How to choose a tent

Update:29 Apr 2019

The choice of tents depends on their own use, such as s […]

The choice of tents depends on their own use, such as summer, non-snow, snow or four seasons; the number of people in the tent; the space you want to have; the weight of the tent; the price you can accept. We offer many different combinations of sizes, weights and designs that you can choose as needed.Custom Aluminum Tents Manufacturer
   Whether the tent is single or double-layered, you must understand the waterproof and air permeability of the tent. If it is completely waterproof, the moisture will condense in the inner account. This moisture is generated by the climber's exhalation, and it may also be wet. sleeping bag. Cheap single-story tents can only be used at the lower end of the forest, and must be fairly ventilated. Single-story tents are completely waterproof and breathable. Therefore, most of the camping tents are double-layered tents. The inner accounts need to be breathable. The outer accounts are completely waterproof plastic sheets. The outer accounts will still retain the moisture from the inner accounts. The inner and outer sheets must not be touched or Stick together, because sticking together will make the water in the outer account infiltrate into the inner account, and the outer account must completely cover the inner account and the entrance and exit. Sometimes a waterproof cloth can be placed on the bottom layer to prevent moisture from infiltrating, keeping the bottom layer clean and increasing the service life. .
Different tent designs have different degrees of support. You must consider your own use when purchasing, especially during the snow period. Lightweight tents should be spacious and sturdy enough to handle some special needs. Generally, the two-person account is the most commonly used tent, because it is easy to carry, easy to find a camp, and three or a single person can also live. The color of the tent is best chosen in warm colors such as yellow, orange or red. There are unexpected situations when you are outdoors. If you are trapped, the conspicuous color will be easily found.
It is best to avoid anecdotes in the tent, especially the stoves that use petrol. This kind of furnace has a pungent odor, is easy to overflow fuel oil, and the firepower is uncontrollable, which is a latent crisis. Especially in the tents of waterproof nylon cloth, there is often a feeling of suffocation. The anecdote will also cause many small water droplets to accumulate in the inner account. If it is really necessary to make an accident in the tent, it is best to carry out between the internal and external accounts.
The design of the tent is a factor, but more important is the choice of materials. Materials can be divided into fabrics, linings, primers, struts, and the like. Generally speaking, the same number of fabrics have different densities, so the tensile strength and waterproof pressure are also different. Compared to different fabrics, nylon silk is thin and light, suitable for mountaineering and hiking campers. Oxford is thick but heavy, suitable for making tents for driving camping or small groups. From the perspective of waterproof coating, PVC is waterproof, but it will be hard and brittle in winter, and it will be prone to creases or breaks. PU coating not only overcomes the defects of PVC, but also is very waterproof. Multi-coated PU, waterproof pressure up to 2000mm or more.
The lining of the tent (inside materials) is usually made of cotton-filled nylon silk with good air permeability. From the point of view of use, nylon silk performance is better than cotton. In camping outside, the tent is very easy to absorb moisture, the cotton cloth is not easy to mold, and the nylon silk is easy to dry and not mildew. The main function of the bottom of the tent is waterproof, moisture-proof and dust-proof. The choice of the bottom material also determines the grade of the tent. Low-grade tents usually use PE as the bottom material, and some use PVC. The low-cost, double-sided laminating PE has waterproof and moisture-proof functions, but it is easy to wear and leak. In winter, it is the nemesis of PVC primer, and PU coating. The layer of oxford cloth is used as a primer, which is much stronger than PE, whether it is firmness, cold resistance or water resistance.
The pole of the tent is the skeleton of the tent. The pros and cons of the skeleton material not only affect the life of the tent, but also affect the stability of the tent. Early tent poles often used steel reinforcement, which not only increased the weight of the tent, but also the rebound strength. The improved tent skeleton uses glass fiber struts, which have reduced weight, improved resilience and lower cost. Therefore, current tent manufacturers often use such materials as struts, but the strength and firmness of glass struts are strong. Sex is sometimes not ideal, if you increase the strength by thickening the struts, it also increases the weight. The ideal struts are aluminum alloy materials. The struts connected by high-strength alloy tubes are not only high in strength, but also light in weight and good in resilience. Therefore, they are mostly used for high-end tents.
The problem of setting up a tent on a rainy day: It is ideal to rain in the rainy place, so there is basically no water problem! If there is no shelter, you can use a mat to tie the tree to create a place to cover the rain! Now we have to say how to set up a tent in the open air with heavy rain! First of all, the first floor is laid out. If there is no floor, the foreign account will be directly deposited, and then the internal account will be quickly placed in the foreign account. The person hides in the foreign account and takes the account! It is best to have 2 people when supporting the balance, which can reduce the chance of water intake. The foreign account must be tightened! It is best to dig a tent on the edge of the tent on a rainy day, so that even if it is heavy rain, the water will only flow out along the ditch, instead of flowing to the bottom of the tent, so you should dig more in the lower part of the shallow ditch. A drain, otherwise the ditch will not work. It is not needed on the beach because the water seeps under the sand.