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Did you know you can get underfloor heating for your tent?

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Here’s another new way to heat your tent: underfloor heating! We review the Outwell heated carpet.

Being cold can ruin a camping trip.

We’ve covered many ways to keep warm when camping, but now there’s a new way: underfloor heating.  Yep, warm feet in your tent.

The Outwell Heated Carpet Review

Outwell sent us their new Heated Carpet for us to test…

The carpet simply plugs into a standard UK power socket, such as you would find on your EHU extension.

It then warms up and becomes…

Fly Paper for Kids (and Grown-ups!)

When we first tested this heated carpet, the weather wasn’t cold, but it wasn’t always warm.

It was easy to find the kids as they would be lying down on top of the heated carpet, not wanting to move from it.

The carpet puts out a gentle heat that is more noticeable when you put pressure on the carpet, such as when you stand or sit on it.

I found the heat much nicer than a fan heater, which can dry out the air. In fact, it’s a real luxury in your tent.

 

Where to put it

Outwell demonstrated the heated carpet outside the bedrooms, providing a warm place to stand. Outwell have warnings about not overlapping the carpet to prevent it overheating.

We placed it outside the bedrooms, and also in the living space. It certainly makes a cosy place to sit.

Outwell Heated Carpet in the tent

Outwell Heated Carpet in the tent

We did try placing a little bit of the carpet under the bedrooms. This provided some warmth underfoot in the bedrooms, but it wasn’t noticeable that it provided much warmth to the bedrooms. However, I didn’t put much of the carpet under the bedrooms for safety reasons, and it wasn’t too cold anyway.

The carpets come in a couple of sizes, so you’ll need to work out what usable space you’d have in your tent for it.

We have also used it in a smaller 3 man tent, where the carpet covered the entire sleeping area. We tried sleeping on top of it. It was great at warming the sleeping bags up, but we soon got too hot! Perhaps it would be different in winter.

Outwell Heated Carpet up close

Outwell Heated Carpet up close

Verdict

If you are wanting to really glam up your tent, and especially extend your camping season from Spring through to October, then this is another item to put on your shopping list. GOWTK Thumbs Up Award

It certainly creates a much more pleasant environment than fan heaters, which dry the air.


Disclaimer: Many thanks to Outwell who sent us their Heating Carpet to test. All opinions are our own.


Tent Heated Carpet Good or Bad

The idea of having a heated carpet in your tent has been well received, but there’s also the counterargument…

Heated Carpets in Tents: Good or Bad?

“We love camping but have only been able to go camping during the summer months.

Mrs Goodlife hates getting cold, and especially hates having cold feet. With this heated carpet we’ll be able to get away with the kids as soon as Easter school holidays start, and may be even the October half term if the weather isn’t too bad.” – Mr. Goodlife

 

“A heated carpet isn’t real camping. There are plenty of ways to keep warm in the tent without using an electric hook-up. You can even find how to keep warm on this website.

The idea that kids can only go camping when there’s electric gizmos is ridiculous.” – Mr. Outdoorsman

OK, so Mr. Goodlife and Mr. Outdoorsman are not real people, but they do represent some real opinions.

But it doesn’t matter what they think. What do you think? Are  heated-carpets in tents good or bad?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

 

9.7Expert Score
Here's another new way to heat your tent: underfloor heating! We review the Outwell heated carpet.
Value for Money
9
Quality
10
Family Friendly
10
PROS
  • The Outwell Heated Carpet creates an amazingly warm pad in your tent that your entire family will be glued to.
CONS
  • Of course, you need to be camping with an electric hook-up to use the carpet.

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  1. stephen

    Regarding the outwell camping carpet, could you use it under an air bed? Great website by the way!

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      Gav Grayston

      I don’t see why not

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  2. Gerry Dean

    I think it,s a great idea and could also be used in a caravan awning where people usually sit during the day and it would be a great asset.

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      Gav Grayston

      Very true!
      We’ll have to try it in our caravan awning.

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  3. Gerry Dean

    I think it,s a great idea not only for a tent but also for a caravan awning, where many people sit through the day time.

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  4. George McRae

    Can this carpet be used off a car battery ?

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      Gav Grayston

      I don’t think so.  Perhaps if you had a leisure battery with a converter.

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  5. Sole Heat

    I cannot begin to describe how much of an excellent idea this is! It gives people the chance to enjoy the outdoors without freezing to death and it is especially a good idea for families with children. Thank you for the good blog, keep up the good work!

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  6. eddyj

    I don’t understand this argument ‘electric gizmo’s in tents is not camping’? If you really want the outdoor experience then why not go ALL PRIMITIVE like Captain Cave-Man style. Who need’s tents too? We camp to experience the outdoor’s and a new environment, new scenery….why does it have to be an uncomfortable experience for some to satisfy their camping ego’s.

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    • Gav

      I agree. We try to take a balanced approach.
      We wouldn’t want the kids to spend ALL the time in the tent playing on their tablets/phones. However, we don’t expect them not to take them. In fact, they really like the sleeping bags where you can unzip arm holes as it makes it easier to use their gadgets at night.
      We’re also for any new technology that makes this easier and more enjoyable. However, that doesn’t mean we always camp with EHU as that would restrict us too much in terms of which campsites we can visit.

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