For some tent colour is simply a fashion statement or expression of personal preference but in some situations colour can be a matter of blending in, standing out, possibly even of life and death.
If you’re only thinking of camping at campsites or festivals, your tent colour is probably just a question of fashion, standing out or fitting in. In a large festival field or campsite a standout colour can making finding your home much easier.
If you’re camping wild or heading off the beaten track you may have other colour considerations. If you’re stealth camping and want to disappear you may want to look for something that will blend in and camouflage you in the kind of environments you will be camping in.
On the other hand if you’re on an expedition and may need to make sure you can be seen to be safe, you may want a colour that stands out.
Look, see, and try before you buy
With so many models on the market it’s a good idea to look around before you buy. While the internet is great for research and price comparison we recommend visiting a large retailer or camping show to look at and compare different models before you buy.
You could make a family day out to a camping show where you can see different models of tents erected, crawl inside and imagine what it’s like in the sun, in the rain, in a storm. There’s nothing quite like looking, seeing, touching, feeling and comparing for yourself to find out what suits you best.
Large outdoor retailers are great for advice and guidance. Staff are usually knowledgeable and happy to share experience, answer questions and suggest models that will suit your needs. Outdoor retailers like www.blacks.co.uk have extensive online catalogues, and in store stock a wide range of tents to suit all budgets and requirements. They are as good a place as any to start the search for your perfect family tent.
Disclosure note: Our thanks to Blacks whose support enabled us to bring you this post.