July 26, 2016

About the Materials:

  • Nylon Polyamide: Used in the inner walls of the tent but use rainfly to protect from sunlight is suggested. Pros: durable and lightweight material, perfect to withstand high winds due to its elasticity and will not rot. Cons: Not enough resistant to ultraviolet rays.
  • Polyester: Used in rainfly on the floor and coated on the inside walls of the tents for sale. Pros: very light fabric (60-80gr x m2) and does not absorb much water in addition to resisting sunlight, tearing and abrasions. Cons: Microscopic elastic, so it does not handle stress well.
  • Cotton is used in the inner walls and requires an additional rainfly to take over waterproofing. Pros: Excellent breathability, not condensed. Cons: Too much weight (180-300gr x m2) and tongue or quickly rots.

Advantages and disadvantages of each type of carp

Benefits of an igloo tent:

  • They are lighter
    better retain temperature if they have a double ceiling to floor
  • By the way, they offer less wind resistance (move less when windy)
  • They tend to be more impermeable
  • Many have leaves or lapses that facilitate the storage of equipment and other activities
  • They cleaned more quickly
  • They do not require an entirely level ground and the winds stops and places to stay without getting wet inside

Disadvantages of an igloo tent:

  • They do not support very stringent applications (e.g., a Scout Patrol or people not used to camping)
  • The floor wears out faster
  • The fabric tears more easily, unless they are ripstop ( “rip stop”)
  • They not usually bring very strong stakes, but often have to buy a new game
  • His parents are more fragile
  • The “structural” igloos are much less resistant than traditional architectural canvas

Advantages of the Canadian tents:

  • Support more rustic treatment (especially for kids and tweens who do not care much things)
  • Usually higher, and more comfortable for those who are tall, fat, etc.
  • They can acoplársele or leaves ante carp as
  • Its floor is more resistant, and general manufacturing also (is quite difficult to tear, for example, by the wind)
  • His parents are stronger and resistant


  • They are much heavier
  • If they get wet, you have to be very careful in dry them and brush them for not forming mold or rot
  • Retain less heat inside
  • Always they have to arm themselves very well leveled land because they are more deformable than the igloos.

If a free wind and rain, it is likely that the consequences are water inside
They must be of excellent quality because its construction is much greater than in an igloo to keep it dry, wrinkled or deformed.

Personally, I reiterate, personally, because here there reveal truths I think the igloos are more appropriate for campers who want to spend several days in each place and carry the tent in the back or bike. Also, for families camping with several units (one or two tents and a dining room, for example). If the idea is to be installed 20 days in a camping and take to the fridge and TV 29 ‘, or need tents for a club, a church or scout group, a Canadian serves excellent quality.

The key is not to fall prey to fashion consumption. If I have a good Canadian, I do not in my back but the car, and still serves me, do not see why to replace it. Do not forget that for decades nobly fulfilled their function.

How to care for tent:

Once you have purchased your tent, you just need to take care of the typical archenemies:

  • Humidity. Always keep your tent dry otherwise, it can rot or tongue. After rain shakes it well before storing your next stop and let it dry a bit.
  • Wind. Always puts stress on materials of the tent and you may end up tearing it. Try to put yourself in the place where you can protect it.
  • Dirt. If you will not use for a long time attempts to remove organic materials, food scraps, or anything that contributes to their deterioration. Never use a washing machine. Instead, a sponge and mild soap will be sufficient to remove dirt without spoiling its waterproof properties.

Emergency extra tips:

  • If you break a rod, you can always have with you this repair kit that will get you out of trouble or find a similar solution creatively.
  • A tear is imperative to patch the hole immediately. Use duct tape (that silver fiber fabric) because it works great and the water does not let go.
  • To reinforce the water tightness, there are many sprays on the market that can improve water resistance.
  • Consider especially if your tent is economical enough and not waterproof.

Perhaps, as last recommendation, it would say that there is no perfect tent. Everything goes through to balance what is in the market, what you want and need, and what you can afford. We hope these tips serve super you to find the best tent to accompany you on your travels. For more information, visit http://www.familytentcenter.com/

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