The History of Trek Tents

Marwa Grimes

Trek Tents has a long history in the manufacturing of family camping tents. Leisurelife (USA) Inc was founded by George Smith, with 40 years experience in the tent industry. as an executive vice president and co owner of Camel Manufacturing. Mr Smith devoted his life to the design and manufacturing of camping tents.

Trek continues to provide high quality products at very competitive price points. Manufacturing for the U.S. Military and family campers alike. Strong success has come with a patented tent used by the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. No larger than your frying pan when collapsed, this tent replaces a traditional one person tent. The requirement that military tents be made in the USA, have provided Leisure Life another opportunity to succeed in the camping arena. Mr. Smith also holds a patent for a 3 room tent with gazebo.

LeisureLife’s line of Trek products include canvas and synthetic fabric tents and range in cost from low to medium-high price points. Targeted mainly toward affordable large family camping tents, Trek has also focused on smaller tents used for backpacking and four season expedition quality dome tents. Even though competition is strong through out the camping industry, Trek continues to thrive.

Campers wanting a tent in the $150.00 – $450.00 range, Trek holds a decisive edge. Trek has several priorities, easy assembly and take down, long lasting and durable fabrics, a tent most campers can afford easily. Some Trek tent features include, insulating flies to keep you cooler in the summer, vestibule’s to store extra camping gear, high tech frames and easily accessible shapes. Mr. Smith knew a camper does not want to waste their vacation time with hard to assemble products. Most Trek tents are targeted toward the middle class with a wide range of polyester / nylon and canvas tents.

The flag ship tents are made from canvas, a lot of people that still love canvas tents, which are very durable and can last many many years. Trek also offers screen tents, one made from canvas that has an option of solid walls that can be used as awnings and another with completely self contained frame system so you will never lose any pieces. Canopies are available with detachable walls, these include screened and solid walls with windows.

Trek tents have been shipped and used around the world. Trek has been one of the main suppliers to disaster relief agencies for over 30 years. For a look at the complete selection of Trek tents, screen houses and canopies. All products are available at very competitive prices and most with free shipping. Check out the way real camping is done.

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