The tent vestibule is like your home’s mudroom. It can be used to store things like extra clothes, shoes and other camping essentials when you’re not in use of the shelter that houses all this gear.

As a tent vestibule, it can be attached to your shelter or used as an independent space. For storing dirty clothing and gear in between uses, for keeping damp boots away from the inside of your home  there aren’t many things this little extension can’t do.

A tent vestibule is a great way to store your gear when you’re not camping. But what are they, and do I really need one? Let’s find out.

What are the Different Varieties Of Tent Vestibules

Tent vestibules come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can choose to use waterproof materials or purchase an add-on version, depending on your needs for the area outside of your tent footprint where items like shoes and clothing may accumulate during campouts.

Vestibules for the Front of your Tent

Front Vestibules tent

The large vestibule attached to the tent’s front entrance is perfect for storing bulky gear and can shelter from harsh weather conditions.

The tent should have a vestibule near the door, so that you can store your camping equipment without having to exit and enter through an inconvenient spot.

Vestibules for the Sides’s of your Tent

Side Vestibules tent

Side vestibules are an excellent way to store your gear in a dry, organized manner. They can be found on either side of the tent and come with some models so you don’t have the hassle of adding one yourself or having to buy extra hardware just for this feature.

 With two doors that extend into their own storage space it’s easy enough access anything at any time without getting dirty hands when carrying things back inside after using them outside which is always nice during camping trips.

 Tent Vestibules Add On 

For those who don’t have a tent vestibule, you can purchase one to add on. Some models come with an included optional extra that has different types and sizes depending upon your needs for more space or just some light storage in between trips outside.

If you have a tent without an attached vestibule, it can be hard to find one that fits. A DIY solution is the best option for people who want their own space in which campers store gear or dry clothes from wet weather conditions before going inside at night.

Is it Worth Investing In Tent Vestibule’s?

If you’re an avid outdoors person, then you know the importance of having a good tent. But what about a tent vestibule? A vestibule is an attachment that can be added to your tent, and it provides extra space for storing gear or cooking.

It’s essentially a small room that attaches to your tent, and it can be a great asset on long trips. Here are some reasons why you should consider investing in a tent vestibule:

1. Extra space – A vestibule provides extra space for storing gear, cooking, or just lounge around in. This can be a lifesaver on long trips when space is limited.

2. Protection from the elements – A vestibule can provide protection from the sun, wind, and rain. This can be beneficial if you’re camped in an exposed location or if the weather is particularly bad.

3. Increased privacy – A vestibule can offer some privacy from other campers if that’s important to you.

4. Easy setup – Most vestibules are designed to be easy to set up, so you won’t have to spend hours fumbling with poles and tarps.

5. Affordable – Tent

Make Your Own Tent Vestibule

For those who are looking for a DIY project, the tent vestibule is an excellent place to start. You can make your own using just several items that may be laying around in your home or garage.

What you’ll need:

  • A tarp and waterproof cover
  • Rope or cord
  • Stakes
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Do You A Tent Footprint For Your Tent vestibule?

If you’re looking for ways to extend the life of your tent, a tent footprint is a great option. Tent footprints are placed under your tent to protect the bottom from wear and tear.

They also help to keep the ground beneath your tent clean and dry. In addition, tent footprints can help to prevent water and mud from seeping into your tent. Whether you’re using your tent for camping, backpacking, or simply as a backyard shelter, a tent footprint can help to prolong its life.

When choosing a footprint, be sure to select one that is the same size as your tent floor. This will ensure that it covers the entire area and provides the maximum protection. Most footprints are made of durable materials such as polyester or nylon, and they can be easily attached to your tent with clips or Velcro.

A footprints is an essential piece of gear for any serious camper or backpacker, and it’s well worth the investment.

Is Cooking inside a vestibule or tent Safe?

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people cooking inside a vestibule or tent. This trend is driven by a desire to save time and money, as well as a need for more convenience.

However, there are some safety concerns that should be considered before using this method. Perhaps the most important concern is the risk of fire. When cooking inside a closed space, it is easy for sparks to ignite combustible materials. Another concern is the build up of carbon monoxide gas.

Even if a tent or vestibule is well ventilated, it can still be dangerous to cook inside. For these reasons, it is important to use caution when cooking inside a vestibule or tent. By taking some simple precautions, you can help to ensure that your next camping trip is safe and enjoyable.

How Big Should My Vestibule Be?

When it comes to vestibules, size does matter. But just how big should your vestibule be? That depends on a few factors, including the size of your entryway and the amount of traffic you typically have.

If you have a small entryway, you’ll want to keep your vestibule as small as possible. This will help to prevent people from feeling cramped as they enter your home. However, if you have a larger entryway, you can afford to go a bit bigger with your vestibule.

Just make sure that you don’t make it so large that it becomes a trip hazard. As for traffic, if you typically have a lot of people coming and going, you’ll want to make your vestibule large enough to accommodate them. But if foot traffic is light, you can get away with a smaller vestibule.

So when it comes to deciding how big your vestibule should be, use these guidelines to help you make the best choice for your home.

By Anthony Paton

Anthony Paton, the outdoorsman who loves to report all sorts of interesting stories about camping in Great Britain. He's based out London and doesn't get much time for himself these days because work commitments keep him away on occasion but does what he can with what little free time there is.