What Kind Of Tent Should We Choose For Camping?

- Apr 30, 2019-

Tents are important equipment for camping, but not the only one. Its usefulness in camping is limited. Generally speaking, tents do not guarantee warm, camping warm is the task of sleeping bags, tents are the main functions of wind, rain, dust, exposure, moisture. Provide campers with a relatively comfortable resting environment. According to the above objectives, the selection of tents should focus on the following factors:

1. Easy to use and carry

Take it with you. If it is a backpacking family, or the traditional tent is more convenient, you can put it directly into the backpack after disassembly. The self-driving family can choose to quickly open the tent, and the closed tent is in the shape of a round cake, which is suitable for putting in the suitcase.

2. Waterproof external account and air permeability of internal account

Waterproof outside wall, breathable inside, two key points of high quality tent. The most common tent coating is PU coating, PU is polyamine ester polymer organic matter, PU coating is a stable low-temperature coating, often used in various fabrics.

PU coating thickness and coating process determine the waterproof fabric. The thickness of the coating is expressed in millimeters, reflecting the height of the static waterproofing column of the coating under laboratory conditions. PU 800 coating does not leak under 800 mm static water column. PU 800 coating can prevent light rain to moderate rain. Pu1000-1200 coating has better rainproof performance. Coatings above 1500 mm can be used in a variety of environments.

Cloth is generally used as breathable fabric. Breathable fabric has a bidirectional air permeability. When the external humidity is high, the moisture will also penetrate into the fabric. The texture of nylon fabric mainly depends on the quality of nylon silk, the density of fabric, dyeing process and textile process. Density of 170 T, 190 T, 210 D and higher woven nylon fabric.

3, support, resilience

Tent poles must have high strength and good resilience. At the moment, the best rods are carbon, aluminum alloy at the bottom, then fiberglass, and finally iron (which is almost useless except for troops).

The wind resistance of the tent is not only related to the structure and diameter of the tent poles, but also related to the number of tent poles. In general, the greater the number of frames, the better the wind protection.

4. Waterproof and wear-resistant at the bottom of the account

The bottom requires waterproof, strong and wear-resistant functions. PE cloth and waterproof polyester cloth are commonly used as the bottom materials. Tent bottom and the ground contact, vulnerable to gravel, grass roots and branches and other debris scratches, so before camping outdoors, to clean the ground hard, or use the tent floor cloth, spread on the surface as a protective layer. Tent floor cloth is generally made of durable Oxford cloth.

Choose a tent with front and back doors or opposite Windows

Double doors and Windows at the front and back of the tent are more conducive to ventilation, to ensure air circulation in the tent, use will not feel stuffy.

6. Reasonable design

Tent design should be reasonable, need enough break and wind rope. Packing bag, tent nail, tent rope and other accessories also affect the use of the tent. The packing bag should be strong and durable, the number of tent nails should be sufficient, the strength of aluminum nails should be large, and the tent should be fixed with tent ropes.


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