How do I prevent condensation in my tent?
Ventilation / Moisture Control
The key to stopping moisture and condensation in your tent is good airflow. Ventilating the tent during use and while it is pitched will allow moisture to leave and stop it settling on the inner tent. Due to the flexibility of the tent door zips you can create good circulation through the breathable inner allowing the Vestibule Ventilation Hood (VVH) to keep the weather out whilst encouraging airflow around the tent. A footprint can be used to reduce the moisture accumulation on the groundsheet, especially in inclement weather or when pitching on snow.
Winter camping tips
Even though the weather is colder it is still important to ventilate the tent to avoid condensation, which in severe cold weather may freeze during the day and drip on you at night when you warm the tent up. Keeping as much moisture out of the tent as possible will also stop it increasing in weight when you have to carry it back home. To stop moisture transferring from the ground using a footprint under the inner will also add some insulation.
Building a small trench in an unused tent porch will cause some cold air to sink before reaching the tent, keeping you slightly warmer, but don’t forget it is there in the middle of the night. Using snow around the base of the tent will keep it anchored down and add some insulation. The snow valances on the Heksa are specifically designed for this.
Similarly tagged stickies: Brukit Jackal and Brukit Wolf, Bruler, Chilkoot softshell trousers, Clip, Cloud Cover, Dishwasher Safe - Can I put my cookware in a dishwasher?, Filoment Hoody, Gamma - How to change the battery pack?, Head Torch Functions - how to turn on the sidelights or change light colours on your Alpkit torch?, How breathable is the Hunka bivi bag?, How our sleeping bags are tested, How to pack a Double Dozer, How to roll up a dry bag, Jaran tent pitching instructions, Lampray, Ordos tent pitching instructions, Packing your sleeping bag in an Airlok, Phantac hydrophobic RDS jacket, Prism battery lock - How to save my batteries?, Self inflating camping mats - Alternative repair techniques, Self inflating camping mats - Find your puncture 2, Self inflating camping mats - Locating a puncture, Self inflating camping mats - Repairs, Self inflating camping mats - Repairs and care, Self inflating camping mats - Using in winter, Self Inflating Sleeping Mat Instructions - First use and care guide, Sleeping Mats and R values, Storing Gas in your BruKit,
Didn't find the product you were looking for or can't remember it's name? Try searching again or clicking on a category.
Download instructions for your product
Living with your Alpkit goodies and looking after them.
All about shopping at Alpkit
- Accident replacement scheme
- Kilimanjaro Kit List: What to pack
- Alpkit Finance Options
- Keeping up with the exchange rate fluctuations
- Where does it come from? Alpkit gear sourcing
- Can I swap a product in a bundle?
- SagePay US State Abbreviations and US State Postal Codes
- PayPal Payments
- Club or Group Discounts
- Website Problems
- Placing an order
- Shipping Options
- 123 Day Returns