Best Tent Accessories for Family Camping and Car Camping

best tent accessories

There are a wide variety of best tent accessories that can be purchased for any particular occasion. Most people who go camping or who are RVing are usually interested in the best quality and functionality that they can possibly get for their money. In recent years, rain tents have gained more popularity among campers than ever before due to the fact that they provide protection from the elements far better than plain tarps do.

Best Tent Accessories

Family Camping

If you go camping in the woods often, chances are that you’ll want to bring with you your own shelter from the elements. That means that you will need to have a tent that is at least a little bit larger than what you intend to use. One of the most popular sizes is a large tent which can easily accommodate six or eight people. Many of these tents can also be used in conjunction with a car camping trailer so that you can bring all of your belongings while you’re out in the woods. Two door tents, on the other hand, can often be used for single or double accommodations so even if you only plan to go camping once in a while you’ll still be able to use two door tents whenever you’d like.

Types of two-door tents

Family Camping

There are many different types of two-door tents that you can purchase depending on what you’re looking for. For instance, there are some models that come with a fully-covered porch, allowing you to sit comfortably inside even if the weather is rainy or windy. Other models, such as the optional full-coverage rainfly, offer an extra layer of protection from the elements while still providing a shelter from the sun. A four-person tent is a great option for families as well as those who are going on camping trips on a regular basis. These tend to be a little bit larger than the two-person tents and they are also often cheaper since they don’t offer as much protection.

Livable Space

The amount of ” livable space” that you have at the campground is an important consideration when choosing your next camping tent. In essence, this means how much distance you can cover with your tent when seated. Most people prefer a “standard” tent that has about nine ft. of length on each side, but there are also models that are much longer, up to 32 ft. If you want to be able to sleep next to someone in a tent that won’t make you roll over or tumble, however, you’ll definitely want to consider a longer, wider tent so you have plenty of “crawl space.”

Size of the Tent

The size of the tent also comes into play when deciding on the right accessories. Most people prefer the taller, narrower tents, but even a short tent like the lightweight Moultrie tent will provide plenty of comfort for most campers. However, if you are someone who loves to zip up the tent, you’ll appreciate the additional height given by the newer, peak height model. This provides an extra layer of protection against the rain, although it may take a little time to get used to. Most people I spoke with agreed that once they were accustomed to the slightly increased height, they found the peak height model didn’t have that great of an impact on comfort.

Mosquito Netting

When shopping for tents, you also want to check out extras such as mosquito netting. Although some of us may find mesh netting intrusive and annoying, others absolutely love it. Regardless, some people opt for the mesh tents because they provide more ventilation. In general, it is important to be aware of how much ventilation the tent offers. With many new tents, you’ll find there are tents with built in vents at the seams, but some people still prefer mesh because it allows more air flow through.

Rain Fly

Another key feature when it comes to finding the best camping tents is having good access to rain flys. The rainfly is a crucial part of any family camping tent, providing both shade and waterproof protection from the elements. Most rainflies are adjustable, which allows you to raise them in areas where the weather is drier and lower them in areas that are much warmer. My advice would be to check out the optional “shelter dome” accessory available on some newer tents. I’ve never used one personally, but the guys I’ve talked to who have said they use them feel they work much better than the traditional rainfly.


And finally, as you begin your search for the best camping tents, make sure to shop online for your order. The reason I recommend this is because several stores will offer much better prices than brick-and-mortar retailers. Also, online stores are bound to have the latest models available, which can make a huge difference in your purchase decision. In summary, I strongly suggest doing some research before purchasing a new tent, even if it is “family camping gear.” You never know how your new purchase will hold up against the inevitable.

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