 man poled and air tents

Vango Joro Air 600XL Tent 2021
Vango Earth collection

Vango Aether

Available for pre-order is the Vango Aether 4 man poled tent as well as 6 man poled and air tents

Vango Aether Air 600XL Tent 2021
Vango Earth collection

Roger took a closer look at the collection in this video

Our range of Vango tents includes the Earth range which are available to preorder now.