Hi Gear score top honours in two categories in tent satisfaction survey
The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the results of its tent, caravan and motorhome surveys in the first ever combined Owner Satisfaction Awards, run in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, with Hi Gear scoring top result in two categories.
18 categories were organised into league tables, with those brands topping the league tables awarded trophies at a prestigious ceremony at The Midland Hotel, Manchester on Thursday 19 January 2017, hosted by Club President and TV presenter, Julia Bradbury.
Nearly 5,000 tent, caravan and motorhome owners took part in the surveys, which ran throughout the 2016 camping season and were sponsored by Club Care Insurance.
As the results were announced, we were delighted to discover that Hi Gear tents had taken 1st place in ‘best family tents‘ and ‘best budget tents (under £300)‘ while also just missing out on the top spot for ‘Best mainstream tents (£301-£1000)‘ being pipped only just by the fantastic Robens brand by 0.1%.
Hi Gear tents, a brand exclusive to GO Outdoors are constantly evolving and updating year on year, so it’s fantastic to hear that so many campers were satisfied with their tents in 2016, because we believe that the 2017 Hi Gear tents range is one of the best yet, not only has the range taken on a stunning new sapphire blue colour, but there is also the addition of darkened bedroom pods and easy-pack bags, all driven by feedback from customers.
With exchange rates currently not being favourable for British holiday makers, more families may be looking to take up camping and staycations within the UK. Hi Gear has always proven a popular brand with first time campers with a range that covers all different sizes and shapes of tent to offer the best value for money to meet your needs and try something new.
Club President and TV presenter Julia Bradbury said: “Potential tent, caravan and motorhome buyers trust the opinions of other owners above anything else. That’s why the results of the Owner Satisfaction Awards are so important. They help fans of camping and caravanning spend their money more smartly, and help manufacturers and retailers improve their products and services.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everybody who voted in the Camping & Caravanning Club surveys.