4 Season Tents – Winter Tents
If you are thinking about going camping regularly during colder weather then you really must look specifically for winter tents or 4 season tents as they are often known. They are designed for all types of winter weather and for your own safety and those camping with you, you really must get top quality gear designed for the specific purpose of camping in winter.
>>You will find reviews of some 4 season tent below<<
Compared to 3 season tents, the 4 season tents are more sturdy and usually have extra poles available to strengthen the tent and help it to withstand really strong winds or heavy snow falls. These winter tents are designed to provide campers with comfortable shelter from the wind, cold and wet while at the same time having very good ventilation.
It seems that the most popular winter tent design is the tunnel tent. It comes double layered keeping any snow out and is very sturdy. They are usually quite big inside which is important as it is normal that during winter you will spend more time inside the tent than you would during summer camping. Also it is better to have a foyer area to store wet clothing and boots in as this helps with the overall ventilation. When purchasing just check that the poles are made from high strength aluminium or carbon fiber as these types of poles are far less likely to fracture.
I would recommend buying a 4 season tent if you are at all likely to camp during winter – you can use it during the summer too so you don’t need to buy 2 tents!
More on Tent ReviewsBestselling Winter Tents 2011
Lets take a look at the bestselling winter tents of 2011 on Amazon. I was surprised at how many winter tents there were that scored a top star rating of 5. Some don’t have many reviews at all but 4 season tents are generally not as popular as 3 season tents and so not as [...]MSR Storm King Tent: Large Capacity
If you want a big winter tent then the MSR Storm King is fantastic. Sleeping up to 5 people it is unusual to have such a large tent suitable for all weather conditions. It is extremely stable and the fabric provides excellent insulation. Good for summer and winter camping. Have a look at the positives here.Nemo Nano Elite Great Winter Tent
If you want to go backpacking in winter this is a great tent – lightweight and packs up small but stable and durable in all weather conditions.Big Agnes Royal Flush 3 Man Winter Tent Review
A free standing octagonal tent with integrated vestibules that are fully weatherproof. Another great winter tent by Big Agnes.Kelty Gunnison 2.1 Pro With 2 Vestibules
This is a very spacious tent both on the inside and in the vestibules – one at end so very handy for accessing the tent.Big Agnes String Ridge Winter Tent Review
For a winter tent this has is unusual in that it is free standing with lots of head room. Roomy inside and has a vestibule for store gear in.