Nowadays there are various tents which can be found in various shops such as dome tents, tunnels tent, printed tents, and a single hope tent. This time I will discuss the tents that are suitable for mountain climbing.
In principle, buying tents do not just base on the name or picture / model only. Dare to ask open and set up the tent, try to touch it physically.
So how to know the characteristics of the tents are suitable for mountain climbing? Here is how:
Mountaineering tent for construction tends to be lower than a tent for camping, is due to better withstand strong winds over mountain heights area than camping locations that are lower down the mountain. Choose lower tent construction.
2. Tent Material
Pay attention to the tent material, choose the nylon material and do not choose a tent made of cotton material inside. If you buy the cotton material tent if the hood is worn on the mountain of high-temperature moisture will very stand-offish and this type of tent can not provide good insulation for occupants ,
3. Tent Shape
Avoid choosing a tent which has an open section / gap, let alone the top, because it will be wind “fine dining” because the wind and the storm are the main obstacles when in altitude.
4. Weight and dimensions
Choose a tent with reasonable weight and small dimensions at the time of packing. In addition to practicality is also very helpful when it must be carried in a carrier.
5. Flysheet Sheet
Tents for mountaineering must have its flysheet sheet, except for the single tent that made of breathable garment that can withstand water condensation inside the tent but could be out.
6. Distance from the flysheet and inner tent
Also, pay attention to the distance between the flysheet and tent wall. A great distance is an inch because by that the inner tent flysheet does not stick and if it’s heavy rain, the inner tent flysheet not participates soaked and could cause leaks. Nice distance between flysheet and the inner tent will allow steam condensation inside the tent is gone with the wind.
Notice if the seams have been given a seal seam / double by a plastic layer. Also, note whether the four corners of the tent lifted or even parallel to the ground when established.
Those are some things we need to consider when choosing a tent for mountain climbing activities. The another thing is depending on the tastes and the type of the mountain that we are going to climb.