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Camping In UK: 10 Best Cheap Tents For Festivals & Summer Camping

Looking for a cheap tent to keep you dry for under £50?

There are plenty of good cheap tents out there that won’t fall apart after one camping trip. Photo: iStock

Looking for a cheap tent to go camping in this summer? Maybe you are going to a festival or just heading on a weekend trip (and don’t want your tent to break the bank) we’ve put together a rundown of the best cheap tents available in shops across the UK.

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We’ve chosen mainly two-man tents, as bigger tents suited for family camping tend to be more expensive. You don’t even have to go too far afield to put your tent to the test – there are amazing array of campsites in London.

These tents are durable, waterproof and affordable. Interested? Read on…

Decathlon Quechua Arpenaz 2 Man Tent

Price: 19.99

Decathlon are a long-standing favourite for affordable outdoors gear, here at Mpora HQ. The Quechua Arpenaz is easy-to-pitch, waterproof, can resist winds of up to 40km/h and has a double skin – which is great for just £19.99.

Buy the Quechua Arpenaz 2 Man Tent from Decathlon here

Gelert Quickpitch 2 Tent

Price: £18.99

This two-man tent from Gelert is perfect for festival goers looking for a cheap bargain this summer. It’s a simple pop-up tent with durable groundsheet and zip door on both sides. It comes in a huge array of colours (including leopard print) so you’ll find it easy to spot in the campsite maze.

Buy the Gelert Quickpitch 2 Tent here

Eurohike Cairns 2 Tent

Price: £35

It’s not as cheap as the Gelert tent, but this Eurohike tent has a spacious porch area which is a lifesaver when you want to leave your muddy boots outside but don’t want them to get soaked when it (inevitably) rains. It is a three-pole tent and has been improved to prevent any leaks during the night.

Buy the Eurohike Cairns 2 Tent from Millets here

Vango Beat 200 Tent

Price: £50

It’s not the cheapest tent of the cheap tents on the market, but it is made by reputable tent company Vango, so you can trust it will keep you dry. The Beat 200 is simple in design with a breathable polyester lining to allow condensation to pass through and not leave you feeling like you’ve woken up in a sauna.

Buy the Vango Beat 200 Tent here

Easy Camp Comet 200 Tent

Price: £24.99

If you’re a first time camper, this tent from Easy Camp is perfect – especially if you don’t want to commit to spending a lot of money. It’s an easy to pitch, single skin two-man dome tent. There’s a handy anti-bug mesh over the door to stop creatures invading your tent when you want to let some air in.

Buy the Easy Camp Comet 200 Tent here

Freedom Trail Pitch And Go Pop-Up Tent

Price: £50

It’s another pop-up tent but the Freedom Trail tent is made to be durable and last much longer than your regular supermarket tent. In under five minutes, you’ll have the tent out of the bag and pegged to the ground – ready for you to settle down in the sunshine with a cider.

Buy the Freedom Trail Pitch And Go Pop-Up Tent from GoOutdoors here

North Gear Camping Mars Waterproof Dome Tent

Price: £39.99

Sleeping four people for just £40 is a bargain. This tent is one of the best we’ve seen on the market for this price. Made from durable materials with taped seams, it’s built to withstand heavy wind and rain – plus it has had some amazing reviews on Amazon.

Buy the North Gear Camping Mars Waterproof Dome Tent here

Mountain Warehouse Festival Dome 2 Man Tent

Price: £24.99

It might be a small tent but for this price, you can’t complain. It’s compact and lightweight which makes it ideal for lugging across a festival campsite. There are some great reviews on the Mountain Warehouse website with multiple customer praising it’s ability to withstand windy, rainy conditions.

Buy the Mountain Warehouse Festival Dome 2 Man Tent here

Frostfire Large 2 Person Instant Popup Tent

Price: £26.99

Frostfire are a new brand on the tent market – and they are making excellent affordable tents like this one. It’s easy to set-up and doesn’t take much hassle to put it away. If you don’t have too much gear with you, this will comfortably sleep two people.

Buy the Frostfire Large 2 Person Instant Popup Tent here

ProAction 4 Man Dome Tent

Price: £19.99

It’s practically unheard of to find a four man tent for £19.99 – but this one has some seriously good test reviews. From withstanding heavy rain at Download festival to being super easy to assemble, it is one of the best we’ve found. You would sleep two people plus gear in here – easy!

Buy the ProAction 4 Man Dome Tent from Argos here

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