1. Certain factors encourage the appearance of condensation:
- When warm air, stored up throughout the day in the tent remains there in the evening, while the outdoor temperature has lowered.
- When it has rained all day and the air and soil are saturated in humidity
- When water is heated in the tent: the resultant heat and water vapor exacerbate the phenomenon
- The humidity which comes from breathing
- Body heat
- Direct exposure of the tent to clear skies.
2. A few tips to limit condensation in your tent:
- When putting up the tent, ensure that the flysheet does not touch the wall of the inner part of the tent;
- Pay attention to the tensioning of the canvases. Not too much or too little. The aim is to avoid the formation of folds: they concentrate the condensation and enable the formation of water droplets;
- Open the air holes of the tents, even when it is raining. And leave a decent space between the ground and the bottom of the flysheet, so that a current of air can be created from the bottom to the top of the tent.
- If possible leave the door of the tent open, so that it is well ventilated (Particularly in the evening when the temperature drops)
- Put your tent up in a shady place, so that it is never in direct view of the sky (when the sky is clear, the surface of the flysheet radiates heats outward. The result: the flysheet becomes cooler than the outside air and the air inside of the tent).
PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstances is condensation a sign that the tent is losing its waterproofing.