How to Choose the Best Pop Up Camping Tent
Pop up camping tents are like artwork and technology combined together. Pop up camping tents are a framework of tubing and fabric that folds into a small space for storage and increases in size to around 500 times the storage size. In a literal matter of seconds you can unpack, set up, and get in your pop up camping tent.
Benefits of Pop Up Tents
If you have ever tried to set up a tent without the instructions before you will appreciate all the benefits of having a pop up tent. Pop up tents are made with all the fabric, poles, and roping already attached together so all you have to do is unfold. Pop up tents are made to be light weight and hand carried. After folding you’re pop up tent you simply slide it into a bag and you are ready to go.
Picking Your Pop Up Tent Options
Pop up tents are generally made to be hand carried and light weight so they are not available in any of the larger tent sizes. Most pop up tents are sized at one to three people. An added option would be flame retardant fabric and UV protection fabric for safety and to help your tent to be more damage resistant in direct sunlight. Make sure that your pop up tent has plenty of ventilation either from screen windows or a larger front door. Some pop up tents have two doorways for superior ventilation.
Pop Up Camping Tent Materials
While you are picking a pop up tent choosing one with the right materials is very important. There are several different materials available and depending on what climate and time of year you will be tent camping in will help you decide which tent fabric to choose.
Man made fabrics like polyethylene are more waterproof but do not breath and are not very flexible. This will make it more difficult to fold and store your pop up camping tent. Nylon and polyester on the other hand are very durable and more flexible but is not naturally waterproof unless water sealed with a treatment. Nylon and polyester are also very light, breaths well, and will not rot. Polyester has an added benefit over nylon in that it is more resistant to sunlight “ultraviolet light” damage. This will help your pop up camping tent to last longer when exposed frequently to direct sunlight.
Pop Up Camping Tent Care
Like any of your other tent camping equipment you want your pop up camping tent to last as long as possible. Treating your pop up camping tent with a waterproofing sealer, keeping it out of direct sunlight as much as possible, and drying your pop up camping tent well before putting it up for storage will help to keep it in good shape for years to come.