Dome tents

Illustration of a dome tent with a stone wall
Dome tent with a stone wall

A variety of dome tents are used. They are light-weight (3-8 kg) and accommodate 2-4 people. They are used predominantly when weight is a determining factor, for example in survival kits.

Dome tents are designed for sheltered areas and therefore should only be erected in camp sites away from the full force of the wind unless well protected, for example by building a snow wall. Generally, heavier shelter tents are preferred.