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How to Choose the Best Tent for Camping

How to Choose the Best Tent for Camping
Issue Time:2018-01-12

Currently on the market a wide range of tents, in terms of their classification, the circle of people used to be divided into two categories, one for the "mountain type", mainly for more severe weather conditions designed, performance-oriented emphasis on the anti- Wind, rain, high strength, the more appropriate choice of materials, the production process is more complex, belong to the high-end tents, suitable for mountaineering, adventure more complex climate environment. The other is what we usually refer to as a "tourist type", designed for general outings and camping. The material selection focuses more on economy. The production process is relatively simple and belongs to the low-grade tents and can be used as a general environment camping.


1.Understand tent categories and style

Tent in the design for different purposes and to distinguish different styles, the appearance of the tent, the common tent can be roughly divided into five styles.

A, triangular tent, before and after the use of herringbone iron pipe for the stent, the middle frame of a bar connection, prop up the inner ledger, fitted with the outer can, this is the most common early tent style.

B, Park-shaped tent, also known as Mongolian-style package, the use of double-pole cross-support, disassembly are relatively simple, is currently the market's most popular styles.

C, hexagonal tents, with three or four-pole cross-support, and some with six-bar design, focusing on the stability of the tent, is the "mountain" tents of the common style.

D, the bottom of the tent, propped up as an anti-buckle boat, but also can be divided into two, three different support methods, the general middle of the bedroom, two for the hall shed, in the design of the wind flow lines, It is also one of the most popular tents.

E, roof-shaped tent, shaped like an independent small tile-roofed house, the support is usually four corners of the four corners, shelves up a structural ridge roof, this tent is generally relatively tall, relatively bulky, suitable for motorists or relative Camping fixed field operation, it is called car tent.

2.Understand the structure and specifications of the tent

In order to adapt to different temperature environment, tents and divided into single, double, three different structures. The advantages of a single layer is light, economical, small size, the production process is relatively simple. Double layer is different from the single layer is designed to add a layer of better air permeability within the tent, the main solution to the contradiction of single-layer tent wall water. Because in the cooler season, the body removes the hot air outside the tent under the effect of cold air, the condensation of water droplets in the tent wall, water flow down the tent wall will fall wet sleeping bags, while the addition of the internal account, the external account is not directly And the end of the connection to the bottom of the body, the human body will be distributed through the heat inside the tent, condensation in the outer tent on the ground can be DC. In this sense, single-layer tents are mainly suitable for warmer areas or seasons, and double-layer tents are suitable for the cool season or the cold area. The design of the three-story tents is to add a layer of cotton inside the tent in the account, to further enhance the thermal effect. This three-story tent in minus 10 degrees environment, the temperature inside the account can be raised to 0 degrees.

Tent size refers to the size of the size. The current habit is to be divided into single, double, three, four ... ... and other different specifications, the larger specifications can accommodate ten people in two rooms and one hall structure, and its relative size, But this size is not absolute, it is related to the type of tent. For example, the mountain-type tents: double size of 2m × 1.15-1.25m, three specifications for the 2m × 1.5m, while the tourist-style double-size tent 2m × 1.5m, three-tents for the 2m × 2m, choose different specifications of the tent, First find out the type of needs, select the specific specifications, so as not to make mistakes.

3.Understand the material and performance of the tent

The pros and cons of the tent, of course, is a factor, however, the more important is the choice of materials. Materials can be divided into fabric, lining, the end material, struts and so on.

In general, the same label fabrics, different density, so the tensile strength and waterproof pressure are also different. Compared to different fabrics, nylon thin and light, suitable for hiking and hiking camping use. Oxford cloth thick, but heavy, suitable for the production of camping or small groups of tents. From the waterproof coating, PVC waterproof is good, but the winter will be hard, brittle, prone to crease or fracture. PU coating can not only overcome the defects of PVC, waterproofing is also very good. Repeated coating of PU, waterproof pressure up to 2000mm above.

Tents lining (inner tent material) usually with good breathability cotton nylon. From the use of point of view, nylon silk performance is better than cotton. Camping in the camp, the tent easily absorb moisture, cotton is not easy to mildew Liang Liang drying, nylon silk is easy to dry moldy. The main function of the tent is waterproof, moisture-proof, dust-proof. The choice of the end material also determines the grade of the tent. Low-grade tents are usually made of PE at the end of the material, and some with PVC, is seeking low cost, double-sided laminating PE, although with waterproof, moisture-proof function, but easy to wear and tear, winter is the bottom of PVC nemesis, and PU Layer of Oxford cloth as the end of material, whether it is rugged, cold resistance, or water resistance are much higher than the PE.

Tent strut is the tent's skeleton. The pros and cons of the skeleton material not only affect the life of the tent, but also affect the stability of the tent. Early tents tendons tend to use reinforced materials, which not only increase the weight of the tent, and the resilience is also poor. Improve the tent skeleton selected fiberglass struts, the components have been reduced, the resilience has increased, and the cost is low, so the current selection of such tents manufacturers to make struts, but the strength and strong glass fiber struts Sex is not ideal, if * bold strut to increase strength, but also increased the weight. The ideal strut when the aluminum alloy material, the use of high-strength alloy tube connected to the strut, not only high strength, but also light weight, good resilience, especially made of Aerospace aluminum Easton strut, a variety of indicators Have achieved excellent condition, so mostly for high-end tent selection.

Tent pros and cons of the main performance indicators generally wind, rain, good stability as the standard, alpine-style tents also require light weight, small size. A high-performance mountain tent, usually made of high-quality nylon woven into a ripstop fabric, with waterproof coating of waterproofing above 2000mm, the production process on the seams at the glue processing, to ensure that you are in heavy rain Environment, from wind and rain intrusion. If the frame with high strength EASTON struts, even if the winds of more than eight and also protect you from worry. But expensive, the general market price of 2,000 yuan or more, if GORE's ACTIVEN fabric to do outside the account, the structure can be saved within the account, but also reduce weight, reduce size, and its resistance to water, breathable, anti-water Better performance, but the price will be higher.

4.How to choose an ideal tent
Tent is an important camping equipment, but not the only equipment. Its role in camping is limited, in general, the tent does not promise to keep warm, camping is the task of sleeping bags, the main function of the tent is windproof, rainproof, dustproof, anti-dew, moisture, for the camper to provide a relative Comfortable resting environment. Based on the above objectives, the choice of tent should focus on the following factors:

1, the choice of external force seeking high water resistance, you can blow the fabric about the mouth to test its breathability, the general permeability is poor, good water resistance.
2, choose the internal requirements of good air permeability. (Blowing test)
3, choose strut to high strength, good resilience.
4, choose the end of material should focus on water resistance and wear resistance.
5, for camping, camping tents preferred double-layer structure.
6, the best choice of specifications is with a shed, or consider a slightly larger size.
7, choose the double front and rear tents more conducive to ventilation.
Although the use of tents is not complicated, it should be said is also a knowledge, the same tent, properly used, wind, rain effect is good, otherwise not ideal.