Especially if you use a tent as your base camp when family camping, backpacking or festival camping, you know things can get disorganized after a couple of days. Some tents have pockets and of course your backpack does, but some items need to be handy and preferably up off the floor like knives and flashlights. By adding a gear loft, cup holders or grip clips to your tent, you can reclaim floor space while keeping your gear organized for when you need it.
Depending on the tent you use, you may need to look for a gear loft specifically designed for your tent. Specially designed gear lofts fit perfectly, but can also sometimes come with additional features like pockets and built in lights.
If your tent doesn’t have a gear loft designed specifically for it, fear not! MSR’s Universal Gear Loft should fit most tents. It’s incredibly lightweight to pack and even includes a zippered pocket to secure important items like keys.
Another way to keep organized and prevent gear from ending up in a pile on the floor is through the use of cup holders. Yes, that’s right, your tent can now have cup holders! Sierra Designs Coffee Sling for Tents is a two pack of cup holders that suspends from tie-off points. These keeps your bottles or mugs upright so they don’t spill as well as keeping them in one easy-to-find location.
If the inside of your tent doesn’t have any tie off points,
it’s time to buy a new tent it’s easy to add tie off points with Sierra Designs Grip Clips (4-Pack). Incredibly easy to install, these clips provide tie off points that can allow most gear lofts or interior accessories to fit any tent. This isn’t their intended design and you’d want to be careful not to over load the weight on your grip clip, but we’ve tried them and they work incredibly well.