How do you choose a tent?
How do you choose a tent? The Million Dollar Question. Accommodation on the ground provides an enriching and special experience and there is nothing like a comfortable and useful tent that will provide shelter and good memories from your camping trip. So what is a tent in a moment? What types of tents exist? Before you, all you need to know about tents - your hotel in nature
• Types of tents
* Fast opening Tent (tent in a moment)
• The tent components
• Tips for use, care and storage
Have you decided to go on a field trip? excellent. Once you have finished packing your backpack and taking the necessary equipment, it is time to focus on choosing a tent that will meet your needs. The purpose of the tent is to provide shelter from rain, snow, wind, pests, and sun
Types of tents
Tent of two seasons / simple tent - designed for use in favorable weather conditions, resistant to a slight drip of rain, but not waterproof. This tent is easy to set up, stable and inexpensive. Such a tent is suitable for sleeping in dry places without rain. Designed for trips in Israel or in a region with a similar climate - for use several times a year. Three seasons tent - designed for use in rain and wind, with high ventilation ability, allows for high moisture evaporation. This tent is easy and quick to set up. Due to its narrow and low structure, it has excellent resistance to strong winds. In addition, these tents are resistant to rain and hail and are also highly resistant to wear wear. The floor of the tent will have a high wear resistance and waterproofness (usually a minimum of 5000 mm)
Tent Four Seasons - Designed for use in strong rains and winds and able to cope with heavy snow. This is a tent with a low level of ventilation and therefore warmer. Therefore, not suitable for hot and humid climate. The tent has a very strong structure, allowing for very strong winds and loads of rain and heavy snow on the tent. For the most part, the tent is made of the finest materials that combine durability, light weight, and ease of assembly. Designed for walks where everything is on the back and suitable for intensive use in the tent.
A tent in a minute
This tent is designed for use in comfortable, easy and convenient weather conditions. Its construction is simple and fast, usually by quick pull or by using a "toss" tent in the air. For the most part, tents in a moment have a repellent coating and moisture, but some may also come with rain cover. The tent floor is usually made of a combination of nylon fabrics that are resistant to erosion of stones, plants and the like. These tents are heavier and larger than igloo tents and are not meant to be carried on their backs, but in vehicles. These tents are intended primarily for families who will use the tent several times a year.
Components of the tent
Tent of the Tent - The tent is designed to be lightweight and fold small. The floor is often waterproof with welded seams. In the inner part, the rods are threaded. Waterproofing of the tent floor:
The tent floor should be waterproof to protect against moisture and water entering the floor. The fewer stitches, the smaller the chance of penetration. Most often, a PU layer with an opacity of over 5000 mm is used.
In summer tents it is important to resist wear and therefore there is a strong tar that does not tear easily. For the most part, the floor in a tent is not waterproof.
Foot Print - Cloth cut in the shape of the tent floor, but smaller, that connect under the floor to protect the tent floor. Thus the tent will remain usable for a longer time. It can usually be found in tents 3+ seasons.
A silver-colored tent repels the sun better and therefore cooler in summer conditions. On the other hand, in the winter we will need a yellow cover that will increase the lighting in the tent.
Rods - rods made of fiberglass or aluminum. The aluminum is lighter, stronger and has a longer lifestyle, compared to fiberglass which is cheaper. The more rods there are, the stronger the tent structure.
Aluminum: Aluminum rods found in tents are often different alloys of aluminum. Aluminum bars are of low weight and excellent durability over time. It is also easier to fix aluminum rods. All these make them more expensive than fiberglass rods.
Fiberglass: The advantage of fiberglass is the ratio of volume to its weight, but it is still heavier and more sensitive to aluminum breakage. This is because damping the rods may weaken them.
The rods can be connected in two ways:
The Parchment: Connecting the rod to the inner tent by a clip. Gives a lower weight compared to the ovary, and faster - especially in the dark assembly.
Threading: Connecting the rod to the inner tent by threading the bar into a canvas track. Gives higher stability compared to the bark.
There are tents that combine both the threading of the rods and their reinforcement in the clips.
Rain cover - does not exist in all tents. Allows protection against rain, wind, snow and moisture accumulation inside. Must have welded seams to withstand rain.
Pegs - There are tents that can be erected without the need for pegs. However, each tent needs stakes for complete construction and stability in the winds.