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THE THREE-SEASON TENTS: WHY SHOULD BUY?

The three-season tent now is the most favorable tent among so many types of tents, not only for its characteristics but also the reasonable prices (click here for best family camping tents for sale)

The various constructs

Three families are opposed:

The domes: otherwise called “igloo tents.” Ultra-simple to mount, two arches intersect to getting around. Advantages: a cabin with generous volumes and a good wind resistance.

Geodesic: changing tents domes. The hoops intersect at several points, with very good wind resistance, regardless of its direction.

Tunnels: with a large internal volume and high wind resistance (they are well oriented), there are two types. Disadvantage: assembly is really not simpler; some training is required, especially in emergencies. And pay attention also to changes in wind direction, which can sometimes force you to redirect your shelter at night.

Two vital rules of using 3-season tents

Avoid (if possible) making the mess inside your tent. A stove fall, or some projections, and scenario turns to disaster, especially since the main tents component materials are extremely flammable. Candles are also prohibited: the spread of a fire would be virtually instantaneous.

Maintain constant ventilation inside your cabin so that the air we breathe is constantly renewed oxygen. Always leave a small open part. The CO2 poisoning is a possible risk that should not be overlooked, especially, in high altitude.

Recommended brands and products on 3-season tents

Big Agnes – Fly Creek UL3

Rainfly: polyamide ripstop silicone and polyurethane coating – resistance> 1200

Inner tent: nylon ripstop and screen on top

Floor: polyamide ripstop silicone and polyurethane coated, taped seams – Waterproof> 1200

Poles: aluminum anodized environmentally

Dimensions: 229 x 168 x 107 cm (indoor)

Weight: 1608g

Recommended retail price: € 439

Our opinion: A big favorite. This freestanding display low weight and size accept carefree two heavily laden trekkers, but will also make the happiness of a single trekker. Installation is ultra-intuitive, can be reached easily only. The materials are of excellent workmanship, super light, and fluids, ventilation being impeccable with the room screen. Pay attention as well to the lightness of the materials, plan to invest in an optional floor mats.

One wonders why: concern for relief? Still, its use is reflected in the slightly limited time, but the ventilation level is again very good. A true three seasons tent is ready to host you at the end of the world in the most varied conditions.

Hilleberg – Anjan 2

Hilleberg Anjan 2

Rainfly: Fabric Kerlon 1000: ripstop nylon 20 denier silicone on 2 sides (40g / m²) – waterproof 2000mm

Inner tent: nylon mesh 20 denier ripstop, DWR treated 30 g / m²

Floor: 50 denier nylon, polyurethane-coated 75g / m² – impermeability: 5000mmD 190T, 83 g / m2, PU coated 5000 mm, waterproof finish

Poles: Featherlite NSL 9mm Dac

Dimensions: 2206 x 130 x 100 cm (indoor)

Weight: 1800g

Recommended retail price: € 629

Our opinion: The establishment is quite simply, and more if it is two: the color code, integral room, and canvas formidable stakes. Design side, we like the opportunity by removing just two sardines. Moreover, the fly does not descend to the ground on the sides: permanent and effective ventilation. It also adjusts the millimeter thanks to a system of high-precision adjustable straps, to play on the tension as we see fit. Charming details to finish: wide zippers simple to handle, an internal clothesline at roof level, reflective tape for a night … Available in GT version with a lengthened apse: a nice option for those who seek independence trek along the course and / or cold conditions. Balance sheet, an excellent model … provided you have the means.

Jack Wolfskin – Termite II XT

Flysheet: Polyester 75d, water column: 4000 mm

Inner tent: insect mesh, light mosquito mesh 40d

Floor: 150d ripstop polyester Hydro film (10,000 mm)

Poles: aluminum 7001 T6 9.5 / 9 mm

Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 110 (inside)

Weight: 3028g

Recommended retail price: € 239.95

Our opinion: condensed ingenuity and small details clearly aim to make your life more beautiful, robust materials, to the detriment of weight, unfortunately. This standing offer many generous storage solutions (not less than 6 pockets), a really high room and the form tends allow moving and walking comfortably, a color code auxiliary fitting and well flash stays visible for kilometers to avoid accidents. However, its weight and its large volume compacted surely suit solidarity walker more.

And finally welcome the price: almost unbeatable the service provided.

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