Faintly ridiculous, or the coolest thing you’ve clapped eyes on for some time? Either way, this VW T1 Camper Van tent from Firebox wins big in the smile stakes. How can you not look at it and smile? And whilst you could be forgiven for thinking that this tent is all about the looks and not much else, you’ll probably be surprised at its size and specification.
The tent is apparently a life-size replica of a 1960s VW T1 camper van, although I suspect there’s just a little bit of poetic license on that front. Inside there are two separate two-man sleeping rooms, so it’s a pretty sizeable tent. I like that the VW shape means that it’s quite a tall tent, as tents aren’t usually renowned for their spacious headroom, are they? The fact that you enter the tent through the side doors of the VW is just so cute.
I can see the T1 tent being super-popular at festivals and beach trips, but I think it also has another target audience. If your kids have turned into sullen teenagers who now think a week in the motorhome is the naffest thing on the planet, this tent could just be the answer. Stick the kids in the camper van tent all weekend, and keep the real van for yourselves!