Is it for a person? For two, three ... or even five? Looking for lightweight family tents? The needs vary if you go alone, as a couple, as a family or with friends, so it is important to know the number of places or rooms that are needed.
Habitually, models for a few people have a room, but they have an apse for storing material or backpacks. The lightweight family tents are wider, and there are those that have a single room - but a large room - and those that have several rooms.
Use is also important, since it is not the same to spend a single night camping for long periods. To spend one or two nights in the inner space is not so important. However, if it is used as a base field for a long period of time, more interior space is needed to increase comfort.
The weight of lightweight tents is a booming condition, but lightweight is not synonymous with higher quality. A lightweight shop is useful for loading with it in the backpack, but it is less resistant to more demanding weather conditions. To bet by lightness it translates in sacrifice of the resistance of the materials.
Lightweight campaigns for shipment are heavier. During an expedition, weather conditions are usually arduous, which requires thicker and more resistant rods and thicker tissues. Lightweight is sacrificed but stands for stability and strength to withstand storms, winds or snow.
Climatological conditions of the terrain
Each model is designed to withstand different climatic conditions. In summer heat resistance prevails. In the spring, in the rains. In the fall, in the wind. And, in winter, to the cold.
The benefits are also very important, since it is not the same as a store designed to withstand light rains that are prepared to withstand heavy snowfall or strong gusts of wind. This conditions the materials of the store.
Lightweight tents two seasons are designed for stable weather conditions. They resist a bit of rain or wind, but they are not too tough. Little-demanding activities, especially in spring or summer, are their optimal conditions.
Lightweight tents three seasons are the most common. They are ideal for spring, summer and autumn. In winter, if there is not much snow on the ground and a good sleeping bag is used, its use can be optimal.
The light tent four seasons are designed to withstand harsh conditions throughout the year, as they are made of materials that better resist water and cold.
Resistance to water
The waterproofing of the roof and the ground are two conditions to take into account when buying lightweight tents, to avoid both the penetration of water and the condensation of steam inside.
The waterproofness of lightweight tents makes reference to the pressure that supports the canvas so that a drop ends up piercing it; And, this pressure will be much greater if snow accumulates on the roof.
For favorable climatic conditions, our specialists consider that a roof with a 1500mm water column is more than enough. You do not have to forget the conditions in the mountain change quickly. However, a water column of 1500mm perfectly supports the typical summer waterfall.
The amount of waterproofing of the soil must be higher. With favorable conditions, a water column of 3000mm would be sufficient to withstand water.
For winter outings or with more adverse climatic conditions, water columns must be higher. In these cases, our specialists recommend columns of water for the ceiling ranging from 3000mm to 5000mm; This last one, especially, when the presence of rain or snow is more than likely.
In the same way that in winter or when the presence of rain or snow is more than likely we are looking for columns of water in the ceiling near the 5000mm, for the ground they need about 10000mm.
So important is the column of water supported as the quality of the canvas and their seams; since a poor quality canvas, however much it will withstand high water columns, will end up breaking and will allow the penetration of water in the interior of lightweight tents.
Condensation occurs with breathing, and there is no store that evacuates everything outside. Thus, to greater breathability better capacity of the tent to evacuate the condensation, hence the importance of the windows.
Structure of the store and form of assembly
In the last years two different structures have been popularized in the outdoor world: igloo types and tunnel types.
Tunnel-like lightweight tents are made up of several masts that cross the width of the structure, which allows to take advantage of much more space. This type is very stable in very windy conditions.
Lightweight igloo-type tents are made up of three arcuate frames, making the interior area spacious. The advantage is that snow and water slip. In addition, they are very easy to assemble. Its semiesfera design makes it very resistant to wind and rain.
There are also lightweight camp-based tent tents. Its use is designed for long stays in the same place as expeditions or base camp.
Want to buy lightweight tents?
Both in our physical stores and in our online we have a wide catalog of lightweight tents. Each one adapts to different conditions so you can buy the tent that best suits your needs. Explore our catalog and hit with the choice!