In my opinion tent hire in Scotland can lead to the greatest holidays in this beautiful country. There is no other place in the UK and some say the world that can compare to the rugged beauty of the Highlands and there is no better way to experience these mountains than to go camping in them. However when planning on tent hire in Scotland, there a number of important things to
consider. People often think that hiring the wrong tent isn't as bad as buying the wrong one so they rush the decision however you need to remember that your tent will either be on your back or it will be your home for the duration of your camping holiday therefore a little bit of thought at this stage can definitely pay dividends in the long run. Considering its Scotland, a rain proof tent should probably be an obvious requirement even if you plan on camping during the summer; however this is not the only thing to consider when hiring a tent.
In my opinion the primary consideration should be portability. A lot of people think that a tents weight is primarily to do with its size but this is in fact not the case. There are many different materials that your tent can be made of and it is possible to get very large tents that will not break your back. I advise that unless you intend on driving directly from your home to the campsite, make sure you get a light enough tent that you can carry. I have first hand experience of dragging around this massive bag of poles around a train station and it can be a bit of a nightmare.
The next thing to consider is the size of your tent; I think that you are always best getting a tent that is one person bigger than the amount of people in your party. Unfortunately when hiring a tent in Scotland, the odds of rain will always be [pretty high and there is nothing worse than being stuck in a tent with everyone on top of each other for hours on end. The addition in price and weight is not that much and that extra bit of space can be a fantastic thing. Speaking of weather conditions, you should also consider what type of material your tent should be made of. Tents generally come in either nylon or canvas. Canvas tents allow a lot of air in and therefore aid breath ability however those little holes that allow the air in can also leave water in if you accidentally touch off them so for camping in Scotland they are probably a poor choice. I would therefore go with Nylon even if planning your trip in the summer. Nylon also happens to be cheaper and lighter than canvas tents.
The last thing that you should remember is that even if you get a lightweight water proof tent that has plenty of space, you still may not get a good nights sleep unless you also purchase some form of mattress. The highlands as you can imagine has a lot of uneven ground so don't plan on sleeping on the floor of your tent. So, in conclusion provided you consider all the points mentioned in this article, you should be able to hire the perfect tent for you trip.