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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended or typical retail price. It's worth looking for end-of-season sales as discounts can be significant.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 109 and 1190
We rate the tents on how comfortable they are to live in and use, taking into account the usable area of the inner tent and vestibule (height and floor area), access to the tent, the number and size of doors and windows, and ventilation.
enter value/s in increments of i between 42 and 94
Ease of assembly score
Our tester Peter measures how long it takes to put the tents up and take them down. Times range from 11–25 minutes to put up and 10–22 minutes to pack up. Peter sets up each tent once to get familiar with it, and then times and scores the second attempt. These times are only a guide because they're based on the times of an experienced user putting the tent up in ideal conditions. Times will vary depending on experience, weather and ground conditions.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 90
Rain test score
We test with an artificial rain system (a water spray driven by a large fan). Tents that have no leaks during this test score 100%. Some don't have a score because we changed the method some time ago and the scores aren't comparable.
enter value/s in increments of i between 20 and 100
Bag with wheels
Most tents are at least moderately heavy, so a wheeled carry bag can make it easier to transport them.
An extra sheet of material over the roof for added rain protection and insulation.
Waterproof taped seams on floor
Waterproof taped seams on fly
Handy for letting more light in during the day (or perhaps stargazing at night).
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Usability score
- Ease of assembly score
- Rain test score
- Ease of carrying score
- Peg quality
- Good points
- Bad points
- Claimed number of persons
- Number of rooms
- Tent layout
- Number of entrances
- Internal storage pockets
- Other storage
- Can front door be turned into an awning?
- Power cord access
- Hanging hooks / rings
- Top air vents
- Bottom vents
- Sleeping area dimensions (m, L x W x H)
- Vestibule dimensions (m, L x W x H)
- Fly sheet
- Peg material
- Literature supplied
- Other items
- Bag with wheels
- Carry bag dimensions (cm, L x W)
- Weight (kg)
- Waterproof taped seams on fly
- Waterproof taped seams on floor
- Double-stitching (fly)
- Double-stitching (floor)
- Warranty (yrs)