Tips on Buying a Beach Tent

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Tips on Buying a Beach Tent

Do you enjoy excursions and outdoor activities? Even if you’re currently looking for a beach tent to provide you shade from the sun, you should know that you’ll be able to use this product in parks, camp sites, picnic areas and, of course, your own garden. Since a sturdy beach tent can prove to be a worthwhile investment, make sure you choose it wisely. 

When purchasing a beach tent, there are several important factors that should be taken into account.

Size – First of all, you need to know how many adults and kids will usually use this tent. Will there be tables, picnic chairs or military folding bed inside your new beach tent? Would you like to be able to stand up inside the tent? These questions need answers and they will all help you choose the right size of a tent. If, for example, you only need a beach tent for your kids to be sheltered, consider kid tents; they are smaller and your kids will find them more enjoyable and fun.

Material – Typically, beach tents have UPF protection, meaning that the material they’re made of has a coating that keeps off the sun’s rays (not all, but some of them). Usually, the coating is only on the highest point of the tent, not on its sides, because that allows better ventilation. However, keep in mind that your kids won’t be fully protected in a beach tent if that’s the case with the one you buy.

Ease of Use – The tent kit shouldn’t be too heavy, because you’re going to carry it at least twice a day. In addition, it’s crucial for the beach tent to be easy to put up and take down. Make sure it’s sturdy enough when erected. Finally, it would be wise to pick a tent that won’t take up too much space in your vehicle or garage. You’re not looking for a winter tent, but the one that will be as user-friendly as possible.

Color – When you’re going on a camping holiday, the color of your tent isn’t really important, is it? Whether you have a green or purple tent, it doesn’t make a huge difference. Nevertheless, a beach tent has to be beautiful and lovely designed, too, therefore the color does matter. Luckily, these tents come in old colors and fun designs, so finding the one that meets your own aesthetic preferences shouldn’t be a problem. In addition, if it’s unique and brightly colored, your beach tent will help you and your kids find your beach spot when coming out of the sea.

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