When you purchase a Tent this will be your home for the next few days or week so whether you are on a family campsite or in the scottish highlands. The Tent you buy will be the only form of protection while you sleep from the elements of wind, rain, sun.
Tents come in many different shapes, sizes and styles, from one person designs made to fit a rucksack, to eight berth tents design to be taken to a campsite by car. there are there are different styles offering excellent head and space, there are lightweight materials and heavy weight materials suitable for a variety of conditions. It is important to have the correct equipment when camping and that you intend to use it. The initial outlay is relatively low and the ease that a tent can be transported gives freedom to explore. There are different types of tents available from many manufacturers so designs will vary alot so choosing a tent is an inportant part of camping .
When buying a tent you need to establish how the tent is to be carried, in a rucksack or by car. The imformation printed on each tent will state its weight, when buying a family tent it will state details of height width and sleeping areas. The smaller lightweight tents for backpacking will not give you much standing height.
Tents vary in size alot. when buying a tent how many people are you wanting to sleep in the tent. Do you require a large sleeping area or do you prefer separated sleeping pods? The tents are usually labelled 2 person or 3 person etc. This is based on average size adults. check the actual measurements given to see that you have enough length and width to accommodate the people who are useing the tent. The living areas are shown in cm so Consider what equipment you have to store in the tent i.e tables and chairs.