Finding the Right Kayaking Camping Tent

Find the appropriate camping tent for your kayaking trip might sound simple, and it is, so long as you follow some simple ground rules. There are a few different points you need to take into account which are as follows:

  • Who’ll use it? Is it just you or are you going to have company?
  • Free standing or stand along?
  • Some important things to look for are quality, rain worthiness and weight
  • What sort of weather do you think you’ll be in most of the time?

So first things first, who is going to be occupy the darned thing? A one person tent can work when you’re out in the mountains backpacking, however if you’re kayak camping you’re in luck because we can carry a bit more weight than a backpacker could (aren’t we cool!) My personal take on thing is that when you’re going kayaking camping, a very light two man tent might be the way to go. Why do I advise this you might ask? Easy, with a two man tent you’ll easily be able to fit your supplies minus the food. Also, just in case there is some sort of emergency, you can share it should something happen to your partner or friend’s tent. Sure, it might be a little snug, but you can make it work!

Tent Kayak
A random photo off of the internet featuring a person with a tent and kayak.

Second off, I really do prefer a free standing tent. There are several reasons for this. First of all, you can pitch the tent anywhere, which is nice as you never know when you’ll need to pick up and move it. Next, when it’s time to disassemble it, you can easily just turn it upside down and shake the you-know-what out of it. And lastly, you can divide the weight between the other people you’re kayak camping with, which is nice.

Many people opt to buy their tents, which is fine if you’re going camping. However, if you’re hosting an event and need a Los Angeles California tent rental, there are a number of options that exist. A Los Angeles tent rental, can always be found at Find Me A Tent which I linked to earlier. They have been around for a long time offering tents to weddings, bar mitzvahs and all different types of events. They even have party tent rentals if that’s what you’re looking for. Personally, I’ve used their service several times, and have always been pleasantly surprised at their level of service. They go above and beyond to make sure their clients get exactly what they are looking for.

Got a bit sidetracked there, so back to kayaking tents. At the end of the day, you really just want to find something that is quality. And of course, you want to be sure it can handle the rain. You might think that the cheap tent you bought from Walmart will do it, but that isn’t necessarily the case. I remember back to a trip I went on with a friend in which my friend had just bought a cheap tent from Walmart and was thoroughly disappointed when it started leaking! We ended up having to share a tent because of it, and to this day my friend still gets agitated when I mention it. You get what you pay for, folks.

I hope you enjoyed this how-to guide on finding the right tent for kayaking. Be sure to also check out Find Me A Tent, if you ever need any sort of event tent rental; they’re sure to impress!