Couple Happy In Beach Tent

HOW TO CHOOSE A BEACH TENT

Nothing beats a relaxing day on the beach during summertime. A lot of people look forward to that throughout the year. But before you do go to the beach, you have to make sure to protect yourself and your family from the harsh elements the best way possible. Applying sunblock and wearing a hat won’t cut it. For many people, a beach tent is the solution to get that protection from the sun and the wind.

Beach tents and camping tents are almost similar. At first glance, a beach tent and a camping tent look practically the same. Beach tents, though, serve a different purpose. It is mainly designed for UV protection. If you’re looking to buy one, make sure to choose the right beach tent. So, how exactly do you choose the right beach tent? Here are some things to consider.

SIZE

How many people will be using the tent? This is the first question you need to answer. The answer to this question will dictate the size of the tent that you must choose. Bear in mind that larger tents are heavier.

DESIGN

Beach tents are available in different styles. There are beach tents designed to have three walls and an opening, while others only have a roof and are completely open on the sides. You must assess which style will meet your needs and personal preferences.

EASE OF ASSEMBLY

Just like a camping tent, go for a beach tent that’s easy to assemble, so you won’t have a hard time setting it up. Choose a beach tent that won’t take you more than 20 minutes to set up. There are two standard beach tents: the pop-up type and the traditional type. The latter is where you need poles and stakes to set up and is usually more preferred in windy weather.

MATERIAL

When choosing a beach tent, it’s important to check the material it is made of. A good beach tent must be both functional and durable and not one or the other. Go for the ones that are made of polyester or nylon. Nylon is often a preferred choice because it’s a waterproof material. Also, puncture-resistant material is also another important factor to consider. A puncture-resistant tent is very durable.

Don’t forget to check the material of the poles. This is critical in guaranteeing that your tent will stay up and will not be easily blown away by strong wind.

WARRANTY

For added peace of mind, make sure that the tent has a warranty. A lifetime warranty is best in this case, although it’s hard to find one that offers that. In any case, go for the one with the longest warranty.

TAKEAWAY

Choosing the right beach tent will allow you to take a break from the sun, protect your food from external elements, store your valuables and have a little privacy, especially if you’re in a public beach. Weigh your options before you buy one and base your decision on the categories above. If you do, then choosing the right one will be a breeze.


 

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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.