Dome tent information, resouces and options.

Dome tents get their name from their distinctive shape. They are easier to set up than A-frame or 'Pup' tents and their shape makes them more wind resistant. Usually they have room for 2-4 people.

There are some bigger tents with a rounded shape but usually if you get a tent for 6-8 people it will be some variation of the round shape.

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New technology and creative design are making the tents of today in a lot of unique shapes and sizes.

Many of todays dome tents are marketed as backpacking tents or ultra light tents.

The weight factor is important in these smaller tents as they are usually used by people who desire mobility and light weight.

It turns out one of the best small tents on the market is the 'Big Sky Evolution'.

It is a 2 person tent and weighs in at only 3 pounds. It has great ventilation and two doors which can be a big plus in the middle of the night. It even totes a lfetime warrenty.


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Due to the mesh construction, if you are camping in cooler weather, this might not be the way to go. Though it is a quality tent and recieves great reviews.

It might be just the ticket for summer camping.

The Nemo also offers two vestubules and two doors. There is a lot of mesh in this one,so ventilation will not be a problem. Remember a good sleeping bag for those cool nights.

The Nemo Losi 3P will run the buyer around $400.

If a more economicle option is needed there are some very good lower priced tents available.
There is a great tent buyers guide at Sierra Trading Post. (Link will open a new window)

Other things a person may want for camping include,

sleeping bags, a tent heater, and one might even find that a tent trailer is the way to go.


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