When you go on holiday, you are mainly thinking about staying in a hotel or a rented apartment. But you can also go to the tent. It's a great way to spend your free time: being under a tent, you're closer to nature and you can save a lot of money. However, in order for such holidays "under the cloud" to take place in comfortable conditions, it is necessary to purchase the right equipment. Which tent will do the best?
A field night is a great opportunity to break away from everyday life. If you have a suitable tent, you can really relax and admire the beauty of nature. But buying a tent is not an easy task - there are so many models available on the market that it is not easy to make a final decision. Above all, however, it is important to answer the question of how many people will sleep in the tent. It is also important whether the tent will be carried by car or maybe you will have to carry it. The destination is not without significance, as another tent will be useful for camping in sunny Italy and another in the capricious Polish mountains. What should you know about tents to choose a good model?
Types of tents
In order to get the right tent, you need to know for what purpose it will be used. Manufacturers offer various types of tents to meet the needs of even the most demanding customers. After all, under the tents you not only sleep on a properly prepared campsite, but also in more wild places or even in places with extreme weather conditions. What tent can be found in stores?
a)Tourist tents - this is the best solution for people who like camping or hiking camps. They're usually a bit bigger to accommodate the whole family, for example.
b)Trekking tents - a perfect choice for further hiking trips. They are usually quite light and small in size so that they can be easily moved from place to place.
c)Expeditionary (expeditionary) tents are models for lovers of extreme tourism. They can withstand even the most severe weather conditions, such as in high mountains.
Tents - what do you care?
The tent is primarily intended as a shelter for the night, but should also protect against wind and rain. Unfortunately, the weather can be different, so a few days in the tent may be necessary. Then nobody would want to sit in a soaked interior, which would become more and more uncomfortable every moment. What are the issues worth paying attention to when buying a tent?
a) Weight - it is especially important when the tent has to be carried or carried, e.g. by bike. In such cases it is better to bet on the lightest models, but you have to remember that they are very expensive then.
b)Construction - tunnel and dome tents (igloo) stand out. The former are more comfortable, more spacious, but they are mainly suitable for longer stays in one place. Dome tents are more versatile products, ideal for expeditions and frequent relocation.
c)Frame - may be made of glass fibre or aluminium. A fiberglass rack is certainly cheaper, but it can also be damaged more quickly, e.g. crack. The aluminium frame, although more expensive, is much more durable, lighter and provides better stability for the tent.
d)Water resistance - marked in millimetres of water column. The most popular models are those with a water resistance of about 2000 mm water column, but if the tent will be used in areas where it rains often, even a few days, it is better to buy a tent with a water resistance of about 4000 mm water column. The tent is then completely protected from rain or snow.
e)Additional equipment - elements such as vestibule, windows, pockets or reflectors are very useful in tents.