Single-layer and two-layer tents for tourism, tents such as a hemisphere and half barrel, the main structural features, advantages and disadvantages.

In order to figure out which name-tourist tent you need, you must first clearly determine where, at what time of the year, in what climatic, conditions you are going to use it. After all, it is these parameters that play a decisive role in choosing the right tent model for tourism. The differences in tent designs depend on them.. 

Single-layer and double-layer tents for tourism, tents such as hemisphere and half-barrel, the main structural features, advantages and disadvantages.

Over time, the basic requirements and criteria for choosing a tourist tent practically do not change.

Water resistant. Reliable rain and snow protection.
Wind resistance.
Good ventilation;
Comfortable interior.
Easy to install. One or two people should be able to assemble or disassemble the tent within minutes.

According to the design features, tourist tents can be divided into two main large groups: single-layer and double-layer.

The main structural features of a single-layer tent for tourism.

Single-layer tents are made mainly of waterproof synthetic materials. The advantages of such tents will be that they are lightweight, compact. That is, they are easy to carry with you, without thinking about excess weight.

But there is a big minus. In such a tent, condensation will almost always accumulate on the walls, which is not very pleasant. Therefore, when buying a single-layer tent for tourism, it is best to be guided by the quality of the fabric from which it is made.

If the material is waterproof, but not “breathable”, you need to pay attention to the fact that there is thoughtful ventilation in the tent: mesh holes on the walls.

The main structural features of a two-layer tent for tourism.

Today, two-layer tents for tourism, which are the most functional, are most popular. Such a tent has two parts: external (waterproof) and internal (“breathable”). It prevents the accumulation of condensation on the walls of the tent, which is constantly formed during breathing..

Two-layer tents for tourism, in turn, can be divided into two main groups: “hemispheres” and “half-barrels”. Although there are also tent gable tents of a traditional form. They can be used, for example, in any simple trips or “picnic” outings. But they are less popular, inferior in basic parameters to tents of a different type..

Single-layer and two-layer tents for tourism, tents such as a hemisphere and half barrel, the main structural features, advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages and disadvantages of a two-layer hemisphere tent.

Hemisphere tents have many advantages that make them the most popular not only among professionals, but also among people less experienced in the wisdom of tourism. The advantages of a tent for tourism of this type include:

Good wind resistance.

It is provided by their streamlined shape. For each model she has her own.

Sufficient ease of installation.

Such tents for tourism can easily be put up by one person..

It is also important that the tent “hemisphere” can be installed on almost any surface. The design of such a tent for tourism is quite simple. Two intersecting arcs of the frame form a “skeleton” on which everything rests. But, unlike, for example, from “half-barrels”, “hemisphere” tents have less living space.

Advantages and disadvantages of a two-layer half-barrel tent.

Tents “half-barrels” are much more comfortable. Although, due to their large volume, they weigh significantly more and are therefore intended for relatively calm and peaceful relaxation, and not for difficult ascents or for staying in extreme climatic conditions.

Single-layer and two-layer tents for tourism, tents such as a hemisphere and half barrel, the main structural features, advantages and disadvantages.

Destination classification of camping tents.

But this classification of tourist tents is not limited. They can conditionally be divided also by purpose:

Highland Tents.
For the midlands.
For the plain.

Each of these relatively conditional groups may have its own division. For example, alpine tents for tourism, designed specifically for extreme conditions (high altitude, strong wind, snow, and so on) are divided into:

Expedition Tents.
Assault tents.

The expedition tent is designed to have to stand in one place for a long time. Therefore, it must be durable, windproof, withstand harsh environmental conditions. And the assault tent is carried with them throughout the ascent. Therefore, among other things, it should also be as light as possible..

But, in principle, all tents for tourism, designed for highlands, must meet one basic requirement of reliability in all climatic and weather conditions.

Based on the materials of the book Tents for tourism.
Solovyova A. S.

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