A trekking tent is very versatile. It is a comfortable, dry place when it rains, offering privacy in nature, and a safe space from dangerous and nasty insects. The tent is right for you depending on your needs, experience and a compromise between three factors: space, weight and price (click here for best family camping tents for sale).
When not using your tent to spend the night, a two-seater model is enough for two people. However, if you must spend more time, for example due to bad weather, it is recommended to choose a larger model (+ 1 or 2 people).
The dome tents acquire their shape as well as their structure is mounted. It is easier to place and direct them accurately or easily. The dome tents have a larger footprint than the tunnel tents. Additional hoops ensure greater stability in the wind. However, these tents must also be properly anchored to not fly.
The tents tunnels consist of several parallel arcs that give them shape. Unlike dome tents, it is essential to align them with ropes. In the strong cross wind, tunnel tents are less stable than igloo tent type. The main advantage is a small weight and optimal use of the interior space with vertical walls. In surface and ground equal height, the tunnel tent offers a more consistent volume.
When comparing two models of similar size, the size of the ground surface determines the future use of the tent. If the tunnel tents have an elongated rectangular surface, the dome tents offer space rather waits for all the end of the storm. The verticality of the side walls offer more space inside but make the tent more fragile in the wind.
The more you have to carry your tent; the more its weight is important. For short distances or day trips around the tent (base camp), a larger and heavier model fits perfectly. However, if you carry your tent several hours a day, a lighter model is preferred. Additional features such as doors or large eaves provide more comfort. Personal preferences ultimately decide the importance of different elements.
An apse (eaves) offers more space and increases comfort. It provides luggage storage and dry to dry wet clothes or storing shoes. The vestibules have additional hoops which are heavier but more stable in the wind.
Channels sewn to the hoops of the tent help distribute better the tension on large surfaces of the clamp system. They also facilitate mounting when wearing gloves.
The clamp system allows better circulation of air between the outer wire and the inside of the tent. At low temperatures, the plastic clamps, however, tend to break.
Protected ventilation holes can be opened in any weather.
Here are some additional questions to help you find the right tent for you:
To lighten their maximum weight, the tents are usually built as tightly as possible. They are thus frequently very few spacious, what some people do not like. We, therefore, recommend that tall people to opt for a tent in 2 or 3 places.
Weight tents seats 2 is 1.8 to 3.5 kg, 2.3 kg to 5.5 kg for those in three places. The weight per person should not exceed 1.2 kg. A value of 0.8 kg is optimal.
A tent at 2 places costing between 100 and 500 francs. The price of most models is between these two values. Normally, a higher price is a guarantee of better quality and less weight.
Depending on the region and the season, the weather can vary greatly. It is recommended to choose a tent capable of withstanding the worst weather of the region visited.
Generally, the more arches and the assembly is complex. Whatever tent model is, assembly becomes easier with experience.