When you deicide to have a camping, the first thing you may consider is a camping tent. But for most people, they do not know how to choose a right one. Here are something needs to be considered:
1. The first thing you must ask yourself is the number of the people.
Tents come in all shapes and sizes. There are tents for two men, four men, eight man and so on. You must choose a right size. Otherwise you may sleep with your big toe outside or as crowded as a sandwich. Small size tent (less than 10’x10′) is easier to set up compared to large size one.
2. Where you go and the potential weather condition.
Before you choosing, you need to figure out where you go (wet woods, river bank, on mountains etc.) and the potential weather condition (rainy, sunny or windy etc.). You could read some articles about your destination and get some suggestions from the weather reports. Most of the camping tents have rain fly which is a very useful design. It can protect you from the rain and provide a shadow under the sun. If your destination was in wet woods, one more thing you need to consider is the insects. Tents with mosquito netting will be helped. Windy areas require sturdy poles, stakes, and anchor ropes. Waterproofness and a large space (coz’s you can not go out) are required in Rainy areas.
3. What is the material of the tent and the poles?
A tent’s stability is lying on its poles. So heavy-duty aluminum poles or fiberglass poles are good choices. Breathable Polyester fabrics silver coated will protect you from Ultraviolet radiation. Fine camping tent should also sew with two strands. All the seams must be added with waterproof glue.
4. Is it easy to set up or how many people is needed to set up?
A small-size camping tent usually needs only one person to set up. But for a bigger one, usually needs 3-4 people to work together. Make sure that you won’t spend half of your camping time on setting up and removing tent.
The following is some tips when you get the tent:
1. Estimate the time of setting it up
2. Testing the zipper.
3. Testing its stability and ventilation.