Q&A: Who make the best camping tents for their price (low and high end)?

Question by C: Who make the finest camping tents for their cost (very low and higher stop)?
I want to get my boyfriend a camping tent for Xmas but I know very little about tents. I am at present seeking at Alps Mountaineering, Coleman and Kelty. Which of these would you advocate? Are there any other tents that you would advise? Which tents/ manufacturers are the very best deal? Is there anything else I need to know about acquiring him a tent, i.e. I should also get a footprint?
Many thanks

Best answer:

Answer by campaholicone2000
There are a number of extremely good brands you should add to your record for consideration. For any brand, even though, you ought to figure out what sort of camping he’ll want to do with the tent, to make confident you get a model that will meet his desires. There are 3 season tents (Spring, Summertime, Fall) and 4 year tents (will stand up to major snow fall), and there are summer tents.

If backpacking, you’ll want to look for a very low pack weight, and certainly opt for aluminum poles. Certainly get the footprint – or, if you can not find the money for it, make sure you get a plastic tarp that is about the identical dimension as the tent.

Roominess: tents will be rated for a particular number of folks… that rating assumes people rest side by facet, in shut proximity. If you need a tent for just the two of you, and backpacking is not your aim – get at minimum a 3 individual tent, quite possibly a four or even bigger. (I truly have a ten individual tent that I’ve utilized just for me and my husband if close friends make a decision to camp with us, we have space for them).

You can get some fantastic deals now that most of the US is past prime camping year, so shop and investigation. There are some seriously costly tents out there… so you should be able to discover some thing within your budget.

Greater finish makes to look at: Huge Agnes, MSR, Mountain Hardwear, Nemo, Black Diamond, Sierra Designs, Marmot, Paha Que,
A lot more cost-effective (but nonetheless not cheap): Kelty, Eureka, Coleman, REI, Cabela’s, and so on.

With regards to Alps Mountaineering – I’ve not noticed one particular of their tents firsthand – but have noticed some unfavorable reviews on some versions. For any tent, examine assessments on Amazon, REI, Sierra Trading Submit, etc.

There are very good rates to be discovered on brand new tents through E-Bay – but also check out out online catalogs like www.sierratradingpost.com, www.campmor.com, www.sportsmansguide.com, www.backcountry.com, www.altrec.com … there are far more…

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