Tent & Tent Accessories

Camping is a fun occasion that every adventurer looks forward to. Despite how excited you are, you won't have a great time if you don't have the right camping tent. Some of your equipment may have been packed some days before you head out on your adventure, it's important to check that your gear is okay. If not, it can destruct your trip and it can also be unsafe. You can make your camping list and check off your camping tents and accessories to make sure nothing has been left. The following are some of the best tents for camping. A Frame They are simple light and usually inexpensive. A-frame type of designs enquires staking to hold it down. Because of the sloping walls, headroom is usually at a top. They also have good stability hence they can be suitable for the time strong winds. There is a center pole, curved sidewalls or a ridge line pole to create more space and more stability. Dome They are a freestanding type of tent with arched ceilings. They are designed to provide the most stable tent. There are many varieties of shapes, sizes and pole configurations. Freestanding These tents do not require stakes to keep them standing. The only exception is the vestibules, which are basically storage areas outside the sleeping portion of the tent. The advantages are that these are easy to pitch, and can be moved around very easily as there is no staking. Pyramid/Tepee These types of designs consist of a rain fly with or without a canopy and supported by a center pole. These need to be staked as well. The only drawback to pyramid is that they are naturally inclined to condensation buildup. Single Wall and Double Wall A traditional tent that is a double wall tent uses an inner canopy that serves as the sleeping area while having a rain fly to keep the water from rain at bay. A single wall tent uses just one layer for doing both jobs. The advantages of the single layer are that it is usually very light. On some type models, there are vents or a partial fly to keep air circulation good and to reduce the possibility of condensation. Wedge These types of wedge tents are higher at one end than the other. The head portion is higher than the foot portion. The idea is to pitch the tent with the low end into the wind for the best aerodynamics. These are the main types of tents on the market today. It can be very tricky trying to pick out the right tent for your camping needs if you do not understand the differences between them and the advantages or disadvantages between the different types.