IT IS hard to imagine that the word ‘glamping’ has been with us for the past eleven years. The concept of luxurious tent living, of course, goes back centuries before then, to the Ottomans, in fact, with their ostentatious, imperial tents. Then in the 1920s we saw the introduction of African safaris, where wealthy travellers enjoyed domestic luxury amidst the often stark backcloth of the African bush.

Coleman tent-4Fast forward to today, and glamping continues to grow in popularity, so it is perfect timing then to see the introduction of Coleman’s award-winning Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Person Tent

Coleman tent-2The distinctive and striking octagonal design maximises usable living space and allows the tent to stand strong in rain, hail or shine. With multiple zippable curtain panels which can be opened to offer panoramic views of the campsite and environment, this tent allows you to completely immerse yourself in your ‘glamping’ experience.

Coleman tent-3The tent features a versatile and elegant easy-to-pitch construction, with full-head height and generous dimensions. Providing a full 360° view of your surroundings, the tent has a multitude of uses, from a luxury glamping bedroom to a playroom for children or a perfect environment for festival gatherings. Remove the flysheet and the Octagon 8 transforms into a bug-proof screen room, perfect for the garden. The tent also benefits from an innovative, reinforced hinged door, so you can forget the hassle of rolling away doors every time you want to enter or exit the tent. The Cortes Octagon 8 comes with a wheeled carry bag and packs down compactly for easy transportation and storage.

Coleman Cortes Octagon 8, RRP £249.99