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The Coleman Da Gama 4 is a versatile four berth family tent, with steel poles for added stability and strength. The Da Gama 4 has generous living and sleeping space and a standing height of 200cm, making it perfect for small families or groups needing standing space. There is front and side entry into the tent, with the front door having a rain canopy over it, for it the weather turns awry. Additionally, the Da Gama 4 has a fully sewn-in groundsheet, making it a bug and draught free environment.
|Year of Manufacture||2016|
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
|Doors||1 Front and 1 Side Door Entry / Exit|
68 Denier Taffeta Polyester - ideal for Spring - Summer camping
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||Polyethylene Sewn-in groundsheet|
|Inner Fabric||Breathable Polyester and no-see-um mesh for added ventilation|
|Window Fabric||PVC - Large Windows for added light into the tent|
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Height (cm)||Max 200 / Low 190|
|Pack Size (cm)||72 * 32|
|Pole Bag Weight (kg)||No|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||210 * 260 - optional divider to separate into two|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||34 metres squared (505 * 280)|
|Poles or Air||
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compated to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||3 Steel Poles|
|Pitching Time||25 Minutes|
|Pitching Area (cm)||550 * 310|
|Recommended Use||Ideal for Spring to Summer camping - steel poles give added stability and the tent has generous living space|