Monday, 18 August 2008

Never buy the cheapest tent you can find

A cheap tent, while easy on the bank balance is not the most ideal lodgings during your typical British summer.

A cheap tent will be cold during the night due to its single layer of shower proof fabric. A more expensive tent will have 2 layers of fabric which will create a double glazing effect keeping the warmth in the tent and the cold outside the tent. A cheap tent will be cold at night.

On an cheap tent that single layer of shower proof fabric will do exactly what it says on the tin - a short light shower of rain will roll right off it but a long heavy down poor will soak right through and cause uncomfortable drips to fall on your head, neck and back making you cold wet and uncomfortable.

A cheap tent will be small. Small tents have small doors. Small doors can be tricky to get in and out of, especially and 4.30am when you are still a bit drunk and desperate to got to the loo.

Never buy the cheapest tent.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you found out the hard way, with tents you get what you pay for. the good thing is it sounds as if the experience hasn't put you off. It's great holiday but the weather does play a big part, and no fun in the rain. Try Googling Wild Day, they are an outdoor camping shop and have good bargains. I've bought tents from them and have been very pleased.