Most of the rain in the table above are also available in versions for 3 or 4 people. For the sake of comparison, we restrict ourselves to 2-3 person tents. In addition, we recently tested family tents and a TENT Test published.
The most important criteria in a tent test the stability, the weight, the pack size , and price. Usually the less applies the weight, the smaller the pack size, and the more stable the higher the price. So one must first think about which areas of application have been for the tent in mind and how big their own Budget is.
It is also important to look for in a tent test that compared only tents each other, which are designed for the same application. Otherwise comparing apples and oranges, and will be no meaningful vigorous result.
Therefore, the first decision is which one must take if you want to buy a new tent, the tent type. Thus they have a qualified can make decision you findem in the following detailed information about the different types of tent.
The Different Construction Methods in the Tent Test
In general, a distinction 5 cell types which are intended for different applications. In the following figure, these are shown schematically.
The most common modern tent shapes for use in trekking tours are 1, 2 and 3, whereas 4 and 5 rather rare to be used, or only for groups and special cases are interesting. In the following we want to go into detail on the various types of tents and present their advantages and disadvantages. We work through the picture from left to right.
1. tent test: Geodetic Tents
Geodesic tents are designed for extreme weather and extreme conditions. What this type come in base camps or even in expeditions themselves used. Their special design can be with such a time and at locations without windshield camp.
the particular arrangement of the cross-connection makes geodesic tents special wind stable. In addition, the tents of this type have a pleasant volume inside. This compromise is one of the most difficult tasks must face Zeltbauer, since the larger the tent outer surface is, the danger is greater by storm damage. However, it can be in a small tent barely last a long time and the geodesic shape is exactly with thiscompromise in mind designed.
Due to the many cross-connections of the structure of such a tent is far from simple and benötig also with a lot of experience a lot of time.In addition to the many tent poles for a high weight of the tent, but indeed for the tremendous stability. Another special feature of this type tent that such tents are stable even without guy wires. This is especially important when used on expedition or camping sites with very little space.
Make a good impression of this kind of tent you get by following promotional video of Salwea:
In summary it can be said that this cell type is primarily intended for extreme conditions, where no need to particularly pay attention to the weight or the stability of the tent, it is in the foreground.
2. Test tent: Dome Tent
Dome tents are ideal entry-level models that are suitable for a variety of applications. The construction of a dome tent is quick and without much experience any problems possible. In order to rig the tent are just a few manual operations, and most is the tent reasonable after few steps there. Furthermore, needs this type of tent only a small area, so that one is rare, even in regions in the flat surface easily find a campground.
On the minus side, however, are the small volume and the high weight of such tents. However tents of this type are considerably lighter, since they usually make do with only two rods, as geodesic tents. Despite the two bars this design is self-supporting and the guy lines provide only additional protection. For shorter treks tents of this type are highly suitable.
Dome tents are often the cheapest option and for most users most suitable.
A good insight into the structure and the purpose of such tents are in the following video
In summary, this type of tent for beginners as well as professionals is suitable in mountainous areas or on campsites want to camp.
3. Test tent: Tunnel tent
Tents are extremely easy to setup and offer low weight much volume. This is achieved through the special design, such as the optimum ratio of weight to volume supplies. However, this time the form is susceptible to wind, it should not be optimally braced what requires some exercise. If namely the wind turn and take the tent from the side, it can be used to clearly perceptible flutter of the tent come. Moreover, although easy to construct such a tent when not very easy to rig. Because of the susceptibility to wind you should take in this type of tent more time to place the guy wires carefully and tighten. An advantage of tunnel tents are designed for several people is that those problems inside the tent on a the design Deckchair can sit.
An insight into the connected to the construction of such a tent is working on this video:
This type of tent is particularly suitable for use in the plains terrain, for example on long treks through Scandinavia.
4. Tent Test: First Chance
First tents are certainly among the first modern offices tents, but this tent form is not more competitive with the three previously presented herein designs. First tents are unstable than others and are rarely used in trekking. Application can be found at most during camping larger groups and if one is sure that this will definitely remain beautiful.
5. Test tent: Pyramid tent
Lately a comeback witnessed the pyramid tent, as this tent form by its extremely simple construction allows a minimum weight. As more and more hikers attach importance to the weight on their backs moves the pyramid tent that only with a tent pole manages, back into focus.In addition, practically, that in pyramid tents easily with a camping stove can be cooked, whereas in other types of tents herscht acute suffocation. Particularly well received, this design among supporters of the so-called ultralight movement drifting hiking with minimal weight on your back on the top.
This type of tent erinniert of tepees, as tipis known. Such a tent is made of a rod for the center, herring and a tarpaulin. Minimalism in tent form, so to speak. However, these are a niche phenomenon, because the correct structure some experience requires.
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