What to look for in a tent for Burning Man
If you’re looking for a reliable tent for Burning Man, then there are a number of things to take into consideration:
You could experience very strong winds at Burning Man festival, sometimes even gale-force strong. The weather can sometimes be unpredictable so you need to make sure that your tent has a strong metal frame and can be staked deep into the ground. Make sure you buy good, strong stakes and not cheaper alternatives, as they won’t last and you’ll end up chasing your tent around the desert. If you want a durable and reliable tent then invest in a canvas tent, they are made to last harsh weather conditions, wont rip and are more dust resistant.
Believe it or not, it can and does rain at black rock desert. So make sure you tent is waterproof, having somewhere comfortable and dry to relax is highly appealing. Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting down with a cold beer listening to the sound of rain while keeping cool from the breeze.
3. Dust proof
To prevent dust getting in your tent you need to make sure that your breathable mesh doors and windows also have a solid material cover with durable zippers. No doubt though after a week you’re going to end up with some dust in your tent, so be prepared to do a little cleaning. It’s best to be prepared incase you do encounter a dust storm.
Being suck in the hot desert, living in a tent for a week, you’re going to want to keep cool. So when looking for a tent for Burning Man I would recommend getting a canvas bell tent with breathable mesh windows and doors. Some of the bell tents we have reviewed have completely 360 degrees foldable sides allowing a breeze to pass right through the whole tent.
Personally I would recommend getting a larger tent especially one which you can stand up and walk around in. It just allows you more space to sleep, store your travel gear and relax with friends.
There are 3 different types of tents that are ideal for Burning Man, which are: