The military has been using tents for years for troops and now there are a lot more choices for them to be more efficient in their use. Years ago, the tents used were difficult and time consuming to put up. Time is of the essence for military personnel in the field and now they can opt for a pop-up military tent that goes up in minutes. There are many fabrics and colors available. Using a more breathable fabric aids in the troops' comfort in hot, stifling weather.