Amazon Prime tent deals: 6 of the best bargains that are actually in stock to buy

A load of Coleman and Vango tents are on sale, with options for all kinds of trips

Coleman Octago
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A knock-on effect of pandemic-related travel restrictions is that everyone wants to go camping this summer. While we're pleased to see people joining in our enthusiasm for life under canvas, it does mean that there has been a slight lack of tents available to buy. For that reason, we weren't expecting many decent tent offers amongst this year's best Prime Day deals. But we're happy to be proven wrong – there are some strong deals on a range of tents, and we've rounded up the best ones in this article.

If you're just starting your search, your first stop should be our best tent and best backpacking tent guides. The former includes a range of general-use options, from roomy family tents to smaller, easy-pitch options. The latter is more specialised, focusing on lightweight and ultra-packable tents aimed at backpackers. These guides include widgets that will automatically pull in the cheapest prices at a range of trusted retailers, including any Prime deals. All clear? Read on for our top tent deals this Prime Day.

Traditional 3- or 4-person tents

The below are quality 3- or 4-person sleepers ideal for weekends away. Most consist of a larger sleeping area and porch space which is invaluable for stashing gear and keeping things like wet and muddy boots out of the bedroom. Blackout fabric not only keeps the sunshine out, but also helps regulate temperature (so they won't get as cold at night, or as hot during the day). Coleman makes the best BlackOut fabric we've tested. For longer trips, if you have storage space, you might want to invest in something you can stand up and walk around in, but for most other types of trip, this style of tent is ideal.

Lightweight backpacking tents for off-road adventures

Campsites booked up? Or planning a multi-day trip on foot or by bike? The best backpacking tents are compact, lightweight and designed to be easy to pitch and put down. There are some strong deals on these dinky tents, from reliable brands like Coleman and Vango. Here's our pick. 

For the ultimate fuss-free camping experience, popup tents take all the stress out of your arrival by simply springing, fully formed, into shape once released from their bag, so you can get on with your holiday. They're not the most robust models on the market, and although you can peg them out to stop them blowing away, traditional poles are typically more wind-resistant. But for speed and ease you really can't beat them – which is one of the reasons why they're so popular with festival-goers. They're often more of a challenge to wrangle back into their bags, but that's a problem for the end of the trip; no need to worry about it now...

Yurt-style tents for sociable glampers tents

Coleman's octagonal tents have gained a bit of a following. With one big living space and no porches, you can think of them like a very transportable yurt. While the one big central space won't suit families with small children, for groups where everyone wants to hang out together, they're super-sociable options. Alternatively, you can  stick one massive air mattress in the middle for a glamping experience. And the mesh windows and roof pieces give a panoramic view of your camping spot. 

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – UK

Ruth is T3's Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. To counter all that effort, she also runs the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.