The difference between alpine tent and outdoor camping tent
The space of a real alpine tent is relatively small, and comfort is sacrificed for weight and wind resistance; the comfort pursued by a field tent is higher than the harshness of the environment, which means that a slight concession in weight can be made to satisfy the space. Comfortable, and reduce the manufacturing cost of the bottom product.
Alpine tents pay attention to the functionality and cost-effectiveness of the selected materials, which means that the best materials should be used regardless of the price of the materials. The field tent can choose more materials within the range of meeting its environmental requirements. As far as the pole is concerned, you can choose carbon, glass fiber or aluminum pole.
Alpine tents will have too much consideration for their stability, so the space issues mentioned in the previous article will be cumbersome in other designs, such as skirts, transoms, the position of poles and wind ropes, etc. Some outdoor tents It can increase the air permeability, beauty and ease of construction
It’s not that the most expensive is the best, but the most suitable for one’s use is the best. As everyone knows, tents are one of the most important equipment in the wild. If a tent can’t If it is waterproof, the consequences are really unimaginable. Now we analyze the waterproofness of the tent from the main waterproof index of the tent.
The waterproof index of tents is expressed in MM (millimeters). Originally, there was an instrument for measuring the waterproofness of tent fabrics in the factory. A sample of the tent was clamped to a round kit with a diameter of about seven centimeters. The lower part is a system that can pressurize the water. The water is pressurized by an electric method to determine how much water pressure can be used to penetrate the tent fabric. As the pressure continues to increase, it will soon be One drop of water passes through the tent sample. This pressure is not the final result. Wait until the third drop of water breaks through the tent fabric sample, then the pressure value is the final result. If the pressure value is 1600MM, it means that this tent has 1600MM waterproof capability. This 1600MM is equivalent to a water column pressure of one meter high to penetrate the tent fabric.
Ordinary camping tents mostly adopt the yurt style, with 2-3 carbon fiber tent poles, which provide better rainproof performance and certain windproof performance, and the air permeability is also better. The four-season tents or alpine tents are mostly tunnel-type, with more than 3 aluminum alloy tent poles, and many auxiliary designs such as ground nails and windproof ropes. The selection of materials is strong and durable. Alpine tents are not rainproof, and they are usually heavy, so they are not suitable for outdoor travel on weekends (except in extreme winter environments). To
Alpine tents have a narrower space than camping tents. The comfort of alpine tents is higher than the harshness of the environment, which means that a slight concession in weight can be made to satisfy the comfort of space.
Alpine tents can choose more materials than camping tents within the range of meeting their environmental requirements. As far as the poles are concerned, you can choose carbon, fiberglass or aluminum poles.
The poles of alpine tents generally use fiberglass poles and aluminum poles. The advantages of fiberglass rods are cheap, but the disadvantages are easy to age, brittle, break, and heavy. The camping tent has the characteristics of strong shear and shunt wind, no rain, small size after folding, and easy to carry. And it has the characteristics of high strength, good stability, small volume after folding, and convenient transportation and carrying.