Best pop up tent

Looking to buy the best pop up tent? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

You can now buy tents that take seconds to pitch, whether you want to join the summer festival circuit, want to try sleeping under canvas for the first time, or want to take the family away for a few days in the countryside.
The latest pop-up and fast-pitch tents require little more than taking them out of the bag and pegging them onto the ground, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors.

How do you pick the best pop-up or quick-pitch tent for you?

What features am I looking for?

The ability to set up a pop-up or fast-pitch tent rapidly is, understandably, the most crucial characteristic.

Pop-up tents come in large circular bags with pre-fitted poles that flex a lot and are secured in place with snaps and elasticized straps.

When you loosen the straps, the tent literally “pops up,” allowing you to peg each corner into the ground and secure the guy ropes.

However, the ease with which a pop-up tent can be packed away is sometimes ignored.
As countless fatigued people demonstrated on the Monday after a festival as they wrestled the high-tensile poles and impossibly small bags, they’re considerably easier to put up than pack away.

Designs are improving, with color-coded parts at the very least to help you fold the tents down without severing a pole or busting a blood vessel.

Like pop-up tents, fast pitch tents contain poles already attached to the canvas, but the poles fold and clip open utilising clever connections.

To pitch the poles, first unfold them and then press down or pull up on the top portion, which puts the poles under strain and snaps them into place.

These tents have typical dome shapes, are larger than pop-ups, and fold away in a fraction of the time.

However, there are numerous other components that could fail.

We highly recommend tents that use blackout material to line bedrooms for light sleepers, families with small children, and late-night festival goers. This keeps guestrooms cooler and darker for longer.

To keep you warm and dry, look for a durable, sewn-in groundsheet with a coated nylon floor, a waterproof rain fly (the tent’s outer layer), and lots of guy ropes.

The interior of the tent should include as many loops, hooks, and pockets as possible.
They’re great for storing items and hanging lanterns.

Which tent is ideal for me, a pop-up or a fast-pitch?

The traditional pop-up tent is suitable for a single person or a small pair seeking for a place to sleep rather than basecamp for an extended period of time.

Because the enormous spherical suitcases are difficult to carry, even though they are light, a car is usually required.

Fast pitch tents of the latest generation resemble typical dome tents and can have useful awnings for rain protection and equipment storage.

These are more suitable for longer camping trips and families who require more space.
They’re usually heavier than a regular pitching tent of the same size, and most of them are too heavy to carry on a backpack.

Some hi-tech backpacking and mountaineering tests, on the other hand, are designed to be pitched as quickly as possible, even in the most adverse situations.
These tents contain ultra-light poles that link together magnetically to form a frame in seconds.

While they take a little longer to set up than pop-up tents, inflatable tents, particularly large six to twelve person models, take a fraction of the time to set up than normal large tents.
Simply peg them in and pump them up.

They’re pricey and difficult to deflate, but they’re ideal for a week or more under canvas.

I’m not sure what size tent I’ll need.

Tents are sized by the number of people they can comfortably sleep (two, four, six, and so on), but unless you’re searching for an ultralight adventure tent for one person, the rule of thumb is that halving the stated person number will give you the number of adults the tent can comfortably sleep.

A four-person tent will provide two adults plenty of additional space for luggage without being squeezed, while a six-person tent (with separate bedrooms) is great if you’re camping with kids.

Pop-up and fast-pitch tents, on the other hand, are often small and suited for no more than two persons.

Some of the newest rapid pitching tents have a bit more area – with enough for small children – but if you need an easy-to-pitch tent for a large family camping for more than a long weekend, you’ll need to invest in an inflatable design.

These come in a variety of sizes that can accommodate up to 12 individuals.

What should my budget be?

Don’t spend hundreds of pounds on a huge tent – or a high-tech mountaineering design – if you’re only going to a festival for one weekend. We recommend borrowing one from a friend in this circumstance.

Pop-up and fast-pitch tents are designed for inexperienced campers, and the price reflects this, with a wide range of alternatives available for between £60 and £150.

However, unless you take excellent care of your £60 tent, don’t expect it to last for years.
Also, don’t expect it to withstand much more than moderate rain and breezes.

Inflatable tents are more expensive, ranging from £300 to £2,000 depending on the size required.

Bestseller No. 1
GEEDIAR Automatic Pop Up Tent for 3-4 Person,Upgraded Camping Tent Waterproof & UV Protection Instant Portable Dome Tent with Carrying Bag for Family Camping Hiking
  • 【Upgraded Materials】- 210T PU material and 210D Oxford Ground Sheet provide 3000mm water resistance and excellent UV resistance. The doors with dual zippers can be closed tightly, which provide stronger resistance to harsh weather.
  • 【Enough Space for 3-4 Person】- With the unfolding size of 210*210*135cm (81*77*52in), the tent is spacious for 3-4 person. Weigh only 3.15kg , it can be stored in to the 76*16cm carry bag. Super easy to carry it everywhere.
  • 【Breathable & Stable】- Double doors allowing either side to be completely open or closed, rear mesh window ensure well ventilated, also provides better insect prevention.Equipped with 8 lightweight Alloy Pegs and 4 Guy Ropes, the tent has a high resistance of wind.
  • 【Easy to Setup】- Instant Pop up Mechanism makes you set up the tent within 1 minute.No assembly required.Simply lift top of the tent, pop the top mechanism down and then click the bottom joints into place. Easy and save your time.
  • 【Customer Service】- If you have any questions about our product during use, please do not hesitate to contact us. And we will try our best to solve your problem.
Bestseller No. 2
Amflip Camping Tent Automatic 3 Man Person Instant Tent Pop Up Ultralight Dome Tent 4 Seasons Waterproof & Windproof Camping Tent with Removable Outer Tarpaulin, Double Layers (L)
  • Pop Up Tent for Easy Use - This automatic hydraulic system allows the tent to pop open in a minute. The most advanced canvas tent features a more revolutionary design than an ordinary tent. Pre-attached, sturdy poles and a lightweight structure make the assembly process easy and efficient, allowing you to fully enjoy your outdoor vacation.
  • Durable & Waterproof & Insect Resistant - The strong fiberglass poles are designed with a windproof structure and a ventilated, rainproof and detachable outer tent canvas can ensure the tent remains stable in any weather. The outer tent canvas made of 210T fire retardant polyester (water resistance index up to 3,000mm), two-layer construction, a durable groundsheet that keeps the interior dry and insect-free during the night.
  • Enough Space for 3-4 people - External and internal tent size: 96*81*44 inches; 83*75*40 inches (LxWxH). Its space is big enough to accommodate three adults or four children. This gives you the feeling that you live in your own room at home and offers the same comfort. After folding, the size is only 30*6.8*5.7Inches (L x W x H), which makes it very convenient to carry and you can have a comfortable and beautiful journey.
  • 2-IN-1 Tent for Multiple Functions - This two-layer instant pop-up tent includes a detachable external and internal tent and can be used for a variety of purposes. As a whole, it can be used as a windproof and rainproof camping tent. The outer tent sheet can be used as a sunshade, outer tent sheet, gazebo, awning, canopy, etc.
  • Unique Ventilated Dual Doors and Perfect Detail Design for Convenient Camping - The unique dual door design integrates ventilation with functions of windproof and insect-proof, giving you a more ventilated and comfortable living environment during travel. It has upgraded premium SBS double zippers, tear-resistant fabric materials, and a lightweight structure of strong and sturdy poles to withstand your adventures.
Bestseller No. 3
RISEPRO instant automatic pop up tent, 2 Person Lightweight Tent, Waterproof Windproof, UV Protection, Perfect for Beach, Outdoor, traveling, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, etc DC
  • Top quality materials – URPRO camping tent is made by premium materials : The outer fabric is made of 190T waterproof silver plasters ; The underneath is made of 210D waterproof Oxford fabric . Both are waterproof and durability.
  • Shading and sun protection - Materials are specially designed for outdoor activities, The 190T sliver plasters have function of shading and blocking UV rays ; This camping tent can protect your skin and you do not need to worry about sunburn.
  • Easy to carry & use – This camping tent is unfolded automatically. It weighs only 0.92 KG which is portable. A same color carrying case is come along with the tent. It is easily to be stored after folded up and you can also hang it up on wall with the hanging strap.
  • Sufficient space – Capacity is up to 2 people simultaneously when the tent is popping up.
  • More good features – Inside the tent, there is the pocket that you can keep your phone, key or other personal belongings; a mesh design on the tent top gives you a romantic night to see stars and maintain fresh air goes into the tent.
Bestseller No. 4
PUREBOX Large Pop Up Beach Tent for 1-3 Person, Portable Automatic Waterproof Sun Shade Tent Easy Set Up Lightweight Pest Proof UV 50+ Sun Shelter with Extended Zippered Porch
  • 【Excellent UV 50+ Sun Protection】Made of Special eco-friendly silver coated fabric to ensure UV protection in the coverage area. UV 50 + Sun Protection, strength the function of sunshade. You could enjoy your beach time without ultraviolet rays for all-day shade at the park, beach.
  • 【Durable Construction】Our pop up tent constructed out of high-quality polyester fabric for waterproof and long-lasting performance. The frame is made of Memory Wire which is not easy to break and protect against corrosion. Besides, compared with other brands, the bottom of the back of our tents are higher which can prevent sand and dust into the tent.
  • 【Better Stability & Ventilation】A rear window made of high density mesh allows fresh air to flow freely through the tent. This not only for a refreshing breeze but prevents the tent from blowing away in strong wind. And the beach tent has 2 big storage pockets on the external side and comes with 10 steel ground stakes and 4 durable ropes in order to provide better stability in the windy days.
  • 【Pop Up Design & Portability】Just throw out your beach tent and it will pop up automatically in seconds. Open size: 180cm/70in * 140cm/55in * 110cm/43in (L x W x H). And it’s so easy to fold down that can save your time and energy. Folding size: 18in * 18in * 1.6in (L x W x H). Lightweight just 2.5 lbs with flat compact small carrying size for easy transport by car or plane.
  • 【Widely Use 】This beach tent is appropriate to be used as a canopy, beach cabana, beach umbrella or sun tent providing cool, all-day beach shade at park, lake, camping, beach, hiking, fishing or weekend trip and music festivals. It also can be an indoor play tent for Kids.
Bestseller No. 5
Active Era® Pop Up Tent - Dual Layer Waterproof 2 Person Pop-Up Tent – 100% Storm Tested with Advanced Ventilation and Easy-Pitch Construction | Perfect for Camping and Festivals
  • Waterproof & Storm-Tested: This 2-person pop-up tent features our most advanced waterproofing technology including double-sewn, taped seams and an advanced waterproof outer layer. Rest easy as this tent is certified to withstand twice as much rain as a typical European storm.
  • Premium Dual-Layer Structure: Designed with a double layer, the waterproof external layer prevents water coming in, while the internal layer reduces internal condensation which is common in cheaper tents. For additional comfort when camping, we have sewn an extra thick ground sheet directly into the base of the tent.
  • Spacious & Comfortable: Measuring 2.3m long, 1.5m wide and 1m tall, there is plenty of room for two adults to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. The two windows and rear air vent allow for air circulation and temperature control whilst the anti-insect netting keeps unwanted bugs out.
  • Portable & Lightweight: Comes with a travel bag that can be carried by handle or crossbody strap. There is also a handy storage pocket for your pegs and guy ropes. Perfect for travelling, backpacking, festivals, camping or sleepovers.
  • Easy Pitch Technology: Active Era's V3 instant tent utilises an advanced pop-up system that allows for instantaneous pitching of the tent, and packing up in minutes. We’ve included an easy-to-follow step by step guide to help you fold the tent back up.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Gysrevi Camping Tent 2-3 Man Instant Pop Up Tent 2 in 1 Double Layers, Waterproof Windproof Dome Tent with Rainfly, 4 Seasons Family Tent for Camping Hiking Backpacking
  • 2-in-1 Camping Tent - The double Layers instant pop-up tent includes a detachable outer tent and an inner tent. For the whole unit, it can be used as a waterproof camping tent. For the single outer tent, it can be used as a sun shade, canopy etc.
  • Easy Set Up/Take down Tent - With automatic hydraulic system, Gysrevi tent can be set up by 1 person within 10 seconds. Pre-attached poles make the installation easy and efficient, friendly for beginners and casual campers.
  • Enough Space for 2-4 People - Inner tent size: 220 x 220 x 145 cm plus 50 cm extendable front porch, suitable for 2 adults or 4 kids. Storage pockets and hooks make use of every inch of space. Just like you're staying at home in your own room.
  • Dual Door Design with Zipper - Double doors provide excellent ventilation. Zipped doors protect your privacy. Mesh windows let you enjoy the beautiful night sky. We also added a specific hole for connecting the cord to your power supply when camping.
  • Waterproof & Windproof Dome Tent - Gysrevi camping tent is made from high quality canvas (up to 2000mm water resistant) and has waterproof tape at the tent seams. Windproof design keeps the tent sturdy and stable. We also added a removable rainfly to give you double waterproof protection.
Bestseller No. 7
Pop Up Tent, Portable Lightweight Beach Tent for S(2-3) / (L3-4) Person, Instant Outdoor UV 50+ Protection Sun Shelter, Perfect for Family Hiking Trip Cookout (sky blue)
  • 🏝️[Easy to Setup]: With automatic pop-up design allows you to set up and fold down in just seconds. No assembling required, take out, and secure with stakes, you can pitch this pop up tent in a breeze. It is also easy to fold away, then put in the carrying bag for next exciting adventure.
  • 🏝️[Fit for 2 People]: The instant beach tent measures 150cm x 165cm x 100cm. The roomy interior accommodates 2 adults, ideal for versatile outdoor activities, e.g. camping, hiking, picnic.
  • 🏝️[Portable and Light]: This 950g lightweight beach tent is compact enough for ultra-portable convenience. Durable, water-resistant polyester fabric withstands fine rain and offers UV protection of 50+.
  • 🏝️[Good Ventilation]: Large door and mesh window (with roll-up shade) are designed to improve air circulation, letting you take a cozy snap anytime. Lower the shade for privacy protection if needed.
  • 🏝️[Practical Details]: 2 Big external sandbags and supplied metal stakes help make the tent solid in windy weather. Double pull sliders allow you to open/close the door with ease.
Bestseller No. 8
Zenph Pop Up Tent 2-3 Person Family Camping Tent, PU2000-3000mm Waterproof Automatic Camping Tent,UV Cut for Camping Hiking Festivals
  • 3 Seconds Auto-Opening - The automatic opening of this tent is like a magic trick. Without complicated set up steps, thrown in the air, and it can be set up in 3 seconds.
  • Roomy Tent Space - The tent 258*157*110CM is easy to provide ample space for 2 to 3 people. The special design makes the inner space bigger and more comfortable.
  • Water and Moisture Resistance - The whole tent adopts PU material waterproof coating, which waterproofing is far superior to that of rubber and other materials. The outer material is tensile 68D 185T polyester, 2000MM waterproof. The bottom 150D Oxford cloth can reach 3000MM.
  • Mesh Windows - Mesh windows use B3 high-density mesh cloth and sturdy bilateral zippers provide cross ventilation and privacy. Let fresh air in, while keeping the bugs out!
  • Breathability and Ventilation - The design of three-dimensional ventilation system for front and back, strengthening air convection and promoting double ventilation, can ensure indoor refreshing even in sultry summer.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Instant Pop Up Tent, Camping Tent 2-3 Man Tent, 2 in 1 Double Layers Waterproof Dome Tent, Automatic Setup Family Tent for Hiking Backpacking
  • 【Easy Pop Up Tent 】 Our camping tent adopts the advanced design of automatic hydraulic system. Just spread out the four legs of the tent, then lift the top of the tent, pop the top mechanism down, and it will rise automatically in a minute. No particular skills needed, easy to set up and fold down, and save your time.
  • 【2 in 1 Multifunctional Tent】This double layer 2 man pop up tent includes detachable outer and inner tent and can be used for multiple purposes. You can set it up in different configurations for your camping trip. The outer tent can be used as a sun shade, gazebo, awning, canopy, etc.
  • 【All-round Waterproof Design】The 66D 210T sun resistant (UV50) polyurethane-coated polyester guarantees up to 5000mm water resistant and excellent UV resistance. Double seam sealing and heavy duty groundsheet protect it from rainwater infiltration, keeping the tent inside dry. The double-layer structure design, removable rainfly and sturdy fiberglass rods add the camping tent extra reliability.
  • 【Two Layers Door and Windows Ventilation】Our instant tent has 2 large doors and mosquito net for high breathability and complete privacy. High-density mesh door and two mesh vents at the top inside allows the breeze to come in and keep the bugs out on hot summer nights, brings you a restful sleep.
  • 【Spacious 2-3 Man Tent】 With internal size of 78.7*66.9*37.4in (L x W x H) and external size of 82.7*70.9*41.3in (L x W x H) , the tent is spacious for 2-3 perosn. Folding size 29.9*7.4*5.5in, weigh only 3.93kg (8.7lb), comes with carry bag, ultralight tent is very convenient to carry. Ideal tents for camping, backpacking, hiking and mountaineering, etc. Your purchase comes with worry-free 12-month warranty, and friendly customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Bestseller No. 10
Eurohike Pop Up 2 Man Tent 200 Waterproof Fast pitching for Camping, Festival, Travel Essentials or Accessories, Beach and Hiking, Camping Accessories, Blue
  • You can make the most of your time away with the Eurohike Pop Up Tent 200, a simple 2 man tent which pitches in seconds and is easy to fold away making it one of the important travel essentials.
  • This pop up tent will allow you to pop up and go and is ideal for festivals and short camping trips. It also folds away easily and allows you to get on with having fun.
  • The weatherproof layer effectively sheds water and has a waterproof rating of 1500mm. The taped seams and sewn of the tent in groundsheet guarantees weather protection and durability.
  • Dimensions: 225cm (L) x 139cm (W) x 180cm (H)

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