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How to Choose Your Tent

New Zealand has many beautiful accessible as well as unique remote locations to set up your summer camp for family or friends.
 
These are some of the off-the-grid memories that you will cherish forever. Having an ace set-up is key to make the most of your special trip. Make sure you choose the right tent for your holiday, and bring the accessories that will make it nice and comfortable.

 

 

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Find the tent that suits you.

 
Watch this quick tutorial clip, for all you need to know.
 

 

 
 

Dome

 

Strong and wind-shedding, generally stand tall in the centre, with sloping walls, which reduces liveable space. Popular and relatively inexpensive and are lighter and easier to put up and take down.

BlackWolf Tuff Dome Twin Tent

BlackWolf Tuff Dome Twin Tent

Torpedo7 Tongariro 2-Room Dome Tent

Torpedo7 Tongariro 2-Room Dome Tent

 
 

Adventure

 

Lightweight yet durable, and are a stable shelter across a wide range of sizes and features. Designed to be compact and light enough to carry on your back, they can withstand strong winds and conditions. Ideal for tramping, hunting or travel.

 

Marmot Catalyst 3-Person Adventure Tent

 

Marmot Catalyst 3-Person Adventure Tent

Torpedo7 Momentum 2-Person Adventure Tent

Torpedo7 Momentum 2-Person Adventure Tent

 

Family

 

More durable and sun resistant, cooler than nylon tents, they have nearvertical walls to maximize overall peak height and liveable space, some models come with room dividers, awnings, doors and windows. Will take up more boot space than dome tents.

 

Kiwi Camping Takahe 6 Family Dome

Kiwi Camping Takahe 6 Family Dome

 

Torpedo7 Grande 3-Room Family Dome Tent

Torpedo7 Grande 3-Room Family Dome Tent
 

 

Fast Pitch & Inflatable

 

Fast-to-Pitch tents are fast and easy to pitch without hassle, they are built tough, come in a range of styles and sizes suitable for camping and outdoor adventures.

 

BlackWolf Turbo 300 5 Person Tent

BlackWolf Turbo 300 5 Person Tent

 Torpedo7 Air Series 500 Inflatable Tent

 

 

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Key points to consider

 

  • Capacity: how many people it can comfortably hold
  • Seasonality: Tent construction relative to expected weather conditions
  • Livability: Comfort and convenience based on design and features

 

Also think about peak height, floor, length, poles, rainfly, tent materials, ventilation, inner, guy ropes and pockets.

 

 

 

Accessories

 

It’s always a great idea to add on a sunroom so you can sit outside, but in the shade.
 
A few camping chairs and a chill box also sets the scene nicely.

 

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Happy camping!

 

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