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Beach Corrosion safe Tent Zippers ?

Can anyone recommend a tent whose zippers will survive use at the beach ?  The bigger the tent, the better, I like to stand inside the tent.  So, I used pam-cooking spray olive-oil (you know, like, "natural", not petroleum based) on an off-brand tent; no dice. The zippers are  basically pixie-dust after 2 trips.


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It’s all about how much ya want to spend and how much room you would like. My go to would be any surf fishing tents. Most of the fishing genre tents don’t have zippers but Velcro flaps so you can jump out and get the fish!


here is a quick link of the style I’m referring too. Hope it helps. Happy camping


I think the best you can hope for is to just rinse the zippers with fresh water after a beach trip, and then re-lubricate the zippers. Just keeping them clean can work wonders! Good Luck!

REI member since 1979

REI Member Since 1979