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The difference between a good tent, and the right tent can make or brake an adevnture. And to assist you in finding the right tent for your adventure we have put together a short guide.
In this guide we'll look at the thre most popular types of tents available; the tunnel tent, the dome tent and tipi-style tens. They all have their pros and cons and if you find yourself having further questions, please feel free to contact our customer service.
The Tunnel Tent
A tunnel-style tent has been, and still is, a favorite when it comes to on-foot-adventures. They are, generally, easy to set up, they come in a good variety of sizes and have a good space-to-weight-ratio. Some tunnel-tents have extra large vestibules, a nice feature when the weather turns foul. Most tunnel tents have separate flys and bodies that are linked via a suspension system, minimizing condensation inside the tent body. Tunnel tents are however not self-supporting and require ground stakes and guy lines in order to be set up.
Easy to set up
Wind resistant when pitched properly
Somewhat lower static strength i.e. pressure from snow from above
The Dome Tent
Dome tents are a popular choice among climbers and kayakers since they are generally self-supporting (although some require ground stakes in order to be fully stretched out) and therefore are easier to pitch regardless of hard surfaces. A dome-design where the poles cross give excellent static strength. The dome tents are often comparably heavier than tunnel tents but make do with a smaller pitching-space.
Require smaller pitching-space
Good static strength
Small, or no vestibules.
The Tipi-Style Tents
The tipi-style tent is becoming a more and more popular model. They are easy to set up, can hold large groups and have more headroom than dome or tunnel tents. With tipi-style-tents that can accommodate a stove or open fire this tent-shape offers a superb year-round living space. Contrary to popular belief, the tipi-style tents are often very stable even in higher winds; the only drawback is usually the weight.
Can be very heavy