How to choose a tent

How to choose a tent

Camping is a really fun activity, you can camping with your family or friends at local campground. You also join a camping club to get a backpacking trip. A quality tent can help you enjoying your camping. To choose a tent for you, you must consider the shape, size, type of tent, the season you camping.

Select a Type of Tent

The support poles for these tents can be as simple as an upright pole at each end, with the tent guy-lines doing the job of holding the shape taut, or two upright end poles with a connecting ridge pole, (the guy-lines still provide the tension for supporting the shape), or like the newer models that use shock-cord hoop-type poles to form the shape, and the guy-lines are more for anchoring the tent than shaping it.

Although there are large “modified” A-frame tents with shallow straight sides that can accommodate six or more campers and gear, the most common ones are still the small one or two-person versions.

These tents offer an efficient rectangular foot-print for sleeping arrangements, and simplicity of style, but don’t offer much headroom.

Weanas™ "A" Shape Tent

  • Tunnel Tents

Tunnel tents are designed with low profiles that work very well in extreme weather conditions. They are very easy to put up, and generally provide good bug protection, but they usually don’t have any more headroom than what is needed to sit-up.

Large tunnel tents, like the one above – on the right, are just modifications of the original one or two-man tunnels that were designed to protect campers from high winds and extreme conditions.

The primary tunnel tent benefits are; ease of set-up, light-weight, and extreme weather endurance.

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  • Teepee, (Tipi, Cone, Pyramid), Tents

Teepee tents have several benefits; good headroom in the center, plenty of camping gear storage space around the perimeter, a simple design that usually has only a single long upright tent pole, (the shape is held by securely staking the bottom), a tall entrance, and because they typically don’t have a floor, you can have a small campfire or camping stove in them.

Teepee tents also have other utilitarian uses; as a privacy tent for dressing, or showering, and even as a latrine or portable camping toilet enclosure.

Like the A-frame tent, there are even modified teepee tents that have shallow vertical walls around the base to add a little more space.

Probably the best use of a larger teepee tent would be as a base-camp cooking or gathering tent.

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Dome/Umbrella tents have so many great camping features that since the introduction of flexible fiberglass shock-cord tent poles they have become almost the “standard” for good camping tents.

Almost all dome tents use rain flys, which allows them to have very light-weight, (even all-mesh), interior walls, with their rain fly acting as the protection from the weather. Except for the larger modified-dome tents, they are the originators of the “pop-up” tent concept. The flexible tent poles allow for extremely easy set-up and versatile tent shaping.

Another benefit is that they provide more headroom, relative to the size of it’s foot-print, than almost any other tent style.

Weanas™ Dome Tent

  • Cabin, (Multi-room), Tents

Cabin tents are primarily just multi-room tents. Large tents with lots of interior space, and designed mostly for 3-season camping. Most have rigid aluminum tent poles and combine interior and exterior pole support.

A common cabin tent arrangement includes a large center room for general use, and one or two side rooms for sleeping. They also combine the most camping conveniences, like; large entrances and windows, full mesh screening, and plenty of stand-up headroom.

The biggest drawbacks of cabin tents are their weight and large foot-print. They might not fit very well in smaller campsites.

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Select a tent according the season

The summer tent is usually a single storey with a canopy, plus a layer of nylon bottom, it's a low-altitude camping tent. It can withstand the light rain, design focus on ventilation. The bottom layer is nylon cloth. Usually, the top cover is a ventilated screen window net. The bottom layer is nylon cloth. The color is not light enough to make the interior too hot, but it can't resist the strong wind. The foreign layer can only resist the light rain.

 Weanas™ Summer Tent

3-season tents are designed to be lightweight. So they often use very light materials for their poles, and design them in such a way as to minimize the total amount needed. In doing so, they reduce the overall weight load the tent can withhold from above. In the summer, this is not an issue because rain falls right off the tent, but in the winter snow can pile up and add a lot of weight to the top of a tent (snow weighs a lot more than you would think!) During a long night of wet heavy snowfall, enough weight can accumulate to potentially crush some tents.

Weanas™ 3 Season Tent

4-season tents are designed to be strong and maintain much heavier loads, both from snow on the top, and from wind on the side. They are made with one or two layer walls, and can withstand extremes in terms of weather. These tents are often heavier than 3-season tents, much bulkier, and of course, much heavier. They are also not as efficient when it comes to ventilation.

Weanas™ 4 Season Tent

  • Mountaineering Tents

when we capming in the high mountain,the heavy wind will make us feeling much colder,during that time we need to keep warm,our tent will help u,it's most improtant feature is Anti Wind,and it's also a good choice to go to Plateau

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  • Ease of Setup

Common Tent: Maybe it's hard for beginner

(Weanas™ Common Tent)

Weanas™ Common Tent)

Pop Up Tent: It's easy to everyone

(Weanas™ Pop Up Tent)

 Weanas™ Pop Up Tent

 

How to Care For Your New Tent

So, you pulled the trigger and bought the tent. Congratulations! Here are a few tips to ensure it has a long life.

1. After each trip, clean the internal and external accounts and poles, and clean the ground nails. The main objects to be cleaned are snow, rain, dust, mud and small bugs.


2. The tent can't be washed by washing machine. It can be washed with water, hand rubbing, etc., using non-alkaline cleaning agent. After cleaning, put it in a ventilated place, dry it, put it into storage bag and store it in a dry, cool place. The tent should be irregular. Folding, because after the tent is used multiple times, the folding is too regular and the crack will harden and crack.


3. When using the tent, be careful not to wear shoes into the inner account, because the soil along with the soles, stones and so on are extremely easy to break the inner account, thus losing the waterproof meaning.


4. Avoid a slap in the air, smoking, high temperature and open flames are very harmful to the tent. If the outside weather is bad, you must put an aluminum film or other insulation items under the stove, and put the tent All doors and windows open.


5. At night, the interior lighting should avoid using unprotected open flame items such as candles as lighting props. Try to use headlights, flashlights and special tent lamps.


6. Before going to bed, please put professional equipment such as climbing approvals and ropes in the corner of the tent or in the front hall before the inside and outside accounts, in case you touch the sharp items and hurt the tent when you are asleep at night.

 

A tent is your home away from home. A good one will enhance your outdoor experience. And a great one will become a dependable travel partner. Happy shopping!

 

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