When you’re choosing a tent for the first time faced with a world of information and one of them is the model number of the stalls, which often isn’t clear to first-time visitors. It may seem very obvious to anyone who has ever camped, but for those just starting out and buying your first tent that doubt is normal.
Here are some examples:
Bivak 1 (mark trails and Directions)
Nepal 2 (Fit)
Venus 3 (Cheetah)
Indy 3/4 (mark Nautika)
This number means the number of people that this model of tent. In some cases the number comes with a “P” on the side for the word “people”, but in many cases it is just the same number.
Having this knowledge facilitates the choice … but the other “problem” is that in most brands, this amount is assessed only with the person inside the tent, without equipment and backpack, what causes this number represents how many people can fit inside it, camping in fact, with all the things that campers usually take.
The General recommendation is that if you want to camp in 2 people buy a tent for 3 people, if you want to camp in 3 people, buy a tent for 4 and so on, always considering the space of at least one extra person so you can accommodate your gear, backpacks and other equipment, inside the tent.
Many (many) people buy the first tent with a smaller size than would be appropriate for this number to be “misleading” and it ends up generating problems and decreasing the life of the equipment.
If you be in doubt about what the exact size of the tent, check out her measures always and you will have a slightly better sense when comparing the models. Another tip is to always look reviews from bloggers who already use the tent for longer, so you can have a better idea of her space. Here in FuiAcampar in all reviews disclose the size of the tent, indicating that it is in fact inside.
Worth commenting on:
– Happens to some brands have the same model of tent in various sizes, such as Venus, which can be found Model Venus 3, 4, 5 and Venus Venus Venus 6, where the variation is only the measures.
-In some cases the amount of people who behave tent is expressed by two numbers such as Tent 3/4 Indy or Super Squirrel 2/3. This means that fits two people with equipment or three people without equipment. Which gives a better sense of the appropriate size.
It is worth commenting that this article was done by requests we received from people who were buying your first tent. Is some information that may seem obvious to some, but it’s not always so obvious as well. And the worst is that the obvious is often precisely what nobody explains.
Here at FuiAcampar we like to clear up all kinds of information that can help campers, from the most obvious to the more technique.