Fancy a trip to a place with family where there are no hotels or any means of accommodation? Or maybe you prefer to stay outdoors. Sure the place is great, perhaps near a river, or under the stars in the desert, or maybe a hilltop village. But staying there poses a different problem altogether, which mandates the requirement of a tent large enough for your family to live, eat, sleep and enjoy. It needs to be light (or as light as a tent can be) and convenient. Mostly it should hold itself well Buying a tent through different stores, some in and outside your town, can be quite a hassle. But no need to worry, you can purchase one online just at the click of a button! Here’s how to buy best family tent online.
Usually tents are required for camping trips, or if you plan to take a hike up the mountains or a national trail. Family tents come in several shapes and sizes, so firstly you need to browse through them on the internet. There are many brands, namely Highlander, Coleman, StanSport, Black Diamond and High Speak Outdoors. Look for family tents on their websites or online shopping sites, firstly focusing on the size. A person should ideally have 30 square feet of floor space to himself, but a child can stay in less than that Also the height is very important and should be at least a foot more than your height, if you want to stand without crouching. However you can only get that height at the tent’s peak. Finally, try not to buy a tent too larger than ten by ten feet. It can be cumbersome to carry a heavier tent difficult to set up on a surface not even of the same surface area.
Look for shapes next: Umbrella, wall or dome shaped tents are preferable. So are square floors. It would be better if you can lay out sleeping with your camping gear next to you, if space permits. Also choose tents with a big window space and a rain fly over the top. The fabric of choice for the tent is undoubtedly coated nylon along with no-see-through mesh for windows. That way you can avoid the annoying pests and just enjoy the beauty of the place. The interior layer made of open mesh fabric will absorb the water vapours and keep the inside dry, forming water droplets outside. The zippers shouldn’t be of a material that can generate rust, because that would be bad news for long term or if you’re planning to stay near in a damp area
The poles should be made up of fiberglass or aluminium, and throw in the emergency repair links while buying, in case they break while setting up camp. You have to admit, that can happen at the hands of novices, so read the manual carefully before proceeding. Chances are elastic shock cords connecting the poles would hold up quite well. Next, keep in mind to buy seam sealers along with the tent to make the seams more waterproof. Usually the seams are strong, but they need further reinforcement, like nylon tape. Probably best if you set up before your trip and make the modifications, just to avoid nasty surprises.
Dome tents, shaped like an igloo provide best protection for windy areas. Keep in mind to use sturdy poles and strong anchor ropes for this purpose. The rain fly provides shade from the Sun and of course keeps rain away, so that is a must in your list of requirements. Proper ventilation is required for hot and humid areas, hence it is wise to choose a tent with a screened door and window on opposite sides of the tent.
At last, the most dreaded factor to take into account: the cost. It all depends on where you want to camp. Do you prefer closer to home, where the climate is mild, warm and dry?
Your money is saved, somewhat. Within $200 you can have a nice large family tent. But if you’re unsure, or enthusiastic to set up tent in a totally different climate, your wallet is about to get a lot lighter. By nearly $500, by some estimates. But these will last a lot longer, and have improved poles, fibres, mesh and whatnot. So get your priorities sorted. For a family who enjoys camping, I would say investing a large sum would probably result in a lot of enjoyment over the successive years. All you need to do is search the right one on the internet and click ‘Buy’. It’s that easy! Now you know how to buy family tent online. Happy shopping!Read More