Looking for the best 4 man tent...
If you are wondering how to add a bit of zing and adventure to your life over the coming warmer months, then there isn’t anything quite as authentic as tent camping, cuddling up in your sleeping bag for a few nights, with your loved ones lying close by. It really is a fab way to temporarily disconnect yourself from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Great family and friend memories can be created around the camp fire, telling stories, singing songs and roasting marshmallows. Some people may find the idea of sleeping overnight under canvas a ridiculous idea, yet get them to give it a chance and many find they can’t wait for the next camping adventure. Some also perceive camping as a little bit out of date, but with all the latest innovations from well known camping manufactures, like Vango and Outwell, tent life nowadays is anything but old fashioned! Here at Leisureshopdirect we have a huge array of small family tents, so let’s take a close look at some of the very best 4 man tents available for the 2022 camping season.
Are any tents environmentally friendly?
Being really quite environmentally minded, I can’t help but mention the Vango Earth 4 man tents first! Vango’s Earth Collection ia an award-winning range of tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and camping furniture,that are all made from recycled single-use plastics, like carrier bags, bottles and straws. Vango takes this polluting plastic, breaks it into tiny pieces and weaves it together to create the amazing Earth fabric. Instead of worthlessly floating around the seas of our world, these plastics can travel with you in the form of market-leading camping equipment. Ingenious! There is much more in-depth information about the Vango Earth Collection here, with a wide range of these environmentally friendly Vango products.
The award winning Vango Aether Air 450XL Earth Tent was new for the 2021 season and proved to be very popular last summer. Made from Vango’s Sentinal Eco Fabric, it has a waterproof rating of 3000mm hh , promising to keep you and your camping entourage dry in prolonged rainy weather. This recycled polyester fabric is 70 denier, which is a very high density weave, making it highly water-tight, very dependable and hard wearing. However, it is still quite a light fabric, making the Vango Aether Earth Tent easy to move around, transport and store. It has all the usual features you would expect from a well-made, high quality tent, like UPF 0f 30+ and fire retardant standards, but also boasts Vango’s ColorLok technology, which means your tent will hold it’s stylish vibrant colour for a lot longer, making you the envy of the campsite for many years to come.
The Vango Aether 450xl 4 man tent has the Vango AirBeam TBSII (Tension Band System), which is a support bracing system enabling your tent to perform even in challenging, unpredictable conditions. The bands brace the AirBeams at three points, which really helps to reduce any side ways movement. The Vango AirSpeed Valve System enables even a novice camper to effortlessly inflate and deflate in no time at all, giving you as much relaxing time on the campsite as possible.
In the Vango Aether 450XL 4 man tent there are Nightfall Bedrooms, which are made from a tightly woven yarn that really helps to minimise any light in the two sleeping rooms. This is especially essential if you have young ones with you that will wake up as soon as it’s light. Dark bedrooms will give you all the best chance of sleeping in a bit later in the mornings. It also has a villa construction, which gives it very upright walls to increase the head height in side the tent and allows you to use all the space even to the very sides and corners of the tent. What more could you want in a 4 man tent?
What are the Vango Earth Tents made from?
Another 4 man tent in Vango’s Earth Collection, is the Vango Joro Air 450 Earth Tent. It has all the fabulous features of the other Earth 4 man tent described above, like being made from the recycled Sentinel Eco fabric, TBSII technology, Nightfall bedrooms and villa construction, but it has the added benefit of a pre-attached front awning, providing an extra enclosed space, perfect for socialising, cooking, dining or simply storage. However, the Vango Joro 4 man tent does have a smaller internal living space then the Aether 4 man tent. The choice will come down to the needs of your family for what style would suit you best. It is also worth mentioning that both of these 4 man tents come in a poled version, for those of you who still want to be environmentally minded, but prefer the more traditional style of camping.
What 4 man tents are in Outwell's 2022 Collection?
Outwell are also renowned in the camping industry for their highly innovative, stylish and reliable products. It has always been Outwell’s commitment to deliver quality trustworthy tents that will provide a happy canvas home away from home for your family for many camping seasons and their 2022 assortment is no exception to this much-envied heritage. Outwell never cut corners- in material, quality control and customer services. Everybody in the camping industry knows full well that the Outwell name guarantees an excellent experience. The Outwell Tent Rosedale 4 pa Air Tent is in Outwell’s Prime Air Collection and is a first-rate example of a 4 man tent. It has a convenient 3 room tunnel design, with pre-shaped rigid air tubes that not only give great overall tent stability, but also great headroom, and with it’s steeper sides, internal space has been optimised. Outwell have introduced a Rain Safe side door which basically means you have sheltered access in rainy weather and for sunny days you can use the wide front opening for unrestricted access, bringing the outdoors indoors. The new neat Outwell HookTrack System gives you discreet rails for the running of wires or the ability to hang useful camping equipment like lights. The Quick & Quiet inner doors to the bedrooms involve a cleverly placed magnetic strip, that you can easily, silently open and it then automatically closes behind you, to avoid waking other campers at night. The Premier Bedrooms are generously sized due to Outwell’s Sleep Comfort ethos. The industry standard is to allow for around 60 cm per person in each bedroom, but this really is a tight fit, especially as we all like the idea of the latest camp beds or inflatables on the market. Outwell have decided that their sleep comfort space is 70-80cm per person. These Premier bedrooms in this 4 man tent also have dark inners, to give you the best chance of not being disturbed by light.
How does the Outwell Parkdale 4 man tent differ?
If you like the sound of all the outstanding features the Outwell Prime Air tents off, but would like a larger 4 man tent, then the Outwell Pardale 4 PA Air Tent might suit you perfectly. It has an extra 40cm in width and an extra 160 cm in length. It is an ideal family tent that packs multiple features into a compact pack, great for quick, last-minute getaways. It is an extremely sturdy, reliable 4 man tent due to it’s air beam technology, meaning you can pitch it all year-round, no matter what the weather decides to throw at you on your travels. The Parkdale 4 man tent has the same Premier bedrooms with dark inners to help you settle little ones early if needed and all sleep as long as possible in the morning. The Quick & Quiet doors will also allow you to not disturb anyone in the night. However, there is a zip closure to the bedrooms if you feel you want more security.
The living space in the Parkdale 4 man tent is well thought through, providing plenteous room for up to four people. The sleeping area discussed above, is at the rear of the tent, providing an impressive 215 cm in length and over 280 cm in width across the two bedrooms. In front of it is the main living space, which covers a further 180 cm and then the porch area, provides another 220 cm of space, ideal for storage, socialising or dining. The many windows in this tent provide a bright airy ambience, perfect for making those cherished family memories.
Are there any cheaper 4 man tents that still provide a great service?
If you still want to experience all the joy, excitement and fun of campsite life, but have a tighter budget, then there are still excellent quality 4 man tents that will protect your family against the elements. With the Vango Beta XL Tent, you are getting a lot of quality features for your money. It is a poled 4 man tent that has darker bedrooms, reducing the summer morning light and as it has a tunnel design it maximises the internal space. It has a sheltered porch which provides useful storage or a protected sitting space. It has Vango’s robust ProTex Shield Flysheet which has a hh value of 3000, making it very waterproof in nearly all-weather conditions. It has the patented Vango TBS II, Tension Band System, that enables these tents to perform in adverse weather conditions, especially changeable winds, due to the bands that brace the pole at three points, preventing sideways movement.
Which Outwell 4 man tents can be afforded on a tighter budget?
Outwell also provide a range of excellent quality tents close to this Vango 4 man tent, in their Encounter Collection of tents. The Outwell Earth 4 Tent is an ideal example. It is a light weight and easy to pitch 4 man tent that is also tunnel shaped to offer ample living space for weekends away. It has a useful storage area with a detachable bathtub (i.e it has side lips) ground sheet which helps to keep out crawling bugs, draughts and water and can be removed, cleaned and replaced very easily. The inner dark fabric helps to reduce light entry, giving you the chance of longer, more restful sleeps, but you can let light in via the tinted windows that still provide UV protection and can be conveniently toggled away.
What is the Outwell Wind Guard System?
These 4 man poled tents have Outwell’s Wind Guard System, ensuring your canvas home away from home will stay stable in higher winds, because it securely braces the tent flysheet to the sturdy poles to spread the wind force loading. In all, the Outwell Earth 4 man tent provides a superb shelter in a reliable performance oriented design and practical tent living for active campers.
If you want to investigate easily affordable tent in more detail then Easy Camp Tents are definitely worth glancing through. For example, the Easy Camp Galaxy 400 Rustic Green is a 3 poled, 4 man tent that offers full standing height, with front and side doors, twin windows in the porch plus twin air vents to offer flexibility and a reliable performance, ensuring a great deal for those seeking versatile camping comfort. It is made from fabric with a hydrostatic head of 2000, which is less than many of the tents we have discussed above, meaning it will not be as waterproof in extremely wet conditions. However, it will perform very well in showery conditions, which is all many campers want to risk camping in anyway……a perfect tent for fair weather campers.
Do some 4 man tents come as package deals?
If you are looking for more of a package deal, where extra essentials for your tent are included, the Lichfield Falcon 4 Air Tent may well be an interesting concept for you. Included with this Lichfield 4 man tent is a Groundsheet Protector, designed to prolong the life of your tent. The Groundsheet Protector can be used to help mark out your pitching position, and aids in the prevention of tears from stones underfoot. It really helps to prolong the life of your canvas home away from home. Also included is a Fitted Carpet, helping to give you that luxury home from home feeling while camping. Adding comfort underfoot, the Fitted Carpet is easy to clean and adds warmth to your tent. Not only do you get these extras, but you also have peace of mind you are getting a tent from designers that really know what they are doing……dedicated to family camping the Lichfield brand has a heritage that goes back to 1860. Lichfield knows about tents and what makes the camping experience luxurious, fun and enjoyable. The Lichfield Falcon Air Tent possesses Tension Band System technology, offering extra stability in unpredictable adverse weather. It’s flysheet is 150D, making it highly durable and fantastically waterproof to 5000mm HH……this 4 man tent won’t let you and your loved ones get wet in the heaviest, most prolonged downpour! The lighter roof material of the main part of the tent creates a bright, airy atmosphere, further aided by the Vision Pro windows offering panoramic views. However, the darkened bedrooms reduce that annoying early morning light, meaning you are sure to all get a fab night’s sleep. The over door canopy provides shelter from sun and rain, creating a great place to socialise whatever the weather. With it’s Airbeam engineered technology, the Lichfield Falcon is not only inspiring to look at, but also very quick and easy to pitch up, meaning you will be sitting back with your favourite tipple in hand in no time at all.
What is Vango's Sentinel Dura fabric?
Perhaps you are still in the mindset that you are happy to spend this summer season in the UK and travelling abroad this season still isn’t wise, meaning you can splash the cash a little more when it comes to buying your canvas home away from home. The Vango Valencia II Air 450 Family Tent, will give you much more living space than some of the 4 man tents we have discussed above. It has two large sleeping areas that can be made into a single Emperor bedroom if you wish. There is a very convenient and secure storage area at the very rear of the tent, helping you to keep all your important items safe. In front of the bedrooms is a large communal area, ideal for playing, eating, relaxing and more storage if needed. On this 4 man tent there is a pre-attached front awning for even more space and full standing height throughout. The Vango Valencia II is made from Vango’s Sentinel Dura fabric, which is very robust and has a hydrostatic head of 4000 hh, meaning this ultimate tent will keep you and your loved ones safe and dry, even in very poor conditions.
Why is a 4 man tent made from Outwell's Outtex 6000 Pro so superior?
Outwell also make a number of supreme 4 man tents, like the Springville 4SA Air Tent. It has an eye catching crisp Scandinavian design, with a sleek profile and it is made from Outwell’s Outtex 6000 RS Endurance fabric. This really is one of the most innovative tent materials on the market, with its reinforced Oxford weave that makes it tougher and more resistant to rips and tears than other polyester fabrics. It has a PU waterproof coating that gives it a remarkable 6,000 mm hydrostatic head. This 4 man tent will keep you thoroughly dry whatever the weather. With a UPF of 50+ you and your loved ones will have the highest sun protection when you need it. The deep canopy also offers shade and protection from the elements and the front door can be easily rolled away for panoramic views. This fully-featured 4 man tent without doubt delivers home from home comfort.
Are any poled 4 man tents made with the Outwell Outtex 6000 Pro fabric?
If you don’t want the added expense of AirBeam inflatable technology, but still want the peace of mind the Outwell Outtex 6000 RS fabric brings, then the Outwell Nevada 4P poled tent, brings you all the reassuring features of the Springville described above, but has a poled structure instead and therefore costs significantly less.
So, if you are looking for a family getaway to create those all important loved one memories, then camping really is an inexpensive option that helps you all get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday grind. Many vacations include you spending out on expensive hotels, travel and lots of costly meals. With camping, it is fairly in-expensive once you have invested in your 4 man tent and a few other bits of camping equipment…………lots of future holidays where you only have the campsite fee to consider. When choosing which 4 man tent is the best option, you really need to weigh up the cost, alongside the layout and space it will provide for your family. However, you will definitely find the perfect 4 man tent for you in the Outwell, Vango, Easy Camp and Lichfield collections of tents.