Easiest tent to put up?
I'm thinking of buying a tent and my main concern is how easy it will be to put up becasue I'm not that strong and I'll most likely be camping by myself Of all the tents out there which are some of the easiest, 1 person tents to put up?
They make these tents that all you have to do is take them out of the bag throw them in the air and it pops up already together. I've got one and I love it. The tents are usually only a one or two man tent but they are really nice. If you've ever seen the movie Congo they use them in it.
The easiest is the pop up tent, you just open the package and throw it in the air and it pops out. It is difficult to pack back up once you are done, it usually takes a few times and a couple times to read the instructions. Most other tents should take about 15-20 minutes to put up and tear down, go to like REI or some other camping gear store and see what they have already assembled that should take the guess work out of it all.
try a bivy sack if your alone or since its summer now check the weather before you go and sleep under the stars. other wise go with sierra Design there tents have alway done me good.
If you are looking for a good quality backpacking tent that is easy to put up by yourself, look for those that clip into the frame rather than those with frame pieces that must be run through the tent fabric itself.
My favorite brands of this type are Big Agnus and Sierra Designs, though there are others. I would not recommend the "pop up" tents as they are not as durable, harder to pack, and not as space/weight efficient.
Just purchased a North Face Vario 23 for long distance backpacking. It's a 2-person tent (just makes it) with a closed vestibule to store gear and a front vestibule for cooking. Lightweight and easily assembled. Simply unroll the fabric, put in the ground stakes and then insert the three composite poles into the grommets and clips.
Your price range and what type of weather you will be out in are also important considerations.Most of the new style dome tents are very easy to put up, while my family currently owns about 7 tents it is only the newest one I need help with because of the size. One of the areas that can be most difficult in the put up is the fly, the fly is an important thing to consider when purchasing a tent. I have found a few flies that have an arched entry, this is nice looking but not so good in blowing rain kind of weather and one of the most difficult parts of the set- up. The fly is the real protection during rain. The best flies are full flies meaning they cover the whole tent. If you can afford it getting a fly that forms a vestibule at one or both doorways is worth the cost. This gives you space for your outdoor sfuff and maybe even your gear. This brings us to size of tent. I used to figure the biggest you could afford the better. That's still my moto if you will never be camping where it gets chilly at night but I live near mountains so even if I kept my camping to July and August it would get chilly at night. A smaller tent will keep the heat you body generates in a smaller area and keep you warmer. I still find the size the manufactures list a bit extreme so for yourselve I would get a 2 man tent ( at least one size larger then you supposedly need, just incase you roll over at night ;) )
There is a tent on the market called easy up but while it lives up to it's name it isn't so easy to put down again and is much harder to pack away and heavier to cary. The poles are permanently attatched and have a funny release thing. My 13 yr old daughter can put 6 up in about 10 minutes but it takes a good 10-15 to get one down again and she would prefer help for that part. While I have been very lucky using them, it has never rained, I know some who found them wet even after treating them.
If you are looking for a good tent that will last you and see you through a variety of weather situations ie: spring and fall camping Outbound is a good name . If those are a bit too pricey but you want a decent tent that will last Coleman is always a good name to trust, However not many of theirs have a full fly, if you are not inclined to stick it out through really yucky long rain thats ok it will protect through a bit of bad weather or you can use a tarp to cover your tent. Orion and Lost Lake are also very good tents. I also want to encourage you to get yourself a good ground sheet or the right size tarp to put under your tent to keep the bottum dry and warmer. I hope this was useful information. Enjoy your camping experiences, we started camping because it was all we could afford to do, but now we love it and help youth to enjoy it too.
I can advise you Loap Vende 5 season it is perfect for 2 person light easy to to put up and definetly perfect for water and wind resistant you would be so pleased to buy it
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