Camping enthusiasts know that a tent is an indispensable element. After a day outdoors, the body needs a good night’s sleep. However, before you invest in a tent, you should make a wise choice because there is a wide range of tents on the market. To make the best choice, you should adapt the tent to your style of camping.
Do you like camping by car or for short periods of time?
Will you be spending the night in a furnished place? The weight and volume of the tent is negligible. However, large families will be able to choose tents with a large surface area, such as the marabout tent. It allows you to stand upright and gives more headroom. With several windows, it is brighter during the day if you wish to place objects in it.
A colossal shelter offers more conviviality during your family or group outing. In fact, it is really dedicated for camping by car because it is not designed to be transportable. To make it easy to find once on site, place the tent and sleeping materials last.
In fact, for a short camping trip, it is recommended to invest or bring a large tent or a marabout tent. Even though it normally has the capacity to shelter 6 people, 2 more people can easily fit in it. Generally, this capacity is calculated according to the number of people that can fit in the shelter.
Are you more into hiking or cycling?
For all those who want to go trekking or hiking, all they need is lightness. Weight and height also become crucial points to be able to plan a trek of a few days.
A light tent that is easy to set up and take down is then welcome. If it rains, you won’t have any trouble pitching it in fourth gear. It will be ideal for canoe-camping, to cross a massif and to explore a mountain. Easy to carry in a backpack, this minimalist tent will accompany you in muddy portages.
Ideal for hiking with family or friends, a “2 second” tent will be an excellent choice for you. It can be used for two or for one person to enjoy a little more space. A shelter of this type often has a classic design, but you always have the choice between a Tepee, Dome, Tunnel or Canadian tent.
Do you want to enjoy long-term camping?
Here, it is best to choose a high-quality tent that can withstand at least three seasons. A tent of this kind is resistant to both rain and wind. Would you like to choose a tent that is easy to erect? The best option is a model with poles, with a single door and colour-coded attachment points.
If you want to go on your own in the wilderness, you need a tent with a pocket and storage space. Also, the number of people who will sleep in the tent, the dimensions of the luggage and the equipment brought should correspond to the chosen size.
In order to camp in altitude with peace of mind, the geodesic tent is a good option. Resistant to difficult conditions, it is especially popular in mountaineering environments. Also, if you are afraid of the wind during the night, the tunnel tent with its elongated shape is perfect for you. It doesn’t take up much space so you can make the most of your bivouac at high altitude.
Spring and autumn are the beautiful seasons of the campsite. You enjoy the outdoors with more peace and quiet, more choice, more availability and more economical prices. Whether for a weekend, three days or more. From the month of April, the great majority of campsites open their nature to you.