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Posted: 10/5/2001 5:55:58 AM EDT
Does anyone know just what is the differance between a 3-season and a 4-season tent? I have always wondered about this. Vulcan94
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 5:59:32 AM EDT
1 season? Sorry, I couldn't resist. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 6:11:50 AM EDT
3 season usually means spring, summer and fall. those tents are usually made with more ventalation, and a weaker support structure. i have a 3 season tent that is for fall, winter and spring. no vents other that the 2 doors. a rain/snow fly that extends to the ground, and has a vestibule for cold-weather cooking, storage, etc. and a super-strong pole system to accomodate the weight of snow. 4 season simply implies a compramise in all features, creating a "one tent fits all" shelter. happy camping!
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 6:13:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 6:19:42 AM EDT
fattym4, Thanks for the info. I guess that the tent I have is a 3-season. Although, here in NC I don't really have to worry about getting too much snow down on the coast. Thanks, Vulcan94
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 11:13:55 AM EDT
The four season tents usually have stronger poles and are more strongly braced to resist snow and high winds.
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 11:30:02 AM EDT
Where most 3 season tents can get away with 2 or 3 poles, 4 season tents have 4 or 5. This is also to help brace the tent for snow fall. Also there is gererally less ventilation in a 4 season tent which makes it horrible in the summer. Some 4 season also have a "hard top" for the snowfall. If you plan on camping in the winter it's a good idea to have 2 different tents, one for the winter, one for the rest of the year.
Link Posted: 10/5/2001 11:47:00 AM EDT
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