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Are self-folding tents convenient or not practical? For a kid on a camping trip, what's the best one to buy? and got a better answer
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Convenient to install, but very inconvenient to carry, because the folded form is a pancake with a diameter of 50 cm or more. Suitable only for picnics and road trips. Not suitable for hiking! Another problem is folding in windy conditions.
Convenient to set up, but extremely inconvenient to carry because when folded, they are a pancake 50 cm or more in diameter. Suitable only for picnics and road trips. Not suitable for hiking! Another problem - folding in windy weather The usual arc tent after some training is put up in five minutes.
Handy enough, 30 seconds and done. The only inconvenience is that they are round, if it is a hike, it is not very convenient to carry it, as there will be a backpack and more necessary things. If going by car, no problem.
Nehay learn how to set, there is nothing difficult
Buy him a light, inexpensive double tent of the usual design. Let him learn how to pitch it. And if he ruins it, he won't feel so bad.
acquaintances with such a tent went to the woods and they couldn't put it down and then abandoned it there