Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ease Of Setting Up Pop Up Tents

Pop up tents and camping are synonymous with one another. Older camping shelters used aluminum poles to secure the canvas walls. Today most are made from nylon and fiberglass that is light enough to carry in a backpack. These are called pop up tents and literally pop up in a single step.

Nylon is used for the walls of the structure because it is wind resistant and lightweight. The poles are literally sewn into small pockets around the top and down each side. They literally curl up into a small package that zips up to store it. When you want to use the pavilion style pop up tents, simply unzip the case and the tent will pop out of the nylon bag.

These pop up tent shelters come in a wide variety of colors and styles as well as different sizes. The smallest size is intended for one person with no windows or partitions. Larger ones can accommodate as many as six people in three rooms. The pop up tents are very light weight with the heaviest weighing less than ten pounds.

Some skeptics believe pop up tents are not intended for rugged terrain although many have used them for hiking, fishing and hunting trips. To make them water resistant they can be made with a coating that repels water so rain is of no consequence. The seams are usually double sewn to make them extra durable in wind.

The price of the tent will be determined by the style and size you choose. Smaller ones are less expensive than those that will accommodate more people. It will also be determined by the features chosen such as windows, canopy, awning and number of rooms.

Camping is a worldwide favorite pastime. Using pop up tents is growing in popularity with many of the younger generation. The ease and quickness of setting up one of these refuges makes them the best value for the money.

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