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Living Space

The living space outside of the bedrooms is also very important. You'll need space to store clothing, food, cooking equipment, wet shoes and coats and also space to sit and cook if the weather turns bad. Headroom is also something to consider - it's much easier getting dressed and moving around a tent you can actually stand up in. Larger family tents usually have plenty of headroom and living space whilst most smaller tents have limited living space, with the emphasis on getting as many people sleeping in them as possible. There are however some smaller tents that do have a decent sized living area. Also look for pockets in the tent inners - these are very useful for storing smaller items out of the way.

Even if youre planning a holiday in the sun with lots of outdoor living, do remember it can and probably will still rain if you're not prepared for it!

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