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Force Ten
Force 10 Makalu

F10 Makalu 2 Tent (2018)

Quick Overview

The F10 Makalu 2 enables the adventurer to travel light, yet with the knowledge their tent brings strength and stability. The semi-geodesic design makes for a strong structure on rough terrain.

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Regular Price: £400.00

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Details

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.

  • All-in-1 pitching
  • Semi-geodesic design strengthens tent structure.
  • Siliconised Ripstop Fabric - PU3000mm
  • Yucon Eco Alloy Poles - add strength and durability to tent structure, and keep weight and pack size down.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Force Ten
Tent Collection F10 Alpine Range
Year of Manufacture 2018
Berth 2 Man
Details

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) 3000
Details

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.

Colour Alpine Green
Doors 1
Flysheet Fabric 20D 430T Siliconised Riptstop Nylon PU3000mm
Details

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
Window Fabric No
Fire Retardant Yes
Details

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) 107
Length (cm) 320
Width (cm) 140
Pack Size (cm) 48 x 15
Weight (kg) 2.47
Pole Bag Weight (kg) No
Skin Double
Details

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 Alloy
Details

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 Time 10
Pitching Area (cm) 350 x 170
Recommended Use Trekking
Specifications
  • Pitching - All-in-one.
  • Flysheet - 20D 430T Siliconised Ripstop Nylon PU 3000mm.
  • Inner - 15D 340T Breathable Nylon.
  • Groundsheet - 70D Nylon 6000mm.
  • Poles - Yucan Eco Alloy.
Features
  • Enhanced Inner Construction - Micro mesh construction, with strategically placed fabric and water resistance.
  • Flysheet Vents With Mesh - Offers ventilation, but maintains a bug-proof barrier.
  • Flysheet Door Vent - Offers ventilation for porch area. 
  • Inner Pockets - Provides storage options for essential kit.
  • Factory Taped Seams - Extra protection along flysheet and groundsheet seams.
  • Reflective high-strength guylines.
  • Fire Retardant Fabrics - to European EN5912 safety standard.
  • Semi-geodesic - Self supporting structure ensures stability.
  • Multi-function Flysheet Door -Two sides open separately or as one for open porch.
  • Rainstop Flysheet Doors - Prevents rain when door is opened.
  • Mesh Ceiling Storage Pocket.
  • Line-lok Guyline Runners - Lock securely, easy to release.
  • Multiple Reflective Points - Stays visible in low light.
  • FastPack Tent Bag - Large opening for ease, compression straps for compact packing.
  • Weather Tested By Certified Test Centre - To European Standard EN5912