Buying a 3 Man TentBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
Looking for a tent but not sure what size to buy? If you camp with more than one person, you may find that you need something larger than a 2 man tent, because although theoretically made for two people, they can sometimes be a little short on space. That’s why buying a 3 man tent is something that you may want to consider. A 3 man tent is perfect if you’re camping with two or three people and provides more room than a 2 man tent, but it’s not quite as large as a 4 man tent.
3 man tents come in a variety of different styles so choosing one should be based on what type of tent you like best. There are 3 man tunnel tents and 3 man dome tents, 3 man pop up tents and 3 man backpacking tents. You can also find similarly sized all season tents and lightweight tents intended for use by three people. Choosing the best 3 man tent is in part a matter of deciding which tent style is best for you, because there isn’t one particular type of tent that is considered the best.
Of course, you want to consider a few of the better manufacturers for your tent so that you know that you are getting a quality tent that will last. One of the most popular types is a Coleman 3 man tent. Coleman makes tents intended for three people in a variety of styles and the tents they manufacture are high quality. You can also find 3 man tents made by companies such as Vango, North Face, Marmot, Gelert, and others.
If you are using a 3 man tent to go camping with just two people, then one of the nice benefits is that you have some extra storage space for your camping gear. Some tents, especially tunnel style tents, have extra covered storage areas outside of the main sleeping area to store gear, and some are large enough to even house a bicycle. Certain styles of 3 man tents have convenient storage bags that make it easy to transport the tent when you are on the go.
When buying a 3 man tent, some of the features you should look for include an outer flysheet that is water resistant, a zippered door and window closures that close up more securely than tie up vents, and mesh vents to increase air flow. Getting a tent with reinforced webbing and double zippers is a good idea as well. Most 3 man tent styles are constructed from polyester or polyethelene that is lightweight, water resistant and fire retardant. The poles of these lightweight tents are made from fiberglass in most cases, making them durable and flexible without adding a lot of weight.
You can buy 3 man tents online from a large variety of companies that sell camping equipment and gear or sporting goods. You can also find a selection of these tents at various retail stores, although you may find less of a selection there because 2 man and 4 man tents tend to be more popular. When doing research to determine the best 3 man tent to buy, you may want to search online to find some 3 man tent reviews to see how the experts rate different styles and manufacturers of tents. You can also do an easy comparison of 3 man tent prices online as well, which makes you more informed even if you decide to buy the tent in a local store.
A 3 man tent may be the perfect size tent if you often go camping with 2 or 3 people. It will provide you with more space than a small tent built for two without being overwhelmingly large like a tent intended for four or more people.