When looking for a tent, one of the first questions you should ask is: “How many people will sleep in it?” Some units can accommodate anywhere between two to ten people or more. Also try to make room for luggage and other items that you would like to store in an enclosed space, as well as members of your group who might need a wider sleeping space, like those who toss and turn, for example.
Make it Easy-breezy!
Units with mesh paneling are your best bet for adequate ventilation. The mesh paneling keep the interiors cool even when the rain fly is on, but can also make the unit less durable. Units made with breathable coating will also let air in but keep moisture out.
If you’re camping during the winter months and will need more warmth, units made with thicker material such as canvas or poly-cotton are a wise choice. However, these units are usually heavier than those crafted from man-made fabrics.
Quick & Convenient Set-up
It is also important to look for units that can be pitched quickly and easily, which will come in handy when you’re trying to pitch while the sun is still out or before the temperature gets colder. Most units now come with pointed pegs as well as dedicated grommets for easy set up. If you really hate pitching, look for a pop-up tent which sets up almost instantly – just take it out of the bag, throw it on the ground and peg it in.
Watch the Weight
If you’re going hiking or mountain climbing, it’s important to carefully consider a tent’s weight. The construction material plays a large role in this aspect, such as nylon and polyester units are usually much lighter than poly-cotton ones. The weight can also affect how fast you can pitch. Make it a point, though, to strike a balance between weight and durability.
Ready to make a purchase? At ACE, we offer for sale an extensive collection that includes the best camping tents and kids’ tents from reliable brands. Go through the collection on our website, buy online, and have your purchase delivered to your home or office anywhere in the UAE. As an alternative, you may also visit any of our branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Al Ain.