Camping is something that all of us more or less do do or like to do often. However, camping is not that easy of an activity. Exciting? Yes. But definitely not easy. Especially if you do not have the right type of shelter with you. When we speak of camping shelter. Tents are the only way to go. However, something that was supposed to be very simple and straightforward has become very confusing. As there are many different types of tents out there. Finding a good one has become very tough. Also, as there are so many different brands out there. Finding the best tent brands for camping can be quite a bit of a problem.Nonetheless, there are a few brands out there that are surely one of the best ones around. And over this article, we will be going through some of their tents as well. So without wasting any more time. Let’s get into it.
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Best Tent Brands For Camping:
- Coleman Sundome 4 Person Tent.
- ALPS Mountaineering ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent.
1.Coleman Sundome 4 Person Tent:
Coleman is a very well reputed brand in the camping gear industry, Keeping all their camping gear aside. Their tents has to be one of their very best. And the Coleamn Sundome 4 Person Tent is undoubtedly one of their best tents. The thing with camping tents from reputed companies is that they tend to be very expensive in nature. However, in this case, Coleman’s tents are very affordable. If you are looking to get the Sundome 4 person tent. Then you can stay assured that it will be value for money and also very reliable. If you are looking for the best camping tent, then you would very much want it to stand strong in all weather conditions and this tent will be able to do exactly that. As it is made from a very high-quality polyester material. This enables the tent to stay strong in the brightest of summer mornings and the gloomiest of monsoon evenings. The polyester material also makes the tent very lightweight and easy to carry as well. For a four person tent this is truly impressive. As those tents tend to be bigger and much heavier.
It is not just that they are marketing it to be a four-person tent. But this actually is one. There is more than enough room for four people to squeeze inside it. However, if you are carrying a lot of other gear. Then the space will surely get cut down. This tent is very well made. And that surely shows in the design of it. There are mesh fabric covers near the bottom of the tent. And these will help you a lot in order to keep everything organized. However, one thing that we surely didn’t like about this tent is the ventilation. Not that it is very bad or something. But the front and back windows are comparatively small. This makes air flow a bit complicated. However, these panels were shortened in order to give the tent a smaller footprint. So there isn’t much to complain here.
One thing that we really liked about this tent is it’s waterproofing capabilities. This is one area where this tent really excels above all. Not just the outer material. But the rain cover on this tent is very good. And will surely keep you safe and secure. The rain fly also will help you to get some privacy while you are changing your clothes. In addition to zipping up the windows. Being a freestanding tent, this is something that is very easy to setup. All you will need to do is follow the instructions, assign the poles and secure them in place. It won’t take you longer than fifteen minutes to set everything up. However, one thing about the setup that we didn’t like are the poles itself. The poles that come with it are made out of fiberglass. Not that they are filmsy or anything. But aluminium poles would have been a much better option. Nonetheless, this tent is one of the best tents out there. And this is also from one of the top tent brands in the world. So you are very unlikely to go wrong with this.
- Well made.
- Easy to set up.
- All weatherproof.
- Will stand strong during the storm.
- Could have been a bit larger for a four person tent.
2.ALPS Mountaineering ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent:
Competing head to head with Coleman is ALPS mountaineering. Just like Coleman, ALPS is also a very well known brand for making camping tents. However, even though ALPS tents are a bit expensive in comparison. It goes without saying that they are still value for money and will surely be one of the best in the market. Starting off, with the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2. This tent is one heck of a gem. While most tent manufacturers tend to take a different approach and advertise their tents to accommodate much more than what they actually can. ALPS Mountaineering does not take that route. Their products are just as they are marketed. This tent, for example, says that it can hold in 2 people. And it truly can. Not anymore. Or not any less. However, do not think that you would have to get cramped up for two individuals. Because it sure doesn’t. This tent is rather very spacious and roomy. Thanks to the smart way that this is built. However, if you are carrying small accessories with you. Which you definitely should while camping. Then the two small interior pockets and the detachable large gear loft will help you a lot to keep everything organized. In addition, also having good quality vestibules as well.
Looking at the design, you may very well think that this looks a tad bit different from other regular tents. This is true. However, this is not really a bad thing. Because the design is what makes this tent so good in the first place. The side wall windows for example, are a bit slanted. However, this won’t ruin your view whatsoever. And the fly on the inner tent will also ensure privacy when required. For a tent of this price, you would very much want it to stay strong in all weathers. And this surely does. You might think that the shape and design of the overall tent may make it a hard bet for the rain. Well, you are wrong. Because thanks to the two-door design and the good quality build. This tent will stand strong amidst the strongest of winds. The tent fly has UV damage protection. So it will keep you safe and chilled during the scorching summer as well. Despite its weird shape, design, and everything. This is a very good tent. And it is also very easy to setup as well. As it is made from a high quality 75D 185T polyester fabric. You can surely expect it to be immensely durable. A common problem in most tents is interior condensation. No matter how expensive the tent might be. There will be some condensation nonetheless. However, with the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent, this is definitely not the case. You can easily use this in rough conditions without any worry whatsoever.
We have tested and reviewed many different types of tents. But it goes without saying that we haven’t really tested anything like this before. The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent is truly excellent. Be it winds, storms or summer. This tent’s ability to stand strong is just breathtaking. Even though there are complaints about the windows. We think that they are not really that small. And do provide a good look out in nature.
- High-quality components.
- Unique design.
- The windows are a bit small.
- Many may not like the design.
SPEND A BIT:
A common problem with campers when they buy their camping gear is that they are always reluctant to spend. This is not the right thing to do. Cutting corners in the case for other camping gear can be dealt with. However, you definitely cannot sacrifice on not spending on a good quality tent. Yes, there might be many different types of cheap and low quality tents out there. However, they will not be worth the money. And won’t serve you well in the long run. So getting them will just be a complete waste of money.
Instead of getting cheap tents every now and then. You should spend a bit and get a tent from a good brand or so. Something from Coleman or ALPS Mountaineering for example. There are loads of different types of high-quality tents out there. You can read our articles if you want to learn more about camping and camping tents.
GET OUTSIDE AND EXPLORE:
In today’s world of nine to five desk jobs, making some time out for a vacation is quite a difficult task. Nonetheless, if you are willing to go somewhere on the weekends. Then we would definitely suggest you to go camping. It will be an experience worthwhile.