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With a huge selection of tents available, what should you look for in a backpacking tent? There are some key questions that you should be asking yourself when considering a backpacking tent. I'll be focusing on typical UK conditions for this post. Budget Size, 1 or 2 person tent Where will you be using it Weight How many nights you intend on using it for, multi-night trips or just one or two nights Inner or outer pitch first Single or double skin 1) Budget. Okay, so I've hit the ground hard with this one. but it is vital to have some...

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Single skin or hybrid tents. Are they worse for condensation? After a few nights camping with the kids. Me with a 3FUL hybrid tent, and the kids with double layered Vango NYX 200's or Soul 200's (which are the same thing), I've come to some conclusions regarding the suitability of single skin / hybrid tents 'v' double layered tents. But for those unsure of the terminology, A brief explanation. Single skin / single walled tents do not have an inner tent. Think of them like a normal tent but without an inner sleeping compartment. In its most basic form, think of...

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We look at how modern tent designs have blurred the line between inner and outer pitch first tents, and how an 'inner pitch first' isn't such a drawback as used to be the case. Some inner pitch first tents can be outer pitch first.

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Hammocks, Tents -

Tent or hammock and tarp? Oh. This old chestnut. But before we go any further, let me be clear. This is not a one-sided poorly strung together argument about how great hammock camping is. Having done both, I believe that I might just be able to help answer this question. However. What scenario are we looking at? Family camping, car camping, or backpacking? Both have their pros and cons. Both have advantages and disadvantages. And both are equally valid methods of spending a night outdoors. So why choose one over the other? Family camping tents can be things of pure luxury. A...

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