Equip Yourself for Your Next Camping Trip and Get Quality Outdoor Tents from Intents Outdoors
New Zealand is full of fantastic, exciting places perfect for camping and other outdoor activities. You’ll have no trouble finding beautiful spots to explore. From the famous tramping tracks, spectacular mountains, beach side family campsites, or just ‘going bush’, you can make the most out of your camping experience with gear from a tent company with your best interests at heart.
When you’re off conquering the great unknown, it’s reassuring to know you have reliable gear you can depend on. Having a fun and memorable trip should be the only thing that you think about so make sure that you pack the right gear to stay dry and safe. Wondering what type of tent that you should have? That’s where we come in.
Here at Intents Outdoors, we’ve got a great range of quality tents and camping gear for every purpose. Choose from ultralight tents, tramping tents, hunting tents, family tents, popup tents, inflatable tents, canvas tents, canvas swags, cot tents and roof top tents. We’ve got tarps and poles, windbreaks, event shelters and accessories, gazebos, sleeping bags and air beds, even fly fishing gear ... everything you need for your next camping adventure.
“I’ve already got a tent, so why get a tarp?” A camping tarp, hoochie, or fly is a simple piece of gear but has multiple benefits and uses. Tarps are usually square, rectangular or hex cut pieces of fabric with tie out points. Great to use with a tent and for some, instead of a tent. They are really adaptable and have lots of uses - an essential bit of camping gear to keep handy. Yeah, nah? Here are 15 reasons to get a tarp (there’s probably heaps more) to make your next camping adventure even better.
What are the best tent poles? Which tent poles are right for me? Aluminium, fibreglass, steel, inflatable air poles, carbon fibre, … no poles. Poles are an important part of any tent - they hold up your tent. But do all poles do the job you want them to? Different pole types are suited to different types of tents, purposes and budgets.
There’s nothing worse than being in your tent in the rain and you’re still getting wet! Having a good tent that will keep you dry is often the difference between misery and having a fun camping trip. We get a lot of questions asking what to look for in a tent that can perform in the rain.
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Right Tent for the Right Environment
Aren’t all tents pretty much the same? Tents are increasingly designed for specific purposes - different tent designs perform well in different terrains. When looking at purchasing tents, it’s crucial to consider where you’ll be using your tent and what conditions you’ll be experiencing. If you’re a keen camper you might be looking for a versatile, durable tent to handle varied situations or you might need a certain type of tent to handle your specific needs on your next adventure. There are many things to consider.
Dome tents have flexible poles which cross over the middle of the tent and have ends that are secured to webbing straps at the corners giving them a dome shape. Generally perform well in windy conditions, have good interior space, can deal with challenging weather conditions, including snow and are a very popular design. Geodesic tents use 4 or more criss-crossing poles to form a strong triangular structure, meaning they have greater stability in extreme weather conditions such as on mountains or windy, exposed areas. Semi geodesic tents work on the same triangular structure but typically use fewer poles. A good combination of weight and weather resistance in varied conditions makes tunnel tents a popular choice. They use a series of parallel arches giving them a tunnel shape and good internal space, and are ideally set up into the wind, but must be staked out for them to take shape and stay up. These are just a few of the tent designs available.
Sounds kind of obvious but you’ll also need to consider what you need your tent to do. Think about your priorities and what conditions you’ll be facing, then what kind of tent meets your priorities and is best suited to handle those conditions. You might like the look of an ultralight tent – wow, looks great and weighs less than your water bottle - but it’s not for you if you’re going car camping with the family.
Weather Proof Tents
The ideal weather-proof tent should be able to withstand the elements. It should cope with heat providing ventilation to keep you cool and comfy and provide shade from the sun. In rain, it should also be waterproof to keep you and your gear dry. And in the face of heavy wind your tent should be able to remain standing. Tent fabrics used should be able to contend with the stresses of sun, rain and wind. Most tents are rated as 3 season tents suitable for use in spring, summer and autumn while 4 season tents are designed for use in colder winter conditions with heavier rain, snow and winds that can destroy lighter weight tent poles and fabrics.
More and more people are finding that a shelter provides lots of options when camping. They protect against the sun, wind and rain. When used in unison with tents they provide a covered communal area day or night with multiple uses for living, dining and storage. The good news is we also have these available in stock with a range of accessories meaning you can customize them to suit your needs and set up a super camping HQ.
Why Shop With Us
With the multitude of tents available getting the right tent for you can be a bit confusing. Which design, purpose, specifications, size, material, rating, fly and floor, weight and packed size is right for me? Sure, making the right decision may seem tricky but with Intents Outdoors we’re here to help answer your questions. Our goal is to help you make the best possible choice for you so your next outdoor adventure goes without a hitch.
As well as the usual tents we’ve also stocked up on other camping gear like hammock tarps, windbreaks, camping and event shelters and gazebos, cot tents, sleeping bags and air beds. We have hiking backpacks, fishing packs, and fishing vests. We’ve just brought in canvas tents, swags and inflatable tents, and roof top tents for use on vehicles. Keep an eye out for new camping products we bringing in to the market.
Maintaining your gear is essential. We know bits and pieces disappear or need replacing so we have a range of spare parts and accessories for your tent including a range of tent pegs and stakes, guy ropes, and poles.
Have a question? Don’t be shy. We take pride in our product knowledge and would be more than happy to answer any questions, so we can guide you to the best camping gear for you.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you find the product that is right for you. We aim to please.
Looking to buy for a big group? Buy from us wholesale. If it’s for a group of kids ready to go on their first outdoor adventure or for a company teambuilding activity, you can come to us and we’ll be ready to provide you with what you need.
In line with our goal of being your trusted shop for camping gear, we’ve made the buying process a lot easier and convenient for wholesale transactions. This way, you can save on time and effort and instead focus on counting down the days until your greatest outdoor experience of all time.
Product Quality Guaranteed
We put our name on the line with every product we sell, and so we make sure that you get great value for your money with every purchase. And better yet, all of our products come with a one-year warranty. While we are confident that you won’t have to use it, this is us saying that we have your best interests at heart.
In the slight chance that a product is faulty due to manufacturing defect, we will correct the issue. Just get in touch with us immediately and you can rest assured that we’ll do our best.
Here at Intents Outdoors, all the tent gear you need is within easy reach. Our friendly staff are happy to share their skills and knowledge with you so you can make the best decision. Your satisfaction is our mission, and we take that as seriously as you do your camping trips.
Make your next camping trip smooth and easy with top quality tents. Reach us by hitting our Contact Us button and sending your queries. We look forward to hearing from you and, more than that, we’re keen to help you with your next outdoor expedition!