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Is there anything better than waking up in the wild to a view all your own? To sipping tea inside your sleeping bag while watching the sunrise? Ok, we can't guarantee such perfect camping conditions, but there is a joy that comes from wild camping, and solo nights in the wild are just plain good for the soul.

This season, we've got a stupendous range of tents to suit every use, condition & budget. Plus, if you visit us in-store we can pitch any tent for you to see and compare. Our staff are fanatical about camping and like nothing more than spending an hour discussing tents, so make sure to tap their knowledge! In the meantime, here's our top picks for 2022 one-person wild camping.

A massive thank you to the nice people at Comrie Croft for allowing us to pitch all our new season tents! The Croft is a great destination for every type of camper with meadow, woodland & campervan pitches, teepee accomodation, plus some fantastic mountain bike trails for novice to expert, a brilliant cafe & farm shop, excellent facilities, and all set in a beautiful area of Perthshire. Go and visit, you won't regret it!


Vango Nevis 100 | £90

  • Weight | 1.7kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 3,000mm
  • Packsize | 46 x 14cm

You don't always need to spend loads of money to get great kit. The Nevis 100 is a superb value 1-man tent that packs pretty small, making it ideal for fast & light missions, cycle touring and more. The simple hoop design is easy to pitch with plenty of ventilation & a surprising amount of space inside. At only £90, this is all you need to get started with wild camping.

"I've found this one man shelter to be good enough for most Scottish weather & very well made"
T McKenzie, Tiso Customer Services

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MSR Elixir 1 | £215

  • Weight | 2.1kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 1,500mm
  • Packsize | 48 x 15cm

The Elixir range from MSR has long been one of our favourites. Sturdy construction, strong fabrics and plenty of space inside make it perfectly suited to a few nights getting away from it all. It isn't the lightest, but it's balance of space-to-weight-to-cost is second to none. Also, it's a dream to pitch with its clever one pole system and comes with a footprint for extended use in one location or extra ground protection in wet weather.

"For the money, I've found the MSR absolutely fantastic. It's so easy to use, reliable & has so much useable space!"
R Wilson, Tiso Marketing

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Vango F10 Hydrogen | £599

  • Weight | 0.7kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 2,000mm
  • Packsize | 20 x 10cm

After many years of research and development by the Project Hydrogen team, the F10 Hydrogen Air is the world's lightest twin skin tent with AirBeam technology. The stable structure is easy to inflate with a small bike pump and is therefore great for lightweight hiking or bikepacking trips. The highly compressible structure packs away easily into small rucksacks and bikepacking bags, and the whole tent weighs just 0.7kg - that's the same as a can of Irn Bru and a packet of tablet!

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Hilleberg Akto | £680

  • Packed Weight | 1.7kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 5,000mm
  • Packsize | 58 x 17cm

If you camp all year round, on every kind terrain and in all weather conditions, this is the tent you need. Crafted from tough, reliable Kerlon 1200 Ripstop fabric and equipped with DAC Featherlite NSL poles, it's difficult to beat the Akto in terms of space and durability, especially given its low weight and impressively small pack size. Part of Hilleberg’s 'Red Label' range, this is a 4 season tent that will stand up well to all conditions and is only slightly heavier than a bivybag.

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Wild Country Zephyros Compact | £170

  • Weight | 1.34kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 5,000mm
  • Packsize | 58 x 17cm

Perfect for the price-conscious backpacker looking to keep the weight of their pack to a minimum, the Wild Country Zephyos Compact delivers an impressive blend of lightweight, weather-proof performance at a competitive price. The single hooped tapering tunnel design features external poles for easy pitching, whilst the high performance Stormtex P4000 FR flysheet provides sturdy resistance against any adverse weather conditions. The perfect middle-ground, the Zephyos Compact offers reliable performance at a competitive price-point.

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