Try before you buy scheme rolled out across the UK and Ireland.
Camping enthusiasts can now try out tents for themselves in a real camping environment before they commit to investing in a tent, which may seem too expensive for them. The premium Scottish-based company Force Ten are a technical outdoor brand that have now created the innovative idea of â€œTent Demo Centresâ€. The centres, throughout the UK and Ireland, hope to attract outdoor types to try out their high quality models, encouraging them to part with their cash.
The Force Ten website shows the 14 tents suitable for different camping experiences. You can also talk to an expert working on the team, who will give you their opinion of the tent best for you if you are still unsure. If you arenâ€™t satisfied with the tent you are given to try out, you have the option to come back and try a different one instead. Taking part in the tent rental requires you to pay a charge of 8-12 per cent of the actual price, which will go towards the purchase of the tent if you decide you like it. You are given your tent to try out for three days, so you get plenty of time to get a feel for it under real conditions. The rental fee is non-refundable if you decide not to buy.
Force Ten began in the 1960s and through aiming to meet the needs of regular campers, created revolutionary tents for its time â€“ â€œAâ€ tent poles and lightweight fabrics, eclipsing the straight poles and heavy canvas of the day. Force Ten have a huge range of high quality tents for different types of trips: lightweight, alpine, expedition or trekking.
A full list of stockists taking part in the scheme can be found on