Tent for the winter - how to choose?

2020-01-31
Tent for the winter - how to choose?

Recently, we can only see snow in our country in the mountains. So let's be happy with what we have! By contrast, the temperature can be changeable. It can be quite pleasant during the day, but not necessarily at night. In addition, it often rains. Overnight in the field in such conditions will certainly not be pleasant. This makes it necessary for you to have the right tent. One that will stand up to the hardships of a cold winter night. How to choose it? See for yourself.

In this article you will learn:

  • what materials should a tent be made of for winter,
  • what level of water resistance should a winter tent have,
  • what other features to pay attention to when buying a winter tent.

The material is the basis?

Yes! The fabric from which the tent is made for winter must be resistant to low temperatures. In this case, materials such as polyurethane, polyethylene or nylon are often used. Thanks to this, the tent is resistant to damage resulting from the prevailing weather conditions. It is best if the frame is made of aluminum. This will keep it stable during gusts of wind. This doesn't mean fiberglass won't last. It may turn out that it will cope with the task and you will sleep relatively well all night. However, it's better to be safe than sorry and think about such issues before buying. Safety comes first.

The water resistance of the substrate is the key to success

Basically, an important factor you should consider when purchasing is the waterproofing of the entire structure. The most important element is the floor. When the ground is snow-covered, the material should be waterproof enough to resist water that could be forced inside. Therefore, the waterproofing of the floor should be 7000 mm. If you do not have a tent with a sufficient floor waterproofing parameter, a good solution is to put a tarpaulin that insulates the tent from the ground. The waterproofing factor of the tropics is not that important in this situation.

Others, also important

It is also worth paying attention to other parameters that a tent intended for overnight in winter should have. First of all, a ventilation system that will allow you to get rid of moisture inside. Thanks to this, you will avoid the phenomenon of water vapor condensation.

Putting up a tent in winter conditions can be problematic. Therefore, it is worth making the assembly process as fast as possible. Before setting off on an expedition, test how long it takes you to unfold the whole. Thanks to this, you will avoid unpleasant surprises.

The winter tent should be large. Always choose a model that is 1 person bigger, so if you are looking for a 1-person option, choose a 2-person option. The idea is to guarantee your comfort. The days in January and February are shorter. As a result, you will spend more time in a tent than in summer. Besides, the equipment you carry in winter is bigger. So it's good for you to put it inside. If the tent is equipped with a vestibule, so much the better. You can cook in it on a tourist stove. It is a very convenient solution. You will surely appreciate it. If you don't want to have snow inside your tent in the morning, remember to choose a model with an elevated bedroom threshold!!

These are the most important elements of an exemplary tent intended for winter. Sleep is very important to your health. Therefore, a solid rest during the trip is crucial to your well-being. Check out tourist tents on Milworld.pl and choose a model for yourself!

Author: Jakub Dobrzyński

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