These days tents are available in a huge range of styles. At the fun end of the market easy to pitch festival and pop-up tents are great for a weekend away, with room to sleep and sit up, and bargain prices to boot. For longer trips or bigger groups family tents provide more luxurious lodgings with room for standing and dining, and sleeping for up to eight people. However if you like to carry your home on your back, lightweight backpacking tents make life more leisurely. With hi-tech lightweight fabrics and poles they’re perfect for backpacking and cycle touring.