A trekking tent is perfect for all trips on foot or by bike. Since someone always carries it, it needs to be as compact and light as possible. High quality materials reduce the load. In spite of their low weight, these tents need to be very stable to withstand wind and weather.
Lightweight tents are actually a sub-category of trekking tents. They are the best choice for long tours with a lot of luggage, when every gram counts. Lightweight tents are less spacious and less comfortable, in return weight and pack size are reduced to a minimum. The weight per tent and per person should be less than 1,500 grams.
Camping tents are used when the tent can stay in one place for a longer period. However, they are easy to pitch and take down. Most of the times, they are hauled by car or motorcycle and thus their weight is not the primary focus. Comfort and space with plenty of storage (vestibules) are more important.
Family tents are large enough to accommodate an entire family or group. With many comfort features like headroom, windows and lots of storage space, family tents are the ideal holiday home. Like camping tents, family tents can only be carried for a limited distance because they are simply too heavy. McKINLEY family tents accommodate up to 6 persons.
Just throw it! Quick pitch tents are familiar picture at events and in campgrounds. This type of tent may also be called pop-up or self-erecting tent. The main feature is the minimal time required for pitching it or taking it down, and their affordable price. The tent is equipped with built-in very flexible hoops so that when the tent is unpacked, it springs into shape immediately. Finally, all you have to do is secure it with guy lines and pegs. After use, the tent is packed down into a thick disc shape.
Dome tents have a very simple structure and are available in a wide variety of sizes ranging from lightweight 2-person tents with limited headroom, up to 6 or 9-person tents with headroom exceeding 180cm. These may be single wall, or single-wall with partial flysheet, or double wall. Depending on the pole arrangement, some models pitch outer-tent first, while others pitch inner-tent first. The former helps keep the inner tent dry, but the latter is easier to pitch.
Geodesic tents are basically like dome tents but with two or more extra poles, which intersect with the standard two poles to help support the basic shape of the tent and minimise the amount of unsupported fabric. This makes them more suitable for use in snowy conditions and in strong winds.