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Backpacking tents

Backpacking tents

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Backpacking tents are made to be pitched quickly and to be convenient to bring along with a low weight and small packing size. They’re ideal for trips by (motor)bike and by foot, because after a long day of walking or biking, your sleeping space needs to be quickly ready for the night. The canvas used with these tents is often made of either polyester or nylon. The main advantage of these fabrics is that they’re lightweight, dry quickly and are less prone to mold than cotton. Nylon often is thinner than polyester (and therefore more lightweight), because Nylon is a stronger fabric. Often ripstop fabrics are used in the construction of backpacking tents. An extra thick thread is weaved into the ripstop canvas every so many millimeters, which results in a stronger, size-holding and more tear-resistant canvas. A silicone coating is often applied to nylon tents to prolong the lifetime of the canvas. Breathable canvas is almost never used in backpacking tents, due to their higher weight, which means that ventilation options with a backpacking tent are essential. Most backpacking tents feature aluminium tent poles, which are lighter and stronger than steel tent poles and fibreglass tent poles.

All top brands like Hilleberg, Eureka, Nigor, MSR and Robens are broadly represented in our backpacking tent collection. Backpacking tents come in various types; tunnel tents, dome tents, geodetic tents (a combination between a tunnel tent and a dome tent), and pole tents. Equally, they come in a range of sizes, from 1 man backpacking tents to 6 man backpacking tents.

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