Whether hiking, ski touring, cycle touring or mountaineering the perfect shelter needs to be lightweight, pack up small and be able to provide protection from the elements.
Tent Buying Guide
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Hiking tent design has come a long way over the last few years. Materials have become lighter and more exotic and designs have become more innovative. Both these factors have helped to create tent designs that maximise the internal living area of the tent while keeping it's weight as low as possible. Even today where manufacturers are coming up with more and more ingenious tent designs the majority of tents will still come under one of the following categories: Ridge Tents, Hoop Tents, Tunnel Tents, Dome Tents and Geodesic Tents. All of these styles have their own advantages and disadvantages. The table below has examples of some of the more common designs of tent and lists some of their pros and cons ... continue reading
Frequently Asked Questions - Tents Q-I have 2 people hiking and I need a tent? A-Generally a 2 person hiking tent will be fine but with very little spare room left for anything else, we always offer a 3 person tent if you want some extra internal space. Q-How many tent poles come with the tent? A-Most 2 person tents come with 2-3 tent poles and generally colour coded or a difference in length to work out which pole goes where? Q-How heavy is the tent? A-Most hiking tents... continue reading
I found Hennessey hammocks a few years back when they first started out and now are extremely popular form of shelter, they are an extremely comfortable shelter especially when you can relax in safety at night in the tree canopy. This Guide will be done on the Hennesy Hammock Expedition A – Sym Specifications - • Hammock Weight: 2 lbs. 12oz., 1175 grams . • Weight limit: 250 lbs / 115 kg. • Suspen... continue reading