This is not a typical buying guide – I wrote the unique tents guide for myself when my tent broke down and I had to make the choice of what to buy next. But since technology has evolved a lot since my old tent was bought, I now have a difficult choice to make. I have listed the most amazing and unique tents available on (with affiliated links) just one mouse click away and the tent is yours! Anyway, it can’t hurt to look, scroll down…
I am truly fascinated by all new technologies when it comes to gadgets or any other object that can enhance our experience and now the time has come to upgrade my camping experience! The discovery of the new camping trends is earth shattering. I was overwhelmed first but by burning midnight oil and reading all available information I discovered some patterns how to make the choice easier. I am sharing my insights and the new cutting edge technology overview.
One can also pick up a cheap tent in supermarkets that will be fine for a couple of nights if you are not sure if camping is your “thing”.
Since the technologies are developing fast – you might be surprised of the functionality and design provided by the modern tents. Not sure if camping is for you? Check the Easy camping road trip checklists LINK
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1️⃣ Classic cabin-like tents
Large family tents accommodating 6-8 people are very popular. Always buy a size bigger to count for the extra storage space . The plus side – you can afford the foldable cot or double high air mattress in the full size tent and you don’t need to crawl in. I am huge fan of Coleman tents and other products striking with quality and affordable price, see below.
However when it comes to an innovation and jaw dropping technologies – keep scrolling, there is much for you to see.
2️⃣ Inflatable family size unique air beam tent
I am highly recommending a tent that is easy to put up and is also full height – allowing you to stand up inside it. The most practical solution is an inflatable tent with ample storage place.The Vango Odyssey tent is inflatable with the air beams replacing poles as the main difference. They are breeze to put up on your own, you don’t need second hands. The set up speed is very important when you travel with kids or when you have to put up the tent during rain. Inflatable tents holds really well in high winds, much better than pole tents. The downside is the rather high price.
Find out more information about the advantages of the inflatable tents in the bog www.coolofthewild.com
3️⃣ Geodesic structure unique tents for adventures
The Heimplanet inflatable dome tent is my favorite. Brilliant design using the newest technology advantages and offering a quick set up thanks to a simple inflation procedure. It is very stable and windproof with a geodesic structure. Inflation erects the frame, inner tent and flysheet. Check before buying, you need to pick the right inner tent option for 3 or 4 seasons. The 4 season tent is more expensive.
4️⃣ Off-ground stingray tents
OFF-GROUND TENT: The tent is far away from the ground and makes the stay more pleasant, so that you no longer feel the rain and the cold on the floor. The down side – you cannot stand up there and you would need a shelter or gazebo to secure comfortable outdoors space.
The most popular is tentsile tent, also called a stingray or tree tent. Tentsiles are suspended off the ground, using 3 trees as anchor points combining the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the security of a tent. Unlike traditional hammocks, our Tentsile Tree Tents and Hammocks are great for front, back and side sleepers as they don’t sag in the middle. You can buy two or three person tentsile tent. Check out www.tentsile.co.uk for more information.
Setting up the tentsile is really easy, if in doubt watch this YouTube video.
5️⃣ Off-ground cot tent
The cot tent is very popular for fishing trips. The downsize – you can hardly sit in there, cannot stand at all. The plus side – it is off the ground and easy to climb in and out. Not suitable for group of people or longer camping duration.
6️⃣ Hub design Gazelle tents
Gazelle tents have unique Hub design set and comes fully-assembled with sets up and takes down in under 90 seconds. This tent is resistant to water and wind. You can also use it in the kids play ground when not camping.
7️⃣ Travelling light in the wilderness
Travelling light – the pop-up tent is ideal. For the pop-up tents I am back to Coleman products. The Coleman lightweight tent is for when space really matters and if you are moving from one place to another every day.
I would suggest the bigger pop-up tent even when travelling alone. The pop-up tent unfolds automatically, folding it back takes some practice.
8️⃣ The most lightweight tent
The most lightweight tent for tracking, hiking or biking. Note – You must have a trekking pole to use with the tent. The teepee can resist strong wind if you correctly pitch it
9️⃣ The unique three element tent
I love paddle boarding and canoeing on the rivers but you cannot always find a camping place on the river bank. The floating tent is solution. The most revolutionary is Universe tent by Tentsile.
FROM TENTSILE WEBSITE:
Winner of The Manual & Men’s Journal Best in Show and The Gear Institute’s Gear of the Year, the Tentsile Universe 5-Person Tree Tent is the world’s most unique first Three-Element Tent. Please note – the water element is only for recreational purpose, it is not for sleeping.
Tentsile Universe 5-Person Tree Tent is the world’s first Three-Element Tent. The tent can be pitched in the air, on the ground or even float on water. Press for the link.
🔟 The unique floating tent
The DAMA floating inflatable tent does not seem so cool anymore after reviewing the Universe. However it is practical and comfortable without cutting edge technologies. It can hold against small waves without getting water inside, important if you wish to spend the night warm and dry.
🔶 Things needed for camping trip – small essentials
Read the small essentials guide for camping gadgets just to double check if you packed everything before you leave home.
Red Paddle changing coat/jacket is my most valuable investment to start and end the day when walking to the campsite communal showers. Shield yourself from the elements with the jacket, a robe designed with outdoor adventures in mind. The outline is waterproof with super soft moisture wicking fur lining – pulls water away from skin, drying you effectively and keeping you super warm . The definite thing needed for a camping trip!
🔶 Festival gear for standing out
While searching for tents, I came up with a jazzy selection for festival gear from my favourite Coleman brand. The combination of black and red colours will make you stand out from the crowd. And you can always supplement the collection with other black or red items to maintain the cool look. The Dome tent in the centre is a full-stand tent which is also compact in size. It remains the most comfortable and popular tent in the Coleman range and has many great reviews. Unfortunately the black and red model is sold out.
Read more about Love Supreme Jazz festival in the festival survival guide.
I hope the unique tents buying guide is making your tent selection easier and is inspiring you to plan the next trips. For camping trip ideas check out the fabulous road trip itinerary across Tuscany, Italy LINK
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Have a fun camping trip, enjoy!