Camping & Hiking Tents
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Coleman Sundome Refresh 4-Person Dome Tent
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Wenzel Shenanigan Buffalo Plaid 5 Person Tent
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Coleman Carlsbad Darkroom 4-Person Dome Tent with Screen
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Ballyhoo Buffalo Plaid 4 Person Tent
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Coleman Steel Creek 6-Person Fast Pitch Screenroom Dome Tent
Coleman WeatherMaster Screened 6-Person Camping Tent
Tents for Camping & Hiking
Looking to spend some time in The Great Outdoors? Then make sure you’re prepared for anything with our wide selection of outdoor gear, like tents! The tents available will not only ensure that you enjoy your time in nature, but will also help keep you safe and protected from the elements.
So before you and your fellow adventurers head out to explore, get geared up with all the essentials you need to make memories during your camping, hiking, and other outdoor excursions!
Different Tent Types
If your trip into the outdoors includes some time at the campground, you’ll want to start with the basics that will offer shelter and comfort at your home away from home! The easiest and most common way to do this is to pitch a tent.
Having the right tent for your outdoor adventure is essential. You will need to evaluate the weather conditions, season and environment in which you are camping and also the number of adults that the tent can fit comfortably. Some tents also list the square footage so you can determine additional storage space for gear. If you are backpacking, you will want to consider a lightweight tent for easy mobility. Most tents include ground stakes, poles, a canopy and often, a rain fly for assembly.
Tents tend to be differentiated by how many people they can sleep. At Kohl’s, we offer tent options that comfortably fit anywhere from one person all the way up to larger 10-person tents. This means you’re sure to find the tent you need for any upcoming trip!
How to Set Up a Tent
No matter which tent you choose, here are some tips for setting up your campsite properly.
- Choose a flat location. This will make your tent easier to pitch and more stable throughout the night. An area on higher ground will also prevent your tent from flooding if it rains. Remove any stones, sticks or other objects that could puncture the floor of your tent.
- Lay down a tarp and unfold the tent footprint on top. The tarp will help keep you dry and protect the bottom of your tent. Place the tent door opening in the position you would like it to face.
- Locate the poles, rain fly and stakes. Separate each different type and connect the poles using the elastic cord that runs through each of them.
- Secure your tent. Place the hook-shaped pegs through the loops at the ends of the tent. Use a mallet or push the pegs into the ground at a 45 degree angle towards the tent.
- Attach the poles. Run the connected poles through the tube of fabric on top of the tent. Attach one end of the pole to the grommet on the edge of the tent.
- Pop up the tent. To get the tent to stand up, start with one end of a pole that is not connected to the tent. Bend it enough so you can place the other end into the corresponding grommet. Repeat this for each pole.
- Circulate air. If you're in a favorable climate, you can air out your tent by opening the vents.
Other Camping Essentials
Once you have the right structures for your campsite, you’ll want to move on to checking out the other practical camping gear you’ll use daily. This includes the sleeping bag in which you’ll catch your Zs.
Depending on the climate of your destination, the following factors are important to consider when purchasing a sleeping bag:
- The temperature rating describes the coldest comfortable temperature your sleeping bag can handle. Usually, there is a minimum and a maximum degree for which the sleeping bag is recommended.
- Insulation is measured by the fill weight in ounces. The higher the number, the warmer and more insulated your bag will be.
- The length of the sleeping bag is important for taller individuals. Look for information about the height of a person that will comfortably fit within the sleeping bag.
- The shape of the bag will most often be rectangular or mummy style. Rectangular bags are roomier, but can also add bulk to your travels. Mummy bags are tapered at the feet and often include a hood for more insulation.
If you want to sleep a bit off the ground, there are a couple options to consider. The first is an air mattress. Air mattresses create a comfortable and cushioned sleeping place inside a tent. These are ideal for extended campground stays, but can be bulky to carry and require an air pump for inflation.
The other option is a sleeping bag pad. Sleeping bag pads can be used with or without an air mattress to stay separated from the ground and lumpy terrain. These items are usually less bulky than an air mattress while providing additional cushioning and warmth to your sleeping space. There are multiple styles to choose from, including self-inflating pads or foam mats.
With your sleeping situation settled, you’ll want to consider other items you’ll need around camp, for tasks like cooking. Camp cookware will help make meal prep simple and easy when at the campsite. It is a good idea to bring small or lightweight cookware items to minimize adding bulk to your camping gear. Depending on the meals you want to prepare outdoors, important items to take include a cooking rack or utensils that reach over the campfire, pots and pans, cups, plates, bowls, eating utensils and storage containers with covers.
And now that you’ve cooked a delicious meal, you’re going to want to enjoy it while sitting around the campfire. And the best way to do this is to kick back and relax in brand new camp furniture. Folding chairs, tables and benches provide comfortable seating for eating, socializing and relaxing around the campfire. Look for items that are compact and lightweight for convenient traveling.
And don’t forget about other camping essentials like lanterns, coolers, backpacks, and more!
Get all your outdoor must-haves, and prepare to take on new adventures in safety and comfort. You’ll want to be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws in your way, and our selection of outdoor gear gets you on the right track!