Take Shelter on the Trail: Tents for Camping
Take shelter on your next camping trip with the help of DICK’S Sporting Goods.
The right camping tent ensures you can make the most of your wilderness adventure. Find the size, construction and extra features you need. Shop trusted brands, including Coleman®, Eureka® and Field & Stream®. Explore the three main types of tents:
- Cabin Tents are best suited for use on an a campground, with a large, square design, vertical walls and a high ceiling.
- Dome Tents are aerodynamic and stable—great for camping in windy and rainy conditions. Simple setup and compact size are well suited for camping off the beaten path.
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Your tent is the centerpiece of your camping adventure—so choose one crafted for your journey.
Campground tents are designed for use in fair weather at an established camping area. Trail tents, meanwhile, are built to be lightweight, compact and simple to set up. These tents pack well and are better suited for inclement weather conditions.
Think about the trip you’re planning when selecting the right tent. Cabin tents are great for packing along extra amenities from home. Line up several cots, folding chairs, air mattresses or coolers for comfortable dwelling in the great outdoors.
Relish Mother Nature in a dome-shaped tent. These tents are designed to shed precipitation and withstand pressure from wind. Campers who are spending the night off the trail should opt for this brand of tent. These tents provide more room than a backpacking tent, but pack more easily than a cabin tent.
Think about the added features that help you make the most of the trip. Tents designed with more than one door provide convenience for multiple campers. The vestibule is the covered area outside the main body of the tent. This extended section provides added space to store belongings at the campsite.
Most tents are constructed with polyester, trusted for its durability in extremely wet conditions. Polyester can withstand the sun’s rays without rotting. And it seals out moisture without sagging—though waterproof coatings can reduce breathability.
Mesh paneling is often used to improve air circulation and breathability in your tent. Open-weave mesh provides increased breathability but less insect resistance. A brand of mesh called “No-See-Um” offers an added shield from insects.
It is extremely important to consider the amount of space you will need, based on the number of campers and the amount of gear you want to keep inside the tent. Keep in mind that a four person tent is designed to accommodate four people and does not include additional space for equipment. Make sure you carefully consider the dimensions of the tent and make sure there will be enough space for your crew and your gear.