Since the beginning of time, people have enjoyed sleeping outdoors under
the stars. Whether you are on an expedition that will have you
sleeping outside in rough terrain and weather, or whether you are camping
in the backyard with your kids, you'll need an appropriate camping tent.
Camping tents are available in a range of sizes, and are rated for various
weather and camping experiences, from tents that are perfect
for family camping, to more sophisticated tents geared to extreme camping.
A camping tent should at least offer a reasonably roomy and secure place
to sleep in the great outdoors. It must be portable, easy to
assemble, well ventilated, water resistant, and wind resistant.
Compact, lightweight tents are popular for adventure travel use while
larger, double wall tents are more suited to recreational travel
with the family car.
A well-designed tent should prevent moisture from getting inside; it
should also breathe to prevent condensation from building up inside.
A double wall tent keeps moisture outside by using a rain fly, and it has
breathable tent walls. A single wall tent does both of these things
with a single, laminated tent wall that is both waterproof and breathable.
Basic types of camping tents include summer tents, three-season tents,
and four-season tents as well as mountaineering tents and specialized
single-wall tents. Summer tents are designed for warm weather use,
while three season tents are designed for use in cooler weather.
Four season tents, or convertible tents, can be used in cold weather,
while mountaineering tents are designed for harsh, windy conditions.
Ultralight, single-wall tents are favored by backpackers, but they do not
shed moisture as well as most double-wall tents.
Pinnacle is a manufacturer and supplier of quality tents and portable
shelters. Pinnacle offers a line of standard shelter products and can
design custom camping tents suited to the needs of private companies,
non-profit organizations, and government bodies. www.PinnacleTents.com