I am expert in caming, so tent is a necessary tool in my backpack. It can prevent wind, rain, dust, dew and moisture, providing a relatively comfortable rest environment for campers.
So, how can we choose a comfort tent?
The main function of the tent is to prevent wind, rain, dust, dew, moisture, insects, but not warm. , besides the following suggestion should be considered when you choose camping tents:
- It should be easy to carry.
It is convenient for backpackers to use traditional tents, which can be directly put into backpacks after disassembly; self driving people can choose to open tents quickly, which are round cakes after being folded up, which are suitable for putting in the trunk.so i always choose pop up
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- Waterproof outside tent and breathable inner tent are two essential points for high quality tent.
The most common exterior coating is PU coating. Its thickness and technology determine the waterproof property of the fabric. The coating thickness is expressed in mm. Pu800 coating means that the coating does not leak under 800mm static water column.
Pu800 coating can prevent light to moderate rain; pu1000-1200 coating can prevent moderate to heavy rain; coating over 1500mm can be used in various environments.
In addition to PU coating, foreign textile companies have also developed a lot of new high-performance coatings. These coatings have strong waterproof function and good air permeability, so they are called “breathing fabrics”. Rainwater from the outside can not pass through the coating, and the water vapor emitted by human body can penetrate into the outside world.
Nylon cloth or general gauze is used for the inner curtain of low-grade tents, and dense and excellent gauze is used for middle and high-grade tents to ensure good air permeability and mosquito prevention function.
- The strut has high strength and good resilience.
Material: at present, the best pole is carbon, aluminum alloy, glass fiber and iron (except for the army which is almost useless).
Number of sets: the wind resistance performance of tent is not only related to the material and diameter of the tent pole, but also to the number of sets of tent pole. Generally speaking, the more sets of tent pole, the better the wind resistance performance. For example, two groups of tents with ordinary aluminum poles can resist strong winds of about 7-8. The windproof capacity of the three sets of aluminum rods is about 9 grade. The tent with 3-4 sets of 7075 aluminum poles can be used in the snowstorm environment of Grade 11 or so.
- The bottom of the curtain should be waterproof and wear-resistant.
The common bottom materials are PE cloth and waterproof polyester cloth. PE bottom is used for middle and low grade tents, and waterproof polyester cloth is used for middle and high grade tents. PE is polyethylene material, similar to low-grade snake skin bag. The actual tent uses PE material with double-sided waterproof membrane, including a large number of export tents.
The bottom of the tent is in contact with the ground and is easily scratched by debris such as gravel, grass roots and branches. Before camping, hard objects on the ground should be cleaned up, or tent ground cloth should be used to pave on the surface as a protective layer. The tent ground cloth generally uses 420D wear-resistant Oxford cloth.
- Choose a tent with double front and rear doors or windows for better ventilation.
At this point, the new type of quick opening tent is better designed and more ventilating.
- The design should be reasonable.
Sufficient ground nails and windbreaks are required. Packaging bags, tent nails, tent rope and other accessories also affect the use of tents. The bags should be strong and durable, the number of tent nails should be enough, the strength of aluminum nails should be large, and the tent rope should be used to fix the tent.