Canopy Tent Choosing Guide

Before reading: Installing beach canopy on concrete floor and any other terrain is as easy as a pie. So you can feel free to buy it. Continue reading!

For the ultimate in beach parties, you can’t beat the humble canopy tent. Once as sturdy as it is photogenic, these tents have become something more: a modest haven for people of all shapes and sizes. The combination of possibilities of this modern classic and the wide variety of sizes means that there are now a huge variety of canopies on the market.

1. Consider the Size

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At the very top of the sale is the ten-person caravan tent. Rated as one of the top 10 best selling tents in the world, it’s certainly one of the most versatile.

Even occupied in the most minimal way, it can fit small caravans and even tents. These ‘mixed use’ canopies are truly one of the deal of the day. Why not visit your favourite caravan accessory shop to try out your choice before you decide?

At the other end of the scale, we have the 12-person tent. More spacious than the smaller pop-up variety, these keepers-on-beach lights can also sport the best in modern convenience with cable tidies and even a mini-fridge.

Over the middle of the size sale is the rather oversized yet still very welcome 20-person tent. This is perfect for families with a few kids and as many as four marlines.

Features of this tent include colour-coded days and nights, external wire mesh doors and windows, a 3-room adult sleeper compartment, an adjustable awning, discharge covers, bottle and can opener, draft strips, a 3-way fridge, and – this is a really important negative on this category – spare bulbs.

The tent is not padded and is very roomy. It also has an external door, which, with the arrival of the inner tent, can be wholly sealed and zipped up.

2. Consider the Ground Type

The next point of consideration is the type of ground you are intending to venture onto.

For best ground support, footprint grounders are preferred. Bodged grounders are not as strong and may be preferred in areas where the ground is likely to be rocky.

How to Pitch?

Next, see to it that the tent is easily pitched. Getting the tent up depends mainly on your technique and the stability of the configuration.

First, secure the groundsheet to the earth or the curved part of the tent base. Then fit the groundsheet to the structure.

If there are any metal rods or tent pegs used, you may also need to make adjustments to their length.

After pitching the tent, make sure it is easily retractable. Pubic and triangular tents are not easy to retract, while barrel shaped tents may need the resort of some muscle.

If you are considering the purchase of a six man kite, ask the salesperson to help you in understanding the difference between the 6-person kite and the 8 or 10-person kite.

There are differences in construction, especially the presence of some extra devices such as wound-up sail. See to it that when you are finished with the expedition, you have the appropriate number of sail for the wind direction.

Camping Tips

First of all, you must not neglect the safety gear. As you get ready to venture into the badlands, make sure that you have the right protective clothes and gloves.

And especially when dashing around the place with kids, make sure that you have the handy large footwear. We all know, footwear is much more precious than disposable goods.

As you gather the kids around the campfire, sing them a song and have them tell you how cool they are feeling. Likewise, respect their privacy.

Don’t bother holding your breath to avoid spoiling their fun. Take the time to learn something from them.