Camping | How to choose a tent and shelter?
There are a lot of tents set up on campsites during the camping season, but not all of them are suitable for overnight camping. So, how do we choose a suitable tent?
Consider how to use, where to use and the capacity
When you shop for a tent, our Sport Leaders usually ask if you are looking for a tent or a shelter. They seem similar in structure and function, but there are many intricate differences.
2. Camping Tent
If you camp outdoors for a few days, camping tents will be your first option. It is designed for overnight camping and contains an inner tent and a flysheet.The inner tent provides a sleeping and rest area with mosquito protection. The flysheet is windproof and waterproof. The air layer separated from the inner and flysheet provides insulation and keeps the inner tents warm .
All tents are validated in a laboratory, as well as in the field.
Our camping tent MH100 series passed the test under a shower of 200 mm of water/hour/m² and wind speed at 40km/hr.
Some camping tents equipped with FRESH & BLACK technology on flysheet, provide 99% darkness and UV protection, as well as privacy to our sport users. We also have the easy assembly tent, suitable for novice campers.
Suitable for: most campsites in Hong Kong, and stay overnight.
3. Trekking Tent
If you trek and camp outdoors for 3 to 7 days, trekking tents can provide a good experience to you. Designed for multi-day hiking, trekking tents are similar to camping tents and contain an inner tent and a flysheet.
They usually have smaller packing size, lighter weight, more durable tent pole, higher waterproof and windproof performance.
Our new trekking tent TREK 100 (product number : 8556121) can resist 60 km/hr (Force 7) of wind. The tent pole is made of 7001 aluminium alloy. Packing size is only 39 x 13 x 14 cm.
Suitable for: remote campsites, relatively high altitude location, places exposed to weather.
Finally, choose a right campsite
We hope that it can help you choose your tents. Don’t forget to check if the destination allows you to open your tent!