What Kind of Tent Should You Buy?


What Kind of Tent Should You Buy?

To the untrained eye, it may look as though all tents are constructed in the same way. But look a little closer and you will start to notice some important differences. Because tents are used in a variety of different circumstances, they need to be able to cope with all sorts of different factors, including weather conditions and speed of pitching. People who are very active, and who indulge in a wide range of outdoor activities, may find that they end up owning 2, 3 or even 4 tents! But how do we go about finding out which tent will best suit our needs?

Assess Your Needs Based On What Activity You’ll Be Doing

Before you start looking for a tent, you should thoroughly assess the type of activity you’ll doing. This will give you a better idea as to what type of tent you need to buy. Will you be hiking for long distances or staying in the same place? Will it be warm and breezy or cold and blowing a gale? And is the tent just for you, or will you be sharing it with other people?

Finding the Right Retailer

What many people may not realise is that the quality of the tent they buy can sometimes be dependent upon which retailer they go to. For example: if you’re going on a month-long hiking expedition you probably shouldn’t buy your tent from a high street store which sells lots of other, unrelated items. Not only might your tent be of a lower quality than you need, but the staff probably won’t be able to answer any of your questions.

Instead, go to a more specialised retailer, such as, who deal exclusively in tents and related equipment. Their products will most likely be of a higher quality, and their staff will be well trained to help you find what you’re looking for.

Learn Everything You Can About Your Tent

When we go camping, we essentially move into a different home. And, although this situation is only temporary, it is beneficial to learn everything we can about our new homes, just in case something goes wrong. Knowing how to fix a tear will make sure your tent stays warm and dry on the inside. Knowing the best way to pitch your tent on different types of terrains will make sure it always stays upright – and doesn’t blow away! And knowing the weight of your tent will make it easier for you to plan your rucksack allowance when hiking. Treat your tent well and it’ll be sure to treat you well in return.

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