Things You Should Know When Choosing a Tent
The quality of the tent can make or break a camping trip. When a nasty rain pounds the roof of your nylon shelter and fierce winds try to flatten it, you'll know if your tent has all the right stuff.
Assessing Your Needs
A tent is the main imperative part of the camping equipment you will use. You want a tent that can protect you from rain, wind, and insects. It can be a very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation when a tent fails to do these things. Choosing a tent can be a challenging experience with so many options out there. Do I want a tunnel tent or cabin tent? Should I get a tent with a vestibule or without? There is a list of questions that can go on and on.
No specific tent is truly better than the next, there are however varying degrees of quality.
How do you plan to use your tent?
Most likely you will want to look at some of the smaller sizes. For those who plan to use their tent for family camping at one location for a couple of weeks. Cabin tents are often a good choice for camping trips like this.
Number of People
Decide how many masses will be using this tent. This is so you can determine adequate sleeping space for each person. It is also important to take the height of the person(s) using the tent as well. A taller camper in a small tent may have the tent walls flapping at their head and feet while trying to sleep or be forced to sleep in an uncomfortable position. Do you plan to use an air mattress or a cot? You will want to be able to take into consideration the amount of space that will be used.
What season(s) will this tent are used for?
Some people prefer to do the majority of their camping in the summer, while others enjoy the extremes. There are something’s you will want to consider when thinking about what seasons you will be using your tent for. On occasionally cool nights the addition of a tent heater, a better-rated sleeping bag, or both may be sufficient for added warmth with a 3-season version.