Camp in Comfort with a 6 Man Tent
A 6 man tent is a relatively inexpensive option for first-time campers and the perfect compromise between expensive cottages and uncomfortable small tents. With a 6 man tent, you'll have room to stand up and organize your belongings, while still being intimately immersed in nature. Whether you're on the hunt for something user-friendly or top-of-the-line, you'll find a wide range of tents at eBay from all the major brands.What features should you look for in a 6 man tent?
Whether you're planning to use the tent for weekends in the backyard or for months in the countryside, you want to make sure you buy a tent that suits your needs. Here are a few features to consider before purchasing a tent:
- Weight: If you'll be carrying the tent, you may want to spend money on a light model, but if you'll always be pitching it close to a car then you're safe to choose a heavier model.
- Waterproofing: If the tent has a fly, you should make sure it covers all the way to the ground. If the tent has just one layer, it may not protect you very well in heavy rain.
- Compartments: Do you need privacy? Do you mind walking through one room to get to the next? Do you need a vestibule for removing dirty footwear?
- Windows: Large windows promote airflow in hot conditions, and screens keep out unwanted insects.
- Height: Tall tents make for a comfortable living space, but they are also more vulnerable to wind.
Many outdoor companies make 6 man tents, including Coleman, Gelert, Regatta, and Vango. The Outwell 6 man tent is also very popular. You can find a wide range of brands and styles at eBay.What advantages does a 6 man tent have over a 3 man tent?
The advantage of a 6 man tent is that the whole group can share one space, and you only have to set up one tent. 6 man tents are also tall, allowing you to stand up comfortably. With two 3 man tents, you will have more flexibility over set-up locations and should be well sheltered from the wind. When you camp with a small group, you may not need a large tent, but with a 6 man tent you'll always have enough room.