No matter whether you are a pro at camping or are just starting your journey in outdoor activities, I am sure you have found yourself at a store wondering on which tent could solve your purpose. And the more number of stores you visit, the greater is the confusion as it gets hard to choose between budget and usage. Turns out there is this one tent that is multipurpose and suitable for all seasons- canvas tents.
When buying a tent, it is normal to think of the material best suited for your needs. Fabric tents are mostly made of either of two materials- Canvas and Nylon. While both these tent materials have advantages and disadvantages of their own, Canvas emerges as a winner when it comes to buyers choice.
Not a long time ago, canvas tents were made with tightly weaved pure cotton. As research progressed manufacturers were made aware of the issues with the fabric in harsh weather conditions. They then began to blend cotton with materials that allowed the tent to sustain harsh weather conditions. Canvas tents have been the choice for many outdoor-activity enthusiasts for a number of reasons since then...
If you are someone who’s been into hiking or Camping for sometime now, you’d know how important is it to carry as less luggage as possible. Until a few years back, Hikers usually had a thing for Nylon tents as they are lighter and the poles are convenient to pack up. Not long thereafter, canvas tents were introduced in markets that boasted of light-weight feature offering the same durability. The shift from Nylon to Canvas Tents came soon after.
Canvas tents rule the market for long outdoor countryside trips. The fabric made of Canvas Cotton has tightly weaved, high-quality threads that allow for extensive tensile strength. That is also the reason for better longevity of Canvas tents as compared to Nylon tents. Nylon as a material is relatively susceptible to wear and tear when subjected to extreme weather conditions.
Cotton Canvas allows airflow to protect from dampness and humidity inside the camp tent or even when it is packed; something hard to find in Nylon or even Plastic tents. There’s one parameter where Nylon takes the prize- storing the tent when you haven’t gone camping for long. Canvas allowing more airflow has a tendency to allow mold and mildew to deposit on parts exposed. So, it is advised you take out a Canvas tent and allow it some fresh air if you haven’t used it in long.
- Multipurpose and Durable
Because Canvas tents do not experience wear and tear easily, and are serviceable during almost all seasons, they are often preferred over Nylon tents; and you don’t have to think of a replacement for a long time.
Canvas tents from White Duck Outdoors has good insulation properties and a stove jack that can easily keep you warm in chilly weather and relatively cooler in hot and humid weather. Waterproof Canvas Tents by White Duck Outdoors are coated with a silicone finish that repels moisture, keeping you dry during heavy rains.
The only disadvantages of a Canvas tent are its relatively higher price and weight as compared to Nylon tents. But again if you are really excited about camping, we would always go for the best option available in that budget.