If you’ve decided to bring the family along on your next expedition into the great outdoors, you really should consider bringing a suitably-sized tent to accommodate all the extra people. These types of tents are known as cabin tents, since they are designed to look like makeshift cabins. Cabin tents can hold 6 people or more comfortably, although smaller groups may still want to bring one of these bigger tents for additional resting space or to provide shelter for their pets.
A cabin tent is rather spacious compared to a conventional tent, and with a center height of up to 8 feet, most persons can actually stand upright in one. Many cabin tents also come with more than one door and an optional partition, to divide parents and children or members of the group with different sleeping habits, and so that one group can exit the tent without disturbing the other. Alternately, the cabin tent’s separate compartments can be utilized so that one area is for sleeping, while the other is used as a living quarters, for reading, eating and other activities. Cabin tents also come with a separate awning for additional weather protection. Lastly, cabins feature large windows for excellent ventilation and screened-in porches, which make them ideal for camping in warm weather conditions.
Cabin tents normally come in one of two varieties: the Umbrella style and the Truss style. The Truss style consists of three poles that go up, across and down both sides of tent without intersecting, revealing a framework that is comparable to a tunnel tent design, but is more formidable, and has been known to withstand strong winds and support heavy loads without getting damaged. The support poles may run from the front to the back of the tent, which provides a high center near the entrance for easy access, but also requires one to contend with a center pole that one has to work around. They may also run from one side to the other, which gets rid of the center pole concern but also makes the entrance smaller, requiring one to stoop to enter.
When shopping for a cabin tent, there are several factors you may want to consider. The first is the issue of room separation, as not all cabin tents come with detachable dividers. Purchasing a tent equipped with this feature will provide you with maximum flexibility as to the interior configuration of the tent. Another important factor is the material of the tent fabric and the poles, which contribute to its overall durability and resistance to inclement weather. Sturdiness is particularly essential to a cabin tent, because it is taller than the average tent, and will thus be battered by wind more often. Once these aspects have been studied, you may now ask yourself how intricately you would want to personalize the tent for the use of its intended inhabitants. Cup holders, roof vents, additional compartments for equipment, racks for hanging objects, and mesh covers for windows are just a few of the many accessorizing options that are available to the discerning cabin tent purchaser.