We are suckers for pretty, and we also love hassle-free, so we loved getting the chance to test out an adorable vintage flower design popup tent, from The Bedding Company. We usually camp in tents that are significantly bigger, so to get a fair opinion, we got team member Shammie (student and festival lover) to take it away for a weekend break in the Lakes. Read on to find out more!
Highplains Vintage Floral Camping Pop Up 2 Man Tent
£30 The Bedding Company
Of course we loved the design, but looks aren’t everything, so no matter how pretty, we want to know that a product can stand up to real life use. For our field test we used the tent twice. The first time, team member Shammie took the tent away on a weekend trip to the Lakes. Used to sleeping in popup tents, she reported back that it was quick and easy to put up and had enough space for her and her boyfriend. However, she did say that they had to keep their rucksacks in the car as there is no porch area and not enough room in the tent for the two of them plus their gear.
We then put it up again in the garden for our shoot, and were impressed by the ease and speed of pitching the tent. It literally took us 2 minutes, and that included pegging it down and pegging the guy ropes too! Once inside, it took a little bit of getting used to. Our tents tend to be big, really big, and it’s been a long time since either of us had used a 2 man tent.
I set up my bed, took my rucksack, book and lantern inside and snuggled into my SLPY bag. The tent is quite low, so I was unable to sit up fully (I am 5.7″), but there was ample room for me with plenty of space left for my various bits and bobs including my large rucksack. I would recommend the tent for use by just one adult, unless you are looking for something easily portable and you don’t intend to do anything, but literally sleep in the tent, as with two of us inside, it was rather snug.
Popup tents are ideal for short camping trips and are best used in the summer time. This tent is waterproofed, but even so, popup tents are typically are not able to stand up well to prolonged bad weather, so for summer music festivals, sleep overs, for older kids who want a little bit of independence on a family camping trip or for those who need something light and highly portable, then this is a super little tent. The tent also comes in other patterns and there are matching sleeping bags and camp chairs available too.
- Matching camp chair and sleeping bag available
- Polyester outer with waterproof coating
- Taped waterproof seams and single layer waterproof floor
- Sturdy 6.9mm Fibreglass Poles
- Ventilation window at the back
- Double front door for extra ventilation
- Inner mesh to keep out the bugs
- Includes carry bag, steel pegs and ropes
- Dimensions: L220cm x W120cm x H95cm
Vintage Floral Tent Pictures
Lovely attention to detail
Clear and simple instructions, though if you aren’t familiar with how to fold away a popup tent, we recommend viewing a YouTube ‘how to’ video before your camping trip
Sturdy sewn in external peg loops
The gorgeous exterior of the tent (more tent designs are available here)
Mrs Betty Owl inside the tent to show scale
Tent set up with a single self inflating air mat and over sized single SLPY sleeping bag
Would We Recommend It?
We’d recommend this tent to anyone on a budget, who doesn’t want to compromise on looks – at just £30 (best price from The Bedding Company), it’s great value for money. The tent feels very well made, with lovely little styling features that set it aside from similarly priced competitor tents. It’s lightweight, super easy to pitch (it took us 2 minutes to pitch it, including pegging it down). Brilliant value for something that looks so distinctive and we love that you can get a matching sleeping bag and camp chair!
A big thank you to The Bedding Company who supplied the Highplains Vintage Floral Popup Tent for us to field test.