What Know Before Buying a Tent?

So, you’re planning a holiday. Where would you rather stay – in a hotel that’s like home from home, or in a tent, camping out and close to nature? There are two distinct groups here: those who love camping, and those who simply don’t! That’s fine, as the joys of life under canvas are not for everyone, but it may come as a surprise to find that in fact, camping is very popular among the younger generation of adults we know as Millennials. Why is this? It’s a good question, but when all is said and done, there are many reasons why camping is a great way to spend time with friends or family, here are just a few of them:

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  • Camping is cheap; once you’ve bought your tent all you need is to settle on a destination and find a good site.
  • It’s a lot of fun; you really are at one with nature when you are staying in a tent.
  • It’s a real change from daily life; you’re not transferring your suitcase from home to a hotel, but to a completely different environment.

These are just a few reasons why camping makes sense. It’s also sociable as while your next door neighbours in a hotel will probably never see you, the sense of enjoyment and sharing on a campsite is different, and you’ll find that everyone is welcome around everyone else’s campfire in the evening!

So, now that you’re hooked on the idea of camping, what do you need to know before you buy a tent? Let’s check this out and give you some tips.

Bring The Best Shelter

Camping while winter or summer is not fact but a proper shelter is always needed for everyone. When camping in the winter season you must bring the perfect camping tent for cold weather. There are thousands of tents available in the market for cold weather. But you should make a wise decision before purchasing any of them. 

Here I am telling you a few basic things to consider before going for a deal. Looking for the material, heavy-duty thick fabric keeps the interior of the tent warm and comfortable to sleep. Extra rain-fly along with the tent covers the outer area from rain and snowfall. Dome shaped tents are preferable for avoiding quick snowfall on the top of shelter. A 4 season tent can cost a bit more but will save huge time and bucks in the future when you’ll be able to use it in several seasons.

Where to Start when Choosing a Tent

The first factor to consider is what size of tent you need. Camping is a competitive market so you will find plenty of choice. You can buy a two-person tent if you are camping as a couple, but we would strongly recommend you have a look at the choice of tents for 4 people as they offer greater scope. A 4-person tent is the most popular because you get the combination of decent interior size and small, lightweight packaging when it is not in use. We believe you will find a two-person tent to be cramped, so the extra space will certainly be welcome. 

This size of tent is also usually competitively priced as they are popular, and you may find some particularly good deals if you begin to shop around and see what’s on offer. Look for quality in terms of welded seams for longer life and greater protection, plus an integral floor is an especially important feature – this means the floor is part of the tent rather than a groundsheet – for added comfort.

Brands to Consider

There are many brands involved in the camping market and you’ll see the same ones crop up in reviews such as the one we have linked you to above. We recommend you check out Coleman for quality, well-made tents, as well as brands such as Eureka, who have a fine range of tents of this size. If you’re on a budget, check out Amazon for its Basics range, as they are very sensibly priced and decent quality.

Always make sure you check the weight of a tent, especially if you are on a walking tour, and that it comes with all the accessories, and do spend some time shopping around for the best deals. Once you’ve enjoyed camping for the first time – and this season the word is that the ‘staycation’ is the vacation of choice thanks to the current situation – you’ll come to know the merits of spending time unshackled by the conventions of a regular vacation, so start looking now, and find a beautiful place to get back to nature.

  • Updated a couple of weeks ago
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