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Best 4-Season Tents of 2023

Having the right 4-season tent gives you the freedom to explore all year round, regardless of the weather. Whether you’re looking to do casual UK winter camping or mountaineering in some of the world’s most brutal conditions, your 4-season tent is your first line of defence. four-season tents are warmer, sturdier, and perform better in harsher conditions than their three-season counterparts, keeping you safer!

All our 4-season tents have been thoughtfully designed with year-round use in mind. They use stronger and thicker materials to live up to the demands of winter conditions, but they also feature enough ventilation options to keep you cool in the warmer months. Simply put, a 4-season tent is a versatile kit that gives you flexibility and keeps you safe and comfortable all year long.

We have put together a list of our best four-season tents, so you can explore the world in all conditions:

Southern Cross

1 person and 2 person

Southern Cross 2

The Southern Cross tents have taken inspiration from the award-winning Laser range with added features to turn it into a fan-favourite 4-season tent. The added external cross pole provides excellent stability and allows for rapid pitching in any condition, not to mention, it looks great too.

The large porch is a great space for storing your gear and wet clothes, with each person having their own porch in the 2-person version, keeping the inner clutter-free. The waterproof flysheet and door can be opened in a variety of ways, which will help you stay dry and warm in winter and cool in summer.

1-PERSON 2-PERSON
SLEEPS 1 2
WEIGHT 1.69kg (3lb 12oz) 2.29kg (5lb 10oz)
ESTIMATED PITCH TIME 5 minutes 5 minutes
PACK SIZE 45cm x 14cm 47cm x 16cm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – FLYSHEET 5000mmm 5000mm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – GROUNDSHEET 10000mmm 10000mm

 

Laser Compact AS

1-person

Laser Compact All Season

This tent is a combination of two iconic Terra Nova models, resulting in an ultimate 4-season tent. The same tried and tested fabrics used for the Quasar and Southern Cross tents have been used to add strength and durability in a lighter, more packable form. Thanks to the covered vent hoods, the tent features plenty of ventilation options for optimal air flow control regardless of the weather or season.

One of the key features of this tent is its versatility; it can be used as a 2-person tent in summer when storage of gear isn’t a main focus although, in winter, it will make a spacious 1-person tent with plenty of storage space. In addition to adding stability, the ability to double-pole the tent allows you to fine-tune your set-up based on the conditions you’re facing.

1-PERSON
SLEEPS 1 or 2
WEIGHT 1.8kg (3lb 16oz)
ESTIMATED PITCH TIME 5 minutes
PACK SIZE 30cm x 16cm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – FLYSHEET 5000mmm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – GROUNDSHEET 10000mmm

 

Quasar

2-person

Quasar

This highly trusted and ever-copied but never bettered classic has been around for decades, celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. The exceptionally strong geodesic design, paired with ample storage space, makes it the ideal tent for mountaineers looking to explore the most exposed and challenging conditions on earth.

Pitching is quick and easy thanks to the colour-coded DAC poles, allowing you to get out of the elements quickly. Its free-standing design allows you to pitch the tent on less firm ground conditions without having to rely on guylines for security. It really is a ‘bomb-proof tent’ made of superior materials and designed to stand up to almost any condition you can throw at it.

2-PERSON
SLEEPS 2
WEIGHT 3.47kg (7b 10oz)
ESTIMATED PITCH TIME 10 minutes
PACK SIZE 54cm x 18cm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – FLYSHEET 5000mmm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – GROUNDSHEET 10000mmm

 

Voyager

2-person

Voyager

With a semi-geodesic design, the Voyager tent provides a fantastic level of stability. It can comfortably accommodate 2 people with all their gear. With its freestanding nature, the tent is perfect for backpackers and travellers looking for a spacious lightweight tent for medium to long-distance trips. It’s a great choice for anyone who plans on setting up camp in more exposed areas or needs a reliable tent that works year-round.

The combination of high-quality materials, an aerodynamic shape, and a sturdy design allow it to stand up to almost all weather conditions with ease. The watershed nylon ripstop flysheet and waterbloc nylon groundsheet are fully seam sealed, giving you 360 protection from the elements.

2-PERSON
SLEEPS 2
WEIGHT 2.15kg (4b 12oz)
ESTIMATED PITCH TIME 8 minutes
PACK SIZE 52cm x 13cm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – FLYSHEET 5000mmm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – GROUNDSHEET 10000mmm

 

Blizzard

2-person and 3-person

Blizzard 2 & Blizzard 3 Tent

This 4-season tent offers plenty of space for all your gear thanks to the massive porches on both versions, leaving the inner clutter-free. The lightweight and packable nature of this tent allows you to carry extra gear in your pack, whether that’s extra food or more layers, the added space is worth it.

The combination of a bathtub groundsheet and a flysheet that comes down to the ground stops the snow, rain, and wind in adverse weather conditions keeping you warm and cosy. Compared to a 2-pole tunnel tent, this tent is considerably better in high winds and the strong V-angle pegs keep it secured to the ground. Complete with a hydrostatic head rating of 4,000mm and a fully taped flysheet to keep you dry in rainy weather.

2-PERSON 3-PERSON
SLEEPS 2 3
WEIGHT 2.3kg (5lb 1oz) 3.14kg (6lb 15oz)
ESTIMATED PITCH TIME 7 minutes 7 minutes
PACK SIZE 45cm x 15cm 43cm x 17cm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – FLYSHEET 4000mmm 4000mm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – GROUNDSHEET 5000mmm 5000mm

 

Trisar 2D

2-person

Trisar 2D

Based on the iconic Quasar, this sturdy, affordable 4-season tent incorporates its best features to create the Trisar 2D. This tent’s geodesic design allows it to withstand harsh weather conditions as well as strong winds, making it ideal for backpacking trips throughout the year. Pitching is made easy thanks to the colour coded poles which can easily be inserted into the inner allowing it to stand freely, reducing the reliability of pegs to keep the tent standing.

The adjustable front and back vents are great for managing airflow to reduce condensation. They also allow you to stay cool in your tent without the need for doors to be left open. The 2 large porches give everyone plenty of space to store their gear at night leaving more space in the inner to spread out. The tents flysheet and groundsheet are fully seam sealed giving you fully waterproof protection from the elements.

2-PERSON
SLEEPS 2
WEIGHT 3.6kg (7b 14oz)
ESTIMATED PITCH TIME 10 minutes
PACK SIZE 45cm x 19cm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – FLYSHEET 4000mmm
HYDROSTATIC HEAD – GROUNDSHEET 5000mmm

 

Choosing the right 4-season tent is crucial for the safety and success of your trip when heading out in harsher winter conditions. We recommend sticking to the manufacturer’s recommendations and only using a tent for its intended purpose, so you don’t accidentally find yourself in a sticky situation.

If you’re still not sure which tent is the best for you then we recommend checking out our tent-buying guide.