How Well Do Elk Mountain Tents Work as 4 Season Tents?
There are few things as cathartic as spending time in the great outdoors. Americans everywhere venture out almost every weekend of the year, no matter the conditions, just to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of this great earth. However, to really enjoy the great outdoors, you need to make sure you have a good quality tent with you. Now, if you plan on only going camping or hunting in the summer, or the winter, then you can probably get away with buying a single season tent, but, if you want to have the option to go camping whenever, regardless of the season, then you should look into buying a 4 season tent. A 4 season tent will give you the versatility you need to go camping any time of the year. Whether you are hunting in the cold mountains of Montana or spending a week in the summer by a refreshing lake, a 4 season tent will be all you need. The real question of the day though is how well will a canvas tent by Elk Mountain Tents work in all 4 seasons? Today we’ll talk about what you are going to want out of your 4 season tent and then we’ll examine how Elk Mountain Tents stack up to these expectations.
4 season tents need to be:
Durability is the most important thing you need to look for in a tent. If you buy a tent, you want it to be able to take a beating. Spending time in the great outdoors, whether it is in the summer, winter, fall, or spring, can be a bit abusive on your gear. So, you want to make sure that the tent you spend your money on has the durability to endure the situations you put it through.
Even if the activities you are putting your tent through are not that harsh, there is still the issue of longevity when it comes to buying a tent. You want to make sure that your tent can last for years, even if it is only used lightly or on rare occasions. There are some tents that can’t be stored for too long without succumbing to rot or mildew.
We all know that mother nature can bring rain down just about any time, so it is important to make sure the 4 season tent you buy is waterproof. Keeping yourself and your gear dry can be the difference between a great weekend in the woods and the worst weekend of your life. So, whether you are going to get snowed on, hailed on, or just rained on, then you are going to want to find a waterproof 4 season tent.
Another important thing to look for in a tent is how comfort it is to be in. Being comfortable on a camping or hunting trip is integral to having a good time. The question now though is: what does a tent need to be comfortable? The first thing a tent needs to have is enough room. You have to have enough room to move around and comfortably sleep (this also includes enough room to stand up straight). The second thing that a tent needs to be comfortable is warmth. If a tent is not warm then it will not only be uncomfortable but could also be dangerous for those sleeping inside of it.
Elk Mountain Tents’ canvas wall tent features
One reason why Elk Mountain Tents are a great candidate for 4 season tents is the fact that they are made out of polyester instead of cotton or a cotton-polyester blend. This makes them naturally waterproof and incapable of rotting. It also means they are stronger, more durable, and won’t shrink all while boasting the same breathability as cotton canvas (a new development as of the 2000’s). Our canvas boasts a higher break and tear strength compared to traditional cotton canvas. It can also last for a very long time in storage and still function just like it did the day you put it away.
To keep you warm in your tent, the best thing to look for is a tent with a stove jack. Elk Mountain Tents are made with stove jacks which are designed to vent the smoke from wood burning stoves. This way you can keep your tent warm during even the most bitter of cold nights.
Then, of course, there are windows. Now, this may not seem like a huge perk at first, but windows are important during the summer months because they allow you to cool down the tent without exposing yourself to mosquitoes and other bugs.
The Verdict: how well do Elk Mountain Tents work as 4 season tents?
While there are many tents on the market today, we believe that a canvas tent by Elk Mountain Tents is the best 4 season tent you can buy. They are lighter, more durable, and naturally waterproof – not to mention they are affordable. The tents we sell here are great and can easily go toe-to-toe against tents from any other tent shop on the web. If you have any questions or want to place an order, be sure to give us a call or shoot us an email at any time.