I love a good deal. And I don’t know about you, but whenever something comes out as an early-bird special or on sale for more than it usually costs I’m sold

The cost of camping can be rather steep, especially when it comes to high quality tents and other equipment.

We’ve spent decades of buying experience and direct feedback from retailers to find the best time for you.

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Tent?

The perfect time to buy a tent is near the end of camping season, around late August or September. This way you can avoid over-crowding at popular campsites and enjoy some peace when it’s just your family in nature.

There are still plenty of opportunities to score huge discounts on summer tents.

June is one of the best months to buy a discounted tent for two reasons. First, there are Father’s Day sales near the beginning and Fourth Of July discounts at their highest point in late June earlyJuly which leads up an increase during this time where you can find some big retail stores offer as much as 70% off all camping gear.

Don’t let the end of season clearance summer sale leave you empty handed this year, as you can also get some great deals for August. The Labor Day sales start soon and they’re sure to bring back plenty of old favorites at discounted prices.

Although June and the end of season clearance sale are the best times to buy a tent, there are other ways to get huge discounts on camping tents throughout.

  • Black Friday began as an annual event after Thanksgiving in the USA. Today, Cyber Monday and Black Friday have grown to be huge worldwide. Black Friday (the Friday following Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday, (the Monday after Thanksgiving), are great days to find hugely discounted tents and other camping gear.
  • Amazon Yearly Sale is an annual sale that is only available to Amazon Prime members. It offers great discounts on millions (literally) of products, including tents and camping equipment. It falls around mid summer, although the dates can change every year.
  • Must Go Sales: To complement the winter holiday season, stores generally offer year-end sales in December. You can also get huge savings on tents in the week following Christmas.Must

Time of Year Camping Equipment Goes on Sale?

The perfect time to buy a backpack, sleeping bag and other camping gear is right before the end of season. August or September will be your best bet for finding these items on sale.

The same rules apply to other camping gear as they do for tents. When demand goes down near the end of your typical season, stores try clearing out inventory with huge discounts so that room can be made up by new seasonal items.

By Anthony Paton

Anthony Paton, the outdoorsman who loves to report all sorts of interesting stories about camping in Great Britain. He's based out London and doesn't get much time for himself these days because work commitments keep him away on occasion but does what he can with what little free time there is.