Q. How Can I Reduce Condensation In My Tent?
A. Stop breathing – only kidding – that is not advisable! The tent occupants exhale warm, moist air. When the air hits a cool surface, ie the inside of the outer tent rain-fly, any moisture condenses, leaving water droplets on the fabric surface. This can be especially uncomfortable in a single wall tent and often confused for leaking fabric (see below). Build up of condensation in a single wall tent, if not highly ventilated will drip and run back into the sleeping area. Slumit tents are double walled and offer ample ventilation. The inner sleeping area is made from breathable fabric, which allows moist air to escape the sleeping area before condensing. This reduces the chance of condensation leakage back inside your sleeping area making for a more comfortable camping experience.
NB. Condensation is often confused for leaking fabrics.
This moist condensed air on the inside of the rain-fly is commonly mistaken as a leaky tent. Ventilation is key, as you want to remove the moist air before it condenses. Leaving as many doors and vents open as possible will increase air flow into the tent and minimise the condensation build up. The cooler it is outside and the warmer the air is on the inside your tent – during use – will determine how much condensation will form on the inside of the rain-fly.