The most comprehensive and accurate definition, in our opinion, comes from Dictionary.com:
As can be seen from the definition, tents can take on a variety of forms. Dictionary.com puts the the word tent as coming into use between 1250 and 1300, stemming from “ < <
Looking at the specs for modern tents, we find that materials tend to be polyester and nylon for most models. Some high-end models are made of lightweight cuben fiber and other exotic materials. Most have panels made of mesh to provide ventilation, while keeping out bugs. Mr. FamilyTrivium’s primary tent has a nylon floor, with polyester and bug mesh walls, and a polyester rain fly. Check back for future posts going further into tent materials, designs, and other attributes.
Do you have a favorite tent? Feel free to share in the comments.