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Best Wild Camping Tents | Tiso Blog

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If you don't mind sacrificing your usual day-to-day comforts and conveniences and want to explore more of Scotland that very few get the chance to visit, then wild camping is definitely something for you. Brave the conditions, read our top picks, and try some this spring!

It's a great way to discover remote parts of our stunning landscape and get closer to nature, as well as giving you the chance to feel the benefits of getting out there and being able to wake up with beautiful views right outside your door. Plus, the experience definitely comes with a great feeling of adventure!

With wild camping, your key consideration should be about the weight of the kit you'll be taking with you. You'll need to be able to carry whatever you'll need for your long weekend adventure, or Munro bagging trip. If you want to get to those remote and beautiful wildernesses, you have to be able to carry your pack – with clothes, equipment and a tent – all the way there. To help you decide which tents are best for your next trip away, we’ve compiled this list which ranges from budget, lightweight tents to high-spec, super-light models for the wildest camping you can dream up.

Before you set off, make sure you're prepared for all weathers and changing conditions. Keep in mind the guidelines of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and 'leave no trace'. It's up to you to keep our wild spaces protected for the next generation, so be mindful of taking litter away with you and be respectful for the environment. Keep reading to see our list of the Best Wild Camping Tents.

Lightwave | T20 Trail | £399

The Lightwave t20 Trail tent is an all-out, all-year, all-weather tent and as tough as nails. Its multi-pitch system is very versatile – the integral mode allows it to be pitched in 3 minutes or less. About 60% of the cost of a tent is fabric, and the greatest part of this is invested in the flysheet. The t20 Trail is made from a 40-denier, silicon-coated (both sides), nylon rip-stop fabric, and gives what Lightwave believe to be the best balance between cost, durability and strength, with only a small weight penalty.Shop Online

Hilleberg | Nallo 2 GT | £860

At the higher end of the pricing scale, the Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT is the perfect choice for all year camping adventures. Both being exceptionally lightweight for it's size at only 2.9kg and performing incredibly well in wind tunnel testing, the extra cost of this tent vastly makes up for itself when you see how well it can cope in any conditions. Made from Kerlon 1200 fabric, with an inner area of 2.8 square meters as well as a vestibule area of 2.2 square meters, this is a great option for those who like plenty of space for their kit. Shop Online

Berghaus | Grampian 2 Tent | £239

Although being slightly heavier than the two picks above, the Berghaus Grampian 2 Man Tent performs well under test conditions, and boasts a quick pitching time of only five minutes. The Geodesic pole structure provides superb stability in windy conditions, and inside the tent, there are separate living and sleeping areas both with a mesh lining to help the natural light get through, but not any of those typically Scottish midgies! Great for all year use, this tent will keep you warm in the winter, but also has excellent ventilation options for the summer months. Shop Online

MSR | Elixir II Tent | £240

As a mid-range option for any adventure, the MSR Elixir II is surprisingly lightweight and very easy to assemble. When we took this tent out to test in February, despite the blustery conditions, this tent was perfectly stable. Weighing only 2.64kg, the tent is great for backpacking and fantastic value for all the features. The solid canopy fabric provides ventilation that is so versatile, you could use the tent anywhere at any time and be completely at ease. With multiple set up options and a 2 door entry system, this tent is one of our favourites for the season! Shop Online

Berghaus | Peak 3.2 Tent | £139

Despite being the cheapest in our selection, the Berghaus Peak 3.2 2 Man Tent is a distinctive blend of lightness and all season stability and performance. A popular tent among those who need a tent to be versatile for their adventures, weighing 2.46kg with an easy pack compression bag, this is a great option for backpackers. The tunnel construction maximises space while not compromising on stability, and an angled floor plan allows you to make the most of the combined living and sleeping space. Shop Online

If you're wanting to make the most of the Spring weather, then get geared up and plan a wild camping adventure. Don't forget to get inspired and share your photos and stories with us using #MyTiso!

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