Choosing the right tent for camping can be tough. There are so many different kinds of tents to choose from. It can be hard to narrow down your options, especially if you don’t know what kind of camping you’ll be doing or what features you need.
Some tents are designed for backpacking while others are designed for car camping. Some have extra room and some are more lightweight and compact. The best thing to do is figure out what kind of tent you need before shopping around.
A good tent should provide the following:
1. Weather protection from rain and wind
2. Room for you and your gear including a sleeping bag, pads for sleeping on the ground, and other camping essentials.
3. A sleeve or storage area for keeping clothes separate from your sleeping bag and other gear.
4. Enough space to have a little privacy so you can change clothes without having to put them in a pile on top of each other in the corner of the tent.
To figure out what kind of camping you'll be doing, decide how much space you need for sleeping. If you're going from car to tent or from tent to car, this is an easy decision. For a backpacking trip, it's harder to narrow down the size of your tent because there are so many factors that go into selecting a backpacking tent.
A good rule of thumb for choosing a backpacking tent is to pick something that fits into the shape and size