Friday, July 1, 2011

Different Season Tents

There are different seasons tents out there and you should look at the one you are wanting to buy to see what it is. If you buy a inexpensive one & you want it to last for 3 season it might not be rated for that. Make sure what you are getting is the one you want. So what is a 2 season?


Generally very inexpensive typically "fair weather" or summer tents. There exists no hard and fast rules when buying a two season or summer tent, but there are some features of these tents that must be known, in order to make the investment worth, like:
  • A good quality tents comes with an inner that is mostly or completely fabricated of net.
  • They should have a good ventilation system.
  • Since a summer is a hoop tent, there exists a pole, which supports it at each end, this requires staking it down but saves a lot of weight.
  • Look for the ones that comes with a waterproof fly typically dangling as a second layer over the tent body.
  • Prefer a two season made of light weight and coated fabric with fiberglass poles.
  • While making the buying decision one should be cautious so that he does not end up purchasing a cheap nylon tent which seem to have a permanently attached waterproof rain fly and no mesh.
  • Do not opt for a tents, which is water repellant, and not waterproof.
  • When purchasing 2 season tents, look for something, which is lightweight and precisely, designed for hot and humid weather.


Most popular style. Strong enough to handle rain in spring, summer, or fall. The basic features of a good three-season tent, which makes it a worth investment, are:
  • A three season tents offers ventilation in hot summers and good protection in bad climate.
  • These tents come with mesh inner bodies, which greatly reduce breath condensation.
  • They come with an option of being used without a fly for cool, bug-proof shelter on hot nights.
  • Some of these tents also have a vestibule and sometimes has a skylight window for that extra light.
  • Three-season tents are gusty, less expensive, lightsome, more compact and spacious than summer tents and four-season tents.
  • A good quality 3 season tent compromise absolute water-proofness.
  • Their material is usually a bit and carries more mesh on the tent body in order to amplify air circulation and reduce weight.
  • Three-season tents are compact and set-up quickly.
  • Before making the purchase decision one must make sure that, the tent is flame-retardant


Heavier construction with a lower profile, designed to withstand more wind stress & heavier snow loads than a three-season tent. These tents are made of higher grade fabrics and contain more poles for added strength, total coverage flys and full vestibules. Can be hot and heavy when used in moderate weather. Various features of a quality four-season or winter tent are:
  • Some of the winter tents possess single-wall design that gives up the rainfly for a tent canopy made of a waterproof-breathable fabric, making them lightweight.
  • Four-season tents offer more versatility for all seasons.
  • Poles of a sturdy four-season tent are woven together intricately than in other tents; they have more intersection points that allows the poles to toughen one another better.
  • They have a lower profile to withstand high winds and have steep walls to shed snow.
  • Usually these tents have a sturdy pole configuration and the poles have a bigger diameter.
  • In order to lessen adverse effect of driving wind, these tents have lots of fly extended near to the ground and have many guy attachment points.
  • These tents are specifically fabricated for prolonged exposure to severe winter conditions, like, high winds, heavy snowfalls, cold temperatures and intense UV exposure.
  • A four-season tent commonly comes with four poles, skylight for extra lighting, a removable vestibule and usually mesh with zipper windows.
  • Their floors are thicker, more resistant to abrasion and moisture.
  • 4 season tents are also being offered in more sizes, including one-person, personal shelter sizes, for adventurers who prefer to sleep alone.
  • They come with a circular opening in the side of the tent that allows one to enter and exit without opening the entire front of the tent to the surroundings.
  • These tents are always all-nylon, with no upper body netting.

The geodesic dome design is the most popular four season tent which prevails all around the world, specially due to it's ability to shed snow.

These are some things to consider as you look for your camping tent. Whether you are looking for two or for season tent hopefully these facts will help you make you decision.

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