In festival season it's easy to forget that tents aren't all muddy, 20 quid pop ups from Argos. Or that they might serve a purpose other than giving you somewhere to pass out after a heavy session on the ciders.
But the truth is the primary purpose of tents is to help you get away from the kind of crowds you get at festivals, to escape to quieter climes. And summer is a perfect time to do it.
"The primary purpose of tents is to help you get away from the kind of crowds you get at festivals"
Anyway if you were lucky enough to own one of these crazy contraptions you'd never want to take it to a festival anyway, lest some moron with a head full of ketamine mistook it for a public toilet (yes, that has happened to Mpora...)
The Cocoon Hanging Tent
A capacious hanging bedroom with a circular bed that will easily sleep two.
The Onion Dome Tent
Shaped like a giant clove of garlic but with plenty of space inside.
The Interconnected Tented Village
You could sleep several families in here and they'd never have to step outside
The Collie Confuser Tent
Baffle the hell out of sheepdogs with this cool printed design from Field Candy
The Floating Tipi
Doesn't that look like the most peaceful living set up ever?
The Bush Villa
No-one does tents quite like the South Africans...
The Roof Conversion
Keeps you away from animals and insects
The Bike Board Tent
Just cycle to where you want to camp and set 'er up!
The Outrigger Kayak Tent
If you don't have a car or a bike, simply set up on your canoe.
The Mongolian Yurt
Outer Mongolia - the ultimate getaway...
The Sydney Opera House Luxury Option
This is almost not a tent at all it's so plush - it has electrically adjustable beds, heating, hot water and electric lights.
Oh and it looks like a famous antipodean landmark.
The Kissing Couple Tent
One to take to festivals. This print will confuse the hell out of any perverts, allowing you to actually get down to business should you so wish.
The Solar Powered Tent
Designed by a company called Kaleidoscope in collaboration with Orange phones, this tent turned a lot of heads back at Glastonbury 2010.
Imagine, you'd never need to worry about queueing to charge your phone again...
The Heated Tipi
Designed in Scandinavia, this tipi is built to keep you comfortable whatever the weather. Great for camping in Scotland in the summer then...
The Tree Tent
Produced by a company called Tentstile, this hammock-like contraption keeps you a healthy distance away from any unwanted creepy crawlies.
The Forest Dweller's Yurt
A different take on the classic version from the Mongolian steppe...
The Car Park Camper's Choice
Disguise yourself as a car and never have to pay for a campsite again. Watch out for traffic wardens though...
The Game Lodge Tent
A semi-permanent construction of pure beauty in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in South Africa
The Ultimate Rooftop Tent
An old Series 3 Land Rover with a truly epic roof top palace
The Tramp's Roof Top Tent
Turn your (t)-rusty shopping trolley into a proper home with this handy tent.
The Watermelon Slice
The Trampoline Tent
Yes, this is a tent on a trampoline. In case you need help bouncing out of bed in the mornings...
The Honeycomb Tents
These stackable honeycomb tents mean you and your family can each have your own room... which probably means you'll get on a lot better on holiday!