Tents give you a place to sleep when you’re go camping. This article will help you choose the best tent for you and your family or friends.
Tent Sleeping Capacity: You can find different sizes of tent to fit anywhere from one person to over 10 person. Smaller tents like 1-2 person tent are best for solo hikers or couples, while larger tents like CAMPROS 8 person family tent are best for groups of friends or family members.
Tent Portability: If you’re camping with lots of gears to your campsite, you probably want a tent that’s easy to store and carry. Many tents can fold into a small sizes and weigh less than 30 lb for easy to carry around. In addition, most of packages comes with a carrying bag to keep the tent, rain fly, stakes, and other accessories together.
Weather Protection: A great tent can protect you from the bad weather, such as cold temperatures and small rainfall, you might experience when you’re sleeping outdoors. However, keep in mind that tents generally don’t protect you from extreme weather, such as lighting, downpours, hail, or severe wind.
Key Tents Features
Tent Material: Tents are made from different kind of materials. Thicker materials keep you warmer in cold weather like Canvas and Felt, while thinner materials let in more air in the summer like Nylon and Polyester. And be aware that higher-denier fabric canopies and rainflies are more rugged than lower-denier ones.
Peak Height: Tall peak height can let you stand up in the tent when changing clothes or enjoy the airiness of a high ceiling, you can see the peak height in the spec charts. Cabin style tents feature the near vertical walls to maximize overall peak height and livable space, like CAMPROS 8 person Tent. CAMPROS 3 person demo style tent offer superior strength and wind shedding abilities, both of which you'll appreciate on a stormy night.
Tent Doors: Most tents have 1 or 2 mesh doors in front and back of the tent. If you're camping with your family, multiple doors help you avoid climbing over each other when getting out.
Tent Poles: Fiberglass pole and steel pole are the most common poles on the market. And the tent's pole structure helps determines how easy or hard it is to pitch. Most of the large tents these days are freestanding. This means they do not require stakes to set up. The big advantage of this is that you can pick the tent up and move it to a different location prior to staking.
Fewer poles allow faster setups. It's also easier to attach poles to clips than it is to thread them through long pole sleeves. Many tents use both clips and short pole sleeves in an effort to balance strength, ventilation and setup ease. Color-coded corners and pole clips also make setup faster. Aluminum poles are stronger and more durable than fiberglass.
Screen Shelter: Screen room attach to your tent for the purpose of storing or sheltering your muddy or dusty boots or keeping your packs out of the rain. They can be an integral part of the rain-fly or add-on items that are sold separately. Entry room has mesh walls to provide great airflow during the heat but can also be zipped up to act as second spacious room.
Rain-fly: Rain-fly accessory offers added protection from bad weather. Put it on the top of your tent whenever rain or dew is expected, or any time you want to retain a little extra warmth. Two rain-fly types are common. Roof-only rain-flies allow more light and views while offering fair rain protection. Full-coverage rain-flies offer maximum protection from wind and rain.
Ventilation: Large mesh panels are often see in the ceiling, doors and windows of the tents. This can accelerate the ventilation greatly along with the rear ventilation. Larger mesh panels for hot, humid climates.
Guy-out Loops: Most tents will include loops on the outside of the tent body for attaching guy lines. Guy lines allow you to tie down the tent during high winds.
Interior Gear Loft and Pockets: A lantern loop at the top center of a tent's ceiling is one of the included attachments, you can hang the oil lamp or flashlight on it. Loops on interior tent walls can be used to attach a mesh shelf to keep small items off of the tent floor. Similarly, interior mesh pockets for easy storage.
Additional features: Tents often have bonus features to make using them more convenient and comfortable. These features can include:
Mesh storage pouches