The weight of the tent is not a major concern when car camping. However, you will still need to consider it according to your circumstances. When buying a camping tent, the most important features to consider are the capacity, tent features, and seasonality.
For people who like to stand up straight inside the tent, height is important. Choose a camping tent with a high peak if you are one of these people.
Some people prefer spacious rentals with plenty of space. Take a look at the different models and decide which floor area is best for you. The style of the tent door will determine how easy it is to enter and exit. If you are camping with a group, this is especially important. The tent door should be shaped and oriented correctly.
Depending on where you are camping, you might need a rain fly. To keep the rain out, this material is placed on top of the tent roof. There are two types of rainfly: a full-coverage rainfly that offers maximum protection or a roof-only rainfly that allows plenty of light into the tent.
The materials used to make the tent will determine its durability. Often, the heavier the material, the better the tent will hold up against harsh weather and the more durable it will be.
In the same way as backpacking tents, the capacity of a camping tent is important. Buy a tent based on the number of people who will be using and sharing it when you are camping.
You might need extra space for your dog as well. You may still need more space even if you are just two people camping.
As with backpacking tents, you will also need to consider the season when choosing a camping tent. There are 3 seasons, 3-4 seasons as well as 4 summertime tents.
The 3 season tents are ideal for camping in summer, spring, and fall and are usually made from a lighter-weight material.
3-4 season tents can withstand moderate downpours and light snow and can be used in late fall and early spring.
4 season tents are built with heavy and dense material and can be set up in the middle of winter.