When shopping for cheap tents you will have many different brands to choose from. One of these brands is Wenzel Tents. A nice thing about this company is that they have been around since the 1880’s and have been able to withstand the test of time.
Their prices are definitely affordable and they provide a 10 year warranty for tents manufactured since 2000. However, this warranty doesn’t cover any wear and tear or weather damage. Most of their tents are lightweight tents and they are pretty compact. They are probably one of the most affordable tent brands on the market today and make a great option for anyone on a budget.
Their tents could easily be defined in the budget tent category and you can easily find tents in the 30 dollar range even in the 20’s, often among Wal-Mart tents. That being said if you want to buy a budget camping tent you need to make sure you know what you’re getting for your money.
Wenzel tents are lightweight tents, compact and fairly easy to set up. Casual campers who camp under the best conditions will enjoy these more than a more serious camper.
However, there are some drawbacks that might even prevent the casual camper from wanting it. Some have had problems with the rain fly being too small and becoming easily saturated.
That being the case you should definitely apply some tent sealer if you are getting a Wenzel tent. You can also get some waterproofing spray to apply to the tent which can help with this issue.
Often their tents also are lacking in terms of ventilation. If you are 100% sure you aren’t going to be getting any rain removing the rain fly can improve your ventilation somewhat. However, you don’t want to do this unless you know for sure you aren’t going to see any rain. Also, like most the tents might not be as spacious as you would like, even cabin tents.
Overall, if you know you will be using your tent infrequently and in good weather conditions a Wenzel tent would definitely serve your needs. Many casual campers seem to be pleased with their tents since the prices are budget friendly.