I am an avid camper and hiker, and I like to have good equipment when I’m setting off into the countryside. Living in the mountain means putting up with unpredictable weather, and it seems to be worsening. Warm sunny days can be swiftly followed by gray skies and pouring rain. I always like to have one or two 4 season tents ready in my garage. They are more expensive than normal tents, but they are well worth it.
If you just want a tent for occasional use or for the kids to play with in the garden, then 4 season tents are not for you. You may just camp in summertime, so they are not really appropriate. I like to camp all the year round, if possible. That means, I want a waterproof tent that won’t let me down. There’s nothing worse than water getting into your tent and finding you’ve no dry clothes to change into. 4 season tents will stand up to strong storms when you’re perched on the side of a mountain.
The problem I have with carrying a lot of gear on my back, is my size. I’m quite small and I can’t cope with a heavy backpack. That influences my decision when I’m buying 4 season tents, because they have to be of reasonable weight as well as high quality. Tent manufacturers are working all the time to improve the materials of all weather tents and try to make them as lightweight as possible. It’s no good however, making them light and compromising on quality. When choosing 4 season tents. It’s best to stick to known brand names that you can trust. I’m always suspicious of a tent that seems like a bargain too good to be true. There’s a reason that it’s so cheap.
My family and I love to go camping in all the seasons. I particularly like going in the Fall, or Autumn as we call it here. There’s a crispness in the air when you get up in the morning, and the leaves are turning into lovely shades of brown, yellow and red. Winter can be fun too, in 4 season tents, when there is a frost on the ground or even snow. A blanket of snow on a tent is the best heating system around. It insulates the heat inside a tent and it’s really very cozy. There’s no need to stay indoors when it’s not Summer. 4 season tents give you a ticket to travel at any time.