There are so many types of tents for camping. Canvas tents, dome tents, quick-up tents the list can go on and on. Here I will be listing the types of tents for camping and explaining when and how they are best used. You can always just pickup the first tent you see at the local store and hope it works. But if you are trying to make the most out of your are camping adventures I strongly suggest figuring out what type of tent best accommodated to you are needs.
There’s nothing worse than getting a random tent and just hoping it works. Camping is always done best when you are at you are most prepared.
Easy-Up tents are the bee’s knees when it comes to the types of tents for camping. Just like their name states they are very easy to set up and take down. Most easy-up tents are stated to only take UP TO 5 minutes to set up. They usually contain between 2 & 4 easily fit together poles that go to either corner of the tent and than a rain fly for the top of the tent.
These tents are perfect for local camping. Especially in or around Ohio where weather is never really too sever on either end of the spectrum. They are ideal where weather is not really going to be an issue. It will keep you dry in light rain showers but don’t expect it to keep you safe and dry in a severe thunderstorm.
They are also made out of lightweight material so in the hot summer days you won’t be too miserable inside. In fact if you pick a nice shaded area to camp, stepping into you are tent on a hot day can be a pretty refreshing relief.
Canvas tents can be ideal in a few different scenarios. One of which being winter camping. Camping in the winter is not for the faint of heart. It can be very difficult and downright dangerous. However, some of is are the adventure type no matter what the weather. In this case canvas tents can be ideal.
Canvas tents are made out of a thicker material than most tents. This is ideal for camping in the winter because you want to keep the cold air out and the hot air inside you are tent. The thicker material is great for insulating but can become a real pain in rain or in situations that it has snowed just enough to cover you are tent and than melt and saturate it. So while canvas tents are good for winter they can be a true pain in spring and fall times.
Another downside to a canvas tent is set up. It takes considerably longer to set up a canvas tent than most other tents because it involves a lot of tying you are canvas to poles or stakes and stringing up you are canvas.
If you are going camping and are bringing the kids a dome or cabin tent is going to be you are best bet. When searching for the types of tents for camping with a family, these are going to be you are golden ticket.
Dome and cabin style tents offer space storage where other types of tents fall short. From 6/8-person dome tents to 10/12 person cabin tents you’ll find just the right size you are looking for you are whole family.
Setup on these style tents can be a little more painstaking but at the same time you will plenty of help with you when bringing the family on vacation.
Luxury/Yurt Style Tents
Luxury and Yurt style tents is one category I don’t have too much experience with however. But I can tell you that if you are looking for a way to go camping for cheap, these will not be price friendly. But things are rarely in the luxury world.
However what you are paying in price for these magnificent tents you are gaining back ten fold in comfort and convenience. These tents are top of the line for a reason. Some of these tents even offer electricity hookups for you are personal maintenance devices or you are phones or whatever else you may need.
Personally I prefer the much more primitive style of camping but many others might not be so keen to this philosophy. These tents will be like bring you are house and plopping it in the woods for a weekend which can be very relaxing and invigorating.
Choose you are Tent Wisely
When choosing the right types of tent for camping make sure to exhaust all the necessities you personally will need. Tents are made to fit every aspect you may need you just have to choose the one for the job. For someone like myself who camps very often or at least multiple times a year an Easy-Up tent is probably going to be you are best bet. They are fairly inexpensive and very easy to set up. They also fold away very cleanly for tight storage.
If, you are a person who enjoys taking you are family with you on you are camping adventure with kids and the whole shebang you are vest bet will be a cabin tent. They offer you space and some even setup with multiple rooms for privacy.
Whatever you are camping needs, they make a tent for that.
I hope this has been helpful and informative for all of you would be campers out their. If, you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.
Founder of TheTentKings