Staking Out the Best Camping Tent For You

When choosing a camping tent, there are a lot things you should consider in order to get the right covering for your needs. A weekend spent in an inadequate tent can switch a retreat into a misery! Best canvas tents

Portability: First, analyze where you will be camping and how you will be getting there. If you plan on hiking to your tenting destination, a tiny tent which folds into a tiny package deal and can be buckled to a backpack will be a necessity.

In the event you own a small car, a camping covering which collapses into a tiny space may also be a need. But if you own a huge vehicle, you are less constrained by covering size or break-down features. 

Square Footage: While your car size or vacation spot will have some result on the dimensions of your covering, it must be well balanced by how many people will be sleeping in the tent. Many tenting tents estimate the quantity of people it will sleep by assuming everyone is of average size and will sleep shoulder-to-shoulder. Most people do not want to rest this near others, in addition large people will require more room. When in doubt, get a bigger tent.

Material: Tenting tents today generally come in two sorts of materials: nylon and canvas. Synthetic tents are inexpensive and may easily be found at sporting goods stores and discount retailers. Canvas camping tents much harder to find and often must be ordered from an organization which sells historic reenactment goods. They are also substantially more expensive.

The benefits to canvas tents, however, is that they usually tend to are much more robust and are much less susceptible to leaking. Generally there are even canvas camping tents with a roof-height of 6′ or more, allowing a grown-up to stand vertical in them. The disadvantages are: they are more heavy than nylon tents, take up more room in a car, and typically require many large poles to set up. A lot of models are practically impossible for one person to set-up alone.

Price: As stated, the choice of materials will have a great impact in the price of your tent. Size too will have some impact, as will special features, such as multiple rooms or porches. Yet the key consideration when it comes to price are: how often will you use the tent? If you plan on camping a couple of times a year, an inexpensive tent will serve. On the other hand, if you plan on camping regularly, or for long-periods of time, or in all weathers, it would be best to spend the money straight up and buy a camping tent which will be both comfortable and long-lasting.