Camping Tents: What to Look for?
To find out how to buy camping tents, and in particular how to select the best tent for your requirements, read on!
Decide how much room you’ll need?
A number of camping tents are on the market. Decide in advance how many people the tent will accommodate. Is it okay if I bring my stuff in or leave it outside? What about the canine companion? Having all of this information handy will make it easier to select the appropriate amount of floor space and the number of vestibules.
Tent weight is an important consideration.
Lightweight and roomy camping tents are in high demand. Weighing too much and taking up too much room is a problem for both the consumer and the manufacturer of the tent. The weight of a camping tent increases linearly with its square footage.
Choose a two-person tent that weighs no more than four pounds if you plan to use it for backpacking or bike camping. You’ll be glad you did it later when your back thanks you for it. By kayak, camping tents can be a tad heavier. Don’t worry about the weight if you’re going automobile camping.
There are usually two sizes of weight listed on a camping tent.
Including the tent, rainfly, stakes and stuff sack is included in the “maximum weight,” which is what you would ordinarily carry. ‘Minimum weight’ means everything but the stakes, guy lines, and stuff sack is included in the setup.
Camping tents that may be used for three or four seasons
Spring, summer, and fall 3-season camping tents are ideal for hot weather since they are light and airy. Tents for four seasons (winter) can survive heavy snowfall and strong wind. In addition, they are heavier and more costly (usually). It’s not uncommon for those who camp year-round to have two separate tents: a winter tent and an all-year tent.
Choose the right size for your camping tent’s floor.
The size of the camping tent is determined by its floor space (in square feet). At least 20 square feet of floor space is required for each person in a camping tent to have enough place to store their goods. A camping tent with roughly 15 square feet of space per sleeper will work well for individuals who want to save weight (backpackers, bike campers), but it will be a tight fit.
Know about vestibules
The rain fly of a camping tent can be stowed to create a floorless storage area known as a vestibule. A full-size pack may be kept dry in just 5 square feet of vestibule area. A vestibule will come in handy if you must choose a small tent in order to conserve weight.
Inspect the height of the tent The height of a tent is determined by measuring it from its foundation to the highest point on the tent’s outside. Subtract 2 or 3 inches from the given “peak height” to get the interior height. 3 ft. 6 in. normally suffices to allow one to sit upright comfortably.
Single- or double-walled
Single-wall tents do not have a rain fly, in contrast to the more frequent double-wall tents. Even while single-wall CAMPING TENTS are extremely light, the walls may become dampened by your own body vapour if you use one. If you opt for a single-wall tent, be sure to check for enough ventilation.