4 Mistakes to be Aware of While Choosing the Perfect Tent

CHRIS BURKARD 2015 THERMOREST MOAB SHOOT ASSISTANTS: PRESTON RICHARDSON, INTERN: KARIM

Are you on your way to buy your first tent? It could be that you are planning to set out for your first camping trip this year and hence you wish to have your own tent. That’s great- but remember, buying a tent is no cakewalk. There are several things to take care of here that newbies often fail to consider. But, you don’t have to worry about that- the post below shares a brief on the common mistakes committed by new tent buyers so that you can make an educated decision.

Buying in a rush

There is a wide variety of tents in the market today but not all would be compatible for you. So, if you settle with the first one you come across in a rush, you might not get the ideal tent for you. Always proceed with a shortlist of some of the best tents in the market. After you make the shortlist, take a comparative study to find out the most compatible one for you. Your chosen one should be able to accommodate your entire travel group and backed by a long line of happy customers.

Not considering waterproof features

Even if you are planning a camping holiday in summer, you could encounter heavy downpour. So, it would be a huge mistake on your part if you don’t invest in a waterproof tent. Your chosen tent should be made of waterproof fabric that can promise minimum 1500mm waterproof rating. Besides, best waterproof tents also feature large rainfly that flow down to sides and don’t just sit on top.

Not checking the poles

Regular tents are mostly made of fiberglass poles which are usually fragile. So, don’t make the mistake of taking to tents with fiberglass poles. Rather look for ones that assure sturdy aluminum poles.

Not checking seams

If your tent doesn’t come with sealed seams with double-stitching, you will only end up with leaky seams. So, be careful to check the seams before you buy your tent.