Gelert revolutionises its range of Gelert tents for the 2010 camping season with many new additions to compete with the ever growing and ever popular ranges of Vango and Outwell tents. Changing its philosophy and design styles to fit into modern customer needs and requirements, Gelert have a few winners in their range of camping tents. The 2010 ranges of Gelert tents are already in stock at certain retailers and e-tailers with OutdoorWorldDirect.co.uk being one of these suppliers.
Online PR News – 07-January-2010 – – The camping equipment industry is currently dominated by a few key players, one of which being Gelert. However, is there new tents range innovative or merely copying rival brands? This article goes through the new styles in the Gelert range and their similarities with competitor brands and also what makes them unique from the competitors.
Traditionally, Gelert have always been leaders of the camping equipment market in the accessory departments but does their new tent range allow them to become stronger in the tent marketplace?
New styles in the family range
Gelert has a few new tents in key areas to improve their ranges in the weekender market and family camping market. The Lakesbury and Atlantis are just two key tents that enter the Gelert tents range and offer luxurious and comfortable family tents with integrated groundsheets and fully waterproof flysheets. The Gelert Atlantis has three models in its range all of which will accommodate differing amounts of people (3, 4 and 5 man tents). Otherwise the tent range mostly stays the same throughout with minor improvements being made to key lines such as the Gelert Horizon 6 and 8. One of the key questions being asked by many consumers is whether or not the Gelert tents will be able to live up to and compete with the ever evolving range of Vango tents.
The truth of the matter is that the biggest tent in the range for 2010 will be the Gelert Atlantis and it is quite noticeable to see how the tent is similar to the Vango Icarus tent. Therefore here is a comparison of the tents and what makes them unique in their own right
Gelert Atlantis 5 vs Vango Icarus 500
Gelert Atlantis 5 Pro’s
- Slightly bigger bedroom than the Icarus allowing more living space
- 5cms wider than the Icarus for increased space.
- All in one pitching system makes the tent easy to erect.
- Slightly taller than the Vango Icarus 500.
Vango Icarus Pro’s
- TBS system for added stability and strength which is very important for the structure of the tent.
- Individual canopy designed to fit purposefully onto the Vango Icarus 500 tent.
- Tried and tested in the marketplace in 2009 by the end users who really know how to put a family tent through its paces.
- More choice of colours
There is no doubting that the Atlantis is a direct copy of the Icarus tent, however it does offer new features and it is also cheaper and represents better value for money.
Best Gelert tent for 2010
Looking through the range of Gelert tents, the one that seems to stand out is the Gelert Lakesbury 5 tent, offering a wide and spacious family tent with a sewn in groundsheet and plenty of living space. The tent also pitches as one making it hassle free and convenient for the first time camper and it looks great too!
Overall Gelert’s new tents are similar to what is already out there on the marketplace, however their range does offer a competitive product and different choice to customers. The quality also appears to be very good and will be sure to satisfy customer needs and requirements.