Pop Up Tents Buyer's Guide
Pop up tents are fast becoming a very popular choice for people heading away on short camping trips or to festivals. Discover the advantages of these fun and practical tents with this handy buyer's guide from Halfords.
If you like camping but don't want to spend ages setting up a tent, a pop up tent could be the answer. They're light, quick and simple to use - read on to learn more about their features and benefits.
WHAT IS A POP UP TENT?
The clue is in the name - pop up tents feature a clever design that allows them to spring into shape when you unzip them from their carry bag. This means no messing around with poles - simply pop up your tent, then peg it into the ground and off you go.
Re-packing the tent usually involves folding it into a coiled shape then fitting it into its bag. This means most pop up tents form a flat circular disc when packed away, rather than the cylinder shape that traditional tents take.
ADVANTAGES OF A POP UP TENT
- Extremely quick and simple to pitch, making them ideal for first-time campers
- Useful for festival goers who just want to get their festival tent up quickly and then go to see the bands
- Great for a quick getaway or a one-night camping trip - you won't have to spend hours setting them up and can get on with enjoying the great outdoors
- Fun for kids and make a good play tent as well as one to sleep in
TYPES OF POP UP TENT
The majority of pop up tents are single skinned, 1&2 man tents as this keeps them lightweight and simple in design. However as their popularity grows, some more premium versions are coming onto the market.
Halfords now offers 2 man and 4 man pop up tents with a double skin, offering all the same advantages for fuss-free camping, but with more room and even better protection from the weather.
Even if you're a couple, it may be worth investing in a 4 man pop up tent, as the 2 man versions can be a tight fit for two people with all their camping equipment.
RESERVE POP UP TENTS ONLINE AT HALFORDS
Halfords has a great range of pop up tents with some funky designs, which is particularly useful if you need your tent to stand out at a festival!
Pop up tents can be reserved and collected in-store or bought for home delivery - browse our online collection today to choose one that you like.