Camping & Tents

Camping is an outdoor recreational activity. The participants (known as campers) leave urban areas, their home region, or civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or several nights outdoors, usually at a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, caravan, motorhome, cabin, a primitive structure, or no shelter at all.
  • Family Tent Buying Guide

    Here at Taunton Leisure we have over 40 years’ experience in selling tents of all shapes and sizes; so I guess you could say we know a thing or two about tents and what to look out for when buying one. With arguably have the most diverse range of tents...
  • Tent care - Part 2 Maintenance

      Pitching and Ventilation Maintaining your tent starts with the initial pitching and ensuring it is on a flat surface that is clear of any rocks is a good start. All the guy lines should be pegged so the frame is rigid and not pulled out of shape. The structural integrity...
  • Tent care - Part 1 Cleaning and Weatherproofing

    Should I weather a Poly-cotton tent? Definitely! This process is a must before you use a poly-cotton tent for the first time. It allows the fibres to swell and knit together at entry points such as stitch holes and seams, before going out in the rain. Pitch the tent on...
  • Rab Neutrino 600 Sleeping Bag Review

    James Whitworth from our Taunton store tested the Rab Neutrino sleeping bag while camping in the Jämtland mountains of Northern Sweden. He would recommend the sleeping bag due to its small pack size, weight and its warmth. I used this sleeping bag for a five-day trekking trip to Northern Sweden...

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