Everything about the Force 10 Makalu tent directs towards an exceptional balance between strength and low weight. This is achieved through both the 20 Denier siliconised nylon flysheet and the Yunan eco alloy poles, arranged in a semi-geodesic design for stability in the wilderness and on rough terrain. The result is a stable tent weighing only 2.47kg (Trail weight 2.25kg). Despite this low weight, the tent still provides features to improve comfort and functionality, with side storage and a gear loft, as well as generous ventilation. This is an excellent addition to the range for 2018, allowing adventurers peace of mind and mobility.
|Tent Collection||F10 Alpine Range|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
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.
20D 430T Siliconised Riptstop Nylon PU3000mm
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||70D Nylon 6000mm|
|Inner Fabric||15D 340T Breathable Nylon|
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.
|Pack Size (cm)||48 x 15|
|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)||225 x 120|
|Bedroom 2 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 3 Dimensions (cm)||No|
|Bedroom 4 Dimensions||No|
|Floor Dimensions||320 x 140|
|Pitching Order||Pitch as one if you wish, or outer first, and then attach inner tent.|
|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|
|Pitching Area (cm)||350 x 170|