Camping tents are a necessity when it comes to camping. It’s really the one and only thing that you need in order to call it camping. Otherwise, you’re just some person standing or sitting alone in the woods, and that doesn’t sound very much like fun. So, can you rent a camping tent?
Most campers already have their own tents, but what about those who don’t? Well, there are a few different options. Such as borrowing a friends’ tent. However, that’s not the question we’re answering here. The question here is – “can you rent a camping tent?”
Yes! You can totally rent a tent! However, there are a few things you are going to want to keep in mind if you’re planning to rent a tent. Below are the three main things you want to mull over in your head while you’re thinking about where to rent your tent and what tent you want to rent.
- 1 – Pricing
- 2 – What Kind Of Tent do you need?
- 2 – Tent Quality
- 3 – Tent Size
1). Tent Renting Pricing:
Think about pricing when you go to rent a tent. There are a lot of options out there. Some are expensive and some are very cheap. So, here are a few tips to help you find the best prices for your soon to be rented tent.
How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Tent?
Camping tents are typically quite cheap to rent. Pricing varies but typically stays within the range of $20 U.S dollars – 75 U.S dollars a day depending on how big of a tent that you want. Renting a smaller tent means a cheaper price and renting a larger tent means renting at a more expensive price.
If the place that you’re renting a tent from wants to charge more than something within that price range, you’ll want to ask exactly why that is. We only say this because there are some companies out there that aren’t looking out for your best interest, (like a business is supposed to act), they are only looking out for themselves. So, don’t let a company sucker you into paying more if you don’t have to.
Pricing Tip – Do Your Research:
Researching the company that you’re renting from will be a HUGE advantage when you rent a tent. You’ll know a lot about the company, what they stand for, and if their pricing is of fair or better value.
This will tell you what company to work with and why you should. It’ll also help you budget your camping expenses so that you know exactly how much you’ll need for however long you plan to rent a tent.
2). Tent Quality:
You will want to think about what you need to get the best out of your rented tent. If your rented tent is low quality, then you are more likely to rip or tear the tent and have to pay for it. We all know the saying – “if you break it, you bought it”.
When you rent a camping tent, you’ll also be a lot more likely to end up with issues if your tent is of low quality. Some of these low-quality tent issues include, but are not limited to:
- Easy Ripping And Tearing Of Camping Tent Material
- Much Less Protection From The Weather
- Camping Tent Leaking In The Rain
- Insects Easily Entering Your Tent
- Tent Collapse
Quality Tip #1 – Material:
The material of the tent that you rent can be the difference between whether or not you are able to fully enjoy your camping trip. For example, if you go camping in a tent made of cheap, low-quality materials, you are much more likely to experience one or more of the above. You want to be as comfy as possible during your camping trip, right? So make sure you go with something of high or higher quality.
Quality Tip #2 – Tent Setup:
Most quality tents with be much easier to setup than a cheaper tent. Higher quality tents have more thought and design behind them, and so in turn, the setup will be quick.
This is something very crucial if you’ve never gone camping before because you will probably have a hard time setting up your tent. Many tents that are considered of higher quality have clear instructions, and easy setup. Some tents even come with almost automatic setup.
3). Tent Size:
The size of the tent that you pick is another HUGE factor. For example, if you rent a tent that is too small, then you won’t be able to fit everyone in it.
There are many different sizes of tents, Whether you’re camping by yourself or with others, the typical range is between 1 person and 12 person sizes. If you’re unsure as to what size tent that you need to rent. Check out our post all about finding the right size HERE.
Where To Rent A Tent?
There are plenty of places to rent a tent. Some stores even have programs that will allow you to borrow or rent a tent for a specific agreed-upon time. You can do a simple google search to find places in your area that will rent out a tent to you. Just remember that you don’t have to overpay for your tent rental.
We hope that this has opened your eyes a little to tent renting! Keep in mind that if you plan to go camping more than a few times this year, you’ll probably be better off buying a good tent. It will add up if you keep renting tents and it will defeat the whole purpose of renting a tent, (which is usually to save money). If you found this helpful, show us some love and share it! Thank you for visiting us! We’ll see you next time, right here, at outdoorcampingadvice.com!