This is a great place to discuss tent sizing. You’ll notice when you are shopping that each tent will have a figure that suggests how many adults can be slept in the area. Please do not put too much stock in that! A two-person tent is small and is really only old enough to sleep one person comfortably. A four-person tent is in fact a much better idea, for two adults. Not only will that enable both campers to stretch out, there’ll also get a little extra room for stowing some of your camping gear. Keep in mind, however, that if you are camping in really cold conditions, less room can be advantageous as it will help keep in more body heat. Otherwise, go for the extra space.
When you are trying to take a decision on the best tent for you, use some common sense. How often will you actually use it? What sort of conditions will you be camping in? If you are going to be camping all year, choose a four-season tent. If your camping will be achieved only in warm, hot, and cool conditions, you will probably be happier with a three-season tent. The best tents are the ones that meet the most requirements you have. Every type of tent has its good points and its bad points, so you will have to decide what the most important to you.
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Many campers consider Coleman tents to be the best camping tents. Actually, that’s the brand we are leaning towards now. Coleman has been in business for a very long time. We have owned a lot of their camping equipment and have always been impressed. Another reason I like Coleman tents is on account of the research and comparison ‘window shopping ‘ I’ve been doing. All the Coleman shelters I’ve seen thus far are well made. They have steel poles. their special WeatherTec system ensures dry quarters. The floor is weatherproof. It’s welded. The floor seams are on the inside, inverted to guard against moisture. The tent seams are taped. The fabric is coated to make it waterproof.
So far, our favorite of all is the Coleman Instant Tent that sleeps eight. It has all the features I discussed above, plus it sets up super quickly, in about a minute. That’s because the poles are pre-attached to the tent. It’s as easy as lying out the fabric and spreading out the poles and locking them together. The tent has two rooms, and it is tall, too. The center height measures over six feet. Best of all, I found the tent on Amazon for $200. I figure with this choice, the old man and I will have plenty of room, and we can sleep a few grandkids with us, too. I’m still shopping, however, as I have not completely made up my mind.
Family camping tents come in several different styles and sizes. Think seriously about how much room you will actually need for all your family members. How much time will you actually be spending in the tent on your camping trips? You might want is a place to lay your head at night, for short trips when you will be spending most of your time engaged in outdoor activities. In that case, a dome tent will probably do. You can find dome tents that sleep up to several people. The largest one I’ve found sleeps twelve and has a six-foot ceiling. It also has dividers so that three separate rooms can be created. Dome tents are easy to set up. The ones we have had used a corded pole system. The poles were in short sections. They were all connected by a stretchy cord. Once the sections were fitted together, all we’ve had to do was to slide the poles into the pole sleeves and attach the edges of the poles to the floor.
We began our camping life with a small dome tent. That was before the kids began to arrive, so we just needed a small tent to fulfill our needs. A pop up tent would have worked beautifully as our first tent, had we known about the handy little shelters at the time. Actually, I’m not sure they ‘d been invented yet.
The first thing you gotta think about is just what kind of tent you’ll need. Camping tents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and some work well in some situations than others will. If you’ll be sleeping more than two persons in the tent, consider a family sized tent. Be sure to have a size that can provide a little extra space. You do not want everyone cramped together while trying to sleep. Plus, having a tent too small can leave you pressed up against the walls which could be damp with condensation.
You should also think about how you’ll be transporting the tent. Some outdoor camping tents weigh a lot more than others, making them almost impossible to lug around if you’re hiking to your camping spot. Also, you need to reflect on the size of the tent because you’ll want it to small enough to fit in your knapsack. If you’ll be pulling right up to your fire with your vehicle, however, you can use one of any weight. The size may still count, if you’ve got a small vehicle and already have many other items to pack.
Think about the weather that you’ll be using your tent in. Outdoor camping tents are designed for different seasons. For summer, it does not much matter on how think or durable the tent is toward cold weather. However, you’ll want one that provides a high quality shell to hold the rain out. When camping in the fall or winter, be sure to have a tent that was made with these seasons in mind. Having a thin camping tent that is scheduled for summer won’t cut it. You can find the time and the seasonal information printed right on the box of most camping tents.
Finally, you should always keep your budget in mind when shopping for camping tents. These items can range in price from just under $100 to about $1000. It is important that you don’t skimp when it is a question of purchasing your tent. If you have to, purchase other lower priced supplies so that you can have a tent that will keep you safe and warm throughout the night.
As you can see, there are several aspects of outdoor camping tents that you should think about when buying one. Make sure you have the right kind you need that will comfortably sleep everyone. If you’re hiking to your camping location, be sure to purchase one that is lightweight and can fit in your pack. Also consider the season you’re camping in, and only get one that is intended for the specific weather you’ll be experiencing. There is no reason to go broke purchasing your tent, so also consider your budget when investing in a tent.
In case you are not familiar with pop up tents, I’ll explain. Have you seen those pool floats that come in a round bag? When you wish to use the float, all you got to do is to eliminate it from the zippered bag and sort of toss it. It automatically turns itself into a float. A pop up tent is sort of the same. All you got to do is remove it from the bag. It erects itself. It takes like one second – literally. If you watch the above video, you can see just how quickly and effortlessly a pop up tent is to be ready for use.
Can you find cheap tents for camping? Why, yes you can! Camping tents are available in a broad range of prices, so you should not have any problems finding one that will fit into your budget. Prices for new tents range from under $30 to more than $2, 000. One way to save money on tents is to buy them when they are on sale. You can normally find the best sales once the regular camping season has ended. Discount tents can be located in many sporting goods stores and outdoor stores during that time of year. Here’s a tip you mightn’t be aware of: Look closely at the bag and at the tent itself. Do you see a black’ X ‘ on it? If you do, that could mean a pair of things. The tent could have been marked down because it is a discontinued model, or it might say that the tent is defective in some way or that it is missing some parts. If the’ X ‘ is there, ask why it is there.
I’ve had friends who found cheap tents at Army surplus stores. You might want to check those out. Oftentimes, such tents are made of canvas. Canvas is heavy, and when it’s damp or wet, it’s really heavy. Such an item mightn’t be the best tent for you.
You can find discount tents at online stores and sites, too, and this is a great way to shop for new tents. There’s an amazing range of prices for the exact same tent among different online stores. Once you have narrowed your selection down to a small number of choices, look for that brand and model at a lot of different stores and sites. Compare the prices you find, and remember to figure in shipping costs.
One way to get cheap tents is to buy used tents. They can be great bargains if you shop carefully. Oftentimes, you can find used tents that are practically new. A lot of people might decide that the camping life seems like a lot of fun, so they buy a tent. They do not always think this through, so they might go on their first camping trip totally unprepared. As a result, they make the decision to give up camping altogether, so they are stuck with a tent they no longer require or want. If you are shopping for a tent, you can capitalize on the situation.