Weight, space, windproof and rainproof performance - hellip; & hellip; these are all factors to consider when buying tents. For many donkey friends, especially those who are just beginning to contact the outdoors, it is always a very troublesome thing to choose and buy tents. The tent manufacturer combs all aspects for you, hoping to help you choose the most satisfactory one.
First of all, we need to determine the purpose of purchasing tents. Is it daytime break or overnight use for outings? What kind of environment is it, a highly artificial campsite or a wilderness? Personally, if the use occasion is a sunny beach and park, as long as there are few mosquitoes, the sky curtain can completely replace the tent, have better ventilation and vision, and save some silver. Of course, friends who hike are going to choose ultra-light tents. For self-driving/family tours, you can choose a more spacious tent instead of focusing too much on the weight of the tent.
How many people?
How many people to buy? This is a problem that many people are entangled with. The truth is this: Manufacturers write that they can sleep X people, but they can't sleep X people (comfortably). This is because the manufacturer calculates the tent capacity according to the size of each person lying down, but does not take into account your turn-over activities and backpacks. Unless you're willing to sleep close to your friends and have your own package under your head and feet, it's generally recommended to add one person's size. For example, the Spurs'three-person account, measured two middle-sized adults, plus equipment, squeezed in just right. If family travel is not sensitive to weight, it is no problem to add two or three people to the actual number of people to buy tents, the space for activities will be more spacious, and the number of temporary changes will be more tolerant.
Two-season, three-season and four-season tents are classified by the manufacturer according to their performance in withstanding bad weather and snow. The higher the performance, the heavier the weight will be. The two-season tent is suitable for spring and summer. It has the lightest weight and the weaker ability to resist wind and rain. It is suitable for camping when the weather is fine and warm. Of course, you can add another waterproof cloth for a rainy day. Three-season tents are the most popular because they strike the right balance between weight and waterproofness and are suitable for spring, summer and autumn in most areas. Its waterproof performance can cope with moderate intensity of rain, or short time of heavy rainfall. Four Seasons Tent can cope with the whole year's climate, because of the use of durable materials, it is one of the most expensive and heaviest tents. Generally, it is a dome or a narrow tunnel to prevent snow from accumulating on tents. Although it can be used in all seasons, it is not suitable for use in hot weather, because the design tends to heat preservation, it will be very hot in summer. Apart from fever-grade players, the general enthusiasts do not go camping in cold or stormy weather. It is not safe to do so. Therefore, practicality is the kingdom in the selection of tents, not the pursuit of extreme performance.
What shape of tent is most suitable for your camping style is an important issue to consider. The shape of the tent depends mainly on its seasonality and use purpose. Different shapes will affect the weight and price of the tent.
The dome is the most popular shape. It's easy to build, lightweight and performs well in bad weather. If space height is required and you want to stand in a tent, a hut-shaped tent is the best choice. A hut-shaped tent is suitable for many people, such as family camping. Its four walls are vertical/near vertical, and people's activities in it do not affect others. Of course, it will weigh heavier.
Roof-shaped tents are also typical tent shapes. They can be either ultra-light single-person climbing tents or large-scale tents. However, due to their shape limitations, they are usually unable to move upright in them.
Quick-open tents, you can see a lot of Di Canon's quick-open tents on weekends in the urban green space. As its name implies, this kind of tents open and close very quickly & mdash; & mdash; & ldquo; two-second quick-open & rdquo;, for a long time, fast-open tents can only adapt to summer camping, because they are less resistant to wind and rain, but in recent years, manufacturers have made a lot of improvements on them. You can see the three seasons quick opening, of course, the price will be higher. In addition, the volume and weight of fast-opening accounts are large, which is not suitable for hiking routes.
The swag single account, similar to the tunnel account mentioned above, is divided into two different categories by many websites. It can only accommodate one person, sleeping bags and personal equipment. It is suitable for light hikers without space requirements.
In addition, there are some tent types that are not popular in personal purchases, such as retro tapered tents, which are now mostly used for banquets and luxury hotels; for example, housing tents, which are mostly used as temporary accommodation for a longer period of time. If you go to Safari, Africa, you must try!
Fabric and structure
When you compare different types of tents, you want to know the durability of the fabric, you can see its unit area weight, unit denier, high denier fabric means more solid, heavier weight, according to the overall weight of the tent to find the most balanced performance in all aspects.
Ultraviolet protection is another indicator to look at, which is not sunscreen for people. Because compared with the traditional canvas, the internal and external accounts of modern polyester fabrics are easy to aging under light, and they are durable after anti-ultraviolet treatment.
Waterproof index of tent is displayed by unit mm, such as 1000 mm. The regular three-quarter account is 1200mm, the bottom line is required.