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Tents - Which one suits you - Diamantina Mono or escape

Updated on October 3, 2011

What Tent do I buy ?

Choosing a tent to buy doesn't look as simple these days with such a large variety of choice on the market.

Everybody has different tastes in features while making a buying decision, some wants to save money, or save weight and some look for ventilation, space, sturdiness, versatility, storage areas, tent shape and height, amount of windows, number of doors, color etc.

The questions to ask yourself would be

What can I afford to spend on a tent ?

What size tent do I need ?

Do I want to be able to stand up in my tent ?

What features are most important to us ?

How many people will be sleeoing in the tent ?

Am I happy to spend time fiddling around putting a tent up or do we want one that goes up really fast so we can sit down with a beer sooner !

Once you have worked out what kind of tent you believe you are after then it is time for the shopping trip.

A good time to buy one is at a caravan & camping show for tents on special.

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About to be launched on the Aussie market with premium quality features at a great price. Sets up in minutes, sleeps up to 4 people. Includes heavy duty waterproof sewn in floor. This New Generation Premium Blend Canvas has been extensively used an

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Diamantina Escape Mono Tent and Diamantina Escape Gazebo together to create added living space
Diamantina Escape Mono Tent and Diamantina Escape Gazebo together to create added living space

How will you carry the tent ?

This will also determine which kind of tent is required, as if it would be carried in a trailer or by car, weight will not matter. But if you are going backpacking then it should be light enough for you to carry.

Is it Rain-Wind proof - Ventilated ?

 
If a tent cannot stand extreme weather conditions it is not worth buying. So- it is important that the tent is completely seam taped to prevent leaks in the rain. Tents that are not free standing are fine in protected campsites where one can stake them out well but rarely match the stability of free-standing models. Free-standing tents are more sturdy, weatherproof, keeps walls from sagging, and allows zippers to slide more easily

A tent should be wind poofed designed that it does not get blown away in severe winds. Designs like, A-frame, tunnel and dome shaped serve this purpose well.


Ventilation is the most significant consideration while buying a tent as in the past, there have been incidents where people die inside tents doe to suffocation.



 

Other places to buy a tent

Keep in mind there is always 2nd hand tents coming up for sale in the paper or on ebay

etc so you could find a really good bargain if you like to search around & are not in a hurry.

If you place a wanted ad for a tent on Gumtree or Craigs list then you will have an easier job as they will call you with their tent for sale.

Small Dome Tents

 These are good for short trips for one- two people who just want some where to sleep for a short time

or an extra tent for children who are happy to have their own space.

Shower tent

These are great if you are going camping where there is no shower or toilet for privacy .

Make sure it is pegged down well or it could be embarrassing on a windy day !

Family Tents for crowd

If you have a large family or like to share with friends then you will be looking at something along these lines !

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      Celine 

      7 years ago

      Did you know that you can even use a heavy duty party tent as a carport? If there is only little snow in your area in the winter, it is possible to use a tent as a carport.

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