Choosing a Good Tent as a Newbie Camper
It is beyond doubt that one of the go-to solutions for breaking free from the drudgery of corporate environment is to spend time outdoors. The refreshing sceneries of natural sceneries can erase the stressful grind that is the metropolitan concrete jungle. However, it goes without saying that those who have been living the 9 to 5 daily grind are less likely to be familiar with the intricacies of hiking, camping, and other outdoor explorations. It’s quite understandable but will cause some issues especially when trying out for the very first time. These issues can become nightmarish and more stressful than the aforementioned daily grind if inadequate preparation is done.
In this regard, it’s definitely a must to have a checklist for things to bring on the trip. If possible, a physical list, not one that’s stored digitally on the phone. An actual note can provide better visibility and command attention, which is great for minimizing the chances of forgetting that the checklist exists. One of the most important things to take along, if not the quintessential item that is iconic of camping, is a tent. Naturally, being a universal symbol for camping and outdoors, it’s unlikely that anyone will forget to take one along. But one thing where newbie outdoor adventurers tend to fall short is choosing an appropriate tent.
Sure, there are plenty of tents that are on display at the local store. Even at the local outdoor adventure shop. But without knowing what to actually look for in a tent, choosing one becomes quite a chore. It would make better sense to just browse the web for a reliable tent store that can provide high-quality products that are tagged with reviews. The point is, nobody in the physical store can provide a reliable description of the item on sale; in this case, the tent. Everyone knows that the words of a sales personnel should be taken with a grain of salt. No, scratch that – plenty of salt. It’s unlikely that they’d be pointing out the downsides of what they’re selling.
One of the most important things to consider when buying a tent is its durability. When buying from a physical store, it might seem an easy enough thing to do. Unfortunately, testing the durability of the tent’s material is nothing close to testing its actual durability once it is already set up. This is where reviews from actual customers can be extremely helpful. And these reviews, naturally, can only be found when browsing for a tent in online stores.
Ease of setup and storage is also another thing to consider when choosing a tent. To be fair, this is something that can be tested better when buying from a physical store. But reviews are good enough to provide clues through visualization on this. There are plenty of top rated 2 person tents on the web that aspiring outdoor adventurers can choose from that checking online is the more practical option. The limited items in stock at local stores don’t provide nearly enough options as most online outdoor shops on the web.