Why Buy a 1 Man Tent?By: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
People enjoy going camping in various types of conditions. Some go to the frozen tundra, while others go to the woodland areas. Others go to warmer places like a tropical rain forest or a national park or camp ground in the midst of summer. There are many things that you will need to bring along with you when you go camping. You cannot forget water, matches, a knife, food, etc. Also, you are going to need a place to sleep at night that can protect you from the surroundings. Most people will sleep in tents because sleeping outside is not as safe or comfortable and you may be considering whether a 1 man tent is worth buying or if you should stick with something larger.
Tents come in different materials, sizes, and shapes to accommodate almost any need that the camper has. Each tent is made for different reasons, so you need to know what type is best for the type of camping you plan on doing and how many people will occupy your tent.
When it comes to camping tent sizes, you can have a large one like a family tent or a smaller one made for just one person, which is why it is usually referred to as a 1 man tent. Of course, there are sizes in between as well. Before you purchase a new tent, you need to figure out how many people are going to need to fit inside it. The smaller tents can be carried on your back because they are so compact and lightweight. 1 man tents are exactly what they sound like; they are large enough to fit only one person in them. You’ll also find other tents referred to as 2 man tents, 3 man tents, 4 man tents, and so on, so it will be fairly easy to figure out how many people the tent is intended to shelter.
There are four basic components to every tent: the tent body, poles, trap and rain fly. Everything about a 1 man tent is more compact and smaller compared to larger tent models. This allows for easy set up and take down of the tent, and easy transport while backpacking. If you only need a tent for one person, buying one of these small tents is a great decision because they are cheaper, lighter, and easy to set up. Even if you are camping with multiple people, you may decide that it is more convenient to each bring a 1 man tent, rather than having to lug a larger tent. This is especially true if you are backpacking and need to carry the tent a long distance, or if you are not that familiar with the people you are camping with and would rather sleep alone.
Not only does size have to be considered when you are purchasing a tent, but so does the material and quality of tent. Different tents are meant for different climate zones, so it is important that you pick the correct type. Some tents will keep you warm in a winter wonderland while others are meant to keep out the heat in the midst of a summer heat wave. You do not want to pick the wrong type and suffer the consequences while sleeping and being uncomfortable. When you decide that you want to go camping and you need to go to the store to buy a new tent, a trained professional will help you pick out the correct material for you if you tell them what climate you will be camping in. Along with making sure you are comfortable temperature-wise, you want to make sure that you stay dry. It occasionally rains in the wilderness, so it is always good to have a tent that is fully water proof.
You might not think that color of the tent matters to your comfort, but it actually does. You should figure out what season you are going camping because the color of the tent can have an effect on the interior temperature. Lighter color tents are better for summer camping. The opposite applies for the winter because darker colors absorb the rays from the sun which heat them. This will keep the interior of the tent warm during the cold winter months. There is no “best 1 man tent” that you should buy because you need to find the one that is best for the conditions you will be camping in, and that will vary from person to person and camping trip to camping trip.
Remember that when you go to the store to choose a tent to go camping with, there are some questions you should ask yourself. Where will you be camping? When will you be camping? How many people will need to sleep in the tent? Should I buy a 1 man backpacking tent or will I need something bigger? Even if I am camping with more than one person, are we all better off having our own 1 man camping tent to make it easier to carry, or should we get a larger tent and have someone carry the larger and heavier shelter?
Once you answer all of these questions you will know the exact tent to get for your camping trip when you go to the store to make your purchase. If you still need more help, the sales associate at the store will be able to help you pick out the tent if you provide these answers to him or her. You can also do some research about 1 man tents online, as well as other types of tents, to decide which option is best for your particular needs.