Selecting a 2 Man TentBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
A 2 man tent is the perfect option for those that only require limited space when camping or that need a lightweight and compact tent to take with them while hiking or backpacking. 2 man tents are small, lightweight, and most are fairly easy to set up, although many types of 2 man tents are more comfortable when used by a single occupant rather than shared by two.
When it comes to a 2 man tent, there are different types to choose from and which type you select will depend primarily on what you are using the tent for, as well as your budget. Here are a few 2 man tent styles to consider:
2 man pop up tent – A 2 man pop up tent, or 2 man pup tent as it’s sometimes called, is a simple nylon tent that opens quickly and easily for use almost anywhere by unfolding or “popping up”. 2 man pop up tents are often used by kids in the backyard or even at the beach for hours of sheltered fun and are easily opened when needed or folded back up when playtime is over. A 2 man pop up tent can also be used for light camping conditions, although there are some rugged models sold for more rigorous camping conditions as well. The tents fit a single camper or pair of campers, although there is not much room for two in some models.
2 man dome tent – A 2 man dome tent offers space enough for two people inside with a higher elevation in the middle of the tent and lower elevations along the sides. Most 2 man dome tents are made from a nylon material with a zippered door, as well as one, two or three zippered mesh windows. These tents can be used for camping, hiking, backpacking or even playing in the backyard. In order for these types of tents to comfortably fit two occupants, you should select a model that is in the neighborhood of 6 ft x 6 ft.
2 man backpacking tent – A 2 man backpacking tent is a compact and lightweight tent that can comfortably be carried while backpacking and then unrolled and assembled when it is time to seek shelter at the end of the day. This lightweight 2 man tent can come in a variety of tent styles and can be made from a variety of materials. An ultralight 2 man tent is among the lightest options for backpacking tents, taking the ease off of transport while still providing a durable and secure shelter for one or two occupants. This category of tents can also be referred to as a 2 man hiking tent.
2 man camping tent – A 2 man camping tent is any type of tent that can be used for camping conditions, whether casual or rugged, short or long-term, that is intended for use by two people. 2 man camping tents can be made from nylon or canvas, can be lightweight or heavy, can be dome tents or tepee style tents, or can have a variety of other options and styles. The use of a 2 man camping tent will generally dictate the style and material that will best to fit your needs.
2 man 4 season tent – A 2 man 4 season tent is a small tent made to fit two people sleeping side by side that can withstand weather conditions all year round. These types of tents are more durable and rugged and can handle extremely cold and windy conditions that can occur during the harsh winter season. Most people have no need for 2 man 4 season tents and will be fine using a 2 man 3 season tent, since most camping occurs during warmer months and pleasant weather conditions. But, if you are a serious camper that is willing to spend the night under the stars even during the toughest of weather conditions, then a 4 season 2 man tent is what you need to keep yourself warm and protected from the elements. These tents are typically dome-style tents and include additional tie-downs so that the tent remains stable during very windy conditions. The dome style prevents snow from building up on the top of the tent. 2 man 4 season tents are also heavier and more expensive than other 2 man tent types.
There are a wide variety of 2 man tent types and styles available for purchase. Depending on your needs, your intended purpose, and what you want to spend, you should have no problem finding the best 2 man tent to fit your needs. You can find 2 man tent reviews online if you want to get more information about different 2 man tent manufacturers or styles. A good 2 man tent review will provide you with all of the options that a particular tent includes, the dimensions of the tent, what types of uses it is good for (and what types it is not), price comparisons, and should include general comments about durability, ease of setup, comfort, spaciousness and more.
A 2 man tent is great to have for outdoor enthusiasts that want to be able to spend some time outdoors at a moment’s notice. The tents can range in price considerably depending on a number of different factors, but due to their small size, a fairly cheap 2 man tent will serve most purposes pretty well. If you are using your tent often, are camping under more extreme weather conditions, or are taking a more extended trip, then it is best to spend a little more, however, on a high quality tent that will offer durability and lasting protection from the elements. If, however, you want a bit more room, you may want to consider a 3 man tent instead.