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How to choose a tent

Whether you’re going camping for a weekend or on an extended backwoods adventure, the right tent can make the difference between a fun and a frustrating getaway. 

Type

Browse our roomy cabin tents, perfect for camping

Cabin Tents

Cabin tents have walls that are vertical rather than sloped, providing more headroom and living space. Some models include room dividers for privacy or canopies for additional space. 
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Enjoy a bug-free time when camping with a tent with a screen house

Tents with Screen Houses

Some tents have built-in screen houses that allow you to enjoy the weather without having to worry about insects. These are handy for eating or relaxing.
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Sturdy and easy to set up, our dome tents are great camping gear

Dome Tents

Dome tents typically offer less livable interior space, due to sloping walls, but they’re easy to set up and generally sturdier in windy conditions.
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Explore our light and strong camping backpacking tents

Backpacking Tents

Backpacking tents are designed with weight and superior durability in mind. They usually have a low profile and include aluminum poles and special fabrics to reduce overall carrying weight.
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Camping gets easy with one of our instant tents

Instant Tents

Instant tents, which are also called pop-ups, are lightweight and designed for ultra fast setup. 
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Camping setup is faster with our inflatable tents

Inflatable Tents

Inflatable tents replace rigid poles with heavy-duty inflatable beams that can be filled quickly with a pump, making set-up faster and easier than ever.
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Check out our assortment of camping screen houses

Screen houses

Portable screen houses can offer a welcome escape from insects and weather conditions, providing both shelter and shade.
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Size

We have the camping tent size you need

Size

Tents are generally measured by a recommended number of occupants, such as a two-person or four-person tent. Keep in mind that this number doesn’t take into account space for gear or extra room for lounging, so it’s handy to have a tent that’s larger than you think you need. To stay organized, look for tents with integrated closets, gear lofts or handy storage pockets.
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Weather

A tent with a water-resistant coating can keep you dry on rainy days

Water-Resistant Coating

Water-resistant coatings, sometimes referred to as PU, are rated in millimetres based on approximately how much water the tent fabric can withstand before it may leak, such as 1000 millimetre PU coating. The higher the number, the greater the water resistance and rain protection on that tent.
Welded floors can stop camping tents from leaking

Welded Floors

Tents with welded floors have seams that have been heat welded together, eliminating stitch holes and possible leak points. 
Taped seams prevent moisture from leaking into your camping tent

Taped Seams

A taped seam is coated with additional waterproof material to prevent moisture from leaking through the seams. 

Features

Look for camping tents with temperature and airflow control

Air regulation

For maximum comfort, look for tents with options for controlling temperature and airflow through windows and vents. Tents with No-See-Um mesh are ideal, since they offer maximum airflow with superior protection from insects. 
Camping tents that are UV-treated prevent sun damage

UV protection

Tents with welded floors have seams that have been heat welded together, eliminating stitch holes and possible leak points. 
Electrical cord ports allow you to run appliances in your camping tent

Electrical cord ports

Electrical cord ports allow for convenient, dry access for an outdoor-rated extension cord to run electrical appliances in your tent.
Camping tents with room dividers give you privacy

Room dividers

When camping with groups of people, tents with room dividers provide privacy and help separate living and sleeping areas.

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