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Five Tips when Looking for a Camping Tent

Five Tips when Looking for a Camping Tent

Tips When Searching for a Camping Tent

1. Determine where you will travel prior to starting your camping tent search. 

As you may suspect, different camping tents exist for different types of conditions. Certain tents are better for rainy cold conditions compared to tents built for hot dry climates.  Knowing the difference can make a major difference when you are out in the real world.   Here is a helpful rule of thumb when looking at camping tents.

Weather Conditions Type of Tent
Relatively temperate conditions of spring, summer and fall. 3 Season Tents
Suitable for summer but also early spring and late fall. Extended Season (3-4 Season) Tents
Can handle fierce winds and substantial snow loads. 4-Season Tents

2. Determine Generally How Many People Will be in the Tent.

Tents come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The key is finding the right size for your intended travel. Keep in mind your travel gear as you factor in a tent size. Gear can take up just as much space if not more as an individual or two.

3. Have an Idea How Long & Often You Plan On Using the Camping Tent for.

camping tentMany travelers think they have to purchase a camping tent brand new and keep it forever.  That underlying belief is wrong. If you don’t plan on using your camping tent more than once a year, think long and hard before you buy. Tents generally retail between $150 to $700.

You can rent a tent from us for a fraction of the cost to purchase new. Our rentals start as little as $44.99 a week. Simply mail back the camping tent once your trip is over with our pre-paid shipping labels.   Keep the memories and not the tent on your next adventure.

4. Tent Height

The height of tents can vary greatly depending on the options presented.  If you like to stretch and move around in your tent, you will want to pay attention to the feature called “tall peak height”. It is the standard measure to determine the standard height of your particular tent.

5. Packing, loading and adjusting tents

coleman pop up tentThe old saying goes, a few minutes of prevention can prevent a lifetime of pain. Packing and unpacking tents fall into this concept because if you don’t pack and load your tent correctly, many problem can arise. To overcome this hassle, we recommend you look for a tent with a easy set up known as “freestanding”. Freestanding tents do not require stakes to set up. Freestanding tents allow you to pick the tent up and move it prior to securing it to the ground.



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