A Short History Terra Nova Equipment Ltd was born in 1993 as a de-merger from Wild Country Ltd. However tent design and production began in 1980 under the Wintergear name; Ben and Marion Wintringham were the first to make geodesic style tents in Europe and to produce high quality factory seam sealed tents to cope with the rainy conditions of the UK. Wintergear was bought by Wild Country Ltd and in 1985 tent production began in Derbyshire where Terra Nova Equipment still manufactures a number of its designs today. After the formation of Terra Nova Equipment Ltd in 1993, products were re-branded as Terra Nova. The range was extended and developed into backpacking and super-lightweight tents, with innovation that has earned the company worldwide recognition including the European IF award for design and 4 Guinness World Records. 1980 Tent production begins