4.80 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews )

Endurance Refuge tent

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  • Three identical length poles for easy maintenance and pitching
  • A best seller for use in all seasons
  • Stable but inherently simple design
  • Spare parts available (Click here to see)
  • See pitching video (Click here to see)
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Three identical length poles result in simple pitching and easy maintenance, while the two porches allow for flexible storage and entry options. A roomy inner and near vertical walls allow plenty of space inside for sitting up and gathering. A best seller for use in all seasons.


Key Features

Our best all-rounder, and best selling tent

A sturdy tent, recommended for all levels of expeditions

3 identical poles, engraved with tent model

2, 3 and 4 man versions available

2 medium sized porches at opposite ends

Strong semi-geodesic structure


Capacity (people)
Weight (kg)
Pack size (cm)
HH groundsheet (mm)
HH flysheet (mm)
Pitching Time
Group price
200 2 3.7 7001 T6 Alloy 48 x 17 6000 5000 Flysheet first 3 mins TE3129 £125.00
300 3 4.2 7001 T6 Alloy 50 x 18 6000 5000 Flysheet first 3 mins TE3128 £135.00
400 4 5.1 7001 T6 Alloy 50 x 19 6000 5000 Flysheet first 3 mins TE3127 £155.00

How to pitch the Refuge- Training Video

You can watch this tent pitching video during group training sessions, or you can forward a link to your students to watch ahead of tent training. There is also a printable PDF copy of the pitching instructions here, if you prefer this method



Group-friendly features


Endurance tents are built with students and expedition leaders in mind. The tents focus on simplicity – simple for the students to use, and simple for you back at the kit-store.


Printed tent poles

Ever been faced with a heap of unidentifiable poles after an expedition? All Endurance tent poles come with the tent model, tent size, and pole location etched into the end of the pole.


Hex pegs

Everyone is familiar with the problem of bent tent pegs. Endurance hex pegs have a hexagonal profile which increases the strength significantly, whilst an aluminium construction keeps the weight down.


ID windows

Endurance tents have ID windows on almost all separate component parts – flysheet, inner, tent bag, inner tent bag and pole bag. This makes your life so much simpler back at the kitstore, and can really help on expeditions where tent components are split up amongst the group.

Genuinely very impressed – the occupants of these tents on a recent expedition to Arran thank you – pinned down by storm force winds they were safe and dry inside these – the previous fleet of tents would have been in the Irish Sea!”


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Tent type


Tent size (no of persons)

2-man, 3-man, 4-man

Tent price range

£100 – £175

Customers' review

Rated 4.80 out of 5 stars
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10 reviews for Endurance Refuge tent

  1. info@wildcountryconsultants.co.uk
    5 out of 5

    Wildcountry Consultants Ltd As a busy Approved Activity Provider turning our tents around most weekends I cannot speak highly enough of the Refuge tents and the service from Access Expeditions. We have been using these tents now for three seasons and the originals purchased in 2015 are still fresh and generally wear free. Strong poles, strong pegs, Great groundsheets, and an easy identification system on the oversize bags I just wish I had bought these tents and that my whole tent inventory consisted of the Endurance range. Spares easy to get and reasonably priced as well Five stars indeed.

  2. emma.bartle@st-georges-academy.org
    4 out of 5

    St George's Academy We have been using the Endurance tents for a season now. Although slightly heavier than some competitors tents, the easy pitching with identical pole, the space and the robustness more than makes up for it. We will definitely be purchasing these tents again in the future. The only criticism we have, as already mentioned is that care must be taken, and two people used to insert the poles into the pole sleeves, as we have had a couple damaged by the end of the pole (one was by a leader who is very particular about kit and taking care, but working on his own).

  3. Andy@adventure-expeditions.net
    5 out of 5

    Adventure Expeditions Ltd. I'm a mountaineering instructor who runs an outdoor activities business. We recently upgraded our fleet of tents to the Refuge 300 and 200 and myself and all the instructors who work for us have been really impressed with the design. They are slightly heavier than some competitors tents but they make up for that in build quality, inner space, and simple, group-focused design combined with robust materials. We paid slightly more for these than a competitors 3 person tent but I can see straight away they will last twice as long. Genuinely very impressed - the occupants of these tents on a recent expedition to Arran thank you - pinned down by storm force winds they were safe and dry inside these - the previous fleet of tents would have been in the Irish Sea! Good service too - Thanks Iain!

  4. c.arch@stmaryswallasey.co.uk
    5 out of 5

    St. Marys School, Wallasey We have now used your equipment for six expeditions, Two bronze, two silver two gold. I thought you might like some feedback. The endurance refuge tents 300 and 400 have been excellent. On the gold expeditions they stood up well to prolonged heavy rain and did not let water in at all. Despite the ground being boggy, the groundsheet let no water through either. What surprised us most was how well they stood up to winds of about 40 mph. We knew this was coming so ensured they were well pegged out. Only one of the 18 tents needed some small adjustment in the night despite the strength of the winds. These have proved ideal for our D of E group. Cheers, Colin Archer

  5. ss@thetford.co.uk
    5 out of 5

    Thetford Grammar We purchased 4 new refuge tents, 2 x 2 person and 2 x 3 person, with a view to using these as our Gold group tents rather than using our ageing tents used at bronze, silver and gold. We have yet to put them to a severe test but they do what they say. Quick to pitch, no fighting with pole sleeves, east to locate pole fixings, simple door entry, adequate room and storage and quick to decamp. Relatively light, a no nonsense tent that is fit for purpose.

  6. dw@cobham.co.uk
    5 out of 5

    Cobham Hall School The introduction of Endurance range of equipment has made my DofE Equipment choices a whole world easier, and I am now using the Endurance Refuge. Tents that are easy to pitch with same size poles, zips that rarely snag, light robust materials and oversize stuff bags, have all cut down the ‘faff factor’ So that our teams are now pitched minutes after arriving. The tents always attract attention from other groups who ask me ‘they’re nice, who made your tents?’ which I’m always happy to show them the features that make these tents so good.

  7. emma.b@st-georges-academy.org.uk
    4 out of 5

    St George's Academy Sleaford We purchased these tents as they were simple to put up and spacious. Our groups have enjoyed using them, they are easy to pitch and look smart (they don't rely on Bronze groups being masters at pitching a tent!). They have stood up to heavy rain and strong winds. The only criticism we have is care needs to be taken when putting the pole into the end of the pole sleeve as if not supported by a second person the end of the pole can damage the sleeve.

  8. afarris@wilmslowhigh.cheshre.sch.uk
    5 out of 5

    Wilmslow High School Easy to put up, can be done by one person, lightweight but spacious. Replacement poles are available at a reasonable price. They look good on a campsite!!

  9. nburges@newsteadwood.bromley.sch.uk
    5 out of 5

    Newstead Wood School We purchased a number of Refuge tents for our groups to use and I can't recommend them highly enough! They are easy for the groups to use and are made to the highest quality. I would highly recommend these and will be placing an order for some more before next expedition season!

  10. ben.bullen@adventures.com
    5 out of 5

    We’ve been using the Endurance Refuge 300 tents for the past two years. We were attracted to the simple design of the three same-length poles and the fact they are free standing so dry easily. The zip is also a bonus feature – participants can only open the zip from the bottom so the door has to be fully open before you can get in. The large bags with simple opening mean the tents are easily put away at the end of the expeditions. The tents fit perfectly into our budget and for the price I’m sure they’re the best tents on offer for groups.

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