Tunnel vs. dome 隧道式和圓頂式

Two types of tents, tunnel vs. dome

Fjällräven makes two types of tents: tunnel tents and dome tents. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the one that is right for you depends on what you will use it for.

Tunnel tents

Tunnel tents provide a lot of space in relation to their weight. The vestibule, the extra area outside the inner tent's sleeping compartment that is still protected by the flysheet, provides storage, a place to dry your equipment and even somewhere to cook your food when the weather is not the best. A tunnel tent requires stakes and guylines to stand upright, but Fjällräven's models are easy to pitch thanks to smart foxfeet and line adjustments with one-hand grips.

Tunnel tents have an entrance on the short end but it is often possible to enter from both sides of the vestibule. Really large tunnel tents, for example Fjällräven's 4-person models, have two vestibules to facilitate both storage and logistics when there are several people in the tent.

+ low weight
+ easy and fast to pitch
+ spacious vestibules
– requires more attachment points
– more sensitive to strong side winds, which push down the tent

Dome tents

Dome tents can stand on their own, which means that they only need their poles to stand - not guylines or ground pegs. This makes them well-suited for terrain where it is difficult to use stakes, e.g. rocky cliffs. The tent walls are rather tight and, with several ground attachments, the tent will stand in place without blowing away. Dome tents in general have a more sturdy construction than tunnel tents with regard to resisting the wind, and they are less sensitive to changes in the direction of the wind. Dome tents are also slightly wider at the top and therefore easier to sit in comfortably.

+ self-standing without ground attachments
+ can withstand changes in direction of wind
+ airy, spacious feel
– slightly smaller vestibule
– slightly heavier (particularly smaller tents) since they require more poles

兩種帳篷型態:隧道式和圓頂式

兩種帳篷型態:隧道式和圓頂式 Fjällräven生產的帳篷分為兩種型態:隧道式和圓頂式,各有優缺,端看個人使用目的來做選擇。

隧道式帳篷

隧道式帳篷的空間寬敞,重量卻相對輕。內帳為臥睡空間,向外延伸的區域為前庭,都有外帳遮蔽,方便放置物品和晾乾裝備,天氣不佳時甚至可以在此炊煮。隧道式帳篷需要依賴營釘和營繩的支撐才能立起,Fjällräven的帳篷採用了智慧型foxfeet接腳和單手操作的調節片,因此可以輕鬆搭建。

隧道式帳篷的入口位於短端,但通常前庭的兩側都可進出。特大型的隧道式帳篷有兩個前庭,例如Fjällräven的四人帳篷,若有多人共用帳篷,可方便儲物和物流。

+ 輕量
+ 容易及快速搭建
+ 寬敞的前庭
– 需要多個支點
– 對強側風敏感,會吹倒帳篷

圓頂式帳篷

圓頂式帳篷可以自行立定,只要用營杆就可以撐起,不需要營繩和營釘。這種特性使圓頂式帳篷非常適合無法紮釘的地形,例如岩石峭壁。紮實的營壁加上數個地面支點,可穩穩站立不怕風吹。一般來說,圓頂式帳篷的結構比隧道式帳篷堅固,可抵擋強風吹襲,也比較不怕不同方向的來風。圓頂式帳篷的頂部較寬,坐起來比較舒適。

+ 自行立定,不用釘在地上
+ 抵擋不同方向的來風
+ 通風,寬敞的感覺
– 略為細的前庭
– 較重 (特別是小型帳篷) 需要較多營杆