One of the most important pieces of gear for the camper is the camping tent they will use on their trip. More often than not this will be your only option for shelter from the elements from sun to rain to even excess sun. If your camping tent does not protect your from these elements you will more than likely not have a very good trip so this is one piece of gear that you want to make sure is in good condition and adequate for your needs.
Tents come in a variety of sizes and designs so it is important that you get the model that best suits the camping you will be doing. Size is the easiest to consider and is based on how many people a tent will comfortably sleep. It is important to make sure you get a tent that will sleep as many as you want but if you want to also store gear inside you may want to consider a larger tent. Tents also come in lightweight backpacking tents that cut down a lot of excess weight so you do not carry too much. Dome tents are usually freestanding making them easy to set up while family or cabin tents are perfect for large groups that still want a little privacy.