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Selecting Dome Tents For Your Next Trip

Camping and backpacking with dome tents are a few of the most popular activities amongst folks who like to get out into the great outdoors and experience nature up close and personal. The glories of the natural world are hidden from city dwellers, but if you take time to go out and explore you can see amazing sights. While you are preparing for a camping trip, one of the most important considerations is what kind of tent you will be using for shelter. The Internet can be an excellent help to you in your efforts to investigate exactly what your tent options are and which style and size tent will work best for your situation.

Even though you might be itching to buy your tent and head out on the camping trail, patiently researching all your options first is the smart choice. Dome tents are well liked by many campers, as are A-frame tents, hammocks, and similar camping shelters that are available on the market. You will be able to find out more about which materials are most commonly used in tent construction and the advantages of each structural design by using the Internet. For instance, if you are a backpacker, you will want a lightweight tent that you can easily fit into your pack without weighing you down while you hike.

Dome tents come in many different sizes too, so you will need to think about which size is right for your needs. Is every person packing their own gear for the trip, including tents, separately? With that in mind, it would be smart to bring a lightweight tent; one person and two person tents can be found that weight only a few pounds. However, having a 4 or 5 person tent is nice when you want to invite others along on a camping trip who do not have their own personal equipment.

Some tents can be rather expensive depending on the brand, the quality, and the material used to make the tent; if you set up a budget before you start shopping, narrowing down your options will be easier. It would be a shame to spend so much on a nice sleeping bag that you cannot afford the tent you need to truly enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Camping trips in the beauty of nature are thrilling; bring dome tents along to create the perfect home away from home. Be certain to carefully compare all of your options before deciding which tent to purchase from online retailers.

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Two Person Tents – The Definition of Lightweight

A 2 person tent that weighs more than 4 pounds is not considered as ultralight, at least not these days. The term lightweight is often clouded by manufacturers who claim that their tents really are lightweight when they’re not.

Many tents are not suitable for lightweight backpacking because they’re too heavy. Tent makers tend to focus less on the “lightweight” market because they perceive it as being too small. But all that is changing because of the increasing trend in ultralight backpacking.

The standard for “lightweight” vary whether it is double-walled, single-walled or floorless. Here I’m just going to cover three-season tents because in my opinion the extra weight that comes with four-season tents are almost always unnecessary. Lightweight two person tents can weigh as little as two pounds, some even less. When I say “weight”, I mean the whole weight of the tent including the poles and stakes. The “trail weight” you see on the labels usually don’t include at least the stakes.

Double-Wall Tents

The maximum weight for a lightweight, double-wall two person tent is currently 4 pounds for it to be considered as lightweight. If you want the lightest, there are tents in this category that weigh just a bit above two pounds (as light as some “lightweight” bivy sacks). The bulk of the weight saving, like in most tents, is from the fabric and design. Lightweight poles (and less number of poles) and stakes also helps. Most ultralight tents employ a one pole design.

“Lighter” almost always mean smaller and the lightest 2 person tents are small indeed. Even though a person taller than 6 feet can often fit inside, there won’t be much space inside and condensation, like in bivy sacks, is very likely. This problem is addressed by improved ventilation (that flows through the tent) like in some quality tents.

Quality and lightweight, of course, means a higher price.

Single-Wall Tents

The single-wall tent is one of the most recommended tent for lightweight backpacking. Now they’re even lighter and fits well in the ultra-light category. The maximum weight for a lightweight single-wall 2 person tent is 3 pounds. Currently the lightest in this category only weigh around 18 ounces. They’re lighter than most one person tents and even tarps. A tent like this would use a very thin fabric so special care might be a requirement.

Floorless Tents

This can be both double-walled and single walled tents. The absence of a floor reduces the weight of a tent significantly. The maximum weight for these tents to be considered lightweight is two pounds for a 2 person tent. As a substitute for the floor most ultralight hikers use a ground sheet which only weigh about 1 or 2 ounces and can be cut according to size. If you really want to backpack as light as possible, this is one of the best way to go.

Jonsky Sicuna is a writer for Hiking-Camping-World.com. He invites you to check out his video review on Nemo Nano 2 Person Tent and get them at Hiking Camping World .