Author: Cabela's Staff
With all the styles and sizes of tents on the market, choosing one can be a tough job. One of the first steps is deciding where and when you’ll use your tent the most.
Tents generally fall into four groups:
Outfitter tents are designed to be outback lodges or base camps for hunting and fishing. Most of these tents are staked out with an internal framework of poles. Because they are used as portable cabins, guy lines hold sidewalls nearly vertical to maximize headroom. Usually, windows are kept to a minimum. Removable floor panels and a stove jack for the roof allow the use of a wood- burning stove.
Size and Weight
The biggest factor in choosing size and weight is how far you’ll be carrying your tent. If you are primarily a car camper, few tents will be too big and heavy. For backpacking, size and weight need to be carefully considered.
Tent Styles and Designs
There are several basic designs and types of tents.