A reliable camping tent is truly a priceless investment and one of the biggest purchases an outdoor enthusiast can make. Whether you enjoy camping out with family or car camping with friends, picking out the right outdoor tent is just as important as planning your entire getaway. But there are plenty of tents in the market today with various designs and features, so it might be difficult to know which one is perfect for you.
First, consider your group’s size. If you’re a small family with little kids, a 4 person tent would suit you well. Choose a tent with spacious interior and room to spare for gears and other items. A camping tent with a tall peak height is convenient if you like being able to stand up when changing clothes.
Other specific functionalities you would want your shelter to have would be zippable mesh panels for the ceiling, doors or windows of the tent to boost ventilation and air flow inside. If you’re camping out on a wet season, it’s vital for the tent to have a waterproof cover such as a rain fly to keep you dry and warm inside, and for maximum protection from the elements. Since you have to constantly zip and unzip the doors, heavy-duty zippers are a must. It should also be quick and easy to set up and take down, with waterproof floor and walls, and a sturdy construction to withstand gusty winds and heavy downpour.