Tents for camping: Guides and advice

The hiking tent (2 or 3 places) must be lightweight (between 2 and 3.5 kg), compact, easy and fast assembly.

Today, the most suitable models are:
– Igloo tents: 2-3 seats, from 2.2 Kg to 3.5 Kg. Also in polyamide.
– profiled, taller and wider in front than behind, accommodating 2 or 3 people. They weigh between 1.8 and 2.8 kg.
– super light domes or tunnels (weighing between 2 and 2.9 kg): Helsport models, The North Face, Lafuma, James …

These tents are either entirely made of nylon or lined with cotton on the inside, with a roof nylon. They are compact and easy to install.
Prices vary depending on the materials used (polyester or polyamide, fiber or alloy hoops) and their manufacture. They range from 200 to 500 dollars. These models are only suitable for active hiking. Their living space is reduced. The more versatile models are domes or tunnels with advanced, more spacious than Canadian but also heavier. Moreover, their choice is very wide. The simple and low-end models are not hiking tents but tents called “extra” for easy use and trouble-free. As soon as you are subjected to more severe weather (rain, wind, etc.), it is better to opt for better-built models.

The materials used: the roof is made of polyester and the alloy arches (the fiber is heavier and more fragile). The inner tent is either breathable nylon or cotton or polycotton and comfortable size (about 130-150 cm wide by 200-205 cm deep). The advanced or apses, which measure between 70 and 80 cm, allow storage of camping equipment. The floor mats must not be too light in order to be able to withstand the difficulties of the ground.

The best models have seams made waterproof by thermo-welded bands. Depending on the type of advance, weights range from 2.9 to 3.8 kg (in 2-3 places) and prices range from 140 to 600 dollars.

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