Camping Tents & Shelter

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Frequently Asked Questions

What defines waterproof in a tent?

For tents, waterproof means that all external fabric has been coated with polyurethane coatings and the seams are taped and/or watertight. Tents also use ratings to specify the level of waterproofing capabilities they carry. These are measured in millimeters, and the higher the rating, the more waterproof the tent will be. For instance, a 1500mm coating will withstand a 1500mm (5') column of water for more than one minute before a single drop might appear through the fabric.

Why should I get a tent footprint?

We recommend that you use a footprint underneath your tent. It will not only help keep your tent floor clean and dry, but it will also protect it from excessive abrasion, prolonging the life of your tent. Also, some tents can be set up with just the footprint and rainfly, creating a light, minimalist alternative to a full tent.

How should I store my tent?

Never pack or store your tent if it is wet, damp, or dirty. Prolonged exposure to moisture without ventilation can cause the waterproof layers to break down and become soft, sticky, and no longer waterproof. Storing a wet tent for as little as 24 hours in warm weather is also likely to start the process of mildew forming on the fabric. Mildew will cause your tent to stain, smell and can also lead to the premature breakdown of the waterproof coating, which is not covered by warranty.

For long-term storage, keep your tent in a dry and cool area, out of direct sunlight. Store it outside of its stuff sack, as you would a sleeping bag, in a breathable, over-sized cotton or mesh duffel for protection. On the cheap, an old pillowcase is ideal.

What's the best way to clean my tent?

Cleaning your tent is not necessary unless it has an offensive odor or becomes heavily soiled. If heavily soiled, the pressure from a regular garden hose will remove most loose dirt. For more intensive cleaning, set up your tent and hand wash it with warm water, a sponge and mild, non-detergent soap. Do not use dishwashing liquid, detergent, bleach, pre-soaking solutions, or spot removers. Rinse well. Dry your tent by pitching it or line-drying it. Never dry clean, machine-wash or machine-dry your tent. Any of these methods can remove the waterproof coatings from the tent.

What causes condensation in my tent?

Condensation is the build-up of moisture inside your tent due to differences between the inside and outside temperatures. There are three main sources:

Weather Conditions: High humidity, low temperatures, and rainy conditions create the most condensation.

People: We produce about 1 - 2 pints of moisture per night through breathing and skin evaporation.

Wet Environment: Wet ground or wet gear stored inside the tent.

While no tent design can completely eliminate condensation, the key to reducing it is ventilation. Cooler, drier air must flow into your tent and warm, moist air must escape. Make sure to leave vents open if possible, allowing any breeze to provide crossflow ventilation for maximum circulation. Guying out your rainfly will also increase ventilation in hot or humid conditions. You can also leave a door open in good weather or take advantage of the double sliders on the doors to vent from the top where warm and moist air tends to accumulate.

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Whether you’re just diving into the world of camping or you want to upgrade from your current camping shelter, one thing is for sure. If you’re looking to buy camping tents online, you’ve come to the right place. Outdoorplay has the best selection of tents for camping online. From summer tents to insulated winter tents, we’ve got exactly what you need to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and style. But the best part? You can treat yourself to the tent you deserve without breaking the bank. Our price matching policy ensures you get the lowest prices available, so you can stay within budget. All of this is backed up with unbeatable customer support and a money-back guarantee*. Shop now and find the perfect tent for your next outing!   

The Different Types Of Camping Tents We Offer

As you’ll soon discover, there are so many different types of tents for camping. Which of these is right for you? First and foremost, consider how many people you need to fit in your tent. You can narrow your selections based on how many people the camping shelter sleeps. 

Next, consider the conditions you’ll be camping in. Do you plan on saving the bulk of your trips for the summer and fall seasons? If so, our hot weather tents are exactly what you need. They provide excellent aeration so you don’t get too hot while you sleep. But, if you want to go camping in the snow or cold weather - you’ll want a winter tent. These are insulated to protect you from the harsh conditions outdoors. There are also 3 season tents and 4 season tents that offer more versatility than summer or winter styles. 

Not sure which of these best suits you? We’re here to help - just ask! There are other factors to take into account, too. That will include your budget, your style preferences, and any additional features you want in a tent.

Why Buy Camping Tents At Outdoorplay?

Aside from all the variety, we offer, why buy camping tents at Outdoorplay? Not only do we have the best selection at the best prices available. But, more importantly, we offer the best customer service in the entire industry. We are lifelong campers ourselves and are here to assist you in picking the perfect tent for your needs. All you have to do is reach out to our experts via live chat, phone, or email. Don’t be shy - getting the chance to help fellow outdoor enthusiasts is our favorite thing in the world!

Along with our helpful support, we make it easy to shop in confidence knowing you’re getting the quality you deserve. We back up your purchase with a 100% money-back guarantee. What do you have to lose?

Buy Camping Shelters Today & Enjoy The Great Outdoor As They Were Intended!

So, shop now and buy camping shelters and tents for camping at Outdoorplay. You’re just a few clicks away from transforming the way you camp for good. You won’t regret it! We also have all the other camping and hiking gear you need to enjoy the great outdoors in style - so take a look and consider what else you need for your next outing.