Your existing tent?

The tents we recommend in our tent buying guide are chosen primarily because they meet our brief in terms of weight, pack size, suitability for touring and ease with which they can be set up, packed up, and if preferred, strapped to the car roof racks for transportation. See more on our ideal tent here. We are definately not trying to encourage you to ditch your existing tent if it is working well for you.

The pack shape of many tents on the market, particularly dome style tents, are of a rounder shape and, while they may be easily stored in a roof box or bag, they may not necessarily be easily strapped directly on to roof racks.

As long as your preferred tent can be comfortably and safely transported by your car together with everything and everyone else, most of the information in this site should still be applicable to your particular camping setup.