Faced with the different models of camping tent on the market, it is often difficult to choose the right tent for a teenager.
What size tent to choose? Under what circumstances should you choose an inflatable tent? What form of tent to choose: a tunnel tent, dome, Canadian tent, tipi?
In this article, find out on what criteria you will have to choose the tent that corresponds to your needs!
Choose a tent according to the type of campsite
When a teenager plans to go camping, he needs lightness. However, this should not be the deciding factor for a tent. First ask yourself what activity you want to do: a hike or a trek? Then, for how long do you plan to camp? Is it camping or rather bivouac?
The answers to these questions will determine your needs. If you want to go camping, you will need to steer your choice towards a static camp. And for good reason, you will be taken to spend several days in the same place. Again, you should favor a spacious and comfortable camping tent. Some tent models have a living and sleeping area.
On the other hand, if you plan to go hiking or trekking to explore the mountain, it is a good idea to choose a tent that is light and easy to carry. It is the bivouac tent that can perfectly meet this need. It is at the same time, light, compact, easy to assemble and disassemble.
In addition, it fits easily in your backpack, because its weight does not generally exceed 1 kilo per seat. However, you should know that the bivouac tent only offers a sleeping space and some small storage spaces.
Take into account the number of places available
Whether you are traveling with family, friends, alone or in pairs, know that the needs of a teenager will not be the same as those of other campers. This is why you will have to take into account the number of places and rooms in the tent.
Indeed, there are 1 to 3 person tent models that only offer one bedroom. Other models may have apses (a separate space) which allow you to have storage space for your things and living space under the tent. You can also direct your choice towards the models of family tent if you plan to camp with family, group or friends.
When you think about this criterion, do not forget to allow a margin of space on the width of your bed. You should know that if you have to touch the walls of the tent when you sleep, it can spoil your sleep throughout the night because of the humidity and therefore your comfort.
Do not neglect the climatic conditions
It seems important to stress that you will have to find out beforehand the climatic conditions you will be confronted with during your stay at the campsite. And for good reason, you will have to choose a waterproof and resistant tent to face the cold, the wind and the humidity if you are traveling to Vannes, while for the Costa Brava, a light tent is better. Some tent models even offer ventilation systems to allow you to enjoy more freshness under the tent in the event of high heat.
As an example, you can choose a backpacking tent that is more waterproof and moisture proof and more wind resistant compared to a camping tent. You can also direct your choice towards a tent with a double roof to avoid any condensation inside the tent.
Give great importance to ease of assembly
Whether camping or trekking, a teenager always prefers to have a tent that is easy to set up and take down. If the pole assembly offers a good compactness / lightness ratio, it is quite simply because it is specially dedicated to bivouac tents.
Alternatively, you can opt for self-deploying structures such as the 2 Seconds if you’re having trouble pitching your pole-mount tent. However, you will need to plan for more space in your bag, as they take up more space.
Lucky for you, the inflatable tent can meet your needs for both lightness and comfort. You just need to inflate the tent with a hand pump to set it up. In addition, it comes in several models from which you can choose a tent with more spacious living spaces.