If you have no idea how to fold a pop up tent, then it would be easy if you already know the trick!
As you can see pop up tents are preferred as they can be made as quick shelters.To become a pro, you must master certain techniques to do the folding in just two minutes! Do you want to know what are the steps you need to master? Well, all you have to do is keep scrolling!
But first, let’s understand what pop up tents are.
What are pop up tents?
These types of tents will only require you to assemble a few parts so you can get comfortable quickly.This indeed removes the frustration of sacrificing a large amount of time for setup.There won’t be tons of complicated steps you have to follow to create a shelter, unlike standard camping tents.
Remember, if you want a high level of convenience, a pop-up tent is the one you should buy!
Large dome pop up tents VS. Beach pop-up tents
There is a significant difference between these two types of tents.To configure each of them, you must first familiarize yourself with its characteristics before anything else.
So, large dome tents are probably the most common type of pop up tent you can have.It is made up of two posts on top and bent to be anchored to the ground at all four corners.As for beach tents, you can often see them shaped like a pyramid and only have one central pole.There are many variations for this lightweight tent and a simple tent to set up.There are also other types of pop up tents but in this article, we will discuss these two in more detail.
Are you ready?
Steps to Fold a Large Pop Up Dome Tent
If you have a dome type tent, you need to follow specific steps for an efficient setup.
So how do you fold a pop-up tent?
Here are the following:
Clean the tent before folding it
It should make sense to all campers whether a tent is clean or dirt free. Sand and pine needles can damage your tent if you don’t take some precautionary measures (although you can clean up later). It will be best to remove unwanted debris as these objects can damage your tent when it is folded up. Remember that you should never pack the tent when it is wet, as mould and a foul odour may occur.
Fold the two poles together, then the two bottom bars
You must stand next to your tent. For you to understand better, the pegs are the ridges on the top of the tent, which are on the left and right sides. Grasp the two tent poles, then pull them together and bend the two bottom poles from the outside. It would help if you left the door of the tent open so that air is not trapped inside.
Bend the top pegs towards your backhand
Hold the four pegs together and pull the tent away from the ground to make it flat. You don’t have to worry because the poles are lightweight (in case you think folding will be complicated).
Continuously press the tent down and seal it in a bag
This is a necessary move that you need to make because the pop up tents tend to bounce around.
For one technique, you need to use your hands and knees together to release the remaining trapped air.
Finally, you can now slip and seal the tent in the bag.
Steps to folding a beach tent
I bet this folding won’t be very complicated because it would be child’s play!
Here are the easy steps you can follow to properly fold a beach tent:
Shake out debris before folding
Like the dome tent, cleaning up any damage is essential when packing the tent.
This debris can be the main factor in damaging or even tearing your tent.If there are stains and you think it would take up most of your time, you can do it later at home.
Grasp both sides of the tent
Since beach tents are not as big as other tents and their pegs are not as many as them, your work will be more comfortable. Reach the sides and leave the door open if it has a lid.
Fold the sides
All you have to do is pull a specific side to the centre and then lay it flat on the ground. If you do, you should have an exit that one side is on the other, and you should now have an oval-shaped tent.
Press it down and hold it tight
If you do this air should be released from the tent and make sure you are careful to hold it down. Since pop-up tents tend to bounce, you need to make sure you press them down firmly. Once the air is gone, seal it in its bag.
And yes! You have now folded your tent correctly!
For the last words, you must do the steps correctly because if you do it right, the folding will be easy!
Hope you had some useful knowledge on how to fold a pop up tent.
Thanks so much for reading and good luck!