The Top Three Person Tents Under $200

Camping trips can be relaxing, fun and exciting. Peaceful surroundings, beautiful wildlife and wide open spaces are the norm when adventuring out into the wilderness. No camping trip can be truly complete without the proper tent to provide warmth and comfort at night. A good tent is a wonderful investment.

Three man tents are very popular for small trips and provide enough space for three individuals to sleep comfortably. There are several tents that could be awarded the title of the best three person tents.
One of the best three man tents to consider is the Sierra Design Sirius. It is a favorite for several reasons. It is easy to assemble, very light weight and spacious. It has plenty of storage space and comes equipped with double doors. It has a lifetime warranty and it could be considered as a relatively cheap three person tent.

The Eureka Grand Manan 7 is a great pick for a cheap three person tent. It comes equipped with a clear window for patrons to look out of. Enjoy views of the beautiful scenery or keep a watch out for danger. It is equipped with two side doors that are available for a quick entry or exit if necessary. It is also equipped with a venting system that allows air to flow throughout if needed. It can be purchased from TrailTents.com.

The Catoma Outdoors Conga Tent is another one of the best three person tents. It is a durable and easy set up tent that offers protection from the elements. It provides superb shade in sunny areas and its built to provide protection from the rain. It also has interior pockets to keep gear and supplies in and at such a small price it can easily be a great cheap three person tent. For anyone interested in finding out more information about this three man tent they can go to SierraTradingPost.com.

The North Face Moraine 33 Bx 3 Season Three Person Tent is a great choice for a three man tent. North Face is a trusted and popular brand. This spacious and feather light tent promises to be a crowd pleaser. It has two large doors and mesh panels that provide plentiful air circulation. It also comes equipped with internal pockets and hanging loops to store gear and other supplies. The website MoabSports.com has this particular three man tent available at a great price.

The Seedhouse Three Person Tent is stylish and best of all it is a cheap three person tent. Some of its strong points are it is strong, lightweight and has a very simple setup process. The mesh material provides great air circulation and protects you from the weather. There is plenty of floor and storage space to keep everyone comfortable and to store all the goods and equipment. It can be purchased from FamilyOutdoorStore.com.

Top 5 Coleman Tents for Summer Camping

Often when you think of camping you think of Coleman camping products. The Coleman Company has been around for almost 100 years, and has supplied quality products since the start. With economic times the way they are everyone wants quality for an affordable price.

Coleman delivers to these demands; the following is a list of 5 of their best tents for under $200.

Trailblazer™ Tent plus Vestibule: A great tent that is sure to keep any camping group of 3 comfortable, and dry. The Coleman trailblazer has a center height of 59 inches ad an oversized “U”shape front door. The rain fly is full length and makes a nice vestibule with a dual zip entry. The poles are shock-corded together so they can easily be put back into the nylon supply bags. There is a gear loft, and two inside pockets for storage. And my favorite feature is the dry line that you can hang your damp clothes on to dry while you sleep. This is a great tent that is sturdy and easy to set up, perfect for any camping trip.

Montana™: This is a very spacious 1 room tent it is 14 foot by 7 foot and is 64 inches at the center height. There is a heavy duty welcome matt and privacy windows. All of the poles and stakes have separate storage bags and the instructions are easy to follow sewn into the carrying bag. There is a special mesh vent and a Cool-Air™ port for the best ventilation. The large rain fly covers the door and windows to make sure everything stays dry, than you can go ahead and place it in gear loft.

Evanston™: This tent is perfect for the family or large group; with a center height of 72 inches it sleeps 6 people comfortably. It has a simple set up with color coded and shock-corded poles. With two great systems for air ventilation the Variflo™ adjustable system and the Cool-Air™ port the Evanston offers superior airflow. With an electrical access port and front porch wings this tent is a home away from home, perfect for extended camping trips.

Sundome®: This single room, single entry tent sleeps five comfortably. A center height with 72 inches it has a 10 foot by 10 foot size. The poles are shock-corded together to aid in ease of set up, the poles also come equipped with insta- clip hooks. The instructions for set up are very easy to set up and there are separate storage bags for the poles, stakes ad tent. The rain fly covers the door and windows for superior protection against the elements.

Elite Sundome®: This tent is a camping Taj Mahal; with 2 rooms it sleeps 6 people. A large 12 foot by 10 foot footprint, it also has the exclusive WeatherTec™ System. The Elite Sundome® is a luxurious tent in size and airflow with both the Variflo™ and Cool-Air™. The windows are self rolling and no-see-um mesh that lets the breeze in and keeps insects out. It also comes with a wonderful light that runs up to 22 hours on low with 8 D batteries. The dome structure of the tent is easy to transport and easy to set up. And to help with the large group sure to follow with this tent there are two doors one hinged and one zipper.

No matter which tent you chose for your summer trip Coleman is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. They can be purchased at many retail store, or you can see the Coleman website for more purchase information.

How to Pitch a Tent for a Family Camping Trip

The experience of the great outdoors can be a big enough thrill for anyone looking to go camping. Getting away from civilization for a few nights in the wilderness is an excellent way to escape it all for a relatively inexpensive price. Pitching a family tent may seem easy enough, just put the poles through the designed holes and your done, right? Wrong. There are many variables to consider when pitching a tent such as location, whether to use a canopy tarp or not, and many others. This article will give a tutorial for pitching a tent, and will examine the variables so that your camping trip turns out great!

1. Look for elevated ground

If choosing a campsite, look for one that has elevated ground, preferably a hill. If you do not have preference, try to make do with the site you have and look for any slight elevation. Low elevations are awful camping because they allow water to build up directly under the campsite, which can cause tent leaks and a mess when packing up. Also never, set the tent up within 20 feet of the fire pit and cooking area, as fires are a likely cause for camping accidents.

2. Is your tent and rainfly waterproof?

Common advice when camping is to pitch a hanging tarp above your tent to prevent water leakage; however, unless the weather is extreme you do not need to do this. Waterproofing for tents, such as the Nikwax waterproofing spray is perfect for ensuring that no water seeps into the tent during a rainstorm. I like Nikwax because it comes in a spray, which is much easier to apply than the traditional liquid. If you properly waterproof your tent, there is no need for a hanging tarp above the tent. I have camped for over 15 years and have had no trouble with water getting into a waterproofed tent with rainfly.

3. Lay a ground tarp

Find a ground tarp that is at least half a foot larger in both directions than your tent is. Lay the ground tarp out and place spike it down with tent spikes, which can be found at any camping store for under $1. Make sure the tarp is not over any roots, and has no wrinkles or creases, as they will store rainwater, which is not good for campers.

4. Laying the tent canvas

Lay the tent canvas with the front door side facing up. Follow the instructions for your specific tent and place the connected support beams through the canvas until the tent erects.

5. The rainfly

Most tents, even family tents only have two main support beams with minor other attachments for additional rooms. The other poles are typically much smaller and are either for the rainfly or for minor support. Place the rainfly on top of the erected tent and attach the connector pieces to the tent. If your tent requires support poles for the rainfly, make sure to place these in after the rainfly is secure because the poles have to go through the other main support beams.

6. Tent spikes

Secure the tent with the included tent spikes in the tent kit. The spikes are best put in the ground with the use of a hammer or heavy rock as it helps the pegs to secure to the ground. Make sure to place the spikes at an angle as it provides better support and fewer chances of them coming up.

7. Final check

After steps 1-5 are complete, you have successfully pitched your tent. Check the support beams for disconnection, and make sure the spikes are secure to the ground.