As you shop for pop up camping tents, you will want to keep a few things in mind to help you save both time and money. Consider how often you will be camping, in what environment you will camp, and how long each camping trip will last.
Getting ready for a first-time camping trip? Simplifying your tent setup experience can help you enjoy your camping trip better, especially if you are a camping novice. Pop up camping tents are not just for novices, however. The experienced camper also can benefit from easy setup time.
In very general terms, a pop up tent is any sort of tent that uses a simple frame structure that allows the tent to pop open and into place. These can very from outdoor enclosures or canopies to small enclosures designed for camping. Here we will be specifically talking about the camping style.
The biggest benefit a pop up camping tent offers is its quick and easy setup. Some of these types have poles that are attached to the canvas, while others have poles that must be inserted through channels in the tent fabric. Either way, setup time is very quick and relatively easy.
Be aware that there is a wide variety of this type of tent. Some are good quality and will last a long time, while others are made for the occasional camping trip, and may not last more than three or four expeditions. So as you make a purchasing decision, consider how often, and in what circumstances, you will be using your tent.
If you only plan on using your tent a few times, and for only a day or so per trip, you can get by with a cheap tent for under $100. This would be a great option if you plan to camp in mild climates, with very little rain, wind, or harsh elements. And if you do your camping in cold weather, simply use a sleeping bag that is rated for less than zero degrees celsius.
But if you enjoy taking frequent camping trips during different seasons of the year, you will do well to invest your money into a high-quality (and high-priced) camping tent. You want a tent that will stay strong through storms, keep you dry in the rain, and protect you from extreme temperatures. The money you invest now will pay off in the future, as you continue to use and reuse your tent throughout the years.
So take some time and consider the options. You may even want to visit a few local stores to see pop up camping tents on display. This can help you decide on the best one that will fit your camping needs.