Terra Nova was born over 25 years ago when company de-merged from Wild Country Ltd. However their tent design and production began already in 1980 with the name of Wintergear. Ben and Marion Wintringham designed the first geodesic style tents in Europe.
Wild Country Ltd bought Wintergear in 1985 when the production began in Derbyshire. In 1993 Terra Nova de-merged from Wild Country Ltd and the tents also re-branded as Terra Nova.
Terra Nova has been also one of the pioneers of ultralight tents. LaserLite 1 -one person tent was launched 2004 with the weight of only 990g. Tent won a silver IF European design award and Guinness World Record for the lightest tent commercially available.