When you look at tents, how do you know if you’re getting a good deal? Buying a tent is just like buying any other product—you want to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting, that it’s the right size and style and that it’ll do what you need it to do. Here are some things to think about:
Camping tents come in a variety of styles, depending on your needs. There are three major types: cabin, dome, and cabin-dome hybrid.
The cabin tent is the most popular of the three and is ideal for families or large groups. This style has two parts: the main tent, which provides shade as well as privacy, and the vestibule, which is an open area sheltered by the main tent. The vestibule area is also used for storing equipment and is accessible from the outside of the tent.
There are several considerations that are important when purchasing a cabin tent:
Size – How many people will be sleeping in this tent? Cabin tents range from 2 to 10 people. The price per person increases as you purchase a larger space.
Tent shape – Cabin tents can be rectangular or hexagonal shaped. Hexagonal-shaped tents provide more room than rectangular ones and are good for large families or groups of kids who like to hang out together in one space.
Cost – The price per person increases as you purchase a larger space.
Ventilation – If you’re camping in warm weather, you’ll want windows that open so you can create cross ventilation for cooling. Windows should open on both sides of the tent
Also, take into consideration how easy it will be to put the tent up and take it down again.