What indicators should you look for when buying a tent?

Weatherproof performance

Weatherproof is the most basic performance of a tent, a good tent should be able to withstand any weather outside the home, only in this way to qualify as an outdoor shelter. The weatherproof ability of the tent mainly depends on the material and structure of the tent. The material we commonly use is nylon, and the rain proof mainly depends on the coating, which is generally PU coating.

About the structure, ordinary yurt effect is more reliable, the current mainstream is yurt, there are some more peculiar design of tents, such as tents when we buy to consider whether there will be water, rain will splash into the tent, etc. Also consider the details of the tent, such as zippers, vents and so on.


About the comfort and the size of the tent, if you focus on comfort, then the tent must choose a big tent, big tent with the canopy, that is a good camping camp, can shelter from wind and rain, comfort is very high.

Of course, comfort is also related to our other camping equipment, such as sleeping bag, waterproof mat, camping furniture, stove, water bag, bath availability, surrounding environment, etc.

When considering tents, your tent size should be 1-2 people larger than your campers. Secondly, the tent should be able to prevent sunscreen, breathable (double-door tent is best), there should be net gauze inside the tent (can prevent mosquitoes).

What indicators should you look for when buying a tent?


In terms of durability, tents generally have fewer materials and fewer parts, so the durability is better, because there are fewer places to break. The TARP tent we mentioned earlier is a good choice. Of course, ordinary tent durability is also very strong, unless it is a sharp object above, or accidentally with heavy pressure broke the tent pole, other circumstances tent is very difficult to damage, if we take a little care of, a tent with more than 10 years is no problem.

Since two-person yurts are common, they are also easy to match with parts, such as floor nails, tent poles, wind ropes, etc., which can be purchased separately on the Internet. For some bizarre tents, the parts are difficult to match, but if lost, you have to go to the manufacturer.


Tents are mainly used for rest, so its versatility is mainly about its ability to adapt to the environment without camping. Here Brother Dongge only says three points: first, your tent should be able to prevent rain, second, your tent should be able to prevent wind, third, your tent should be able to prevent mosquitoes.

Rain proof depends on the waterproof coating of tent surface, general professional outdoor tent will have relevant functions, wind proof depends on nail and wind rope. Mosquito prevention relies on the tent net inside the tent. The general tent is a double tent, the outer tent is used for wind and rain, the inner tent is mesh material, used to prevent mosquitoes.

Lightweight portable

At present, all tents are equipped with storage bags, which are very portable after storage, which you don't have to worry about. We mainly say light weight, light weight mainly depends on the tent material and the number of tent accessories, generally the same specifications of the tent, the lighter the weight, the price will often increase exponentially.

And then there's the TARP tent that we mentioned earlier, which tends to have fewer accessories, so it's lighter. Here Brother Tonge needs to emphasize that most of the lightweight is at the expense of certain performance or high price. Therefore, when we consider the lightweight, we must first consider your basic needs before considering the lightweight.

Ease of use

The main consideration here is the construction and storage, the general typical double double tent is very easy to build, a person can do it, and do not need what video. Generally speaking, the lighter the tent and 5-10 people's large tent, the difficulty of building will be higher, of course, there are some strange appearance design of the tent, the building is also to learn. Tent storage is a big problem, a lot of people after the end of camping, the tent will not fit into the bag, this requires more practice, there is the time to build to remember how the factory is folding tent.