Winter camping is becoming increasingly popular with campers looking for a quiet night’s sleep under the stars. It might not be as warm but winter camping is just as enjoyable and even more adventurous. You need to be properly prepared when you go winter camping, which includes buying the right camping equipment such as a four-season winter tent.
What should you look for in a good four-season tent? As with all winter camping equipment, it needs to be able to withstand cold, damp weather conditions. You want to make sure your tent has a high waterproof rating. This is measured in hydrostatic head (HH) – most winter tents should be 4,000mm HH to 6,000mm HH.
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It’s also important to have lots of space in your tent – not just for you but also to protect your kit from rain and snow. A decent-sized porch is a must. It’s also good to have a lightweight tent, especially if you are hiking with it.
Winter tents also should come with snow pegs, preferably two doors so you can get into your tent without letting snow inside, plus fully covered zipper vents.
Here are a few of the best winter tents available to buy in the UK. Make sure you also check out our guide to winter sleeping bags and the best camping food here.