Are tent carpets really worth it?
If you’re camping for more than a couple of days then we think the answer is a resounding yes.
A tent carpet not only adds a touch of luxury under your feet, it also adds an instant layer of insulation to keep you warm in chilly weather.
In this article I’ll show you what to consider when buying a tent carpet. I’ll also give five of the best tent carpet options.
Let’s get started!
5 Reasons to Buy a Tent Carpet
A simple groundsheet does not provide much in the way of insulation between your living space and the potentially wet, cold floor. A tent carpet provides an immediate increased level of insulation. Not only will your feet be warmer, the temperature of your whole tent will increase.
The effect of a tent carpet creates an immediate home from home feel. A groundsheet does not shield you from a lumpy form, unlike a tent carpet upgrade. You and the children will be much more comfortable sitting down. Just think of waking up in the morning and a soft, bouncy feel that a tent carpet will provide.
I don’t want to take anything from the purist campers who are more than happy to hear the crunching sound as you walk over a groundsheet. However, adding a tent carpet will really help softening the sound as you walk around the tent. In enclosed spaces such as a tent, sound is amplified. You’ll also have less chance of waking up those young children (or adults, if they’re lucky to still be sleeping!).
A tent carpet provides a layer of protection between whatever you may spill or drop and your groundsheet. It’s easier to replace a tent carpet than your tent groundsheet. It also means less wear and tear on your groundsheet.
Tent designs have come a long, long way in the last decade or two. There’s only so far you can take a groundsheet design though. Adding a tent carpet can add a relatively stylish, luxurious feel to your home from home.
5 Best Tent Carpets to Buy
The key thing to consider when buying a tent carpet is to ensure it fits your tent.
Vango Universal Tent Carpet
Willow colour. Easy clean and supplied with carry case, Three sizes:
- 170 cm x 310 cm
- 230 cm x 210 cm
- 260 cm x 360 cm
Eurohike Tent Carpet – Small
Triple layer: soft fleece upper, foam mid-section and tough waterproof base. Carry bag included. Dimensions 200 cm x 215cm.
Eurohike 3 Layer Waterproof Tent Carpet
As above but a bigger size at 265 cm x 280 cm.
Coleman Tent Carpet
Nice looking cotton flanneled top tent carpet. Dimensions 230 cm x 230 cm.
Hi Gear Hampton 8 Deluxe Tent Carpet
Luxurious, large tent carpet. This one from Hi Gear, complete with waterproof backing includes a soft layer to keep you warm, dry and snug. Dimensions 300 cm x 380 cm.
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