> How many berth ?

It is advised to choose a camping tent with an additionnal berth to enjoy more space. You will be able to store some of your stuffs that can not stay in your berth, install cooking furnitures or even to receive a guest.
Most of our pole an sleeve tents have a separating curtain in the berths. This curtain enables, depending on your needs, to add or to remove a part of the room : to enjoy an additionnal berth or to enjoy a larger living space. Thereby, no space is lost !

> The living space

The living space corresponds to the area under a camping tent without the berths. This space can be larger or smaller depending on the camping tents and doesn't depend on the number of berths. For instance, some of the 8 berths camping tents have a smaller living space than some of the 6 berth camping tents.

The living space of the camping tents can also be enlarged by adding tent extensions on the front or the sides of the tent.

> Waterproofing and wind resistance

The sealing of a camping tent is measured in schmerbers, a mesuring unit that enable to know the impermeability of a textile by placing it under a tube full of water. The higher the water in the tube will get, the more the fabric will be waterproof.
Example : a camping tent which has a 5000 schmerbers value, resist to 5000 mm of water, so 5 meters ! We consider that a camping tent is waterproof starting from 1 200 schmerbers.
All our camping tents are waterproof because of a polyurethane or silicone enduction. The enductions can be more or less important depending on the tent models, the impermeability of our camping tents moving from 2 000 to 8 000 mm from a model to an other.

Windproofing :
All our camping tents are tested in belows to determind their resistance to the wind. The camping tents of the brands Outwell, Easy Camp, Robens, Khyam, Wynnster and Vango that we sell our tent catalogue have all a strong resistance to the wind because of new stake out systems. The windproofing of the camping tents is measured on the Beaufort scale, a measuring unit that has 13 degrees (from 0 to 12).

All our camping tents have a windproof between 9 and 10 degrees on the Beaufort scale and are identified by the following pictograms :

Wind force 9 :
ninth degree on the Beaufort scale. This number corresponds to a tempest with wind bursts from 75 to 88 km/h.
Wind force 10 : tenth degree on the Beaufort scale. This number corresponds to a tempest with wind bursts from 89 to 102 km/h.

> Weight?

The weight of the tent varies according to the material used :
- Poles 
- Tent fabric

> What shape?

Geodesic structures
Most frequently used when hiking, but also used for trekking and in alpine conditions, its original shape is an evolution of dome models that provide particularly high stability and strength. This shape of this hiking tent allows you to maximize living space and comfort whilst maintaining a relatively light weight. Some hiking /alpine tents from MSR or VANGO Force Ten, available on our site, offer tents with a geodesic shape for comfort, strength and lightness.

Dome shape
Well known in the market, dome-shaped camping tents (also called igloo tents) have proven themselves since the 70s thanks to a robust and freestanding structure: usually composed of two arcs that intersect at the center, dome tents offer a spacious interior and good wind resistance. The freestanding characteristic of dome tents means that you don’t need to stake your tent to keep it erect. This is very useful for example if you decide to move your tent elsewhere.
To meet your needs and camping conditions, bewak offers two types of dome tents: Rapidex tents with a quick erect system and classic camping tents.

Tunnel shape
Tunnel tents have semicircular poles that form a tunnel! These tents often have a larger living space and a lightweight frame. Unlike dome shaped tents, they are not freestanding and require a pegging down. Their bigger sizes brings greater comfort: Crystal PVC panoramic windows, discretion shutters integrated, door, awning and sunshade etc..
Khyam, Outwell or Vango are specialists in family tents and large tunnel shaped tents.

Pyramid tents
There are two types of pyramid tents, teepees and scout / group tents.  These pyramid tents stand out by their authentic style reminiscent of the American Indian era: one or more vertical masts supports the canvas to provide a spacious shelter that is easy to erect. Bewak offers a selection of pyramid tents from Outwell, Nordisk & Vango ranging from 2 to 12 places, ideal for expeditions, scout / youth group use.

> Which Fabric?

Tents can be found in polyester, polycotton or cotton. Each of these materials have advantages and disadvantages.

Polyester :
Advantages : Lightweight, less bulky, easy to carry, quick drying, less expensive.
Disadvantages : Moderate insulation, less breathable, condensation can be a problem, shorter lifespan (5-6 years), less resistant to UV rays.

Polycotton / cotton :
Advantages :Very good insulation, limits condensation, longer lifespan (8-10 years), breathable, UV-resistant.
Disadvantages :Heavy, more cumbersome, slow drying, more expensive.

Summary :
Whatever the material of the tent, they are all designed to adapt to climatic conditions. If the weather is cold, a tent made of polyester is preferable to protect from the cold and retainheat inside. In hot weather, the tent should be in Polycotton or Cotton to limit condensation and maintain freshness.