Families looking for the ultimate family tent for use across the seasons can
rely on the
Citadel 5 from Wild Country – which recently stood firm during a nine
month trial in extreme weather conditions.
Placed in a field in the Peak District back in October 2011, the Citadel
5 Tent was pitched for an ‘all-weather trial,’ to see how it would cope with
the harsh weather the exposed location threw at it.
The tent was eventually taken down in June 2012 – after standing firm
against temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius, more than eight inches
of snowfall in one day, gale force winds and the wettest April on record for
over a century. Incredibly, the five person tent stayed intact throughout,
Wild Country is a sister brand of world-renowned tent manufacturer
Terra Nova, whose products are trusted in the most extreme environments,
including Mount Everest. Carolyn Budding, a director of Wild Country Tents,
said: “This all-weather trial proved that, for a family looking for
adventure, the Citadel 5 is hard to beat. It proved that, when pitched
correctly, the tent can provide excellent shelter in autumn, spring and
summer, and is able to stand the test of time.”
Simple to pitch, the Citadel 5 has a large spacious interior, and works well
as a strong family tent, suitable for use from spring through to autumn.
The tent has been designed to offer maximum strength and stability. High
quality specially treated steel poles offer superior performance in poor
weather conditions and reinforced corner sections provide maximum wind
resistance. Four reinforced corner peg points, stitched with Kevlar for
increased strength and durability, and 'jumbo' pegs offer a secure anchor to
help increase pitching performance. The numerous guylines are securely
attached to the tent with Hypalon fabric - the fabric used in expedition
A large front entry gives the main entrance a double duty, acting as a
shield against rain or a canopy to protect against sun rays.
There are plenty of ventilation points around the tent. All doors have full
mesh screens to provide both extra ventilation and keep bugs at bay and
there is also a side entry door, which can be used for extra ventilation or
as a wet weather entrance.
Where can I get them from?
Priced at £500, the Citadel 5 Tent is available to buy direct from
Terra Nova Equipment (prices correct at time of publication and are
subject to change)
Watch the Video
Some of the extreme weather is featured in a video of the
Wild Country’s Citadel 5 tent’s all weather trail
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