The tent protects you better from the weather and things that crawl in the night than a tarp. The downside is that you need to haul a heavier backpack. If you want to enjoy all the wonders of nature even when you sleep, choose a tarp. If you prefer more comfortable camping even when it rains old angry grannies and don’t mind the extra weight, pick a tent. Read the full story

The tent protects you better from the weather and things that crawl in the night than a tarp. The downside is that you need to haul a heavier backpack. If you want to enjoy all the wonders of nature even when you sleep, choose a tarp. If you prefer more comfortable camping even when it rains old angry grannies and don’t mind the extra weight, pick a tent.

When choosing a tent, you should consider where, when, and with whom you are planning on camping.There is obviously no point in dragging along a big and heavy army tent when hiking alone. And a larger hunting party should not try to squeeze in a small tunnel tent unless you want some comic relief. When canoeing or camping in the backyard with your kids, the weight is not that important but a tough hike in the mountains will make it a priority. If the price is a decisive factor, military surplus is often the best solution.

Savotta Hawu tents

Savotta Hawu is a Proper Good™ Finnish tent, we even dare to call it a rather innovative design. At first, it might look a lot like the old Finnish military issue "Sissi tent", but the truth is much more wonderful. Compared to older designs, Hawu is a lot easier to transport, faster to pitch, and superbly multi-functional. This is an unrivaled match of good old Nordic military tent design and genius modern modularity and function, really something we Finns can be proud off. It is heavier than regular hiking tents, so definitely not the solution for solo backpacking. But you can separate this tent into more manageable components and divide the task among your buddies. Pretty nice base camp on a longer hunting trip.

Military tents, surplus

From time to time, we get different kinds of army surplus tents. These are not top choices for weight-conscious hikers, but their price-quality ratio is really good. If you are looking for a more affordable shelter that doesn’t have to be the high-tech hiker’s wet dream, these are quite perfect.

Other tents and tent-like shelters

We of course sell other tents, too. Often at very nice prices.

Additional gear

When buying camping gear, you should carefully consider what you want to do in the bush. If you never plan on conquering the Himalayas, perhaps you shouldn’t hoard all that extreme gear. The tents usually come with ropes, pegs, poles, and other necessary things. And if it doesn’t, it is mentioned in the product description. However, if something gets lost or you want to prepare for the inevitable, check out our shelter equipment. There you can find carabiners, tent pegs, etc.


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