How to Choose a Tent
The different tent designs suit different functions. The style that you choose will ultimately depend on how often the tent will be used. Obviously, your tent must stay dry on the inside and the floor must be resistant to water. If the tent leaks, then you're not going to have many happy campers and the experience is going to be less than enjoyable to say the least.
Good ventilation is also a necessity in tent camping. The tent should have doors and windows and be able to catch a breeze from just about any direction.
The tent should also be rather easy to put up and take down as well, especially in the dark or rain. Just in case you need to abandon camp, you want to know how to take down your tent, which is also why it's important to do a trial run with your tent before you go camping.
Don't expect your tent to be exceptionally warm or cool. It is really only designed to provide you with protection from the elements. Always prepare for the worst-case scenario when camping. Some tents are also rated for seasons. If you plan to camp in a variety of different climates or seasons, then you will want to look for a specific tent to suit your needs. So, if you plan to do some mountain camping, look for tents that are specifically designed to protect you from winter elements.
Enjoy your camping trip and how to choose a tent.