Camping can be rough without a proper tent. Though some people like the idea of sleeping under the stars with nothing but their sleeping bag, many would prefer sleeping inside a comfy tent. Here are a few pointers on how to choose the right tent for your camping trip:
- How many are you? Are you leaving the kids with grandpa or are you bringing them with you? Admittedly, you can buy two tents, but if this is a family outing, a family-size tent would be better. Select a tent that provides some extra space; you may all fit in it, but if you’re packed like sardines, it won’t be a relaxing night.
Where and when are you going? Camping tents come in two types when dealing with the weather: three-season and four-season. Four-season tents can handle the spring rains, the summer heat, the autumn chill, and the winter winds; if you’re not camping in an area with snow, save some money and go for a three-season one. Additionally, if the area you’re camping in has rough terrain, you may want to invest in an additional ground cloth so your tent won’t get punctured.
How tall are you? Some people want to be able to stand up in their tents. If you’re one of those people go for a larger tent. If not, then little dome tents may be up your alley.