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What factors are important for family tents?

Family tents can make the difference between comfort and crisis on a family or group camping trip. Family tents are a good choice for protected camping areas where harsh weather and limited space are unlikely to be problems.

Some features to keep in mind when selecting family tents include:

  • Size: You can choose from a 1-person tent, 2-person tent, or 3-person tent, depending on the size of your family or group. Allowing each person their own space can help keep the peace among children (and even among adults).
  • Style: Some family tents have built-in groundsheets for added waterproofness and durability. But keep in mind that these groundsheets will make the tent larger and heavier when collapsed.
  • Substance: Family tents are available in different materials depending on the season and the type of camping. For example, when choosing a lightweight tent for warm weather, look for mesh interiors to increase breathability and reduce bulk.


Check out a selection of family tents at your local Sun & Ski Sports shop.

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