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Why are Tents so Expensive?


Tents are expensive because of the material and time produce them. The heavier better build tents cost more and last longer.


If you and your friends have made a plan for a trip which includes camping or if you are on a solo trip to the mountains, the first thing you will be looking forward to is buying a tent. To have a roof over your head and enjoy a peaceful sleep at night. But purchasing a tent is not as easy as purchasing a mobile phone. Especially if it is your first time.



If you know the purpose of the tent you are going for, you can manage the cost of it. Because generally tents are expensive and people prefer renting them out for camping expeditions. But in case a tent needs to serve as your second home, you must understand that they are costly and there is a reason for it.


Once you have figured out the purpose, identified your living style, when and where you wish to camp, only then can you decide whether it’s worth investing in a tent or not and of what quality tent you should invest in.




Duh! isn’t it obvious? That a person has a need for a product that’s why he/she purchases it. But here it is a little different. You must know how you are going to use it to fulfill that need? For example, if you are going to use it for camping at mountain tops, or hilly areas, where snowfall is expected and wind blows at 60 – 70 MPH, you will definitely need a tent with a stronger base and cover. An expensive model is worth it.

No one would compromise here and fancy taking a risk against stormy snowfalls. A stronger base and better material for the fabric of the roof will make it expensive. But in case you need a tent for a family picnic at a nearby river, then obviously you can save money and purchase a cheap one, leverage that liberty of proximity with home and compromise on quality.



Mother nature has blessed us with different seasons. Accordingly, camp manufacturers have worked their fingers to the bone, trying to tailor taints to your comfort and needs. If you are buying a camp for one season, for example, if it’s only a summer camp then it will be less costly.


However, normally that’s not the case, as people who buy tents buy it for a longer period of time (otherwise they have the option to rent it out), for more than one season. The more challenges you want your tent to withstand, the more bucks you will have to pay for it. Hence, making taints a break your bank kind of product.





This is a bit related to seasonality if you are looking for a tent that should stand the test of seasonal elements. That means you are looking for a tent that is loaded with durable material and that, as you would expect, comes with a cost.

The heavier and durable the tent you need, the more your will have to pay through the nose for it. Then there are additional features to consider – for example, built-in bags, UV treated fabric for protection against direct sunlight. Similarly, the ventilation system, quality of polyester coating, anti-fungus flooring, etc. affect the cost of a tent.



Smaller camps cost less, camps with more housing capacity cost more. It is as simple as it could be. It depends on your requirement so you must know how much space your campers will need in a tent to be comfortable.

Not only that, the gears and other utility stuff they will be carrying will also be kept in the tent, so make sure you take them into account as well. Also, keep in mind that tent capacity rating varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Tents are expensive, but there are points you can leverage from and bargain to get a good deal for yourself. If you need a tent for a longer period of time, make sure you invest in one that is worth it.


Consider all the factors, such as how many people you will be accommodating in your tent, when and where you are planning to place the tent and accordingly your tent material.

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