Choosing the Correct Camping Tent

Camping tents are available in a wide variety of colours and sizes. Choosing the right one can be harder than you think. We have listed some points, to try and help you make the right choice. If you are off to a festival or you are hitting the mountains, you will need the right tent for the occasion. You will have to know which size you are comfortable with e.g. two man tent, so you have plenty of room to sleep and camp. If you are sharing with your friends you will need an even bigger tent like a four man tent for example.

If you have time on your hands then choosing a tent with a complex set up is not a problem, but most people don’t want the hassle. Therefore look out when purchasing your tent for an easy set up. Another crucial factor is ventilation; make sure your tent has a suitable opening, to keep the air flowing inside, at the same time protecting you from bugs and other pests.

Most festivals on average are three days long, so you won’t need a heavy duty tent which prevents Gail force winds from rocking you over, but you will need one which will aid your needs. With the consistent traffic at festivals most of the ground becomes quite muddy, so choosing a tent with a small storage space i.e. an   awning  would be a good idea. This means you can keep your willies and other muddy items away from your sleeping section. Also one with a sewn in groundsheet, will help keep that breeze off you because there are no gaps around the bottom of the tent. This will also prevent any water entering. If you want to stand out from the crowd at a festival, choose a very colourful tent, or one with a great design.

If you are hitting the mountains or forests, you will need a stronger tent. A double layer tent would be more beneficial as this would keep you a lot warmer during the night.