Different Categories of Tent

Tent Categories

A tent should be chosen according to the season it is to be used. A single tent can be used for various seasons, according to the individual requirements. Sometimes travelers require the tent to be used for a particular type of season only. Some people who travel frequently would be needing a tent that can stand for almost all kinds of season. Tent is the first thing that an individual thinks when he plans for camping. You can also speak to various tent providers if they are ready to provide your tent for rent, but if you are a frequent traveler then you should think to buy one of your own. So, firstly set your priorities and then choose the suitable tent for yourself:


  1. Summer Tent: The specialty of these tents are as they can used only in summers and can stand the very high intensity of ultra violet radiations. A summer tent can tolerate any other weather they can go for light rains but not more than that.
  2. Two or Three Season Tent: These kinds of tents goes well in summer, springs and falls. But they cannot tolerate the fall, which is too cold for them. They can handle gentle rains, light snowfall which can be a shower of surprise, but they are not build to handle heavy rainfalls. These tents are not like summer tents which offer lots of ventilation and are usually comprised of 3 poles to support them.
  3. Four Season Tent: They are designed to handle cold weather, storm, rain and wind. They are good for summers and spring too. They are made up of thick sheets as compared to 3 seasons and are supported by more poles. They can withstand loads of snow, heavy rainfalls, fierce storm and winds. They usually have less mesh panels which do not allow the air to enter the tents and make the individuals feel warm and comfortable.

Travelers who are not driving to camp sites always want to carry less luggage with them. The people who are going for mountaineering, mountain biking or hiking wants to carry the tents which are in light weight. Sometimes they divide parts of the tents among themselves so that it is easy to carry tent all the way to campsites. Although four season tent which is found to be more durable is very heavy if we compare to summer two or three season tents, due to the number of poles and accessory attached.

You can also purchase your tent through online portals as they offer them on very discounted rates and it will also save your time. Also look for folding camping tables and chairs after choosing a tent. They are convenient for campers dining purposes. Many international websites are selling the tents on their web portals, but do go through their return policy and reviews before ordering or else you will be at a big loss. You can also go through the reviews of the users before about the set up of the camps and which camps to use in which weather and the respective campsites.

My Review of the Ample Lightspeed Tent From Vermont

With its origin in China this tent can accomodate 6 people. It has smart features as provided with its description.
The Ample series is one of the most spacious of the Lightspeed type of tents. The integrated pole system lies within the tent. The unique drawstring hub system lets you put up the tent with ease. A large front door gives easy access to the tent. There is an extension of awning for more protection. A separate rain fly over the pole manner, can be easily removed.
The specifications at a glance:
• Accomodation: 6 persons. But there is no mention of a separate area for keeping luggage or pets.
• Length/ Width/ Height: 161/83/55 inches. It is a double wall tent. This is a unique USP as it will give more strength.
• Number of poles:4. The number of poles may be increased for more stability.
• Number of doors and windows: 1 door and 4 windows. The number of doors may be distributed to one at the front and one at the back for greater accessibility.
• Stakes are included.
• Four side storage.
• Shipping; Available to some countries outside USA. Mention to specific countries are required for more transparency in this matter.
• Tent color; Grey, Red and White. The colour mix may be more varied for generating more choices in front of customers.
• It is a three season tent.
• Flip side: It lacks the following features that the tent like Katy Parthenon 6 tent portrays, like;
• A life time guarantee.
Whatever be the drawbacks the tent is voted to be one of the best quality tents that campers can rely on. It is airy and the interior is moist free.

I used this while on vacation in Vermont with some friends of mine. A good site for information on Vermont camp grounds is http://campvermont.com/.  It helped us a lot.