Your guide to buying a tent in 2023
Embarking on an autumn camping adventure can be a thrilling experience, but the key to an enjoyable trip lies in selecting both a good campsite and the right camping tent.
The autumn weather in Australia & New Zealand varies across regions but, in general, of course it’s likely cooler and wetter than the summer months. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to narrow down the perfect tent for your needs.
Whether you're a casual or an experienced camper, navigate the choices and select the best tent for your needs with our 2023 tent guide...
The first thing to consider when choosing a camping tent is how many people you need to accommodate. Tents are typically designed for a specific number of people, ranging from solo tents to family-sized tents for 6. Consider the number of people you plan to camp with, as well as any additional space you might need for gear or pets.
The Montbell Chronos Dome 4 has earned its reputation as a best-seller due to its versatility, innovative design, and suitability for a wide range of outdoor activities.
Its unique Vertical Cross System creates a roomy and comfortable living space, making it ideal for accommodating 3-4 people during camping and hiking trips with family or friends.
The weight of your tent is a crucial factor, particularly for those planning to carry their gear while hiking or backpacking. Montbell offers a range of ultralight tents designed to minimise the burden on your back without sacrificing comfort or durability. Be sure to balance weight and comfort when making your decision.
The Montbell UL Mono Frame Shelter is a highly compact and lightweight tent designed for solo backpacking trips. Its single pole and single wall construction make it easy to set up and take down, and its 3-season use means it can be used in the spring, summer, and autumn.
At just 589 grams, this tent is an excellent choice for backpackers who value both portability and functionality. Additionally, the tent comes with a stuff sack for easy storage and transportation.
Durability and materials
Montbell tents are known for their durability, with high-quality materials like ripstop nylon and strong, lightweight aluminium poles. Check for features like reinforced stitching, strong zippers, and durable coatings for added protection from the elements.
The Montbell Stellaridge Tent 6 is an excellent choice for campers seeking a lightweight, stable, and comfortable shelter for their outdoor adventures. The redesigned tent incorporates cutting-edge materials for the main body and rainfly, resulting in a durable and reliable tent that can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. The innovative pole-to-tent attachment system allows for rapid setup, even in strong winds. The Stellaridge line, which comes in sizes to suit 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 people, offers both rainfly and snowfly options to cope with any weather.
Ease of setup is an important factor to consider, especially for those new to camping. Montbell tents typically feature a stress-free setup process, making it simple for campers at any campsite to pitch their shelter without frustration (or embarrassment!).
The Montbell Moonlight Tent 2 is an excellent choice with a combination of easy setup, water resistance, and breathability.
Designed for convenience and comfort, this tent is an ideal option for a wide range of outdoor activities, including basecamp adventures and bike packing trips.
Keep in mind that investing in a high-quality tent can save you money in the long run, as it will likely last longer and require less maintenance than a cheaper option. One of the reasons Montbell stands out is their commitment to providing high-quality materials and designs - but at more affordable prices than some other brands.
Get out there… and enjoy!
Carefully consider all of these factors for your specific camping needs and you'll be well-equipped to choose the perfect Montbell tent for your next outdoor adventure. Happy camping!
Posted: March 17, 2023
Author: Sia Samonte