Choosing The Best Camping Tent For Your Family
Hiking and camping are favorite activities for people that love the outdoors. Whether you enjoy camping with your family, one other friend or solo camping it is essential for you to organize your gear before you set out on your expedition.
The main item of equipment if you are planning to rough it, would be the type of backpacking tent that you choose to set-up. Of course, this will be largely determined by the number of people that will be sleeping, but if it is only you and one other person you may want to consider the Mountain Hardwear EV 2 tent as a sturdy, lightweight and quality 2 person tent option.
In this article, we will discuss some points to consider when choosing the perfect tent for your camping or hiking adventure.
As noted above, the most important factor to consider is the size of the tent that you will need. This is partly determined, of course, by the number of people that you are camping with. Don’t forget to also take into consideration the amount of additional equipment and gear that you will have with your while trekking. This is partly due to the weight limits of what you can comfortably carry as well as the actual storage room needed within the tent.
When shopping for tents, you will see them described according to the number of people that they will hold. For our example here, the Mountain Hardwear EV 2 has a 2 person capacity. Keep in mind though that this is really geared towards backpackers that are traveling very lightly without much gear. That 2 person description describes how many people the tent can sleep without gear. If you are a family of 4 that is also traveling with a lot of gear, a 4 person tent capacity most likely would be a little snug and you should aim to go a bit bigger than what the actual number of people might be.
Next, you will probably want to choose the tent’s shape that would be most suitable for your needs. Typical tents come in 4 common shapes. The most popular shape is probably the A-frame tent which you would most likely recognize as the pup tent. A wall tent looks like the A-frame but usually, it includes side walls and is much larger than the typical A-frame. The most popular tent for family camping or for comfortably sleeping larger numbers of people would be the umbrella shaped tent. This one includes large windows and is tall enough for standing. Finally, there is the geodesic shaped tent which looks like a bunch of different sized connected triangles and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Lastly, you will want to consider the weather conditions of the places that you will be setting up your tent. Whenever possible go for strong and durable fabrics that will withstand pretty much any type of weather condition. The Mountain Hardwear EV brand is a great example of a very sturdy tent that will withstand almost any weather condition and is well worth the higher cost. We think that you would agree that the last thing that you would want while camping on your own, with a buddy or your family is to have rain seeping into your tent.