Elk NetworkChoosing the right size wall tent

Sponsored Content | June 27, 2022

People ask us every day “what size wall tent should I buy”? In order to answer that question, we need to understand a little bit about how they plan to use their tent.

So, questions like “how many people will be sleeping in your tent” and ”will you be cooking and eating in your tent”? These two simple questions will give us a good understanding of what size tent will serve you best.

On the other hand, you can get a good idea of the tent size you need by taking a tape measure and chalk outside to your driveway or in a parking lot. Just measure out, say 12×15, and draw it with chalk. Then, go ahead and add in cots. Most of the time in tents 14×15 or smaller, cots will be positioned so the head of the cot is against the back wall. Remember when drawing cots, you must have enough room between cots to store your clothes and gear under the cots. After drawing in your cots, draw where your stove will go. For Davis Tents, our stove jacks are located in the front left as you walk into the tent. And then of course, draw  in tables or any other items you may plan to have inside your tent.

For a general rule that works for most people:

  • A 10×10 tent is for 1 or 2 people
  • A 12×15 tent is for 2 or 3 people
  • A 14×15 tent is for 3 or 4 people
  • And larger groups are covered by our 16×20 and 16×25 tents

If you have further questions, shoot us an email or give us a call and we will help you in any way we can. Visit us at www.davistent.com.

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