Camping pop up tents is fantastic for hiking and outdoor adventures. They are light, easy to set up, durable and fold away small enough to be carried in a rucksack.
When buying one though there are three main considerations that you should make before parting with any money.
These are the size (length / width), number of people the pop up tent will accommodate and how much it weighs. So why not pop-up your next camping adventure?
- Before you pop-up any tent, be sure to read all of the instructions carefully. Some pop-ups have a removable rain fly which needs to be attached before erecting it. This helps protect you from inclement weather conditions as well as spying eyes from outside the camp site.
- The main body of a pop-up is usually made from some form of nylon fabric designed to withstand heavy rain and wind speeds during those unexpected storms that come out of nowhere when you’re sitting around that campfire enjoying yourself!
- Some pop-ups even have a separate ‘front porch’ area where your boots can dry out and you can pop-up a cuppa without going back to the tent. This is also a good place to pop-up your backpack and any other essentials that you don’t want getting wet or dirty from the ground.
Carrying a pop up around in a backpack may be easier said than done! If you’re hiking, there’s another catch – pop-ups are heavy for their size, weighing anything from 2kg to 8kg depending on what type of fabric they’ve been made from and how many bells and whistles it comes with. Most pop-ups only come as one man tents so bear this in mind if you intend being part of a larger party during an adventure. The weight should be fine for a solo hiker but if you tend to be a little on the ‘chubby’ side, pop-ups aren’t for you!
All pop-ups now come with easy to use pegging points and most even feature guy ropes to stop them from blowing away in those unexpected pop up storms that just like to pop up out of nowhere when it’s least expected. Pop-up tents are as much about your comfort as they are about protection against the elements, so make sure that there is enough room inside for you and all of your belongings – no point having an erection (excuse the pun) only to pop straight back down again.
The Best Tents for this summer:
Portable or/Outdoor Foldable pop up tents
There are plenty of pop-up tents on the market, and you can find good pop-ups at a reasonable price. Make sure your pop-up is lightweight and made from sturdy fabric such as Oxford 600D water resistant. The most common pop-ups for hikers come in sizes of 2 or 3 person pop up tents with enough room to pitch one or two sleeping bags which will be more than comfortable if there’s only you and your bag going inside. Some pop-ups also have an extra porch area where boots and other unwanted items can stay dry and clean – just remember that not all pop ups do this so read the description carefully! You should also research how long it takes to pitch – some pop- up pop-ups can pop up under 5 minutes whereas others will take double this time.
Another great option is the pop-up gazebo – sometimes also referred to as pop-up marquees. These are multi use pop ups that come with an eye-catching framework which you attach to your desired location and then peg down around the roof area of it. There’s a lot more room inside these than in a normal pop up and they’re made from sturdy materials such as Oxford 600D water resistant, Internet Security Software, PVC or even steel depending on how much money you wish to spend.
Pop-up tents are a practical choice for pop up pop campers and hikers alike. The benefits of a quick set-up after a long day should not be overlooked when it comes to deciding on the best options from the range available.
Always remember that you get what you pay for so if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Weighing your options carefully should give you at least an idea of what sort of tent will suit your needs best.