It is safe to say that camping is one of the most traditional activities in America. Many people would go into the woods and spend some time in nature to escape their daily lives or, maybe, even meet with some friends for a good game night.
But the experience may be spoiled by having chosen the wrong equipment for your trip. For that reason, in this article, I will try to give you some advice on choosing the right camping tent for your needs.
Here are some factors that are crucial when choosing a camping tent:
It is recommended to have enough space even for less adventurous days, so if you can afford it, it is better to get a larger one with more capacity to fit your people and belongings.
Make sure the tent isn’t too heavy for you since you will be carrying it around all day, and remember that a light tent is easy to set up and down.
There are three types of camping tents;
Those that need a fixed spot to stay (called backpacking)
Those that can be disassembled and put inside a backpack,
Those that need to be strapped on the roof of your car and transported without any bulk. Just imagine how much easier it will be for you if you get the third type!
There are several materials used to design camping tents, but the most popular ones are polyester and polypropylene.
Polyester is usually used for larger tents since it is more resistant to the sun’s rays due to its thickness. At the same time, polypropylene offers better insulation, which is why it is frequently found in smaller designs. So, consider the tent’s material depending on the season and region you choose to go camping at.
Ease to use
If you are not a camper and this will be your first time on the field, I recommend starting with an easy-to-set-up tent. If you don’t like complicated procedures or assembling on the spot, choose a fast and straightforward design to build. (campingplassen)
Also, ensure that if there is no-fly (or canopy), the tent doesn’t have a mesh that will allow the cold air to get in since it may be very uncomfortable for you to wake up shivering during your first night. (http://campingplassen.no/overnatting-kristiansand/)
Double-wall or single-wall design?
A double-wall tent has two different fabric layers; the first one (the inner layer) is water-resistant and protects you from the cold air and rain. (http://campingplassen.no/hytte-kristiansand/) The second one (outer layer), made of breathable material, will let your body’s moisture evaporate. The mesh that comes with this type of camping tent allows for better air circulation.
However, if you want to avoid the trouble of setting up every time (since every item has its bag), I recommend that your next tent is single-wall made of polyester. It will protect you much better from bugs and other small animals due to its thicker material. But, in case it rains during your trip, you will have to take care of staying dry since it is not waterproof.
When buying camping tents, keep in mind that buying a bigger and better one will save you time and energy in the long run. You can get easily distracted by some great offers, but I wouldn’t recommend compromising on the quality for money’s sake!